Advanced Ballistic Concepts announced their innovative new SKYNET anti-drone round at SHOT Show this year. This is not the SKYNET made infamous by the Terminator movie series, though I believe the naming is more than by chance. The new round is a collaboration of the company’s SKYNET and Center-Shot Technology, and is designed to down a drone that could be interfering with police investigations, or simply trespassing and spying on public or private property.
The introduction to fairly inexpensive drones has become an internet craze, with many individuals purchasing the devices for a wide range of activities. There are some incredible videos of sports activities, stunts, animals, and other outdoor activities that could not be achieved without an aerial platform. Unfortunately, the FAA has been wishy-washy about the limitations of using a drone over private property (that includes public institutions like police departments).