DroneBullet is a kamikaze drone missile that knocks enemy UAVs out of the sky

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Imagine this scenario: a quadcopter drone, rigged to carry a bomb, is headed for the White House, a major airport, or a packed school full of children. There’s no time to track down and arrest the person who either programmed its path or is directly piloting it. The most important thing to do is to use counter-drone technology to get it out of the air as soon as possible, stopping it from ever reaching its target. Digital Trends reports.

May 7th, 2019
DroneBullet is a kamikaze drone missile that knocks enemy UAVs out of the sky
DroneBullet is a kamikaze drone missile that knocks enemy UAVs out of the sky
VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Imagine this scenario: a quadcopter drone, rigged to carry a bomb, is headed for the White House, a major airport, or a packed school full of children. There’s no time to track down and arrest the person who either programmed its path or is directly piloting it. The most important thing to do is to use counter-drone technology to get it out of the air as soon as possible, stopping it from ever reaching its target. Digital Trends reports. Continue reading original article

The Military & Aerospace Electronics take:

7 May 2019 -- Officials of AerialX, a six-year-old company based in Vancouver, British Columbia, say they have come up with a magic bullet to stop unmanned aircraft incidents like this. Literally. Drawing on its expertise in areas like machine vision and unmanned aircraft, and combining that with its contacts in the defense world, AerialX has created a patent-pending solution called the DroneBullet.

The DroneBullet is described as a hybrid between a missile and a quadcopter. It is, in essence, a kamikaze drone which looks like a miniature missile, but with the maneuverability of a quadcopter.

With a takeoff weight of 910 grams, this pocket rocket has a four kilometer range and is able to reach speeds of nearly 220 miles per hour in a dive attack. It’s designed to lock onto enemy drones and then doggedly pursue them; ultimately crashing into them and knocking them out of the sky.

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John Keller, chief editor
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