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Counter-drone demand on the rise

9th August 2018 - 14:15 GMT | by Gerrard Cowan in Belfast

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In the wake of recent incidents involving drones, such as the alleged attack on Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, companies such as Raytheon are seeing a growing market for counter-unmanned aerial system (C-UAS) products. 

Raytheon is currently developing the Mesmer with Department 13, a US-based company. The system is designed to take command of a UAV and remove it from populated areas, rather than targeting it using kinetic means.

This would be essential for use in scenarios involving crowds of people as seen in the Venezuela incident, said Todd Probert, vice president – mission support and modernisation at Raytheon Intelligence, Information

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