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Land Forces 2016: Mesmerising UAVs

9th September 2016 - 13:00 GMT | by Gordon Arthur in Adelaide


With the proliferation of UAVs, many public authorities and militaries are now concerned about how to counter them. One solution has been developed by Department 13, which has combined with Brisbane-based EPE for its promotion in Australia.

Whereas many counter-UAV systems might use jammers or kinetic mitigations to stop a UAV in its tracks, this might not be the safest option given that the UAV could descend uncontrollably. Furthermore, jammers are not effective against frequency-hopping UAV control systems.

Mesmer is Department 13’s solution, a software-based product that utilises protocol manipulation. ‘It takes advantages in digital radio protocols to force

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Gordon Arthur


Gordon Arthur

Gordon Arthur was the Asia Pacific editor for Shephard Media. Born in Scotland and educated …

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