Italy Facebook user (Alex Ricchebuono) on February 27 shared this eagle grasping a photo of the drone, he wrote on Facebook: “Photo Nature century technology to overcome.” More than 20,000 people have been praised by this post so far, and 550,000 people have shared it.
This photo is actually a real photo taken by AFP photographer Koen van Weel on March 7, 2016, not forged or modified.
In view of the unreasonable situation of unmanned accidents such as mistakes in waterways, photographs, smuggling of drugs or carrying bombs, law enforcement agencies may take countermeasures against such small aircraft based on safety considerations, and “save guards” from the company. Train the eagle specifically to perform this task.
This bird is born to capture the prey and bring it to other places. This is also how they remove the drone. This means that the drone does not fall to the ground, hit other things and pose a risk of loss. In theory, it can cause less damage than other methods such as shot down or interception.
The company said it is considering strengthening the security of the eagle, such as wearing bullet-proof vests for them. In addition, in 2015, when a U.S. photographer’s drone was shot in the air, it was attacked by an eagle and was shot down in an instant. This is probably the difference between the eagle’s training and no training.