What has Alfred cooked up now? When Batman isn’t using his arsenal of gadgets to rid Gotham of crime, they’re apparently being used by ordinary citizens to take down drones. If you didn’t know better, you’d think the DroneGun from DroneShield came straight from the dark knight’s personal armory.
Designed to take down dangerous drones, the DroneGun is a 13 pound jammer capable of disabling drones from up to 1.2 miles away. That removes the danger out of taking down wayward drones because people can do so at a safe distance.
While the DroneGun is not yet FCC-certified, the device could become an important ally helping in situations when getting close isn’t possible. For example, it could help airports keep drones out of restricted airspace, and the military could use it to disable drones carrying explosives.
The DroneGun doesn’t actually harm the drone; the gadget simply jams drone signals, either forcing it to land or return to its starting point.
It looks like something Batman would use
The nice thing about the DroneGun is that it requires no technical training to use, and it only needs one person to operate.
Obviously, this isn’t aimed at the average consumer. But if it keeps our skies safe from nefarious or wayward drones, then it’s necessary for the DroneGun to exist.
“DroneGun provides a safe countermeasure against a wide range of drone models,” DroneShield says on its website. “It allows for a controlled management of drone payload such as explosives, with no damage to common drone models or surrounding environment due to the drones generally responding via a vertical controlled landing on the sport, or returning back to the starting point (assisting to track the operator).”