Attack of the drones at the Winter Olympics

‘Drone-catching-drones’ have been recruited to bolster security at this year’s Winter Olympics in a bid to prevent suspicious UAVs disrupting the games.

The Games, which are set to get underway on February 10, is overseen by the Pyeongchang Olympics anti-Terrorism and Safety Headquarters, as well as a bevy of government agencies, including the National Counter-Terrorism Center (NCTC), National Intelligence Service (NIS), police, and armed forces, according to South Korean publication Hankyoreh.

It has also been reported that drone-catching-drones have been contracted by the security departments in a bid to respond to threats of drone bombs.

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As well as tackling UAVs that pose a safety risk with other unmanned devices, security teams have been practicing shooting down unauthorised UAVs.

According to Reuters, the on-site security team have been conducting drone-related security drills with a SWAT team shooting down a simulated bomb-carrying UAV hovering toward a bus full of athletes.

The team has also been preparing for the event of hijackers.

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