Counter-drone technology, also known as counter-UAS, C-UAS, or counter-UAV technology, refers to systems that are used to detect and/or intercept unmanned aircraft. As concerns grow around the potential security threats drones may pose to both civilian and military entities, a new market for counter-drone technology is rapidly emerging. To date, we have found at least 235 counter-drone products either on the market or under active development. “Counter-Drone Systems,” a new report published by the Center for the Study of the Drone, provides background on the growing demand for C-UAS technology, describes how the technology works, presents our database of known C-UAS systems from around the globe, and explains some of the challenges surrounding counter-drone technology use.
- The C-UAS industry has grown exponentially in recent years. We have identified over 230 C-UAS products produced by 155 manufacturers in 33 countries;
- The most popular drone detection techniques are radar, RF detection, EO, and IR. The most popular interdiction technique is jamming;
- C-UAS technology poses a wide range of practical, legal, and policy challenges in all operating environments;
- A lack of common standards in the C-UAS industry means that there is a wide variance in the effectiveness and reliability of systems.
Read the full report here: