Here’s An Epic Gun Drones Won’t Like – Do You Love It, Or What?

Like your privacy? Want to keep your privacy? Now there's a different kind of drone-killer.

Written by Outdoor Beasts Staff on August 28, 2017

Like your privacy? Want to keep your privacy?
Now there’s a different kind of drone-killer.

How do you take down a drone?

Once upon a time, it would require turning it into a clay pigeon…

Or it would require some sort of a net fired from a gun.

Like this crazy badass homemade rig properly manufactured from scratch in a machine shop:

The options we had got the job done, but they weren’t very subtle. And stood a good chance of smashing the whole unit.

Not anymore.

This unit went high-tech. Watch it in action, and see for yourself:

Russian weapons manufacturer Kalashnikov demonstrated its REX-1 anti-drone gun at the International Military-Technical Forum ‘Army 2017’ expo.
Rex-1 is a non-lethal device that works by severing the connection between a quadcopter and its controller, as well as jamming satellite positioning systems, GSM and Wi-Fi signals.

So, what do you think?

How does it stack up against others that came before it? Like this guy:

The latest? The DroneGun from Australian and US firm DroneShield. The firm’s six-kilogram gun is apparently able to disable drones at a range of 2km (1.2 miles). A highly-dramatic video from the firm shows a man equipped with the gun and its accompanying backpack shooting down a drone that’s hovering a short distance away. —Wired

What can it do?

The idea behind the gun is to help protect people from drones carrying explosives or weapons, landing them safely instead of allowing them to be flown into targets. “It allows for a controlled management of drone payload, such as explosives, with no damage to common drone models or the surrounding environment,” the maker says on its website, “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).”

DroneShield’s gun, according to its product brochure, is said to use signal jamming across the 2.4 and 5.8 GHz frequencies. It also has technology capable of blocking GPS and the Russian equivalent,GLONASS.

So, how’s the new guy stack up?

Let us know in the comments.

 

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