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French Drone Catchers
By:Siddique Barney, Paris
Date: Sunday, 15 April 2018, 6:00 pm

Where Eagles Dare:

French military using winged warriors to hunt down rogue drones.This is amazing.

golden eagle grabs a flying drone during a military training exe

A golden eagle grabs a flying drone during a military training exercise at Mont-de-Marsan
French Air Force base, Southwestern France.

Following incidents of drones flying over the presidential palace and restricted
military sites – along with the deadly 2015 Paris terror attacks – the French
Air Force has trained four golden eagles to intercept and destroy the rogue aircraft.

Aptly named d'Artagnan, Athos, Porthos and Aramis – an homage to Alexandre Dumas’
“The Three Musketeers” – the four birds of prey have been honing their attack
skills at the Mont-de-Marsan in southwestern France since mid-2016.