The Dutch National Police have been testing out different methods to keeping airspace violating drone under control.
Dutch law enforcement have put their attention heavily on raptors or predator birds which would catch drones in flight and have been working on the project since 2015 with the Hague-based agency Guard From Above.
Earlier today the National Police showcased the drone hunting birds for the Dutch public. By all accounts the demonstration was successful and sea eagles will be used to tackle the threat of rogue drones in restricted airspace.
The first generation of drone hunting sea eagles still have some time to go before they’re used in the field—or rather in the skies—and the project will be supplemented by Guard From Above’s trained birds.
To better make the Dutch National Police effective at taking on drones, roughly 100 officers will be trained to use the eagles. The goal is for the team of drone hunters to be matured, trained, and ready for action next summer.