DroneDefender Offers Clear Skies and Difficulty for Drone Users

By Ken Briodagh October 15, 2015

Drone tech is developing quickly these days, and with Amazon, Google and many others looking to fill the skies with these unmanned delivery methods, wifi dealers, and, according to some, doom machines, defense company Battelle is offering the paranoid and privacy-conscious a solution.

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Since you can’t shoot them down (in most places), and that’s sort of dangerous everywhere, the answer, Battelle says is the DroneDefender system, which uses a disrupter ray (not that one, Klingon fans) to defend the air at a range of up to 400 meters. This system will work against most UAVs, including quad- and hexacopters, without any safety problems or ricks of collateral damage.

The system uses remote control drone disruption and disrupts GPS signals to bring the vehicles to the ground.

Battelle has tested the system against a DJI Phantom drone, and it consistently worked against the vehicles, the company said. According to the tests, the remote control and GPS disruption responses act fast and drop the threat quick. The anti-drone weapon can start up from cold in about a tenth of a second, run for 5 hours straight and hit anything in its 30 degree target cone.

It works with minimal training because it’s designed to be easy to use and point-and-shoot for owners. Once the DroneDefender gains control of the UAV, it is immobilized so no remote actions are possible, including self-destructs, directional controls or photography.

Looks like the drone market is about to blow wide open

Edited by Kyle Piscioniere

Editorial Director

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