‘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.
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.