China Reveals Hunter Drone with Net

China Reveals Hunter Drone with Net September 9, 2019

China has developed a drone capable of hunting small, low flying drones, China's state broadcaster China Central Television has revealed.

The hexacopter drone made by a research centre under the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation is capable of approaching a hostile or illegal drone and firing a 16-square-meter net at it.

The net can be autonomously launched by the drone hunter, the report said, without disclosing the type of hunter drone.

Small, slow, low-flying aircraft are difficult or cost-inefficient for traditional air defence systems to intercept.

US drone company Airspace Systems also made a drone capable of capturing other drones by shooting a net, US media outlet Popular Mechanics reported in 2016.

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