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joelthelion  ·  868 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: FAA to trial British anti-drone system

    Finally, a directional radio frequency (RF) inhibitor from Northamptonshire’s Enterprise Control Systems disables the UAV.

Would this work against an autonomous UAV?




kleinbl00  ·  868 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Not to my understanding. It's a broadband jammer, basically, and if your drone is smart, it goes "I have no signal, I must land" and if your drone is dumb, it goes "I have no signal, I must power off." If your drone isn't reliant on a signal, it'll keep on truckin' on.

THAT SAID

The platform is a Thales. The radar is a Blighter. The tracking system is Chess Dynamics. That's about as deep-pocket defense contracty as you can get, and all three of those companies are used to having weapons attached. It wouldn't take much - strap a BB gun onto that thing and autonomy ceases to be an issue.