Tokyo Police take down rogue drones

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As drones take to the sky, so will, well, drone-catchers.

The Tokyo Metropolitan Police have released a video of a special net-wielding drone it will use to intercept any rogue drones zipping around the city’s skies. The issue of drones penetrating government security garnered attention in Japan last April–a small amount of radioactive soil from the Fukushima Prefecture was flown by a drone onto the roof of the prime minister’s office. Needless to say, the Japanese government was not pleased.

The new drone will have six propellers and a 3-by-2-meter net, according to the Asahi Shimbun, and will be used by the unit in the Tokyo Metropolitan Police in charge of patrolling the Imperial Palace, the prime minister’s building, and the Diet building, among other critical locations.

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