Anti-UAV Defence System (AUDS)

Tom R
by Tom R

I’ll see your drone mounted pistol and raise you a ground based RF cannon to thwart your attack… Obviously not intended for personal use, and not a “firearm” (I’m secretly pining away for the day when TFB covers lasers and phased plasma rifles as common platforms), but still an interesting evolution in the escalation of technology.

AUDS is designed to disrupt and neutralize Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) engaged in Hostile Airborne Surveillance and potentially Malicious Activity.

The AUDS system combines electronic scanning radar target detection & classification, Electro-Optic (EO) tracking and directional RF inhibition capability over three independent RF bands.

The system basically integrates a tracking and identification system with the ability to disrupt the communication system. I’m not sure if this would actually affect any drones that are preprogrammed, unless it could interfere with the GPS. I assume it would be trivial to tie this into some sort of anti-aircraft projectile (it would likely be crossing the line for defense of property–though if I start seeing pizza and amazon drones filing my sky…).

You can find more information at their website:

Tom R
Tom R

Tom is a former Navy Corpsman that spent some time bumbling around the deserts of Iraq with a Marine Recon unit, kicking in tent flaps and harassing sheep. Prior to that he was a paramedic somewhere in DFW, also doing some Executive Protection work between shifts. Now that those exciting days are behind him, he teaches wilderness medicine and runs an on-demand medical staffing business. He hopes that his posts will help you find solid gear that will survive whatever you can throw at it--he is known (in certain circles) for his curse...ahem, find the breaking point of anything.You can reach him at tom.r AT or at

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  • Randy Randy on Sep 22, 2015

    I wonder how a nice low tech bow and arrow with good fishing line would deal with any spinning rotors...plays h*** on weed eaters and mower blades

  • Just say'n Just say'n on Sep 22, 2015

    I think the best they could hope for with this system it to make the RPV initiate its return- to-base function due to lost link (but at least its something). Even consumer quad-copters like the popular DJI Phantom have this ability. Of course, if it jams GPS too then that's a different story.