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Soldiers trained with DroneDefender, a point-and-shoot, electromagnetic, rifle-shaped weapon that disrupts communications between a remote-controlled drone and its controller.

ISIS counter drone warfare fight resembles 1984 video game technology

Posted by Staff Sgt. Francis O'Brien on Apr 24, 2017

Army.mil

Recent attacks by ISIS in Syria and Iraq have changed the 21st-century battlespace by employing airborne drones for reconnaissance and attacks. 

Task Force Spartan personnel took action to counter the threat by familiarizing themselves with a counter-drone technology using inexpensive, airborne, commercially available drones at Camp Buehring on April 6, 2017. If a recent familiarization course is any indication, video game enthusiasts may have been training for the fight against ISIS their entire lives.

Soldiers trained with DroneDefender, a point-and-shoot, electromagnetic, rifle-shaped weapon that disrupts communications between a remote-controlled drone and its operator. While the U.S. military works on a range of options to counter drone technology, the system provides a safer and more accurate alternative than other methods, such as shooting drones with a rifle.

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