We need drone aircraft, says police chief

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We don’t think he means the small stuff like most media outlets are reporting (ed)


Speaking ahead of the launch of the new National Police Air Service (NPAS), Chief Constable Alex Marshall said it would be a cheaper, and more efficient system than manned aircraft.

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) by police is a controversial subject, with privacy campaigners insisting they would provide a “big brother” surveillance alternative without the support of someone nearby to help in case of a crime. There are also fears they could collide with civilian aircraft.