Fortem’s DroneHunter turns the DJI M600 into a rogue drone killer

Feb 21, 2019

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Fortem’s DroneHunter turns the DJI M600 into a rogue drone killer

Feb 21, 2019

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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We’ve seen some… creative ways of knocking down drones out of the sky: from shooting them down to using trained eagles. But a Utah-based company Fortem Technologies is turning the drone against its own kind. It modifies the DJI Matrice 600 and turns into a lean, mean, drone killing machine.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VKHGdziHfSw

The company combines SkyDome platform with the modified M600, or the DroneHunter. The SkyDome system enables situational awareness, and when the DroneHunter is connected to it, can autonomously track and engage rogue drones. When it locates them, it fires out a net to trap them and drag away.

We have seen the use of nets before, but in a different manner. Japanese police used a drone carrying a big 3×2 meters net that would entangle the rough drone’s rotors. DroneLife notes that a few other companies also offer net-related counter drone technologies. This technique is a much option than shooting the drone down or jamming its radio or GPS signal because the drone will be dragged to safety and won’t get damaged. This also allows a more efficient forensic analysis of the captured rogue drones.

According to Fortem, the DroneHunter has flown over 7,500 missions and has had over 3,000 successful “kills” so far. This makes an over 85 percent successful “kill” rate, which reportedly makes it a current leader in the industry. And I guess that it also gives a new meaning to the expression “fight fire with fire.”

[via DroneLife]

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Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic

Dunja Djudjic is a multi-talented artist based in Novi Sad, Serbia. With 15 years of experience as a photographer, she specializes in capturing the beauty of nature, travel, and fine art. In addition to her photography, Dunja also expresses her creativity through writing, embroidery, and jewelry making.

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4 responses to “Fortem’s DroneHunter turns the DJI M600 into a rogue drone killer”

  1. armatus rebellio Avatar
    armatus rebellio

    7,500 missions and has had over 3,000 … This makes an over 85 percent successful “kill” rate,

    3000 out of 7500 is a 40% kill rate, not 85%

    1. jason bourne Avatar
      jason bourne

      LOL, creative accounting.

  2. Mark Bernhardt Avatar
    Mark Bernhardt

    Proofread your articles. Spell check can’t do it all.

  3. Argle Bargle Avatar
    Argle Bargle

    I know from personal experience (I own a
    dozen mini-quads) it’s next to impossible to identify a drone after about two hundred meters or so, depending on the type and size of the drone. It does piss me of that these idiots will ruin the hobby for responsible pilots like myself though. As far as all the drone hysteria goes, it’s hilarious….”they’re looking in my windows!”

    Get over yourselves people. Nobody wants to see your fat ass.