DARPA: As drones become faster, smarter and able to carry larger payloads over longer distances, they pose a real threat if used as weapons. So the military is trying to develop countermeasures to hit them in the sky, including a new approach that launches them into movies.
Aiming and dropping a drone from the sky is not impossible, but it is not easy. Thus, the military spends a lot of money on the development of anti-drone technology, just like on the development of drone technology.
DARPA, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, appears to have developed an alternative way to neutralize drones, according to the video below, which shows a drone falling to the ground after filming. The Achilles heel of most drones, whose flexibility and stability in the air depend on the rotation of all the propellers at the same time, is to find a way to deactivate one or more of them.
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DARPA has developed a system for detecting, locating and tracking drones, as well as an automated system that makes flight path predictions. It then automatically activates its reusable "weapons" in the field, and waits for which of the two can reach the drone first.
Instead of lasers, bullets, or nets, the last approach to neutralizing the threat is to launch a cap of strong tape as it spreads as it travels through the air, increasing the chance of being wrapped in at least one drone propeller, which will stop the whole boat.