Sunday, May 29, 2016

Netherlands Train Eagles to Take Down Drones

In Katwijk, Netherlands eagles are being trained to perform a new skill--take down drones. The birds of prey are being trained to take down small, unarmed drones with their talons. The detective chief superintendent of the Dutch Police sees this as "very promising," as he watched the demonstration at the Valkenburg Naval Air Base this month. The Metropolitan Police Service of London is now considering this option, as the fear of terrorist drones haunts Europe. This unique idea allows the eagles to bring the drones to the ground safely. Though the eagles face damages to their talons through the blades of the drones, so a protective covering of the eagles is being worked on. Amanda Pringle

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