Coming To A Protest Near You... A Drone That Blasts Pepper Spray

Tyler Durden's picture

Submitted by Mike Krieger of Liberty Blitzkrieg blog,

What’s a crony status quo to do when it is ultimately confronted with an unruly mob of plebs frustrated with the fact median wages haven’t increased in forty five years, while the 0.01% has stolen everything in sight with the help of the Federal Reserve and corrupt Washington D.C. politicians?

Well, naturally you’d launch the South African made Skunk Riot Control Copter, fully equipped with a suite of high-definition and thermal imagine cameras, strobe lights, speakers and a pepper spray firing paint ball gun which can fire 80 shots per second!

We learn from The Verge that:

Crowds of protesters could soon come under attack from riot control drones outfitted with paintball guns, strobe lights, and speakers. The Skunk Riot Control Copter, built by South African company Desert Wolf, has a suite of cameras and four paintball guns strapped to its chassis to help its operators monitor and control unruly crowds. The guns can fire ammunition from four different hoppers, meaning the drone operators can shoot protesters with dye markers, solid plastic pellets, or small capsules of pepper spray.


The first batch of drones will reportedly be deployed to mines in South Africa later this month, where lengthy strikes at some of the country’s biggest facilities have resulted in violence. Mine owners hope that the drones will be able to control and subdue their workers by blasting them with flashing lights, blaring messages of control, and shooting them from the sky. Kieser says he hopes its success in the country will lead to more orders for the gun-toting drone.

Oh you silly little miners want higher wages? You may want to think twice about going on strike, unless you want a couple pepper spray pellets to the dome.

Sky News adds that:

The drone has a payload capacity of around 40kg; it can carry up to 4,000 projectiles and fires up to 80 shots each second.


The eight-rotor aircraft also has high-definition and thermal imaging cameras.


It needs two people to control it; one to maneuver the aircraft, and one to control the array of tools and weapons on board.


Complete with a ground control station, it will cost around 500,000 South African Rand (£27,400).


A spokesman for Desert Wolf said more orders were in the pipeline from customers around the world.


These include security companies, police units and businesses.

Only two people needed to control it. Just imagine how many protesting slaves you can blast at one time. So efficient! Unfortunately, for pepper spray happy cops like John Pike, who received a $38,000 settlement for pepper spraying seated, peaceful protesters at the University of California Davis, the easy money may be gone. Yes, this guy:

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My only question at this point is; can drones collect pensions?

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THX 1178's picture

That thing wont last 5 seconds.

El Vaquero's picture

If you're within pepper ball range, it's well within lead range.  And yes, should this technology show up here, I do advocate shooting the chingadas down.

ebworthen's picture

Exactly - bullish for shotguns.

ACP's picture

Maybe keeping it intact would be better. Capture, redeploy. Probably be the only time you'll ever get to pepper spray cops without ever being caught.

El Vaquero's picture

You'd need to capture the controls in order to make it useful, or find some way of making your own.  Too much trouble, IMO.  Just wreck them. 

Mad Max's picture





So this drone delivers manna from heaven.  I don't see how anyone could object to that.

pods's picture

At 50k or so per drone, ain't gonna take too many of these dropping to bust a budget.

Tons of ways to bring these things down.  Shotgun probably being the funnest.  I could take one down with a fishing rod.  Hell a cast net or slingshot. All it would take is for one of the 8 rotors to be damaged to bring it down.  BB gun would be tough to track and they make some nice .22 cal single cock ones now.

Hell a couple of golf balls strung together will work.

Basically this is as useful as an MRAP.


InjectTheVenom's picture

just remember ... these drones are/will be operated by PEOPLE who have ADDRESSES and FAMILY ....

SWRichmond's picture

Can't wait for someone hack the controls and retarget it.

Manthong's picture

if I owned the drone..  (cool kanguage device)

and was an evil .gov bastard

maybe napalm would be in the spray vessel.

pods's picture

I can see it now. Some jackboot hopped up on Red Bull is ready to pull the hot sauce trigger on some commie protestors and sees..................his daughter.

(I know what you meant, but that made me think about other conundrums)


shouldvekilledthem's picture

I have an octocopter and it works fine with several rotors inactive. Having said that maybe the easiest (and cheapest) weapon to bring these down is a slingshot.

giggler321's picture

Since you have a octocopter, you could always turn it into a peoples pepper sprayer and fly it over the boys in blue, seeing how they like it in their face.

Harbanger's picture

50K?,  you can keep it simple and kamikaze a $50 toy RC drone right into the fucker. 

XitSam's picture

Bolo. Bonus points for bolo gun. Double bonus points if bolo gun is powered by non-gunpowder (crossbow, surgical tubing, compressed air, ...).

Update: I see this is mentioned below.

Grumbleduke's picture

As this company is open for business with businesses, why not funding some phony company in Panama or Belize, and go at it...?

Let them eat their medicine for a change?

Miffed Microbiologist's picture

The PETA idiots already experienced that. I wish I were one of the hunters.


pelican's picture

As the crowd sings


"And I'm proud to be an American where at least I know I'm free.
And I won't forget the men who died, who gave that right to me.
And I'd gladly stand up next to you and defend her still today.
‘Cause there ain't no doubt I love this land God bless the U.S.A."


JohnG's picture

Lee Greenwood could not be reached for comment.

john39's picture

easy to take these down.   just convert one of those water balloon launchers to throw up nets with small weights around the edges (to carry the net through the air).  problem solved.

Headbanger's picture

Dang ..  Is this the forum??

BTW..  Still no fucking 22lr out there.. anywhere!

dontgoforit's picture

It's out there but pricey.  $60/500 brick yesterday, 38gr, Remington hollow pts.  I remember when it was half that price.

nightshiftsucks's picture

Try Palmetto state armory,just got .45 at 17.50 for a box of 50 and .223 55g for 6.49 box of 20.

ParkAveFlasher's picture

How about blasting its cameras and sensors with a paintball gun?  Potato cannon, crossbow, small arms...

Banker Buster's picture

Technology is best defeated with technology.  This is an easy target.  Frequency jam those whores while they are flying right above a crowd.  They will fall and likely cut someone, law suits against the state and company, then they will never be used again.  Or you can just hijack it then fly it into the crowd or police yourself.  


See jammer here


Escalation bitches.  You got beef! got beef!....

Dragon HAwk's picture

Potato Cannon...  Just passing out Free Food Sir.. Didn't see your Drone...

Hippocratic Oaf's picture

So when you get sprayed, how do you sue the drone?

This is way too confusing

El Vaquero's picture

You sue the John Doe operators and the police department, then get the names of the John Doe operators in the discovery process.  Then you publicize the hell out of their names. 

Mad Max's picture

It's just so adorable to see a fuzzy little penguin that believes the legal system works that way!  Oh you are SO CUTE!  I just want to take you home and hug you and cuddle you my fuzzy-wuzzy little penguilawyer.

El Vaquero's picture

It would work that way where I am.  The local courts hate the local PD.  I can even point you to a very recent decision where the chief justice overturned a jury verdict in favor of APD for its use of excessive force.  I can also point you to a couple of decisions that are within the past 5 or so years where he ruled that cops do not have qualified immunity, one of which was because a guy was detained, not arrested, but detained because he was merely open carrying, and the other was where two guys were arrested for concealing their identity when the cops lacked even reasonable suspicion to detain them.  I've also been through the legal system here, so you can think that you can tell me how it works, but I'll disregard it for my real life experience.  But if you're in a different state, YMMV.  A lot.

Mad Max's picture

I'm jaded.  And legal systems vary a lot from one location to another.  Sounds like your location might actually still work the way it was intended to.  If so, that's just awesome.  Most of us (at least, those of us in the USA, which is most of the ZH readership) aren't in places where that is a reasonable expectation.

El Vaquero's picture

It's hard not to be jaded.  I've heard some horror stories out of other locations.  And our location doesn't work how its supposed to all the time.  We're just lucky to have a chief justice who thinks that a lot of what is going on is bullshit in the federal court, and some scathing decisions at the state level against the cops.  We even have a few judges that have dismissed a shitload of cases when banks sick their lawsuit mill law firms on people.  But you get into the criminal side of things, there are two things you need to remember:  1)  If it's a DWI (DUI in other states,) you'll either get lost in the system and your case will be dismissed, or you are most likely fucked and 2) The cops and the DA's office most certainly do not work how they're supposed to.  I'm sure you saw the video of James Boyd getting shot, and, if the DA doesn't have enough evidence to convict you, she'll throw several felonies at you and use that as a bargaining chip to get you to plea to lesser charges.  Most of the corruption with the judges here revolves around how they got on the bench, hookers and blow.  Metro court is hit and miss, however, but it's across the street from district court, and they can't stop you from appealing their decisions. 


Then again, while I think the reasons are bullshit, my dad and my grandfather did go to see the aftermath of the courthouse getting shot up in Tierra Amarillia 40 or so years ago, so there is that factor here. 

MeMongo's picture

Mongo like target practice!:-)


Jumbotron's picture

Or maybe drones that entice you to start a new life offworld........


ParkAveFlasher's picture

Slingshotz, bitchez!

waterhorse's picture

My only question at this point is; can drones collect pensions?


Sure!  Lots of drones collecting pensions right now.  As for the mechanical variety, they aren't bulletproof, are they?

813kml's picture

This is outrageous, those drones are stealing jobs from hardworking jackboots!

Is there no compassion for fascist sociopaths who just want a fair wage for subjugating their fellow citizens?

pods's picture

Just a sign that the jackboots are seeing that their aura is not quite as bright as it used to be.

Rememeber the Chinese cops?


BigJim's picture

LOL good thing I'd put my coffee down, I'd need a new keyboard.

virgilcaine's picture

Nazi police state.