Philip Wolfgang
Posted on 21 Oct 2016

Are birds really trained to attack drones?

This article was first published on Devon Live and is reproduced by kind permission.

Having just read an article about falcons being trained to attack drones that threaten security and privacy, I thought I would look into these exciting bits of kit, which are being used by the paparazzi, estate agents and more and more commonly by farmers and land managers.

Drones can offer assistance to businesses and nosey observers obtain access into difficult places or over areas that otherwise might be inaccessible to reach on foot.

Usually equipped with cameras, the use of drones in farming is being tried and tested across the world. Their function is not just limited to observing crops and livestock but extends to the use of specialist sensor devices to assess the quality of the crops and the spreading of fertilisers.

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