Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Drone Hijacking!


New Rifle that Shoots Drones Out of the Sky Without Firing a Single Bullet

Due to U.S. Federal regulations, this is a simulation of our DroneDefender. It has, though, been successfully tested in field trials.

This device has not been authorized as required by the rules of the Federal Communications Commission. This device is not, and may not be, offered for sale or lease, or sold or leased, until authorization is obtained.

(assorted comments)
  • That's no fun to watch it slowly land. We want it to blow up in the air.

  • The FAA continues to consider drones and quadrotors to be 'aircraft' and as such deliberately downing one is generally frowned upon, whether that's through electromagnetic or lead-induced failure.

  • Drones are great, but not when someone is doing something bad with one, like dropping contraband into a prison or flying into restricted airspace. We've got an answer.

  • You have just as much right to send an electronic signal on a public band as the person who is operating the drone. The fact that your signal might interfere with theirs is just their poor luck. As long as it's within a public band, then no laws are broken. It would be the same if they were using a walkie and your radio interfered with theirs.

  •  Not sure what part of CFR 93 you're referring to as it primarily deals with airport comms and operations. None of the drones I've seen would step on those frequencies.

  • FCC Part 97 deals with licensed amateur station operators, commonly referred to as 'ham' radios. None of the commonly available drones (ie: purchased off the shelf) operate in licensed private bands.

  • Almost all of the drones sold today are using the same bands as other common RC items (model planes, cars, etc). There is no law that I've seen which would prevent someone from using these same unlicensed frequencies. So again... you have the same rights as the drone operator does to use those frequencies. They are public, NOT private.
It appears the device doesn't so much "shoot" the drone down as hijack it!  Wow. collect them all!  IMO, drones are another instance where technology offers compelling consumer gadgetry; but  gives a rogue gummint another weapon to subdue dissension. In case we ever have such a gummint.  Ahem. So, protect our freedom;  shoot them all down. That's what T.J. would recommend.

Aside:  I bet there's a way to electronically destroy spy cams with leaving any fingerprints.  Booo-Ya!


Wabano said...


Sure it's more fun dropping them with a shotgun but "they" cant sue you if "they" dont know what hit them...



Anonymous said...

Much slower, and less stylish than Daddy's '61 Browning Auto 5. - Anymouse

Anonymous said...

Something like this?
--General Petty Officer Fifth Class Skyhawker Doug

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