Drone Competition brings in a wave of Counter-Drone Technologies
DroneClash, an annual competition where contenders challenge each other to destroy drones and put it down from the air, has the strategy, winning points, opponents, and definitely plenty of mayhem and destruction for the gaming lover. This contest was created with the aim to develop the better anti-drone technology. The creators of DroneClash hone the idea that this competition proves vital to eliminate rogue operators, who function against a nation and its society’s best interest.
The contest has four teams that battle over two rounds, flying through the “Hallway of Doom, Death, and Destruction” in an attempt to save their drones from counter-drone weapons. Each team possesses a prime drone or the Queen which needs to be protected while destroying other Queens in the process. Unlike other competitions, DroneClash lays no restrictions on its participants regarding the aspects of the drones, such as the size, weight, and power, or even the number of drones that can be flown at a team.
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The prime objective of this contest is to ensure that a good safety case is used and convince the jury that tech used by them is safe. Also, the participants are restricted from using extreme weapons. In a situation where the area protected is a stadium or an airport, innocent lives and property need to be safeguarded.
As a means to bring down drones with explosives or lethal payload, nets are considered to be the safest option. This is a commonly used tactic demonstrated by the Japanese police to being down UAVs using nets.
In addition to just deterring technologies, there may be possibilities of teams wielding jammers to render drones handicapped. While nets and jammers may seem fairly efficient, other options to blind drones are by engaging paintball guns which can block the drone lens and bring them down without hurting civilians.
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