Anyone who has kids, (ok maybe I have played a few games myself), knows that point and shoot video games can be fun. In the video below, Chinese drone company SZMID (“Beijing Shen Zhou Ming Da High-Tech Co., Ltd.”) shows off it drone jamming gun.
The video below illustrates how it “confused” the drone so that it loses it’s position and returns to it’s home position.
I am resigned that if you have drones you have to have anti-drone technology. There has to be some way (s) for responsible people to be able to guard against unauthorized drone usage. Moreover, it is probably necessary and desirable if we want drones to be part of our commercial airspace. That usage could be either nefarious or much more likely unintentional. SZMID was established in 2006 and has added drone detection and guardian technologies. Some identified usage for the technology would be prisons, airports, and sporting events. We have recently written about a UK study that speaks to the prison problem with drones.
This is a growing segment of the marketplace, for example we wrote about how an anti-drone firm helped to protect the Davos Forum early this year.
Below is a approximately 7 minute video that shows the drone jammer gun. It works like this. The video shows the operator in a screen within a screen format that shows both the drone and a background video that shows the drone in relation to the jamming rifle.
The operator shows the rifle operating again a drone at 100 m, 200 m, 600m, and about 1 km (1,000 meters or about 6/10 of a mile). In each case, the drone becomes “confused”, loses it’s way and kicks on the return to home mode. It does not seem to cause any damage to the drone which is not always the case with some anti-drone technologies.
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