We’ve all seen them soaring in the skies, whether it be for surveillance or just pure recreational fun… Drones! Ever looked up and saw a drone and wondered how could you stop it without having to discharge physical ammunition at it? A Virginia-based company may have the solution for you.
Drone Shield specializes in drone disabling technology. They’ve recently launched a portable solution called the DroneGun Tactical. Yup, it’s a handgun created to disable drones. Drone Shield’s non-lethal Drone Gun Tactical uses radio control frequency disruption technologies to scramble the data connection between the drone user and the drone.
DroneGun Tactical provides a safe countermeasure against a wide range of drone models. It allows for a controlled management of drone payload such as explosives, with no damage to common drones models or 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).
The Drone Gun
The 15-pound device broadcasts in a wide-array of bands including 33MHz, 915MHz, 2.4GHz and 5.8GHz and is billed at being effective out to 1km.
- Effective coverage: Allows for an up to 1km coverage, in a wide range of environmental conditions
- Fully Integrated: Battery powered single rifle style solution, one person operation
- Easy to use: No technical training for set up or use required, highly portable design
- Immediate video cease: Immediately ceases video transmission back to the drone operator
- Enables investigation: Drone remains intact and available for forensic investigation
- Additional Frequency Bands: Option to disrupt multiple RF frequency bands simultaneously (433MHz, 915MHz, 2.4GHz & 5.8GHz)
- GNSS Disruption: Optional GNSS disruption capablity (GPS, GLONASS)
- Protected: Unit supplied packed in custom carbon fibre carry case.
The military has been using drone frequency scramblers for years, with the devices showing up in images from places abroad as well as in training footage from the Department of Defense who are issuing them in greater numbers.
With more and more weaponized drones & robots on the horizon and the prospect that non-nation states have access to an increasingly serious array of armed RC craft, the drone gun market could be a major cash cow in the future.