Drone Defence Services, a provider of cutting-edge drone detection and mitigation solutions, has launched a new drone capture device that can be retrofitted to any commercial drone operated by law enforcement and security services.
AeroSnare has been designed to allow organisations such as Police forces to upgrade their own drone fleet and turn them into drone defence interceptors.
Drone Defence also confirmed that the new product is also not affected by legal and operational restrictions associated with other drone mitigation technologies such as jamming.
Richard Gill, CEO at Drone Defence, explained how the system works: “AeroSnare is attached to the ‘friendly drone’ and the aim is for the security drone operator to fly the friendly drone over the offending drone.”
He continued: “The Kevlar trailing line snares the offending drone’s propellers causing it to stall and lose lift. As the offending drone stalls, it pulls a parachute out of the AeroSnare and then descends gently to the ground.”
As part of the release, Drone Defence also detailed how AeroSnare is not meant to be a silver bullet, but has been designed to provide some capability as part of a range of countermeasures.
The firm also said how unlike some other drone capture devices, “it requires no firearms license, it is not export controlled, it will not anger animal rights activists, it does not require a mid-air collision and it doesn’t come with a five-figure price tag.”
Richard Gill added: “The application is simple and can upgrade commercial drones with the ability to intercept and safely interdict illegally flown drones. When considered against other physical capture and kinetic drone defence measure AeroSnare is an elegant solution.
AeroSnare is the perfect device in some circumstances, and anything which introduces an element of doubt in an illegal drone flyer is an important deterrent and should be welcomed by law enforcement officers and the drone industry alike.”