Counter-UAS Technology: Drone Killer

IXI-Drone-Killer has their ear to the ground on the latest technology in the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) arena and has identified ADS as a leader at the cutting edge of problem solving. Read what Brad Shepherd had to say about ADS and its upcoming events where leading breakthrough UAS technology and drone countermeasure experts collide.

Drones seem to be everywhere.

Due to the high volume of both military and civilian drone usage, new laws and programs are popping up overnight. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has developed a Small Unmanned Aircraft Regulation (Part 107) “covering a broad spectrum of commercial uses for drones weighing less than 55 pounds.” To cover those piloting the drones, ones insurance company is offering coverage upwards to $10M with hourly rates. 

Drones come in a variety of sizes and offer some unique characteristics—including the waterproof drone, pioneered by SwellPro.

|X| Technology developed a fully functional, highly anticipated Drone Killer™, and it's making waves within the Department of Defense. 

SpotterUp attended our Warrior Expo West show in April, where these drones were proudly on display at the |X| Technology booth. The Drone Killer ™ is a robust piece of equipment, closely resembling a bullpup-style rifle, and is intimidating at first glance. Offering picatinny rails on top and bottom, optics and fore grips can be easily attached.

Utilizing a power-efficient FCC-compliant data communications interruption technique, the Drone Killer™ ranges up-to ~800 meters. Its active mode provides four hours of use and eight hours sustainment with its sensor mode. A hot-swappable Li-Ion battery and a 12V vehicle power plug make this equipment ready for operational use, both mobile and on the ground.

Drone Killer

Although the Drone Killer™ provides a productive role on the battlefield, the Oceanside Police Department recently obtained San Diego County’s first Drone Killer™. With stateside hobbyist droners actively impeding on firefighting operations, downing emergency helicopters in the area due to safety concerns, this piece of equipment is a great fit.

Employment of this system is unlimited when looking into the future and the advancement of drones and their capabilitie during public and private events. |X| Technology has been able to provide a product that is needed and sought after.

Interested in seeing more UAS and counter-UAS technology? Register today for Warrior Expo East in Virginia Beach, VA on Wednesday, July 11 and Thursday, July 12. It promises to be a exciting day and is only open to government ID holders.

To learn more about why counter-drone technology is in such high demand, read In over their heads: U.S. Ground Forces are Dangerously unprepared for enemy drones.

Airborne, surface and sub-surface unmanned systems technology is evolving rapidly. As new technology presents itself, ADS and its vast supplier network remain an agile force of research, development and acquisition to help connect our customers with the best solutions to meet their mission and sustainment requirements. Visit ADS and its vast C4ISR supplier network at Federal Range Day OR Warrior Expo East this June and July. We look forward to seeing you!


Warrior Expo East

  • Day One & Time: Wednesday, July 11 | 0900 – 1630
  • Day Two & Time: Thursday, July 12 | 1000 – 1530
  • Location: Virginia Beach Convention Center in Virginia Beach, VA
  • Registration: Online & Onsite

Federal Range Day: A Live Fire Event

  • Date & Time: Friday, June 8 | 0900 – 1400
  • Location: Trijicon’s Crucible Training Facility in Fredericksburg, VA
  • Registration: Online & Onsite
  • Requirements: Government ID

Article Originally Published on by Author Brad Shepherd

Mr. Shepherd has completed multiple overseas deployments starting with the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment in 2002. In 2005 he became a foreign relations consultant for the U.S. Government’s major organizations until 2012. Completing a decade’s worth of deployments, Mr. Shepherd came home fulfilling the position as an Executive Protection Agent for the Microsoft Corporation. In recent years he has become owner and operator of UpTop Imaging, a reputable drone and video production company, an established entity of Shepp Enterprises LLC.