Drone-catching Drones to Bolster Security at Winter Olympics Anti-drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

Drone-catching Drones to Bolster Security at Winter Olympics

Police officers walk the perimeter of the Gangneung Ice Arena where the figure skating and short track speed skating will be held during the Pyeungchang Winter Olympics Monday, Feb. 5, 2018 in Gangneung, South Korea. (Paul Chiasson/The Canadian Press via AP) Drone ownership has caught on in South Korea like it has pretty much everywhere else, a fact that hasn’t escaped organizers of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, which officially gets underway on Friday. Officials are concerned about rogue flying machines disrupting events during the two-week sporting extravaganza, and have put…

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British 'zapper' destroys 500 ISIS drones on the frontline in Iraq and Syria by jamming their radars Anti-drone Technology New Drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

British ‘zapper’ destroys 500 ISIS drones on the frontline in Iraq and Syria by jamming their radars

A British ‘zapper’ has helped American troops destroy at least 500 ISIS drones on the frontline in Iraq and Syria, it has emerged. The zapper – a £1.5million Anti-UAV Defence System technology – can detect and jam drone signals, essentially taking control over the unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with the ability to send it crashing to the ground. A mixture of technology has been used to produce the device, developed in 2015 by three British companies – Blighter Surveillance Systems in Essex, Chess Dynamics in West Sussex and Enterprise Control…

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New Laser Defense System That Destroys Drones Anti-drone Technology New Drone Technology 

New Laser Defense System That Destroys Drones

Think of futuristic or sci-fi warfare and chances are a half-dozen movies featuring laser weapons come to mind. There’s something about bullets that just screams, so last century, right? American defense and aerospace company Lockheed Martin certainly thinks that’s the case, and they’re investing in a new laser defense system dubbed ATHENA or Advanced Test High Energy Asset to prove it. It uses nothing more than a good ol’ high-energy light beam to take down its targets, and in the clip below those targets are ten large unmanned drones. ATHENA’s…

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The U.S. Military to down Drones over U.S. Bases Anti-drone Technology Drones In The News Global Drone Regulations Top Drone News Stories 

US Military to down Drones Flying over US Bases

The guidance was issued to domestic military installations Friday following classified guidelines that were first issued in July by then-Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work. Friday’s guidance was designed to help bases communicate with local communities about the new restrictions. “The increase of commercial and private drones in the United States has raised our concerns with regards to safety and security of our installations,” US Navy Capt. Jeff Davis told reporters at the Pentagon Monday. Military analysts have long been concerned about the possibility of drones being used against the US…

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Watch a Test of Anti-Drone Weapons, From Shotguns to Superdrones

If drones could eat other drones, the SparrowHawk would sit somewhere near the top of the flying-robot foodchain. On a baking stretch of 110-degree dust an hour west of Phoenix, the six-rotored arachnoid rises with a menacing buzz, like a swarm of several dozen hornets’ nests. Then the 14-pound, hexagonal drone lurches forward, towards its prey, a 3D Robotics quadcopter that its five-and-a-half-foot armspan dwarfs. The two drones perform a brief, mid-air dance before the SparrowHawk overtakes the quadcopter, and pulls it into a rectangular net that hangs beneath its…

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Anti-drone DIY Air Cannon Snags Drones from the Sky Anti-drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

DIY Air Cannon Snags Drones from the Sky

Who hasn’t had the experience of a pesky drone buzzing around that family picnic, or hovering over a suburban backyard where bikini-clad daughters are trying to sunbathe in peace? A shotgun used to suffice for such occasions, but with this compressed-air powered drone catcher, there’s no need to worry about illegally discharging a firearm to secure some privacy. Before the comment line lights up with outrage, the above scenarios are presented entirely in jest. We do not condone the use of force on a drone, nor do we look favorably…

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Anti-drone radio wave startup SkySafe secures $11.5M from Andreessen

Drones are a threat to both military and public safety, whether flown by a terrorist or just a reckless pilot. SkySafe’s radio wave technology can detect and stop rogue drones from entering unauthorized areas like military bases, stadiums, prisons, and airports. SkySafe’s radio frequency signals are projected from a perimeter of nodes or even a Jeep, and force unapproved drones to leave or land while allowing permitted drones to fly. Now just two years after launch, SkySafe has raised a $11.5 million series A round led by Andreessen Horowitz, whose…

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Disabling Invasive Drones Anti-drone Technology Top Drone News Stories 

DroneShield Unveils Security System for Detecting and Disabling Invasive Drones

The DroneCannon is an array of signal-jamming devices that builds upon the company’s existing point-and-shoot technology, the DroneGun. Appearing like some kind of space-age energy weapon, the DroneGun has a range of 2 kilometers, according to the company. The DroneCannon basically clusters several DroneGun units together, then patches them into the DroneSentinel detection system. “DroneSentry has the same configurations available as DroneSentinel but adds the jamming capabilities,” said company sales representative James White. “The DroneCannon can be automated or can be configured to fire manually. But it does not traverse…

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