New DroneGun has Blade Runner looks, can stop drones

Drones have become ubiquitous in our lives over the last few years. Our governments use them for warfare; companies like UPS, Google and Amazon want to use them for deliveries; filmmakers and photographers use them to capture footage, and regular people use them as toys.

With all these drones in the air, many questions arise about safety and privacy — and how to stop them if they’re doing something unsafe or invading privacy. Just a few days ago, for example, a drone flew over an airplane landing at Las Vegas McCarran airport.

The company DroneShield has one answer: the DroneGun Tactical. It’s a follow up to the larger and longer range DroneGun. The new DroneGun Tactical looks like it came straight out of the movie “Blade Runner.”

It works pretty simply: You point the gun at the drone and pull the trigger. A burst of electromagnetic signals is emitted and jams the connection between the drone and its pilot. It uses radio frequencies to stop a drone from transmitting video and jams the drone’s signals, forcing it to return to its launch point or land on the spot.

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