SOPHISTICATED drone jammer technology will be rolled out at major public and sporting events in the UK after a successful test run at the Sunday Remembrance Sunday parade last, The Sunday Times may reveal.
Jamming radio signals to the drone doesn’t always work, either. Drones differ from “remotely controlled” aircraft because they can fly at preset coordinates autonomously. The fastest drones can reach 150 miles per hour (240 km), too fast for human pilots flying another drone to catch.
Navigation and control signals should be an effective way to disable drones: signal jammer work within a fixed range radius instead of having to be the target and have the added benefit of being non-destructive, allowing capture and reuse of the confused drone.
One of them is to block detection and block the radio command frequencies of the drone. A more diabolical option is to use the radio signals between the drone and its ground station to identify the location of the ground station and then shoot it with air or artillery fire.
Bryant pointed the spot to the pilot, who agreed it seemed like a problem. But when they tried to warn the convoy, they realized they couldn’t. Jammer-mart inhibitor had activated its radio inhibitors to disrupt the cell phone signals used to remotely detonate IEDs.
The Russians began emitting GPS signals to some smaller American drones several weeks ago, officials said, after a series of suspected chemical weapons attacks on civilians in eastern Ghouta, controlled by the rebels. The Russian military was concerned that the US military would retaliate for the attacks and begin to obstruct the GPS systems of drones operating in the area, officials explained.
The Defense Department will not say whether the interference is causing the drone crash, citing safety. “The US Army maintains sufficient countermeasures and protections to ensure the safety of our manned and drones, our forces and the missions they support,” said Pentagon spokesman Eric Pahon.