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Blighter Surveillance System Ltd. (UK) and Thales Group (France) are the Leading Player in the Anti-Drone Market


The anti-drone market is highly competitive with a significant number of big and small players. The market is largely dominated by companies in the Americas, followed by those in Europe. While the big players dominate the market through their brand image, the small players offer low-cost components and generate pricing pressure in the market. As of 2016, the anti-drone market was dominated by Thales Group (France), Blighter Surveillance Systems Ltd. (UK), Lockheed Martin Corp. (US), Saab AB (Sweden), Dedrone Inc. (US), Raytheon Co. (US), Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. (Israel), SCG LLC (Switzerland), Droneshield Ltd. (Australia), Theiss UAV Solutions, LLC (US), BSS Holland BV (Netherlands), Prime Consulting & Technologies (Denmark), Advanced Radar Technologies SA (Spain), Department 13 International Ltd. (US), and Northrop Grumman Corp. (US), among others. These top players have a strong presence in the anti-drone market and emerging markets

Most players have adopted the strategy of launching products to achieve growth and stay competitive in the anti-drone market. This strategy accounted for a share of ~47% of all the growth strategies adopted by players. Increasing demand for technically advanced products, high sensing capabilities, and the emergence of various new applications in industries such as oil and gas, medical, pharmaceuticals, and chemicals have encouraged companies to adopt this strategy. Besides product launches, companies adopted strategies of agreements and partnerships, and expansions to expand their product portfolio, sales, and distribution network and strengthen their share and position in the overall anti-drone market. These strategies collectively accounted for a share of ~53% of the total strategic developments in the overall anti-drone market.

Thales Group (France) held the leading position in the anti-drone market and is a prima company engaged in the manufacture, marketing, and sale of electronic equipment and systems for aeronautics, naval, and defense sectors. Thales Group operates through the following segments: Defense and Security, Aerospace, Transport, and DNCS. The Defense and Security segment delivers systems for land, air, naval, space, and cyberspace domains. In November 2015, Thales Group launched a radar-the Squire-that detects smaller drones. The Squire is a man-portable radar intended to protect critical structures against malicious drones. Thales also has a worldwide presence through its subsidiaries, some of which are TDA Armaments SAS (France), Thales Electronic Systems GmbH (Germany), Thales Naval Ltd. (UK), and Thales Solutions Asia Pte Ltd. (Singapore).

Blighter Surveillance System Ltd. (UK) is the second leading player in the field of anti-drone solutions. It is built on the sales success of the Blighter electronic-scanning radar system. Blighter combines its patented passive electronically scanned array (PESA) technology with advanced frequency-modulated continuous wave (FMCW) to offer high surveillance capability in its radars effective to be used in various industries for different purposes. It also uses Doppler processing of object to detect drones. Also, its products are BS EN ISO 9001:2008 certified, which is a result of the company’s dedication toward its new products’ R&D. Being a UK-based company, partnership with Liteye Systems, Inc. (US) in 2016 helped Blighter lead the AUDS sales drive in the US and Canada. Blighter also extended the partnership agreement to include the US-based manufacturing, development, and customization of the AUDS platform.

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