The U.S. Army has showed off its latest defence against hostile drone units ‘STRINGER STREAMERS’ fired from a small interceptor. Tests at Eglin Air Force Base saw Darpa's Mobile Force Protection (MFP) Program successfully demonstrate a counter-unmanned air system (C-UAS). Darpa explained: “The primary drone negation mechanism shoots strong, stringy streamers from reusable interceptors that foul propellers causing loss of propulsion.” The demo highlighted the requirement that non-kinetic solutions could be employed in and around civilian areas. Darpa is currently working with the military services to transition technology developed in the project into various acquisition programs.
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