New ways to counter the threat of drones
That’s why the British government has recently announced significant changes to the UK drone law. It requires owners of certain types of drones to register their devices and pass mandatory competency tests proving they’re familiar with security, safety and privacy regulations. Also, according to the Civil Aviation Authority, consumer drones cannot be used above ‘120 metres, need to be kept away at least 50 m from people and private properties and 150 m from crowds and built up areas.’ If a drone somehow manages to reach your premises it’s worth to have a drone signal jammer, as per the famous words of Alexis de Tocqueville, ‘The liberty of one citizen ends where the liberty of another citizen begins’.
It is important to note – and many have – that creating the infrastructure and educating ground crew for operating drones is no cheaper or easier than it is to educate aircrew. However, once in place, the drone crew and operation centres would be able to operate large numbers of drones. Similarly, legacy manned aircraft would be at the centre of a local combat or intelligence system extended with drones serving, for example, in supportive roles for jamming, as weapons-delivery platforms or as a system of multi-sensor platforms. Moving beyond the past limitations of one pilot flying one aircraft or one crew flying one drone to a situation where one crew could control large amounts of drones would quite simply be groundbreaking.
There are other products available that can counter threats from drones. Perfectjammer has a drone jammer system that includes a rifle that relies on jamming technology to take down drones. Blighter has similar counter-measure offerings. All of these require the use of jamming technology.
The UK is set to use sophisticated drone-wifi signal jammer technology at major public and sporting events for detecting, tracking and disrupting the controls of any rogue unmanned aerial vehicles flown remotely by terrorists as airborne weapons.
The drone gun has a range of 2km and functions by jamming the transmission between the remote control and the unit itself. This disables the video footage and forces the ‘copter to ‘return to home’ or perform a controlled landing.
The just about six kilogram (13.2 pound) Drone jammers can evidently do this at a range of up to two kilometers (1.2 miles), using an assortment of jammer measures. Those measures incorporate jamming 2.4 gigahertz and 5.8 gigahertz frequency bands, and also GPS and GLONASS (the Russian satellite route framework) jamming. It has a battery run time of two hours.