With the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games just over one week away, Australian security forces held a training operation on Monday to showcase their technological capabilities.
In one simulation conducted by Australian special forces and the Queensland Police, an unauthorised drone threatened to breach the exclusion zone which surrounds the games compound.
But it was quickly identified by a new counter-drone detection system and monitored by the Civil Aviation Safety Authority.
“The message is to leave your drone at home, or we will detect it and we will take action,” Queensland Police deputy commissioner Steve Gollschewski said.
The training day also involved dog squad units being put through their paces in search mission, as well as the state’s top tactical unit, the Special Emergency Response Team, showing their skills in high danger situations.