Looking like a gadget straight out of The Matrix, the gun can target drones from 3,000 feet away and return them to their pilots.
The culprits behind the Christmas chaos at Gatwick Airport last year were never found, but this return-to-sender hack gives the potential for crimes to be caught red-handed.
DroneShield, the company behind the gun, also developed a software similar to “Google Maps” that instantly locates any drones.
The firm has previously worked with the British Army and provided assistance to the 2018 Korean Winter Olympics, and their tech is used in airports.
“The system can detect when a pilot communicates with a drone by accessing the ‘uplinks’ and corresponding ‘downlinks’.
“The location of the pilot can be found and they can be arrested, it would save a lot of money.
“It can also watch the drone’s video feed using radio frequency detection sensors – there is nothing on the market like this.”
Oleg’s new system has been hailed as the “first of its kind” for its added ability to return a drone safely to its point of origin.
He said: “The system is completely passive, it emits no frequency and can be safely used in airports despite the use of ‘jammers’.
“We are active in UK, but I can’t share additional details due to confidentiality, but we previously announced trials with UK Army.”
Defence expert Will Geddes, of International Corporate Protection, warned of a “false sense of security”.
He said: “We would not want people to get a false sense of security – there is a range of drone threats – the big question is the response time after the pilot is identified.
“Those using rogue drones range from stupid clowns, to organised criminals and then terrorists at the sharp end.
“Some drones are actively designed to stop users flying into specific areas but these can be re-engineered.
“However, there are some racing drones used that are incredibly quick.
“This is the first I’ve heard of this system, if a vector could be established this is pretty phenomenal, especially if the pilot was unaware.”
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