The US Department of Defense (Pentagon) has developed an interceptor missile that fires “strong stringy streamers” at hostile drones, causing them to fall to the ground while reducing collateral damage.
These filament-like launchers are to entangled with enemy drones’ propellers, causing them to lose thrust and cause them to be brought down.
As drones become a larger part of modern warfare, combat forces are coming up with more innovative ways to bring them down or disable them.
According to the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), the goal is to create anti-drone technology that does not cause as much collateral damage as explosives.
The technology was developed by Dynetics, a military contractor that recently unveiled “Enduring Shield”, a mobile land-based weapon system designed to defeat “unmanned aircraft systems, cruise missiles, rockets, artillery and mortars.”