Robot goshawk at airports

Airports that are troubled by the many birds that hover near the runwaycausing a probable threat to the aircrafts may get some relief if theyinvest in this Robotic Falcon. The Falco Robot GBRS (Gregarious BirdRemoval System) is the product of a European company called BirdRaptor. After 11 years of development, a life-size mechanical replicaof a female goshawk with a 5.25-foot wingspan has been developed. The2.2-pound UAV requires power for only about a minute after takeoff,then "flies like a goshawk, exploiting thermal updrafts."

Source: newlaunches.comAdded: 15 April 2008