‘Increased drone range, speed and payload capacity driving C-UAS market’ – DroneShield Factbook

DroneShield has released the seventh edition of its Counter-UAS (C-UAS) counter drone Factbook, covering key trends in the C-UAS market. This includes the review of the emerging UAS threat; categories of UAS threats, UAS types, and capabilities.

Primary threat categories include:

  1. Nuisance Activity
  2. Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR)
  3. Payload Delivery

Different UAS types can include Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), Unmanned Ground Vehicles (UGVs) and Unmanned Surface Vehicles (USVs).

UAS types range from Group 1 (consumer and small UAS), all the way to Group 5, which include large military drones such as Reaper, Global Hawk, and others.

The C-UAS Factbook also considers various types of UAS detection sensors and methods, including radiofrequency (RF), radars, acoustics, optics, and multi-sensor systems. It also compares various UAS effectors, including jammers (RF and GNSS jamming), spoofing, hacking or protocol manipulation, directed energy, counter drone drones, other kinetic solutions, and layered C-UAS defeat options.

Finally, the Factbook reviews types of counter-UAS providers, ranging from start-ups and project companies, to prime contractors, to established small businesses.

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