Pentagon Buys ‘Drone Hunter’ System that Catches Illegal Drones in Big Nets

The US Department of Defense is reportedly spending millions on a special “Drone Hunter” system that uses an AI-enabled interceptor drone to catch other, illegal drones by chasing them down and shooting them with a large net… Spider-Man style.

The ‘Drone Hunter platform’ was developed by Fortem Te chnologies, and it’s not unlike this drone catcher research we reported on in 2016. Rather than jamming the drone’s signal, literally ramming it out of the sky, or using a trained eagle to take it down (seriously…), the system uses an AI-enabled “interceptor drone” to chase down and catch smaller drones in a large net.