Drones

Pitbull military drone-jammer is ready-to-wear

Pitbull military drone-jammer ...
The Pitbull drone jammer (right) along with the Wingman 103 drone detector
The Pitbull drone jammer (right) along with the Wingman 103 drone detector
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The Pitbull drone jammer (right) along with the Wingman 103 drone detector
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The Pitbull drone jammer (right) along with the Wingman 103 drone detector
The Pitbull (right) weighs 775 grams without its battery, while the Wingman 103 weighs 735 grams
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The Pitbull (right) weighs 775 grams without its battery, while the Wingman 103 weighs 735 grams

We've seen portable drone-jamming devices before, although they tend to take the form of big guns that would be a hassle to carry for long distances. The new clip-on Pitbull, however, is designed to be worn by dismounted soldiers for hours at a time.

Made by Danish firm MyDefense, the Pitbull weighs 775 g/1.7 lb (not counting the battery), and can reportedly run for up to 20 hours in standby or for two hours when jamming.

Users can manually activate the device, causing its internal directional antennas to emit radio signals in the 2.4GHz, 5.8GHz and GNSS (Global Navigation Satellite System) frequency bands up to a range of 1 km (0.6 miles). A not-yet-available optional external antenna covers additional frequencies.

These signals will reportedly disrupt those being used to remotely control an enemy drone, while not interfering with the soldier's own radio communications system.

That said, the device can also be hooked up to MyDefence's recently-released Wingman 103 wearable drone detector, which will automatically cause the Pitbull to start jamming when the control and/or video signals of an incoming drone are picked up. It adds an additional 735 g of weight (1.6 lb), and has a range of up to 2 km (1.2 miles).

Source: MyDefense

3 comments
ChairmanLMAO
don't worry. it will be years and years before any class action against the makers for cancer causing em waves...years
Deres
I am not really sure that wearing on you a easily detected jammer is a clever idea ... As soon as detected, such a jammer will be treated by artillery.
christopher
LOL - equip solider with multi-spectral beacons - what could possibly go wrong? How about a drone that waits for that signal so it can deliver its payload directly at the target? Minimizes collateral damage I guess... Even off-the-shelf DJI has always had down-facing cameras for positioning, so jamming the GPS is pointless.