Monday 17 January 2022

Police want to know how to down mini-drones

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.

 

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