Thursday, 21 February 2013
No one really leaves a modern war zone.
The Department of Homeland Security gave $220,000 to the Montgomery County Sheriff's Department in Texas for a Shadowhawk helicopter drone in 2011. A maximum speed of 55 miles per hour, a range of 15 miles, and a turbine engine powered by jet fuel that can keep it in the air for more than an 3 hours. Mostly only used for alleged training exercises.
Some police departments are still using the old Draganflyers :::yawn:::: catch up for fucks sake. The drone industry is a growing business, all looking for new improved drones to get government contacts.
The only hold up is civil liberties groups going on about the privacy implications but don't worry, the Obama administration is hoping to ease restrictions on when and where to use drones over the US by 2015.
Obama laughs in the face of civil liberties .... just as his hero Abraham Lincoln did.