This gun downed four drones at Brazil’s presidential inauguration
Federal law enforcement officials at Sunday’s inauguration ceremony for Brazil’s president-elect, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, say they used an anti-drone gun to bring down four “suspicious” aircraft heading toward the president.
According to reports, Brazilian presidential security utilized DroneGun Tactical, a long-range counter-drone system developed by US/Australian company DroneShield.
The anti-drone gun, which is yet to be authorized by the US FCC, works by intercepting a drone’s communication signals. When disruption is triggered, the drone responds by either landing vertically on the spot or returning to its home location. This ensures that the drone remains intact and available for forensic investigation. But, as an additional security measure, the device ceases the video transmission back to the drone operator immediately.
DroneShield has been operational in Brazil since mid-2021 when Anatel, the national telecommunications agency, gave the…