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The Pursuit Drone is a character that appears in the Sonic the Hedgehog comic series and its spin-offs published by Archie Comics. It is a mass-produced robot model designed to chase and hunt down moving targets for the Battle Bird Armada.
The Pursuit Drones have a simple construction featuring bird-like frames with retractable wings.
The Pursuit Drones were built by Dr. Fukurokov in 3237 following the Battle Bird Armada's retreat from Cocoa Island, and saw their first real field use when a pair were deployed along with Speedy and a detachment of troops to locate the source of a Babylonian energy signature detected in the Gigan Mountains. Upon finding the Babylon Rogues with the key to the Babylon Garden, Speedy then ordered the Pursuit Drones to chase after them. Despite Dr. Fukurokov assuring the Battle Lord of his Pursuit Drones' efficiency, Storm the Albatross was able to blind one and destroy it, while Wave the Swallow easily took out the second one by pulling out a connection pin that caused the entire Pursuit Drone to fall apart.
Powers and abilities
The Pursuit Drones are able to fly at speeds comparable to Extreme Gear due to a single turbine engine built into their heads. They also have a laser array built into their optics as a primary weapon and operate upon voice command.