The US Army continues to build more and more advanced unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones.
The American company Battelle, on the other hand, has developed a gun-gun weapon to deal with unwanted unmanned aircraft flying around you.
DroneDefender is a revolutionary weapon specifically designed to target and strike flying drones from just 400 meters, but without completely destroying them.
Battelle's DroneDefender uses radio waves to neutralize in-flight drones and force them to land or stay away from you or return to their take-off point.
See a relevant video that looks like the gun works. In the show, the shooter forces the unsprayed craft to land on the desired spot.
According to manufacturer's website, DroneDefender weighs less than 5 pounds and can disable a hostile unmanned aircraft within 400 meters.
Really, how does DroneDefender work?
Once the gun operator has pressed the trigger, DroneDefender sends radio pulses that interrupt the unmanned aircraft's communications system (and the drone and GPS signal it is sending), thus preventing the drone from receiving extra commands from the operator .
The drone, not having communicated with his operator, starts a security protocol at his disposal, indicating either that he or she continues to hang in position or land slowly at the point where his signal is lost or return to his take-off point.
This is not the first weapon specially designed to shoot drones. Besides of course the classic weapons that can break almost everything, have been built and other weapons against the drones, even laser.
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ΤBattelle DroneDefender, however, is the first device that is able to hit the UAV in the sky without harming their system.