This drone gun can shoot down UAVs from 2km away

DroneGun can disable communication across the 2.4 gigahertz and 5.8 gigahertz frequency bands


Tech Desk November 30, 2016
DroneGun has an effective range of 2km. PHOTO: DRONESHEILD

DroneSheild, a company that specialises in drone detection technology, has come up with a portable anti-drone gun that takes out unwanted Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) trying to trespass your space.

Dubbed DroneGun, the tactical drone jammer provides an effective counter measure against a UAV by jamming its signals and initiating a controlled vertical landing or forcing it to return to its operator.

PHOTO: DRONESHEILD

DroneGun has an effective range of 2km and also features a back pack making it possible to be operated by one person. The device can disable the communication across the 2.4 gigahertz and 5.8 gigahertz frequency bands, as well as GPS and GLONASS (the Russian satellite navigation system). A portable battery gives it an operating time of 2 hours.

This weapon can destroy entire fleet of drones in one shot

The proliferation of commercial drones has become a cause of concern with numerous instances of commercial UAVs trespassing restricted air space and shutting down airports. Militants have also sought the use of commercial drones to mount attacks by arming them with explosives.

This is not the only such product, the US military also recently declassified details of an anti-air device capable of taking out multiple drones in a single shot.

However, devices that provide counter drone measures are still not available to general public, given their ability to jam radio signals. DroneGun has also not been authorized as required by the United States Federal Communications Commission and is only available to United States government and its agencies.

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