I Need One: New Radio Rifle Designed To Disable Drones

October 20, 2015

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The Battelle DroneDefender is a rifle designed to take over radio control of drones so you can bring them to the ground and stomp them. I just blasted myself in the nuts with one and now the doctor says I can't have kids for another 600 years which is actually fine with me because I need to focus on learning new magic.

The DroneDefender may be our first look at the perfect anti-drone technology. The device, which looks like a modern rifle with an antenna mechanism attached to the front -- because that's basically what it is -- uses targeted radio waves to force drones out of the sky. The nondestructive tech "utilizes a non-kinetic solution to defend airspace up to 400m against UAS, such as quadcopters and hexacopters, without compromising safety or risking collateral damage."

From what I gathered from the video, the rifle basically hijacks control of the drone with a more powerful radio signal than the original operator is using. Then you point the rifle wherever you want to steer the drone. Obviously, I want one so I can start hjacking drones, then open up my own used-drone emporium. I am gonna get rich! Or beat up, it really depends how tough drone owners are.

Keep going for a mock-up video demonstration.

Thanks to Arrogant Tiger, who called me out for forgetting his shoutout last time. That was my bad and I'm sorry. Let me take you out for froyo.

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