A week ago, an amateur drone pilot landed his DJI quadcopter on the deck of Britain’s most advanced and newest aircraft carrier. This accidental incident showed that it is tough to neutralize the danger from drones that are filling the skies slowly.
In April, the Army National Guard of Eglin Air Force Base in Florida tested the modified pair of Raytheon’s Stinger anti-air missiles, which were improved with propinquity fuses that can blast in the surrounding area. The first time, it portrayed that “two small unmanned airborne systems” were intercepting.
The missiles launched from attack helicopters or shoulder-mounted cannon, and use an electronic guidance and control system, having a range of around five miles easily hit the flying targets like cruise missiles and aircraft. Each of the missiles comes in a range of $38,000 and with a great flying time. These types of missiles are meant to fight against aircraft like $4 million Predator drone.
The company believes that stinger missiles are lawfully a practical solution for taking out the very smaller drones as they are highly maneuverable and difficult to engage and find in the air. But, there is a shadow of a doubt that this solution would be effectual as the stingers have been in use, especially in combat for years. Still, it appears like a potentially dangerous way to make such aircraft flying at low altitudes.
It is further explained that technologies like electromagnetic cannons can thwart a drone pilot from controlling their craft. It seems to be the affordable and much safer solution to the problem.