Fortune- Faced with the specter of a terrorist threat from rogue drones, the French are recruiting an avian ally. At a base in the southwest of the country, a special army unit has for months been training four golden eagles to spot drones and perform mid-air takedowns.
Details of the program emerged last week when French media outlets reported on an experimental program that involves soldiers raising the eagles from chicks, and training them to associate the drones with food.
Now this is some shit I can get behind. Way to go France. Nothing is more American than a damn eagle. Using them to fuck with terrorists is just amazing. I'm not sure how long the process is to teach them how to do this, but hats off to the bird handlers. I will never make fun of bird watchers again. I just feel like this is got Hollywood movie written all over it starring Steven Segal as the Eagle whisperer.
A big thank you to every animal and soldier fighting to protect our freedom. Using them to screw up the plans of those looking to do us harm is an amazing thing. Imagine a future in which we deploy these beautiful animals to protect Stadiums and Airports.
How it must suck to be ISIS and spend all this time developing these high tech ways to harm us only to get foiled by Eagles and Dogs.... Oh and those pesky
MIM-104 Patriot surface-to-air missiles probably suck as well.
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