China has shown off its latest anti-drone gun, highlighting the increasing focus on countering the threats posed by drones both large and small in modern warfare.

China’s hand-held innovation, which can track down and shoot small drones on the battlefield was showcased during the Aman Youyi-2023 joint drills with Southeast Asian countries in Zhanjiang, South China’s Guangdong Province, according to Chinese state media.

The new anti-drone system demonstrates the increasing focus on countering the threats posed by unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Various militaries are developing similar anti-drone systems as the use of drone technology has increasingly been employed in wars.

China’s new system resembles a rifle with a scope and is designed to effectively detect, track, locate, and recognize drones flying at low altitudes, Global Times reported. The anti-drone gun will target small surveillance and attack drones rather than large reconnaissance aircraft.

The advance comes at a time when…