UK Police Introduce Microdrones

By: Happy Hotelier - Published: Sep 27, 2007 • References: microdrones & blog.wired
The British police are now testing spy drones made by Microdrones GmbH, a German company.

The drones can be deployed in a variety of ways, including surveillance and crowd control. For example, the Staffordshire Police tested the drones during a rock festival.

The Microdrone GMBH video is very instructive.

  • The drone has very steady GPS positioning.

  • It is very quiet because it is electrically powered

  • The drone has a loudspeaker to keep the people below behaving

In the video, there is a peeping shot of a bikini sunbather, which demonstrates how intrusive the gadget can be.

The drones cost about £30,000 or can be leased for £1,000 a month â€" a fraction of what it costs to put a helicopter into the air. Stats for Police Spy Drones Trending: Older & Warm
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