Drone’t even think about it

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In­sur­gent groups in­creas­ingly use drones as scouts and tiny bombers, so Home­land Se­cu­rity has turned to the DroneDe­fender. With a trig­ger pull, the ri­fle-shaped an­tenna sev­ers the com­mand con­nec­tion be­tween robot and con­troller from up to 1,300 feet away. It can also dis­able satel­lite links, forc­ing tar­gets to land. Any sol­dier can bust air­borne en­e­mies in less than a sec­ond. It’s al­ready been spot­ted with troops in Iraq.

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