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 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.