Domestic Drone Countermeasures is an Oregon-based that’s selling “countermeasures and systems” to disable domestic drones. A noble idea. Here’s where the product gets as sketchy as the domestic drones themselves: No one will say how these anti-drone systems actually work.
This is how Timothy Faucett, a lead engineer for DDC, explained the countermeasures in an interview with U.S. News & World Report:
Though Faucett wouldn’t discuss specifics, he says the boxes do not interfere with a drone’s navigation system and that it doesn’t involve “jamming of any kind.” He says their technology is “an adaptation of something that could be used for military application” with the “combat element replaced with a nondestructive element.”
So, it’s great that someone’s stepping up to provide the public with a way to combat invasive behavior, but that person admits the product is “expensive” and won’t divulge any detail of how the product works? If this sounds like something that warrants your money, go for it.
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