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12 Responses to “Now anybody can have an armed drone”
There’s an assumption that drones are a huge concern to personal freedom. As this cheap little drone shows, for a pittance you can do anti drone operations which will really frustrate DARPA. ;) I can only imagine paintball guns blinding a multimillion dollar US government drone.
When compared to their ground based counterparts, an airborne drone is a fragile thing. If something goes wrong with a ground based drone, that one system may fail, but other functions might work properly. If something goes wrong in the air, that could lead to the drone striking the ground or another object and causing significant damage beyond the initial problem.
While it is true that not all drones are easily downed toys, low-alititude drones and countermeasures for them are the topic. High-altitude professional hardware may require specialty tools to counter it.