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New anti-drone gun unveiled

National News // Feb. 9, 2018

A new invention has been unveiled in Chur in canton Graubünden. It’s an anti-drone gun and it was deployed at this year’s World Economic Forum meeting in Davos.

droptec New anti-drone gun unveiled

It’s a new system with a far longer range than some already on the market. It works by firing a plastic net which tangles the drone’s rotors, bringing it crashing to the ground.

It has a range of 50 meters.

The company says the gun is a world-first. Other systems only have a range of a few meters.

The gun was given to police in Davos during the meeting – but the police are not saying of it was used.

It is classed as a weapon, so users will need a gun licence.

The makers say they are having great interest from law enforcement agencies across the world. Especially from prisons. 

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