DroneShield launches second-generation handheld drone killer
DroneShield has launched the second generation of its handheld DroneGun, which jams the signals of drones and allows users to take over control and guide the device back to land.
The anti-drone gun, developed by Sydney-based DroneShield (ASX:DRO) is set to be part of the artillery for Australian and US troops.
The new technology can stop the transmission of video immediately and keep the device intact for forensic investigation.
DRO shares were up 3 per cent at 19c in Monday morning trade.
An optional GPS-jamming feature is offered in the new device, already under evaluation by several branches of the US and Australian militaries.
The new version is lighter, more rugged and offers improved jamming algorithms.
The hand-held rifle-style device is powered by a two Lithium-Ion V-Mount Batteries.
It can be carried in a back pack and allows for coverage up to 2km, part of an increasing product range for the company.
“DroneGun MkII is expected to continue to position DroneShield at the cutting edge of the counterdrone industry,” Chairman Peter James said.
“The Company also continues to develop other innovative products being actively sought by end users, including the DroneSentinel and DroneSentry products, with initial customer demos for DroneSentinel and DroneSentry having been scheduled for early November.”
DRO was accepted as part of Team Defence Australia and will participate in the Defence and Security Equpimpent International Conference in London this week.
Shares have been trading between 18c and 52c in the past 12 months.
The DroneGun is not yet certified for use in the US, except by the military.