Mini chopper can also carry shotguns and grenade launchers
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, August 24, 2011
The Department of Homeland Security has given the green light for police departments in the United States to deploy a drone helicopter that has the ability to taze suspects from above as well as carrying 12-gauge shotguns and grenade launchers.
The ShadowHawk is a 50lb mini drone chopper that can be fitted with an XREP taser with the ability to fire four barbed electrodes that can be shot to a distance of 100 feet, delivering “neuromuscular incapacitation” to the victim. The drone can travel at a top speed of 70MPH and can operate for 3.5 hours over land and sea.
A video clip of the drone shows off its impressive maneuverability as it tails a suspect attempting to evade capture with sophisticated object tracking technology. Another video shows the drone conducting surveillance of two individuals involved in a firearm transaction.
The drone also has the capacity to carry 37mm or 40mm grenade launchers and or a multiple shot 12 gauge shotgun.
ShadowHawk will not only be used to target Americans, owners Vanguard Defense have just signed a contract to use the drone against pirates in east Africa.
Technology that has been used to track and kill insurgents in Afghanistan and Iraq for years has now been approved by Homeland Security for use in the United States.
“There’s a good chance ShadowHawk’s spine tingling buzz could be heard approaching a city near you,” reportsSingularity Hub.
“As a sign of new law enforcement tactics to come, the Sheriff’s Office of Montgomery County, Texas was recently awarded a grant by the Department of Homeland Security for a squadron of ShadowHawks. Montgomery County’s Chief Deputy Randy McDaniel is psyched. “We are very excited about the funding and looking forward to placing the equipment into the field. Both my narcotics and SWAT units have been looking at numerous ways to deploy it and I absolutely believe it will become a critical component on all SWAT callouts and narcotics raids and emergency management operations.”
Paul Joseph Watson is the editor and writer for Prison Planet.com. He is the author of Order Out Of Chaos. Watson is also a regular fill-in host for The Alex Jones Show.
This article was posted: Wednesday, August 24, 2011 at 1:59 pm