UK Drone Detection


The goal is to determine the market size of drone detection in the UK, the top players, and what type of industries use this technology.

Early Findings

  • The global anti-drone market size (which encompasses drone detection), is estimated to reach $4.5 billion by 2026, growing at a CAGR of 29.9%.
  • Last year, the UK government funded 18 projects regarding anti-drone technology totalling $2.57 million.
  • Some of the funded projects come at the request of the UK Ministry of Defence's Defence and Security Accelerator program.
  • Some of the contractors receiving funding from the UK specifically for drone detection include PA Consulting and Plextek Services.
  • UK Airports are being encouraged by the government to invest in drone detection systems to reduce the reliance on the Royal Air Force to deal with drone issues.
  • Two of the UK's biggest airports, Heathrow and Gatwick, have already invested in military grade drone detection technology that can track drones up to six miles away.

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