Tokyo Police Anti-Drone Squad Will Catch Terrorist Drones
Tokyo police have unveiled plans to combat the presence of unwanted drones near buildings of importance with, you guessed it, more drones. “Terrorist attacks using drones carrying explosives are a possibility,” a representative for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s security division tells the Asahi Shimbun. “We hope to defend the nation’s functions with the worst-case scenario in mind.
In Tokyo, officers found a drone carrying radioactive material on the roof of the country’s prime minister back in April. So they started to think how this is a really serious matter can be used in terrorism and how to develop an effecient way to catch drones and stop it from flying if suspected to cause threats.
According to Japan Today, when the police spot drones in no-fly zones, the “the squad will search for the operators and order them to ground the drones.”
Should those operators fail to comply, police will scramble large drones (as big as 6 to 10 feet long) with cameras and nets to take down the mechanical intruders.
DJI’s Spreading Wings S900 Hexacopter with 3 x 2 meter square of net tied in its end was the end result of these trials to create an Anti-drone Police Unit.
When disturbing drone is found in the air, the police unit will fly overhead, scooping up the smaller drone that causing threats and dragging it away to safety.