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Swiss Police Are Ready to Blast Drones Out of the Sky at Davos

Demand for jamming devices has gone up, but don’t expect a drone to fall on your head.
Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg

The gunner looks like a character in a dystopian movie in which the ruling elite prepare to fight off a scrappy, tech-savvy rebellion. The reality? Maybe not that far off.

Swiss police were pictured this week in Davos testing anti-drone jammers, which resemble massive machine guns, as part of security preparations for the World Economic Forum. The annual gathering of members of the world's business and political elite has brought more than 3,000 attendees to the skiing resort.