DroneGun Tactical the ultimate UAV killer

DroneGun Tactical the ultimate UAV killer
526     10:51     24 06 2021    
Yes, it’s large for a gun — 56 inches long, 18 inches tall and 8 inches wide.

And it looks like something out of a Star Wars movie.

But it weighs just 16 pounds loaded with two rechargeable 14.4V lithium battery packs, and, there’s no heavy accompanying backpack, like you would need with a flamethrower.

And yeah, it’s lethal.

Using radiofrequency (RF) jamming to disrupt operator links, it can drop drones more than a kilometer away. You just need to maintain line of sight.

Power wise, you should get an hour or two of straight jamming, more than enough to take down a dozen UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles).

We’re speaking, of course, about the new “DroneGun Tactical,” a lightweight robust rifle style design made by Australian company DroneShield.

DroneGun Tactical — a refined, more portable version of its predecessor, the “DroneGun MKII” — provides a safe countermeasure against a wide range of UAV threats to various armed forces.

How effective is this new counter-drone/drone swarm weapon?

According to a company press release, combined elements of the Presidential Security Group (PSG) and PHISGOC Games Safety & Security Counter-Drone Team from Safer PH Innovations (DroneShield’s Philippines partner) successfully disabled seven commercial drones during the Opening Ceremony of the 30th Southeast Asian Games held in Philippine Arena, Ciudad de Victoria, on 30th November 2019.

Four of the nefarious drones simultaneously appeared along the flight path of the Presidential helicopter minutes before his arrival which prompted the PSG to deploy the DroneShield systems to prevent the drones from hitting the rotor blades of the helicopter and causing a catastrophic crash that would endanger the life of Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte.

Source: AsiaTimes

Tags: Australia   DroneShield  

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