An Oregon company says that it has developed a new technology which will prevent drones from “completing their mission.” It will not say how this technology does this. It does not say what it will cost. But it claims that commercial units will be affordable for private homes.
The company has applied for a patent. This may take a while.
Whether local governments will place restrictions on its use, the way some states have made using car-based radar speed trap detectors illegal, also is yet to be seen.
The important thing is that the company says the technology exists. If it exists, then other technologies will follow. There will probably be cheap Chinese knock-offs.
The creativity of the free market works against the government. So does the basic incompetence of the government.
A company representative says: “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.”