Drones are a great tool for filmmakers, storytellers, and hobbyists but many consider them annoying, including the U.S. government. The DroneGun is taking aim at drones, bringing them safely out of the sky and into the hands of the authorities. Right now the DroneGun is only available to law enforcement with no sure sign that it will ever be sold to the public. The DroneGun is already being called out as a fake on the internet, though the company behind it (Droneshield) looks real enough.
DroneGun has not been authorized as required by the United States Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”). This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, in the United States, other than to the United States government and its agencies, until such authorization is obtained. The use of DroneGun in the United States by other persons or entities, including state or local government agencies, is prohibited by federal law. Laws limiting the availability of DroneGun to certain types of users may apply in other jurisdictions, and any sales will be conducted only in compliance with the applicable laws.
DroneGun provides a safe countermeasure against a wide range of drone models. It allows for a controlled management of drone payload such as explosives, with no damage to common drones models or surrounding environment due to the drones generally responding via a vertical controlled landing on the spot, or returning back to the starting point (assisting to track the operator).
The technology certainly looks cool and it sounds like it could be very useful for law enforcement though some may question how law enforcement exercises its use. It will be interesting to see where the tech and its use goes in the future.
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