LAND FORCES 2018 Young Innovator Award
Mr Angus Bean, DroneShield Limited - designer of the DroneGun Tactical
Mr Angus Bean was largely responsible for designing the DroneGun Tactical, a fully integrated rifle-style safe countermeasure against a wide range of drone models. In response to user feedback, he designed it to be much smaller and lighter than its predecessor, the DroneGun Mk2, but just as effective. Its design allows it to be highly portable and it can disrupt multiple RF frequency bands simultaneously. Activation of RF (2.4GHz, 5.8GHz, 433 MHz and 915MHz) and GNSS (GPS, GLONASS) signal jamming disrupts commercial drone control functions including video transmission to the drone operator.
No damage results to the drone or surrounding environment as once the drone is effectively jammed it will perform one of its inbuilt suspension operations such as entering a controlled landing or returning to the flight starting point (assisting authorities to track the operator). The drone remains intact and available for forensic investigation.