Drone Defence launch the Net Gun X1 in the UK
AN INNOVATIVE piece of new security hardware has launched amid the growing fight against drones.
The Net Gun X1 is compact, lightweight and simple to operate allowing unwanted drones to be taken down at a range of 20 metres by the push of a button.
Equipped with two different nets spanning up to 9 square metres the gun allows drones to be recovered by security personnel, who can then pass on the units to forensic experts to identify those behind them.
The X1 is being showcased this week at Europe’s largest security exhibition, IFSEC International 2016, by British security firm Drone Defence.
Drone Defence MD, Richard Gill said: “We are delighted to be here at IFSEC International and we are especially pleased to be launching Net Gun X1.
“There is a persistent, growing threat posed by drones in a huge number of scenarios and we believe the X1 will be a vital tool in combatting that danger.
“The speed and ease with which the gun can be used by a single individual on the move puts defence on the front foot.”
Cheap, easy to use drones are rapidly being adopted by criminals and terrorists and the rising danger they pose has been highlighted recently after several near misses with passenger aircraft.
Reports have also suggested that senior UK defence chiefs are concerned ISIS will use a drone to target large crowds at popular outdoor events.
Drone Defence commercial director Andrew Wright added: “Drones are a constantly evolving threat to security, information and safety.
“They are only going to become faster, smaller and easier to use so we believe it is vital that products like the Net Gun X1 are being developed and made available to combat the growing menace.”
The firm offers a number of measures used to combat drones – including a multi-sensor drone detection system using audio, video and infrared sensors to protect a specific location.
The company also works to inform operators about so called No Drone Zones to try and prevent drone incursions before they happen.
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