Amid the numerous solutions to bring down rival drones, US-based DroneShield has come up with a new DroneGun, which can take down target drones by simply jamming their signals.
DroneGun resembles a futuristic hand-held rifle, with an effective range of 2km. It can work in a wide variety of environmental conditions. So how does it work?
The DroneGun lets users control their threat by jamming the communication between drones and their pilots. Additionally, the target drones can be brought down vertically in a controlled manner, without causing any damage to it. This will let the drone be available for forensic investigation and is also helpful in case the drone contains any explosives.
Apart from this, the DroneGun is really simple to use and requires no technical training for it to be set up or to be used. It is portable and comes with a backpack and can be operated by one person.
As soon as the user locks and fires at the target drone, DroneGun will immediately stop video transmission to its operator.
Further, it can help track down the drone user for certain models, and to customers outside the US, it has optional GPS-jamming capability, ZDnet reported.
This product will be handy given that recently ISIS had rigged a drone with explosives, which killed and wounded Peshmerga fighters and two French elite forces on impact.
But for US customers, it comes with a disclaimer: DroneGun has not been authorised as required by the US Federal Communications Commission.
The company has estimated the use of around 12 million drones by 2020.
Moreover, the rise in cheap drones has also led to its misuse, which has become a growing menace. Governments around the world have started regulating drone usage and have been developing countermeasures.