An article on Vice describes how wild the market of anti-drone systems and counter-drone tech has become. Methods used range from drone-jamming rifles to ground installations that fire nets to catch unmanned aircraft. The article is based on a research paper on counter-drone technology that was released by The Center for the Study of The Drone at Bard College.
Drone Defense Stories December 18, 2019
Drone Defense Stories October 9, 2019
Private pilot develops aircraft radar to detect drones and avoid them
Rick Zelenka, a private pilot, is developing a small radar setup for airplanes that detects drones and helps pilots to avoid them. Zelenka has recently been awarded two patents for his radar invention.
Defense contractor Raytheon is working on a DJI Aeroscope alternative
Defense contractor Raytheon is working on a DJI Aeroscope alternative to spot drones flying illegally over stadiums during sporting events and concerts. Raytheon’s solution also locates the drone pilot. Btw if you want to read how you can fly legally near stadiums during events read this article here.
Drone Defense Stories May 9, 2019
Drone Defense Stories March 5, 2019
Over the last few weeks or so, we came across this photo of a drone-catching eagle many, many times on social media. What is the background story here? Where did this photo come from? Snopes found out. Jump in to learn more.
Drone Defense Stories March 3, 2019
Weapon makers declare war on drones
Since the recent supposedly drone-caused disruptions at major airports, most notably Gatwick, Heathrow and Newark, the anti-drone or counter-drone industry has seen a strong rise in the demand for their solutions. The Wall Street Journal just published an article on the front page of their online edition titled, “Weapon makers declare war on drones.”