HBO shot down drones to stop Game of Thrones Season eight spoilers


When dragons aren’t available, you get your self a few “drone killers.” According to Entertainment Weekly, HBO utilized these gadgets through the filming of Game of Thrones’ eighth and closing season with a purpose to forestall spoilers from reaching the general public through drone footage taken from above the European units.

During her look at New York Comic Con, Dark Phoenix star Sophie Turner (Sansa Stark) talked in regards to the drone decimators when she mentioned:

“If a drone flies above sets, there’s a thing that can kill the drones, which is really cool. It creates a field around it and the drones just drop. It’s very X-Men.”

Shaped like a gun, a “drone killer” is geared toward any flying nuisance and shoots out a beam, disabling the drone and driving it again right down to the bottom. IXI Technology in Yorba Linda, California (enjoyable truth: hometown of Richard Nixon), is accountable for the know-how, which prices about $30,000 a pop. The firm’s additionally equipped new devices to the U.S. navy for over three a long time.

“The purpose is primarily for emergency situations,” Oceanside police leiutenant Aaron Doyle instructed the Los Angeles Times. “It won’t be used when someone complains about a neighbor flying a drone. It’s pretty much for a life-or-death situation, to save lives.”

For added precaution, HBO additionally turned the Game of Thrones units in Northern Ireland into no-fly zones, forbidding any helicopters or planes to move over the areas the place capturing was happening, wrote EW.

Season eight of the excessive fantasy collection is about to air in 2019, however we’re curious, does the drone killer work in opposition to White Walker zombie drones?


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