Drones v prisons: Could flying robots be taken out by their feathered enemies?

Drones v prisons: Could flying robots be taken out by their feathered enemies?

Some people see a native bird. Some people see a pest. But does the Government see a state of the art anti-aircraft ...

Some people see a native bird. Some people see a pest. But does the Government see a state of the art anti-aircraft attack machine?

Here’s the scenario: A drone is spotted approaching Rimutaka Prison carrying a mobile phone. It’s heading straight for a cell window.

Option one – shoot it down. Problem – New Zealand prison guards don’t carry rifles – and what if the shrapnel falls on someone? 

Option two – blast it with a “death ray” that can fry a drone from kilometres away.

Sergeant Phil Quinn with a drone found in a Taranaki paddock last month. Prison authorities, worried about drones' use ...... read more at: http://www.stuff.co.nz/national/crime/91913558/drones-v-prisons-could-flying-robots-be-taken-out-by-their-feathered-enemies

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