Drone Gun Jams Unmanned Aerial Vehicles from More than a Mile Away

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December 5, 2016 | Originally published by Date Line: December 5 on

As drone numbers rocket across the world, concerns mount over their safety in the wrong hands.

With even ISIS reportedly using shop-bought drones to drop hand grenades on Western troops in Iraq, anti-drone technologies are on the rise.

Enter the DroneGun, a signal-jamming rifle capable of taking out an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) from 1.2 miles (2km) away.

The DroneGun is the brainchild of tech firm DroneShield, a self-proclaimed ”worldwide leader” in drone detection and protection technology based in Sydney and Virginia.

The gun is designed to stop drones with explosives or other weapons strapped to them using radio waves.

The weapon works by jamming a Radio Frequency signal in the drone, taking away control from the pilot and gently landing the drone safely on the ground.