The justice ministry and the national police force are looking for a way of taking mini-drones out of the air from a distance.
A ministry spokesperson told Dutch media that these small unmanned aerial vehicles could pose a threat to aviation and the police need a way of overriding their controls and landing them.
There is also a fear they could be used by terrorists to transport explosives and detonate them.
To this end, they are inviting companies to come up with solutions.
Mini-drones are mainly used to take aerial photos or film but they could also be useful for instance for transporting certain goods and for farmers wanting to survey their farmland.
Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl
The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.
DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.