Unmanned aircrafts constitute increasingly serious threats to Royal Canadian Navy, for which it does not possess relevant counter-weapons. The estimates show that a single drone strike could decrease the combat power of Royal Canadian Navy by 25 percent.

Sadly, the existing anti-drone solutions do not meet the standards of on-board missions carried out in urban environments. When applied in an urban context, different systems designed to detect threats turn out inefficient due to the fact that they identify the problem when it is too late to take proper action and are very likely to cause civilian casualties.

Hard-kill and small-arms protection systems are not suitable to use in areas of high population density as they may put civilian lives at risk, too. Considering the above, steps should be taken to develop convenient counter-drone technology which would suit RCN’ needs and strengthen its defence and detection capabilities.