Friday August 19, 2016

DARPA Wants A New Anti-Drone Weapon By 2020

Heck, the best anti-drone system out there (farmers with shotguns) has already been banned by the government. Personally, I want to see DARPA go with lasers in a big way. *pew* *pew* cool

Or, in plain language, something that can see and thwart drones, will be ready by 2020, and is upgradeable. DARPA has a laundry list of ways they want this new system to see drones, with sensors detecting, identifying, and tracking the small unmanned aerial systems. What happens next is captured by the much vaguer "neutralization," which could include everything from catching it in a net to overriding its flight controls to being caught by an eagle.