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As drones become more readily available to the average consumer, there are concerns that these devices could cause a number of issues and even result in—intentional or otherwise—serious, potentially life-threatening, complications with passenger jets, military aircraft, and other aviation equipment. Or, on a less lethal scale, they could be used to, say, smuggle drugs and other not-so-legal items across borders or into prisons.
The Federal Aviation Administration requires all drone users to register their devices with the agency as a way to keep track of the unmanned aerial vehicles in use, but even that tactic isn’t going to stop someone from improperly using the device.
So, governments around the world are searching for ways to deal with these drone-related issues. Such anti-drone technology has included radio jammers, net-firing guns, and "net-wielding interceptor” drones, all of which seem like viable options.