Drohnen Abwehr Adler – Die niederländische Polizei trainiert ihre neue Geheimwaffe

Die niederländische Polizei trainiert anscheinend Adler zur Abwehr kleiner Drohnen. Ob das nun Satire ist, weiß ich nicht, dafür scheint es mir dann doch etwas zu aufwendig. Jedenfalls krallt sich der Adler hier im Film die DJI Phantom ziemlich furchtlos. Ich hätte etwas mehr Respekt vor den Propellern.

The Dutch police have partnered with Guard From Above, a raptor training company based in The Hague, to determine whether eagles could be used as intelligent, adaptive anti-drone weapon systems. The eagles are specially trained to identify and capture drones, although from the way most birds of prey react to drones, my guess is that not a lot of training was necessary. After snatching the drone out of the sky, the eagles instinctively find a safe area away from people to land and try take a couple confused bites out of their mechanical prey before their handlers can reward them with something a little less plastic-y. The advantage here is that with the eagles, you don’t have to worry about the drone taking off out of control or falling on people, since the birds are very good at mid-air intercepts as well as bringing the drone to the ground without endangering anyone…