China to use birdlike drones to surveil people

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China has started using birdlike drones to monitor everyday civilians, reports The South China Morning Post.

The Chinese government has reportedly sent the "dove" drones to at least five different provinces across China, especially to Xinjiang, which is home to a large Muslim population.

These robotic doves look so authentic when they fly high in the sky, that even real doves start flying with them.

The robotic drone mimics the flapping motion of a dove and would be able to 'evade human detection, The South Morning Post reports.

The robot doves may even be camouflaged with feathers to further "distort radar signals."

The interior of the robotic dove contains mechanisms such as a GPS antenna, a Data link antenna, a battery, an HD camera, flapping mechanism, and a flight control system.

The project, code-named "Dove", is being led by a team of researchers who conducted various experiments such as flying the dove drones over a flock of sheep, who paid no attention to the drones above.

One of the researchers of the project told the South China Morning Post technology has the potential to be used not only for military purposes but also for "disaster relief and emergency response."

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Show the robotic drone flying in the sky and being joined by actual birds.
2. Show how realistic the robotic dove looks and may even bypass radars if it is in camouflage.
3. Show the interior of the robotic dove.
4. Showing the robotic dove watching over a flock of sheep without them ever noticing.

VOICEOVER (in English):

"These robotic doves look so authentic when they fly high in the sky, that even real doves start flying with them."

The South China Morning Post reports the robotic drone mimics the flapping motion of a dove and would be able to 'evade human detection."

"The robot doves may even be camouflaged with feathers to further 'distort radar signals'"

"The interior of the robotic dove contains mechanisms such as a GPS antenna, a Data link antenna, a battery, an HD camera, flapping mechanism, and a flight control system."

"The project, code-named 'Dove', is being led by a team of researchers who conducted various experiments such as flying the dove drones over a flock of sheep, who paid no attention to the drones above."


SOURCES: South China Morning Post, Newsweek, Defense Aviation Post,
http://www.scmp.com/news/china/society/article/2152027/china-takes-surveillance-new-heights-flock-robotic-doves-do-they

http://www.newsweek.com/china-military-drone-birds-surveillance-drones-993034


https://defenceaviationpost.com/gone-to-the-birds-china-has-lifelike-dove-surveillance-drones/