“DroneGun” – Capable of Taking Down a DJI Phantom from 1.2 Miles Away

December 5th, 2016

With a name like DroneShield, it is pretty clear what the goal of the company is. All of their products revolve around detecting – and now subduing – unwelcome drones approaching restricted airspace with their new rifle style device called the DroneGun. 

DroneGun Featured Image

Well, folks… we are finally there. We now live in a world where weapons are created to bring down drones originally intended for aerial photography, or just good healthy fun. I suppose it was inevitable, what with numerous reported incidents of small personal UAV’s straying too close to aircraft, but I honestly thought we were a few years away from this. I was wrong.

The DroneGun video has to be seen to be believed:

There is a healthy amount of scare tactics employed in this video in the form of a faceless villain with a controller, but the use of the device seems pretty straight forward in a literal point-and-shoot kind of way.

The product is aimed at government agencies interested in defending their airspace from potentially explosive-carrying UAV threats. Given that small drones are already being used by terrorist organizations, there could certainly be a market out there for this type of device.

DroneGun

In contrast to simply shooting the drone out of the sky, the DroneGun can direct the drone to return to the owner, or to land in place. Both options result in an intact drone, and an intact drone leads to evidence gathering. Using the gun to drag the drone to the ground looks pretty great in the above video, but I’d love to see a hands on review by a 3rd party — tricky, as it hasn’t been certified by the FCC.

The rifle-shaped weapon comes packed in a Pelican hard case and is powered by V-mount batteries – convenient for government agencies with a videography department.

One of the more impressive aspects of the DroneGun is its promised 1.2 mile range, which is more than enough distance to protect your landmark or airport from a threat.

DroneShield, the company, also sells two types of drone sensors, a processor for these sensors and user interface software for watching drones in your airspace in real time.

 

 

 

 

There is no pricing available for any of DroneShield’s products, but there is a handy email contact for interested government buyers.

 

Credit: Sony Entertainment

Credit: Sony Entertainment – Future drone defense force pictured above.

Despite looking like something out of the Ghostbusters prop department, the DroneGun appears to be a necessary device in our ever-changing world. Be cautious where you fly your drones, folks. 

Price: TBD
Availability: Now, if you are a government agency.

 

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Seleme Kasım Duman
Seleme Kasım Duman
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Kerem Yayık

Mathias Häcki
MemberDecember 5th, 2016

This is the same BS that different companies show every few month.
Its nothing but a wide frequency signal jammer, which anyone can build for a few bucks.
Is it legal, no, will it force the drone to land, no.. except if the drone operator has set autolanding for the case of signal loss. By default most consumer drone types will auto return to the starting place or hoover in place, but not auto land.
And there are even ways to fly without being jammed by such a device.

Nice try… next.. LOL

Jonathan Gonzaga
Jonathan Gonzaga
GuestDecember 5th, 2016

lol

Stefan Gritsch
Stefan Gritsch
GuestDecember 5th, 2016

Menschen können so grausam sein…

Joseph Robba
Joseph Robba
GuestDecember 5th, 2016

This thing looks pretty sick though.

Lauren Cohn
MemberDecember 5th, 2016

Ha, ha, ho, ho, lets shoots down drones! Well, er…No. It’s not funny and it’s a felony if you do. Drones are Aircraft that operate in the NAS(National Air Space). There are pretty serious laws in place if you try and shoot down or disable an authorized aircraft in the NAS. The FAA has made it pretty clear to those of us that have gone through the hoops and hurdles to get legit and legal, that our drones are in fact, Aircraft. I have no qualms to take extensive legal action if anyone takes down one of my drones by “mistake”. It’s no joke folks. Between the FAA and the FCC concerning radio transmissions and receiving of the same, along with felony charges for material personal property damage, anyone that thinks drones are “ripe” targets, are ignorant of the risk of shooting them down. Make a mistake in shooting a drone down, and a “Drone Bounty Hunter” is going to be buying me a whole fleet of drones if they decide to shoot at mine. If drone hunters still think drone pilots are a bunch of nefarious kids trying to spy on their trophy wives, they have no clue how much drone costs are and the damages that will come their way as they play out their “wild west” fantasies. Go ahead drone hunter…make my day.

Silton Buendia
Silton Buendia
MemberDecember 5th, 2016

FCC will not let this fly

Ian Dillon
Ian Dillon
GuestDecember 6th, 2016

Drone gun capable of taking down DJI Phantom at fifty yards:

 Joseph Mitchell
Joseph Mitchell
MemberDecember 6th, 2016

This device has been reported to the FCC half a dozen times. https://www.fcc.gov/general/jammer-enforcement.

An example of a 34 million dollar fine FCC handed out this year to a Chinese based company for selling jamers in the USA. https://apps.fcc.gov/edocs…/attachmatch/DOC-339560A1.pdf

Michael Jensen
Michael Jensen
GuestDecember 6th, 2016

only seem to have military use

Simon Rabeder
Simon Rabeder
GuestDecember 6th, 2016

das ist aber nicht gut

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