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Dover Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-18-11 10:50 PM
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New Texas Drones Used By Police May Carry Weapons
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A Houston area law enforcement agency is prepared to launch an unmanned drone that could someday carry weapons, Local 2 Investigates reported Friday.

The Montgomery County Sheriff's Office in Conroe paid $300,000 in federal homeland security grant money and Friday it received the ShadowHawk unmanned helicopter made by Vanguard Defense Industries of Spring.

A laptop computer is used to control the 50-pound unmanned chopper, and a game-like console is used to aim and zoom a powerful camera and infrared heat-seeking device mounted on the front.

"To be in on the ground floor of this is pretty exciting for us here in Montgomery County," Sheriff Tommy Gage said.

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http://www.click2houston.com/news/New-Police-Drone-Near...



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txwhitedove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-19-11 09:09 AM
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1. WTF? What the hell happens here bad enough to warrant a drone?
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christx30 Donating Member (774 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 01:29 PM
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2. Don't they have
near daily attacks by terrorists with IEDS and roadside bombs?
Oh wait... It's Houston, and not Falluja? Wow. Then I don't know.
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