The SkyWall one hundred is a internet-launching anti-drone bazooka
A gaggle of English engineers have developed a new system for downing quadcopters that stray into restricted airspace: the SkyWall one hundred. This shoulder-mounted internet launcher weighs 22 kilos and runs on compressed fuel however does reportedly supply a one hundred-meter vary with an eight-second reload time. What’s extra, the system makes use of a “sensible scope” that routinely calculates the drone’s distance and vector, informing the operator precisely the place to goal. The netting will even deploy a small parachute as soon as it wraps up the UAV — definitely a extra mild various to utilizing radio waves or 50mm Bushmasters. There is no phrase on worth or availability but, past assurances by the group that the primary fashions shall be out there by the top of the yr.