Will Anti-Drone Gun Become Civilian Weapon?

Will Anti-Drone Gun Become Civilian Weapon?


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The rapid pace of the anti-drone tech growth is impressive. While some drone guns shoot actual ballistics in hopes of damaging any unwelcome aerial visitors, most modern anti-drone guns use signal-jamming frequencies to confuse the incoming UAV. When a drone’s radio signals are interrupted or continuously jammed, the UAV either lands as a precautionary measure or returns back to its origin.

A new counter drone gun developed is a portable, ergonomic tactical system. DroneGun Tactical provides a safe countermeasure against a wide range of drone models. The system is manufactured by DroneShield. The system allows for a controlled management of drone payload such as explosives, with no damage to common drones models or the surrounding environment due to the drones generally responding via a vertical controlled landing on the spot, or returning back to the starting point (assisting to track the operator), according to the company website.

While the dimensions themselves (104 cm length) may not impress you, the aesthetic certainly will. According to DroneShield’s press release, while the new model retains the same 2.4Ghz/5.8Ghz ISM antennae, there is now an added GNSS antenna boasting 433MHz and 915 MHz frequencies, an intuitive user interface, and a seemingly far more ergonomic grip for better, more functional use. If there’s a drone that requires higher targeting, there’s even a secondary angled grip that allows users to wield the system more practically.

It seems DroneShield has been quite aware that carrying and lifting their product would have to be one of the more important areas of focus and refinement, though the Tactical still weighs a hefty 15 pounds.

According to thedrive.com, the disadvantages of the system are its jamming capabilities that reach 0.5-miles, and the fact that there’s no US FCC (Federal Communications Commission) approval to use this jamming gun as a regular civilian.  In the United States, it can only be sold to the government and its agencies, until such authorization is obtained.