Threat from on high: race on to bolster drone defences

August 2018: Drones have become more present and accessible in the last couple of years. Their increasing presence now poses as a security challenge for authorities worldwide. These drone threats include everything from the security of heads of state to unauthorized surveillance.

Defense strategies are being implemented to intercept drones being used in these ways. But they may not be enough. “It is very difficult to hit a drone that is coming at high speed, at 100 km/h (70 mph), and it’s not hard to build drones that do that,” Humphreys said.” Even if you could hit one drone that came in at high speed, what if five or 10 of them attacked you all at once?”

Read the full article featuring Dr. Humphreys.