Authorities in the UK are looking for the ‘eye in the sky’ to start handling more job duties including solving crime solving.
Assistant Chief Constable Steve Barry, national spokesman on drones, said more and more of Britain’s 43 police forces will also start using drones in the near future because they are cheaper than helicopters and can also perform some of beat officers’ duties.
Police drones already in use cost £999 each (about $1,250), have a flight time of about 20 minutes and can reach an altitude of 400ft. They have a maximum speed of 43.5mph and weigh 4lb. Their on-board camera sends pictures to a remote control which displays video and flight information.
Twenty-one UK police forces are understood to be experimenting with the new technology already.
Police are already using drones for various purposes throughout the united states.
So now the CIA can kill people with drones, how many years until your local police station can too, America?
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While we have heard reports of robot lovers, we have yet to hear about drones being deployed as sex workers but perhaps it’s only a matter of a few years before the deployment of the transformer sex bots.