China’s police have started shooting down UAVs with drone-killing rifles

A Chinese city’s police department is arming itself with more than 20 drone-jamming rifles to crack down on illegal drone flights.

Police in Wuhan, central China , are going to be equipped with 20 of these rifles, which work by emitting radio signals that force the drones to land purportedly without damaging them.

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The drone-killing rifles will be used during the upcoming 2017 Wuhan Marathon, to raise security.

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Wuhan police demonstrated the drone-killing rifles last week, where they shot down six drones, according to the Chutian Metropolitan Daily

The rifles don’t come cheap, at 250,000 yuan ($36,265) each, and they will have a range of roughly 1 km (0.6 miles).

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Unauthorised drone flights have disrupted airport safety in China, as well as

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