It’s robo-drone! Tiny policing helicopter used to hunt pirates fires stun gun baton rounds


From the it seemed like a good idea at the time department and reported by UK paper the Daily Mail.

It’s the latest weapon in the war on crime – a tiny tasering remote controlled helicopter that can also fire shotgun shells and grenades.

The Shadowhawk UAV may only be seven-foot long and weigh a measly 49lbs, but it is already being used to track pirates off the Horn of Africa and enforce law on the streets of the U.S.

The discreetness of the chopper, and its top speeds of 70mph, means it can follow suspects and conduct aerial patrols where traditional police helicopters would never dare to go.
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Gary Mortimer

Founder and Editor of sUAS News | Gary Mortimer has been a commercial balloon pilot for 25 years and also flies full-size helicopters. Prior to that, he made tea and coffee in air traffic control towers across the UK as a member of the Royal Air Force.