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.