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the dutch police have shut down their drone-catching eagle program


dutch police are retiring their drone-catching eagles due to a combination of performance issues and a lack of need, according to a report from nos. the eagles were originally deployed as a way to intercept wayward (and potentially dangerous) drones, but training the eagles is reportedly too costly, and the need for them is too low. various solutions have been developed to deal with the issue of drones flying where they're not allowed, but the eagles were probably the most interesting, and definitely the coolest to watch in action. in fact, you can see a demonstration of one of these trained eagles in the video below: other drone-control solutions involve police drones that launch nets to capture the unwelcome drones, and jamming devices that disrupt a drone's ability to communicat






kosovo makes dutchmen land drone over flying govt building


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relocating eagle county school would displace longtime marijuana business


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kosovo makes dutchmen land drone over flying govt building


kosovo police say they have forced two dutch men to land their drone, which was flying illegally over the government's building.






man caught in eagle gets 3 years prison for nationwide cell phone theft spree


eagle — eagle police weren’t certain where al paolo duzyurt lucci was from or where he was headed, but he had an armload of cellphones he had not paid for. his cross-country excursion ended in eagle last fall with his arrest. monday morning, district judge russell granger sent him to prison for 3 1/2 years. […]






police, first responders get drone training at elgin community college


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police, first responders get drone training at elgin community college


when elgin police crafted an unmanned drone policy for their department earlier this year, a process took place. meetings were held, drafts were fine-tuned and residents allowed to weigh in during public forums. as elgin police officer matt udelhoven put it, using a drone isn't simply learning...






dutch police detain suspect in concert terror threat


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how a helicopter drone could fly on mars


a european space agency-funded program aims to deploy an autonomous drone that could conduct low-altitude flights over the red planet.






latest-generation chinese combat drone makes maiden flight


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new eagle cam provides view of south bend bald eagle nest


south bend, ind. (ap) — the university of notre dame has put in a new camera providing online viewing of a bald eagle nest in south bend. the new eagle cam will run in with tandem with a previous camera that has often been obscured by leaves on the large sycamore tree where the eagle […]






after 208 days, 4 dutch parties agree on govt coalition


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eagle rescued after crashing into gold coast hotel


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dutch minister calls for funds for syria war crimes database


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dutch police detain suspect in concert terror threat


dutch police investigating a terror threat that prompted the cancellation of a concert by an american rock band in rotterdam arrested a 22-year-old man in the early hours of thursday.






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brothers’ eagle pot grow ends in short jail stint


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dutch police arrest 18-year-old 'terror' suspect


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biologist: hurt bald eagle likely male of well-known dc pair


washington (ap) — a wildlife biologist says an injured bald eagle found in washington is likely the male of a well-known pair that has nested for years near the d.c. police academy. biologist dan rauch with the district’s department of energy and environment told the washington post on monday that the eagle was not tagged. […]






biologist: hurt bald eagle likely male of well-known dc pair


washington (ap) — a wildlife biologist says an injured bald eagle found in washington is likely the male of a well-known pair that has nested for years near the d.c. police academy. biologist dan rauch with the district’s department of energy and environment told the washington post on monday that the eagle was not tagged. […]






suv strikes, kills child in driveway of home in eagle river, alaska


anchorage, alaska (ap) — anchorage police say a toddler died after being struck by a sport utility vehicle at a driveway in eagle river. names of the child and the driver were not immediately released but police say the driver was a family member. police took a call on the accident just after 12:30 a.m. […]






latest-generation chinese combat drone makes maiden flight


beijing (ap) — china’s latest-generation combat drone has made its maiden flight in what its developer says is a sign that the country is catching up with industry leader the united states. the wing loong ii that flew for the first time on monday can carry up to 480 kilograms (1,058 pounds) of bombs and […]






drone classes landing at anoka-hennepin schools


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injured bald eagle taken to oregon wildlife clinic


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drone crash knocks out power to 1,600 in mountain view


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dutch police: 9 migrants discovered in refrigerated truck


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dutch lawmakers extend tolerance to cultivating cannabis


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environment group planning new dutch clean air legal action


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dutch lawmakers extend tolerance to cultivating cannabis


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vandals cause $14k in damage at white eagle golf course


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dutch police officer 'may wear headscarf with uniform'


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