AUTONOMOUS HELICOPTERS PATROLLING THE COASTS
These autonomous airborne drones are set to replace patrol boats, helicopters and border fences in the future. They use electromagnetic shockwaves, quick-hardening polymer foam and pyrotechnics to stop and slow both boats and land-based vehicles. AEROCEPTOR will also be used to stop terrorists, drugs and weapons smugglers – as well as battle people traffickers. It’s not yet been explained exactly how the technology will be deployed. The project’s test phase ended in May this year.