Naturally, the FAA was concerned about the projected one million drones sold during the holidays, and then again when drones swarmed the Consumer Electronics Shows earlier this month. But they’re not the only ones concerned about the potential security risks.
The Airbus Defence and Space recently introduced a Counter-UAV System that actually detects potential UAV threats from a distance of between 3 and 6 miles, and brings them down with electronic countermeasures.
The system uses radars, infrared camera and direction finders to identify drones and determine if they are a potential threat.
A human operator compares the data from the system to a threat library and real-time analysis of control signals, to determine whether or not to jam the signal and interrupt the link between the drone and its pilot and/or navigation system. A direction finder within the system is then used to locate the pilot and potentially arrest them.
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