Tuesday, May 31, 2016

“This eagle’s target isn’t another bird, but a small...

"This eagle's target isn't another bird, but a small #drone. At a vacant military airfield in the Netherlands, a Dutch firm is training hunting birds to take down high-tech prey The birds learn to intercept small, off-the-shelf drones — those that can pose risks to aircraft, drop contraband into jails, conduct surveillance or fly dangerously over public events. The Dutch have experimented with other methods, like jamming drone signals. But the benefit of these birds of prey is that they can bring drones safely to the ground, rather than causing them to crash. The photographer Andrew Testa captured this eagle in action in Katwijk, the Netherlands." By nytimes on Instagram.

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