DroneShield, Australian weapons technician, scores big point in South America

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The manufacturer of DroneShield anti-drone technologies is becoming more and more popular among foreign governments. The company, which today announced the announcement of a "big South American government agency," has placed an order for its latest DroneGun.

The ASX-listed company did not disclose details about the company that placed the order, other than the fact that it is allied with the United States (so, it presumably excludes Venezuela).

This will be the first time that DroneGun Tactical (pictured above with Christopher Pyne) will be deployed in South America, although other solutions have been purchased by the Paraguayan government and a mysterious government in Central America.

Although DroneGun Tactical was given a NATO Stock Number earlier this month to speed up international procurement processes, the sale to the South American government, whose name has not been announced, is yet to be announced. subject to US regulatory approvals, where DroneShield also operates in the state of Virginia.

The sci-fi drone DroneGun interrupts signals between drone operators and the aircraft on "a wide range of commonly used UAV models," interrupting video transmissions and forcing the drone to return to its starting point or to initiate a controlled descent.

US Ambassador Joe Hockey reviews the DroneGun Tactical. Credit: DroneShield

Anti-UAV technology gains popularity in Australia, said Civil Aviation Safety Authority Fairfax In December, at approximately the time of drone observations in controlled airspace at Gatwick Airport in the United Kingdom, CASA will begin to search electronically for serial numbers of drones crossing the 5.5 km around the airports.

Correction Services NSW also reported in November that it was analyzing the market for anti-UAV solutions following government crackdown on the use of drones in prisons following more than 60 incidents during the last four years.

Queensland Police deployed DroneShield DroneGun MkII at the Commonwealth Games last year.