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Army Secures Patent for Net Grenades to Disable Drones

The U.S. Army patented a net-carrying grenade-sized weapon that the service built to catch and deter unmanned aerial systems, C4ISRnet reported Monday

The grenade works in a standard 40mm launcher and features sensors that detect the target before launching the net onto the drones. Initial testing of the tool showed it can effectively engage and stop a UAS threat, according to the patent

“The performance of this invention goes further than any previous system proposed which merely launches a net directly at a UAS,” the document states. 

The patent also indicates the net used in the grenade could also counter boats, boat propellers, moving land vehicles and stationary land vehicles.

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