Drone-catchers emerge on a new aerial frontier

March 21, 2017 By Stephen Nellis SAN LEANDRO, Calif. (Reuters) – The enemy drone whined in the distance. The Interceptor, a drone-hunting machine from Silicon Valley startup Airspace Systems, slinked off its launch pad and dashed away in hot pursuit. The hunter twisted through the air to avoid trees, homed in on its target, fired a Kevlar net to capture it, and then carried the rogue drone back to its base like a bald eagle with a kill. Airspace is among some 70 companies working on counter-drone systems as small…

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