Taiwanese anti-drone weapons demonstrated during an anti-invasion drill on the Chang-Hua toll road on May 28, 2019. (Photo: Patrik Aventurier)
JAKARTA – China responded quickly to the presence of drones as one of the main components in modern warfare. They launched the latest anti-drone weapon with qualified specifications.
The Global Times reports that this new anti-drone weapon made in China weighs 7.7 pounds and is equipped with a lithium battery that supports 120 minutes of use. This system is capable of directional interference against drones within a range of 1.5 kilometers.
Reporting from News Week, Saturday (25/11/2023), this weapon that can track and shoot drones was exhibited during the Aman Youyi-2023 joint exercise with Southeast Asian countries in Zhanjiang, Guangdong.
This Chinese anti-drone weapon resembles a rifle with sights and is designed to effectively detect, track, locate and recognize drones flying at low altitudes. China is one of the key players in the drone spare parts supply chain. They export large-sized drones, while small-scale drones are mostly used for domestic purposes.
Meanwhile, in response to China’s increasing use of drones, Taiwan is reportedly accelerating the development and production of military drones.
According to Defense News, a new Taiwan-made anti-drone weapon called Skynet can target drones by cutting off their control signals and forcing them to land.
“Taiwan is poised to have some of the most comprehensive drone defense capabilities across all major military and civil infrastructure in the next two years,” said Yu-Jiu Wang, CEO of the Taiwan-based company.
The latest report from the South China Morning Post, shows increased activity by Chinese drones around Taiwan. Like the BZK-005 drone which was seen operating around the eastern part of Taiwan.