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A boom in consumer drone sales has spawned a counter-industry of startups aiming to stop drones flying where they shouldn’t, by disabling them or knocking them out of the sky.

Dozens of startup firms are developing techniques — from deploying birds of prey to firing gas through a bazooka — to take on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that are being used to smuggle drugs, drop bombs, spy on enemy lines or buzz public spaces.

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