New spy drone boosts government surveillance
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Researchers at Northwestern Polytechnical University in the Shaanxi province of China have developed flocks of robotic birds equipped with high-tech surveillance technology. The ‘spy bird’ programme was first reported by the South China Morning Post. Around 30 military and government agencies are said to already be using the drones for surveillance. The spy birds programme, code-named ‘Dove’ is said to currently be small in scale, but could see wider use in the future in both military and civilian areas. Unlike conventional drones, the bird drones mimic the flapping action of bird wings. They produce little noise and are realistic enough…
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