US Army Special Forces operators practice their skills with the Fast Rope.
US Army Cyber Gun Downs Drones
Video footage has emerged of a soldier in the US using a 'cyber rifle' to take down a drone, causing it to lose power instantly in flight before falling out of the air. The cyber-rifle is built by the Army Cyber Institute at West Point in the US, and was tested in front of the US Secretary for Defense, Ash Carter. The video, shared on Twitter by the US Department of Defense, shows a soldier in ceremonial dress take aim at a drone at a quadcopter and fire the weapon – without a sound – before the drone becomes incapacitated and drops like a stone.