Spotted In Davos: Anti-Drone Guns

Tyler Durden's picture

By now we are used to images of snipers on hotel rooftops protecting the world's great-est-and-good-est from the evils of average-joe-ness.

But this year it appears there is a new foe - the drone - and a new weapon to tackle it: the anti-drone gun.

h/t @alaashahine

While the shoulder-mounted anti-drone gun pictured above in Davos does not appear to be one we have seen before, as Engadget detailed previously, there are numerous systems built to take down wayward or dangerous drones, but they tend to have one big catch: you need to be relatively close to the drone, which could be scary if the robotic aircraft is packing explosives. DroneShield thinks it can help. It's introducing the DroneGun, a jammer that disables drone signals (including GPS and GLONASS positioning) from as far as 1.2 miles away. Like most rivals, it doesn't destroy the target drone -- it just forces the vehicle to land or return to its starting point. Anti-drone teams can not only disable threats from a safe distance, but potentially locate their pilots.

It's not the lightest machine at about 13 pounds, but it's portable enough to be usable by one person. You don't need technical training, either, so it's easy for security staff to use.

Whether or not you see the DroneGun in action is another matter. It's not FCC-certified as we write this, so you can't legally operate one in the US unless you're with the government. Provided it's approved, though, it could help take down drones at airports, protect soldiers against drone bombs and otherwise help in situations where it's simply not possible to get close.

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bamawatson's picture

is there an anti drone-gun gun?

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OfAllElaboratePlans (not verified) bamawatson Jan 16, 2017 6:38 PM

So does this mean that Obama is gonna win another PEACE PRIZE, or are they just trying to protect themselves against the pizza & hot dog nazis?

thecondor's picture

I go with pizza and hotdogs. They don't want to get caught with their pants down. I also wonder how any pizzas and hotdogs were shipped in for this summit.

knukles's picture

May the comet "Pizza" cometh. 

knukles's picture

If all these people gathering thereabouts were considered good, kind, civil, moral, upright, honest contributors to the good of mankind they'd need no protection.
Dig?

thecondor's picture

Too bad that doesn't reflect in the mirror ever morning for them.

espirit's picture

Disables GPS.

Self driving cars will be driving the lemmings off cliffs when the Chinese reverse engineer these.

Oh, and aircraft? YeeHah.

tmosley's picture

Wait until they turn the swarm drones loose, armed with swarm intelligence, at a animal or even human level.

Things are about to get very interesting.

johngaltfla's picture

Drone guns are as effective as Obama's jump shot.

The best way to shoot down a drone is with another drone or large area non-nuclear EMP weapon which the U.S. already uses on its cruise missiles.

BennyBoy's picture

 

OK. I'll use a low flying drone to peek in Calos Slim's window and watch him have sex with a soft taco.

The Saint's picture
The Saint (not verified) BennyBoy Jan 16, 2017 9:13 PM

So, if your Amazon drone doesn't show up with your package you know what happened to it.

 

Manthong's picture

Oh gosh, I need a few of those to take care of the gluttonous squirrels on my bird feeders and a few politicians in my county.

Manthong's picture

Maybe we need to change the acronym for Dulles airport from IAD to IAT.

Figure it out….

erkme73's picture

Anyone ever stop and wonder why drones are so heavily regulated in the US (and pretty much everywhere else)?   They claim it's for safety, but LAWNMOWERS injur 300,000 people in the US annually.  20,000 of those are children.  Maimed and killed.  Yet, no regulation, no registration, no licensing, no bullshit.

Could it be that the .govs of the world hate the idea that us serfs now posess the technology to spy on our overwatchers?   Try filming a cop conducting a road-side stop... from across the street.  Watch how quickly the focus turns to you.  How quickly you're threatened, intimidated, and bullied.

Our leaders have no problem with an eye-in-the-sky... So long as they have exclusive control.

waterwitch's picture

When lawnmowers are outlawed, only outlaws...

jeff montanye's picture

right.  and they'd like to do the same to the internet but can't figure out how to phrase it.

Joyo Bliss's picture

Are you saying only 1 in 15 lawns are mowed by a child? What is the world coming to?

espirit's picture

I could point a pencil just like the guy in the DroneShield vid, and drop a drone.

Govt CONtract, yeh baby!

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Chris Dakota (not verified) johngaltfla Jan 16, 2017 10:47 PM

Told ya 1.5 yrs ago.

Pluto 2009 went into Capricorn (gov. elites) and he gives them great power (puppet Obama) and enuf rope, then 15* Cap (past 6 months)  he begins to unmask them, mock them, toy with them, howl at them, swat them, they run and hide but there is no place to hide. Then he destroys them, all of them that are diseased.

Pluto was late Capricorn in 1776 last time.

hxc's picture

Ya know, i like your comments a good deal (despite your... proclivities) but leave astrology to the (lib) tards.

The Gun Is Good's picture

Like Revelations in the Bible (which so many around here cite), astrology is a tool for potentially gaining some insight. Better to have it than not.

chunga's picture

If something like that wiped out these Davos cunts I'd call it a noble humanitarian effort.

/semi-sarc

J S Bach's picture

Now what would our innocent benefactors attending Davos have to fear by the likes of a nasty old drone?  Why should they display this kind of illogical paranoia?  All of us on the outside anxiously await their well-intended edicts... their benevolent plans of action for the coming year.

FX223's picture

Oh shit...see this is why I love the comment section here.  

Drone gun on driverless car...I'm getting a horse.

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OfAllElaboratePlans (not verified) FX223 Jan 16, 2017 8:31 PM

get a chariot & your balls will hurt less

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LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) OfAllElaboratePlans Jan 16, 2017 8:39 PM

+100

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OfAllElaboratePlans (not verified) LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD Jan 16, 2017 8:43 PM

@LSD (which probably nobody but me has figured out here up until now)... I was gonna say that your 'aim' would be more accurate too, but I wanted to start with the more VITAL observations...

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LowerSlowerDelaware_LSD (not verified) OfAllElaboratePlans Jan 16, 2017 9:00 PM

Yes, few get the LSD. 

Excellent job of pointing out the critical issue. :)

Croesus's picture

@ knukles:

+1,000,000

They'd be celebrated, not hated.

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OfAllElaboratePlans (not verified) Croesus Jan 16, 2017 7:25 PM

& now... sportsfans... You know how the Kardashians, Jenners, & Paris Hiltons become famous... (not to mention, Zuckerbergs, etc)...

Frito's picture

The common folk would tip their hats to them and shake their hands.

 

That these weasles live in fear for their lives means that they know that they are shafting the common folk, and they also know that the common folk know it too.

August's picture

True... most Davos attendees know the nature of their power structures very well indeed, but you have cut the journalists some slack, since most know next to nothing about the real world.

logicalman's picture

If politicians truly represented the people, they'd be high fived in the streets.

The amount of security the fucks need speaks volumes.

 

worbsid's picture

When Harry Truman passed the Presidency to Eisenhower, he and Beth drove their Chrysler to NYC to visit friends and then drove to Independence Missouri.  I wish Obama and Michelle would drive to Chicago.  Or Bill and Hillary drive to Little Rock.   

francis scott falseflag's picture
Bess Truman, to some of us  :o)
consider me gone's picture

You just give them a short, sharp shuck, they never do it again. Dig it?

Mustafa Kemal's picture

We have to worry about Bono

TeraByte's picture

These altruistic people made one serious miscalculation concerning their safety. Anti- nail gun has not been invented yet and therefore the old technology still rocks.

Ignatius's picture

Let's all take a moment to wallow in their fear...

Feels good, doesn't it.

SWRichmond's picture

Please, dear god, fire the anti-drone weapon.  And then

https://www.britannica.com/technology/HARM

Why are people so fucking stupid?  It's like raising your hand and saying "target me please, for I am a moron who wishes to guide your weapon to its target."

So you get them to fire the thing once, analyze the radiation signature, and design your drone to resist it and then say hello.

We've been doing this since at least Viet Nam to Sam sites.

A fool and his.money are soon parted.

Company denials in 3...2...1

Twee Surgeon's picture

The real meeting is in Fiji this year, Davos is the distraction with the faces and the song and dance. Watch the Flowers and the Silk Hankies. Nothing up my sleeve, "Shazzam!!, Bunny Rabbit!"

New_Meat's picture

the downrange of those rounds will be meatloaf, whether they hit the drone or miss.

TwelveOhOne's picture

Well, two out of three ain't bad.

----_-'s picture
----_- (not verified) Ignatius Jan 16, 2017 6:59 PM

"Big is the size of the elephant in the room. I still questioned and received the answer that not all Jews are zionists. For how stupid do they think i am? They try to calm you down, clean-wash their own names in the hope you belive their ugly lies again. Anyone who dealt with them for a longer time knows by now they cover each other. I figured out there is no such thing as good jews"  - Martin Luther King

BeanusCountus's picture

Can I have the source on this? Thanks.

----_-'s picture

just google it up. its martin luther king