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Drone-jamming gun claimed to be one of the smallest and lightest

Drone-jamming gun claimed to b...
The Paladyne E1000MP and its control box
The Paladyne E1000MP and its control box
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The Paladyne E1000MP can be mounted on third-party rifles
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The Paladyne E1000MP can be mounted on third-party rifles
The Paladyne E1000MP and its control box
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The Paladyne E1000MP and its control box

For people such as soldiers, security officials and airport workers, drones aren't always a welcome sight. That's why drone-jamming guns were developed, and the new Paladyne E1000MP "pistol" is said to be one of the most compact on the market.

Manufactured by British company Drone Defence, the E1000MP works in the same fashion as similar products – it emits an electromagnetic signal at the same frequency that a target drone utilizes for control communications, GPS orientation, and video transmission. This causes the drone to lose communication with its operator, resulting in it automatically landing or returning to its point of take-off.

The gun has an operational range of 1 km (0.6 miles), and can be used with either a directional or omnidirectional antenna – the former focuses the jamming signal on one particular drone, while the latter spreads the signal out over a wider area that needs protecting.

The Paladyne E1000MP can be mounted on third-party rifles
The Paladyne E1000MP can be mounted on third-party rifles

It's reportedly even possible for users to gain control of the frequencies used by the aircraft. This means that they could manually activate its return-to-home function, allowing them to locate its operator by watching where it lands.

The Paladyne E1000MP is IP56 waterproof (it can withstand high-pressure jets of water), runs for two hours per four-hour charge of its battery, and works at ambient temperatures ranging from -20º C to 60° C (-4º F to 140º F).

It has a claimed weight of 3.5 kg (7.7 lb), which presumably includes both the gun itself and its accompanying control box. While this does indeed put it at the lightweight end of the spectrum, DroneShield's DroneGun MkIII actually comes in significantly lighter, at 1.95 kg (4.3 lb).

Source: Drone Defence

5 comments
Sean Reynolds
Just to be clear, many drones do not have return to home functionality. If you use this product many drones will just fall out of the sky all together, which means they could do property damage. Just know that if that happens the person pulling this trigger is liable for that property damage since the drone operator is usually cleared by the FAA through license and the FAA's B4UFLY app.
Heckler
What if the drone does not use radio for navigation but to hone in on the jammer?
buzzclick
If the drone gets zapped and falls making property damage, how will the icounsured know that it was immobilized by one of these guns? Alternatively, how can one know where it came from? My suspicion is that these Brit companies have developed these drone guns in reaction to the threats posed at Heathrow and other airports in the past few years, as well as the fact that drone technology can now carry a payload. At one km, a small drone is not easy to spot so someone's going to come out with a portable detector/locator for the gun or will this require a remote sweeper in contact with the gun operator? Jeez, with the vast instability we see everywhere today, the security business must be booming.

What I'd like to know is if this gun delivers one shot at a time or if the operator just keeps the trigger pressed and sweeps the gun on the target area.
Edward Vix
Hecker, it's "home in".
Pablo
I can't wait for the Chinese version to show up on Amazon for $249!