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This article was published on October 7, 2015

    Check out this ‘death ray’ that shoots drones out of the sky

    Check out this ‘death ray’ that shoots drones out of the sky
    Nate Swanner
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    Nate Swanner

    Former Reporter, TNW

    TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If TNW's former West Coast writer in the PNW (Portland, Oregon). Nate loves amplifying developers, and codes in Swift when he's not writing. If you need to get in touch, Twitter is your best bet.

    The next time a drone is being bothersome, a ‘death ray’ might solve the problem.

    Three companies in the UK (Blighter, Enterprise and Chess) have partnered up to develop a ‘gun’ that fires an interference signal at a drone, which pretty much just drops it cold onto the ground.

    The Guardian reports it’s being marketed to airports and the US Government by Colorado-based Liteye.

    As the FAA tightens drone regulations, this type of thing may not be necessary for consumers. But if there’s a job at my local airport that requires me to shoot down drones with an invisible laser — they can expect my CV.

    Watch an anti-drone ‘death ray’ in action [The Guardian]