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Friday July 13, 2007 8:51 am
German Chopper To Aid UK
Perhaps because of all the recent terrorist-type activities going on in the UK lately, Merseyside County police were treated to a demonstration of the German built MD4-200 chopper. Three feet wide, the drone has four almost silent rotors and can fly up to 15 mph via GPS way points. It sends images to the pilot and/or a control room from nearly 550 yards away, but can only work for 20 minutes at a time. The choppers will be utilized, starting in September, for such minor duties as traffic jams and recording evidence, but we are pulling for the little drones to do their part to seek out the baddies, too.
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