Drone capture nets are non-lethal, physical countermeasures used to engage confirmed drone threats, by disrupting their propellers and leaving them unable to fly.
Drone net guns may be used to protect critical facilities and infrastructure such as airports, prisons, military bases and government buildings, as well as public spaces and events.
Launching & Firing
Drone net launchers may be hand-held guns, vehicle- or turret-mounted, or fixed to a building or structure. They may utilize pressurized air, CO2 cartridges or pyrokinetics to launch the net.
Designed to entangle and physically capture drones in mid-air, some nets may include a built-in parachute to ensure that the captured drone undergoes a controlled descent, thus minimizing the risk of damage to property or injury to people. Fixed drone capture systems may also be able to reel the net back in using a powerful motor, similarly minimizing risk from the falling drone.
Drone net guns can also be mounted on an interceptor drone. This allows the capture solution to operate at extended ranges compared to other net launcher systems. Some of these drones may then be able to carry the captured threat to a suitable location using an attached cable.