Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:14 AM
xchrom (108,903 posts)
Orlando Florida Patrolled By Surveillance Drones As Early As This Summer
Octatron shows the camera aboard the SkySeer drone used for surveillance and reconnaissance for law enforcement
When Congress passed a bill last February allowing unmanned drones to fly American skies it became only a matter of time before UAVs patrolled U.S. cities for local law enforcement.
While most drones in the U.S. are flown along the Mexican border, the Orange County Sheriff's Office wants to put them over metro Orlando within the next few months. The Greater Orlando metropolitan area is home to more than 2 million residents and is Florida's third largest city.
Dan Tracy at the Orlando Sentinel reports the local sheriff wants a pair of unarmed UAVs able to record the activities of everyday citizens and criminals alike.
From the Sentinel:
Sheriff's spokesman Jeff Williamson ... would not say exactly how the drones would be used, he wrote in an email that they might be deployed when looking for explosives, barricaded suspects and to inspect "hostile/inaccessible terrain" or at train accidents.
Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/orlando-octatron-skyseeer-florida-surveillance-drones-2013-1#ixzz2Hrgii6Az
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Orlando Florida Patrolled By Surveillance Drones As Early As This Summer (Original post)
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Response to xchrom (Original post)
Sun Jan 13, 2013, 10:25 AM
onehandle (49,877 posts)
2. Homeland Security is going to need lots of these to monitor gun shows attendees and gun hoarders.
They will be militia-ing up now that everything has changed.
Response to onehandle (Reply #2)
Sun Jan 13, 2013, 11:45 AM
ProgressiveProfessor (22,144 posts)
5. Just what the militias need, more targets
Those are being sold as radio controlled airplanes. There is no FAA approved paperwork for drones other than that over populated areas.
They are also incredibly easy to jam