Smile For The Police Drone

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  1. ...police are confident that this miniature remote- controlled helicopter will be an invaluable weapon in the war against wrongdoers.

    The Microdrone, measuring only 2ft between the tips of its eight rotor blades, was originally designed for military reconnaissance.


    With four stubby arms carrying the rotors, a miniature camera and a pair of landing skids, the near-silent drone is designed to hover above crime scenes and send footage to officers on the ground.


    The cost varies depending on the level of equipment - options include thermal imaging cameras to enable night-time filming and a loudspeaker so officers can shout instructions to those on the ground - but ranges from £10,000 to £15,000 per drone.


    The good news is that so far there are no plans to fit it with speed cameras.

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