New Blocking Devices Put Rogue Drones in Jam

By Li Liuqian and Teng Jing Xuan

Are pesky drone daredevils who like to buzz airports, stadiums and other sensitive spots about to be grounded?

Innovators of a new generation of drone-jamming products in China hope so.

The industry that aims to control rogue drones is in its infancy. So far, the early products come in two types: those that cut off the signal that allows the operator to drive the drone, and others that allow authorities to take control of the unmanned aerial vehicle. In theory, stopping rogue drones sounds simple. In practice, it is still quite challenging and costly — and could even lead to mishaps.

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