Go On B’y: Dutch Police Have Trained Eagles to Take Out Drones in Their Airspace

The Sky is for the Birds

Eagles have always been the bad-ass bosses of the sky, and drones are learning that one talon-grab takedown at a time in the Netherlands.

Dutch police started training eagles to attack drones back in 2015, and their eagle squad is finally taking flight. They’ll be employed in no-fly zones for drones, like airports. Eagles are cheaper and more effective than nets and other alternatives.

Drones have become the newest, biggest threat to privacy and security worldwide, and The Netherlands are the first country to shut it down with a natural solution: the sky is for the birds. No eagles were hurt in the training process, and no drones survived.It is a collaboration between a private company (Guard from Above) and the Dutch Police Force.

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