Oregon-based Domestic Drone Countermeasures (DDC) has announced the development of technology that will render drone aircraft "unable to complete their missions."
DDC was recently founded by a group of engineers concerned about the increasing presence of drone aircraft being used domestically to spy on the public.
The company's website states:
Many different, large area, small area, mobile and fixed Countermeasures and systems are available. All are Non-Offensive, Non-Combative and Not Destructive. These countermeasures are Highly Effective and Undefeatable by most current Domestic Drone Technology. Single and Multiple Layer systems ensure success at impeding all typical drone sensor, IR and camera capability and effectiveness.
DDC lead engineer. Timothy Faucett, recently told U.S. News and World Report:
I was personally concerned and I think there's a lot of other people worried about this. We've already had many inquiries, a lot of people saying 'Hey, I don't want these drones looking at me.'
We understand the nature of the equipment drone manufacturers are using and understand how to counter their sensors. We're not going to be countering Predator drones that are shooting cruise missiles, but we're talking about local law enforcement drones and commercial ones that people might be using for spying.
The thing that brought it home for me was Senator [Rand] Paul doing the filibuster, there's a lot of unanswered questions. We think there might be as much business for this counter drone stuff as there is for the drones themselves.
The technology will only be sold inside the U.S., and proof of citizenship is required for purchase.