US Navy is developing drones to exterminate birds’ eggs near airfields

A fresh US Navy autonomous drone will seek out and locate birds’ nests near airfields, armed with a device to avoid their eggs from hatching.

Bird strikes certainly are a serious risk to aircraft, and the US Pentagon spends around $50 million a year managing birds around airfields.

Oiling is an activity that involves coating eggs with food-grade oil and blocking pores in the shells to deprive embryos of oxygen. When completed correctly, it is regarded as a humane …

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