An English Company Creates a Shoulder-Mounted Cannon That Captures Drones
Don't like drones flying within your compound? Well then, there are many ways in which you can deal with the situation. Obviously, if you are somehow in possession of a firearm, you are obliged (and depending on which country you are in, entitled) to shoot the irritating machine from out of the sky.
If you're looking to capture the aforementioned drone, there are also a myriad of ways to that. For the Dutch, they train eagles (no, really) to hunt down these drones. But, for the British, they decided that it was more practical to create a cannon (again, really) that didn't just knock out the drone, but still keep intact for the sole purpose of finding out what footage the drone has captured.
The weapon is known as the SkyWall100, and it is a shoulder-mounted cannon designed by British company OpenWorks Engineering. The cannon is basically a gas-powered launcher with an intelligent programmable projectile which, when fired at a drone, will bring down an incapacitated drone via an embedded parachute that controls the descent of the drone.
The SkyWall100 has an operating range of 10 meters, and even has a smart scope built into the system for easier aiming and target tracking. The best part about the SkyWall100, however, is that it's portable and can be rapidly reloaded in a crisis where tackling multiple drones is key to winning a battle.
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Meet the SkyWall100, a cannon that is designed to bring down drones without damaging them.