Watch a police drone intercept other drones with a huge net

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How do you catch a rogue drone? With another drone armed with a net, of course!

At least, that’s how the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department is tackling the issue of unwanted and potentially dangerous drones flying over the city. The department is launching a new squad of officers who will operate a net-wielding drone designed to catch other drones, the BBC reports.

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The squad will protect important buildings and areas in Tokyo, such as the prime minister’s office. When drones enter those vicinities, officers will first warn the drone’s operator via loudspeakers; if that fails, the drone will be taken down Read more…

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