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Friday, October 16, 2015
A company, Battelle Innovations, has designed and built a new device for disabling drones. Its DroneDefender looks like a Science Fiction ray gun rifle. DroneDefender works by interfering with the drone's radio communication link.
It's a simple enough concept. How much do you want to bet that a bunch of people are building similar devices in their garage? The DroneDefender is intended for law enforcement agencies. Okay. I get that, but here's a question: if we have the right to bear arms, shouldn't we also have the right to bear arms against drones?
There have been quite few drones knocked out of the sky by good old fashioned shotguns. While I'm sure that's fun and all, one is liable to get into trouble in residential neighborhoods and cities. A silent electronic means of taking them out seems safer.
I was rather amused by firefighters washing one out of the air while battling a fire. Now they were just using hand lines, I'm guessing 1 -1/2 or 1 – ¾ lines. I bet a 2 -1/2 line, or better yet, a master stream appliance would be even more effective. Can't be any worse than trying to knock sea gulls out of the sky -which I've seen happen. No, I didn't do it -that would be cruel, even to sea gulls.
Just you wait, sooner or later there will be detailed plans on the Internet on how to build devices to electronically disable drones -if there isn't already.
I live in an area of NH known as the Great North Woods. I'm in my dome-i-cile out in the county with my lovely wife and a varying number of family and friends
-part red neck, part hippie but all country. Experimenting and enjoying the adventure of life.