This drone gun won’t destroy your drone, but it will take it down from over a mile away. By disabling signals keeping the drone afloat, such as GPS, the „DroneGun“ can knock a drone off its course, keeping it from arriving at its destination.
By Madison Margolin | MOTHERBOARD
DroneShield, the company that released the DroneGun on Monday, has clients in 35 different countries, each of which has its own rules for drone manipulation, according to Joshua Desmond, vice president of business development at the company. Within the United States, the company can sell DroneGun only to the military, federal prisons, the government, some police officers, and other VIPs, Desmond told Motherboard.
The DroneGun is a portable, three-pronged rifle-style device that requires no special training or set-up. „[It] can be operated by one person against a wide range of drone models,“ he said. Using frequencies such as GPS, GLONASS (Russian GPS), 2.4Ghz and 5.8Ghz Industrial, Scientific, and Medical (ISM) radio bands, the DroneGun either has the drone return to its point of origin or safely land on the spot. If the drone returns to where it was launched, its pilot could be located, as well.