AR Drone GPS chip, is it dangerous?

Hello! I’m really concerned with that so called «spying drones» problem and I fear that they can be used to spy on me. I’ve heard that AR Drone was recently upgraded with a GPS chip, will it become even more dangerous thanks to it?


Defense Department officials who spoke to NBC News did not confirm whether they had lost the drones because of the gps jammer, but one official said the jamming had an operational impact on the military operations in Syria.

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe, an international security organization that monitors the conflict in Ukraine, also reported that the drones they use to monitor the front line have been blocked several times.

In that case those drones will become a small, and privately owned copies of UAV’s, which are now used for spying in the USA. And AR Drone, in particular has all it needs for spying, it has a hi-res camera, it is stable enough to make photos and someone may probably use it for spying. So in that case it would be cool to have something, that will disable such a drone, if you will spot it.

And we at have a couple of possible solutions. You can try to block GPS signals, but that won’t probably do the trick, if the drone will be controlled directly, otherwise it may crash. But as long as those drones use 2.4GHz frequency to transmit data and for controls as well, the best way here will be probably a universal jamming device, which will block all the video streaming and the controls of the drone. They are not really cheap, so the owner will think twice before using it against you in future!