Eagles may be used to take out drones

drones attacked by eagles

The Metropolitan police may introduce trained eagles to London to tackle drones, after the police in the Netherlands trialled out such a thing.

The Dutch programme saw trained eagles hunt down drones and take them down easily, although there is a possibility the birds could be harmed during this.

Therefore Scotland Yard are considering whether to try and copy the Dutch initiative, over concerns that drones are increasingly being used to commit crimes.

Although security services have found drones to be beneficial sometimes, helping them monitor locations from above, criminals are also making use of drones.

They can be used to spy on homes, to find potential burglary targets, and they have also reportedly been used to deliver drugs and other contraband into prisons.

Recently there were also concerns raised that drones could be turned into flying bombs by terrorists.

The use of birds to attack the drones is being praised as a “low-tech solution to a high-tech problem” by Guard From Above, the company who trains the birds.

A spokesperson for the Metropolitan Police said: “As would be expected in an organisation that is transforming, we take an interest in all innovative new ideas and will of course be looking at the work of the Dutch police use of eagles.”

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