Epic anti-drone device fires web to avert aerial threat

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A quirky shoulder-mounted anti-drone device due to hit the market later this year looks like it’s been inspired by the exploits of Spiderman.

The SkyWall defense system uses a ‘compressed gas-powered launcher and an intelligent projectile’ which deploys a net to engulf the drone and disable it. A parachute is also attached to ensure the ‘aerial threat’ can be recovered intact for examination.

The use of traditional weapons or other UAVs in the fight against drones has proven disproportionate and ineffective, according the manufacturers of this gadget, who promise us that the SkyWall100 is “highly mobile”, requires “minimum training” and “can be rapidly reloaded allowing multiple drone threats to be quickly engaged by a single operator”.

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