“Police in China are being equipped with new high-tech weaponry to help them fight back against illegal drone use,” writes new submitter drunkdrone. Mashable reports:
A Chinese city’s police department is arming itself with more than 20 drone-jamming rifles…which work by emitting radio signals that force the drones to land, purportedly without damaging them. The drone-killing rifles will be used during the upcoming 2017 Wuhan Marathon, to raise security. Wuhan police demonstrated the drone-killing rifles last week, where they shot down six drones, according to the Chutian Metropolitan Daily.
Each rifle costs $36,265, and has a range of 0.6 miles.
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