Wednesday, September 14, 2016

The Eagle Has Landed

Dutch police are adopting the centuries-old pursuit of falconry to deal with the modern-day danger of drones.
They're the world's first force to employ eagles to take down illegal drones.
Dutch police spokesman Dennis Janus: "The eagles see the drones as prey and intercept them as they are flying. Then they land with the drone still in their claws."
These feathered enforcement tools will now be deployed whenever drones are believed to be posing a threat to the public or flying close to airports or sensitive areas. They will be active in time for next summer in the Netherlands.
Oh, and by the way, none of the birds was hurt during testing... however not one of the drones survived!

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