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For drone haters the world over, the future is probably looking a little less kind with each passing moment. In fact, the drone takeover is now so assured that Tokyo police have unveiled plans to combat the presence of unwanted drones near buildings of importance with, you guessed it, more drones. "Terrorist attacks using drones carrying explosives are a possibility," a representative for the Tokyo Metropolitan Police Department’s security division tells the Asahi Shimbun. "We hope to defend the nation’s functions with the worst-case scenario in mind."
A single interceptor drone, armed with a net for proper capturing maneuvers, will be out and about doing protection work "on a trial basis" starting this month. However, a "more comprehensive operation" is set to be introduced in February of next year, the Verge reports. So-called "drone squads" will then offer net-centered protection for the Imperial Palace, the National Diet, and the prime minister’s offices.
A drone packed with a small amount of radioactive sand landed on the roof of the Japanese prime minister’s office earlier this year, in an apparent act of protest against the country’s nuclear energy stances that authorities clearly took quite seriously. Though plenty of other people around the globe have introduced their own methods of drone interception, Tokyo police are reportedly "one of the first" law enforcement agencies to unveil protection measures against personal drones.