Police test drone to take over helicopter work

The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are testing a minute drone capable of transmitting live HD video feed to officers on the ground.

The Draganflyer X6 – built by a Saskatoon firm – costs $30,000, weighs just one kilogram and can carry either a digital still camera or a high-definition video camera. Officers are permitted to fly it at altitudes of up to 175 feet and at speeds of up to 30 kilometres per hour.The lower altitude means it can also get much more detailed images than helicopters.

Aldergrove Star 

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