A brand new jamming system has now emerged from #china, which is aimed at "shooting" down aerial intruders right out of the sky. Commercially available quadcopters and drones have significantly increased the freedom and versatility of camera systems around the world. Devices such as the DJI Mavic #Pro and the GoPro #Karma Drone can be used for a variety of different recreational, industrial, and business applications. However, those with malicious intent can also use the same technology for more diabolical reasons. This, of course, is the very reason why new types of technologies are emerging to combat the rise of rogue drones.

China's latest anti-drone gun

Authorities in China have now begun field-testing their latest anti-drone "gun" that is capable of taking down any unwelcomed drone.

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Police officers in the country were recently armed with the new drone jamming gun at a big soccer game in Wuhan, China. Any drone that trespassed within the event's premises were disabled and forced to land through the system's signal jamming capabilities.

Cost and implementation of the new system

China's new anti-drone weapon reportedly costs $19,000 each. Despite the stratospheric price, the Chinese government is apparently still interested in purchasing several units to help them take down unmanned aerial threats. Being one of the biggest manufacturers of drone systems means that the country does need potent countermeasures that will help it stop unauthorized flying robots from accessing sensitive and vulnerable areas.

The new jamming system is reportedly capable of taking down targets up to a kilometer away, which gives it enough range to take down incoming aerial threats before they arrive.

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Chinese authorities are taking these types of threats seriously, which is why more units will likely be purchased for different policing agencies within the country.

Other available anti-drone systems

In the United States, the Batelle Drone Defender is now being utilized by different government agencies to combat rogue drones. The system is already in use by Coalition forces in Iraq to take down ISIS quadcopters used in grenade attacks and surveillance. Meanwhile, in the Netherlands, Police are apparently now trying to train eagles to take down the flying intruders. The predatory birds have been proven to be quite effective in recent demos from a local company called Guard From Above.