If our eyes are to be believed, it looks as if the police are using a DJI Spreading Wings 900 with a large 3 x 2 meter square of net tied to its feet. When a rogue drone is spotted in the air, the police unit will fly overhead, scooping up the smaller craft and dragging it away to safety. It’s an elegant solution, and one that’ll be tested by a single drone this month, with a full fleet of 10 guarding significant government buildings going into operation next February.
It’s not the first country to look into dealing with the potential threats that UAVs pose since they can get about pretty much anywhere. Earlier this year, France launched its own anti-drone drone that chases down and triangulates the identity and location of the pilot, directing law enforcement officers straight to ’em. Man, just when there’s a whole host of desirable droneshitting the market, the feds start building ways to snatch ’em away from you.
*Wait, a net in the sky is called a… SkyNet, right? Viene Tormenta!