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Vic police assessing drone aircraft

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posted on May, 12 2012 @ 10:14 PM
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Unmanned surveillance planes could patrol the skies over Victoria under a high-tech move being considered by the state's police. Queensland police and federal law enforcers are also considering drones, which will be used in the US for surveillance, searches and car chases from Monday.

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I know we've seen drones being used in recent protests in Russia, but never did I think it would come to this here in Australia.
I did a search for more news about this and found the following quote from another source:


It is, however, the most explicit statement so far on Victoria Police's interest in acquiring high-tech, remote-controlled drones that can be fitted with high-definition cameras and sensors - and, in some larger versions, weapons.

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Weapons? I can only see bad things coming from this. Especially if they decided to use weapon tactics during protests. I can understand the use of drones for search and rescue situations, but the notion of having weaponry attached doesn't sit well with me at all.

How do you other Aussies feel about this?

edit on 12-5-2012 by Noinoi because: Substance




posted on May, 12 2012 @ 10:45 PM
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Rubbish, an absolute waste of money considering the cost of these drones, in all honesty they haven't got a lot of situations that warrant there use. Of all the states Victoria is probably the one which is easiest to travel (besides ACT) and I feel that if they were used they would eventually cause unwarranted deaths. Look at them in the middle east with their civilian casualties.



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 10:45 PM
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I remember the video from Iraq I believe, and one of our drones or apaches were doing surveillance on a Van that had stopped at a "known Terrorist" location. Within a couple seconds, more men come out of a car and the house all carrying different things. The pilots start discussing whether some of the "terrorists" have a Gun. A couple minutes later the van, cars, people are riddled with gunfire.

After all was said and done, there were kids in the van, the "terrorists" were journalists and we might have never known about it if it wasnt for Wikileaks.

Of course this is a bad idea. But, of course, the good and Free US of A has already given the OK for drones over our skys. Good Luck. Were all going to need it.



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 11:06 PM
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Originally posted by BigBruddah
Rubbish, an absolute waste of money considering the cost of these drones, in all honesty they haven't got a lot of situations that warrant there use. Of all the states Victoria is probably the one which is easiest to travel (besides ACT) and I feel that if they were used they would eventually cause unwarranted deaths. Look at them in the middle east with their civilian casualties.


Exactly. Just look at Vic Police's record of how "trigger happy" these clowns are.
I honestly can't foresee ANY situation in Aus that would require a remote controlled flying gun.



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 11:11 PM
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Originally posted by hoochymama
I remember the video from Iraq I believe, and one of our drones or apaches were doing surveillance on a Van that had stopped at a "known Terrorist" location. Within a couple seconds, more men come out of a car and the house all carrying different things. The pilots start discussing whether some of the "terrorists" have a Gun. A couple minutes later the van, cars, people are riddled with gunfire.

After all was said and done, there were kids in the van, the "terrorists" were journalists and we might have never known about it if it wasnt for Wikileaks.

Of course this is a bad idea. But, of course, the good and Free US of A has already given the OK for drones over our skys. Good Luck. Were all going to need it.


Were you aware of the use of them the USA on Monday?
(From article):

...which will be used in the US for surveillance, searches and car chases from Monday.


1st time I've heard of it happening over there.



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 11:12 PM
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probably use them for catching people doing 2 k's over the speed limit.
remember to keep your eyes on the speedo and not on the road and you will be safe



posted on May, 12 2012 @ 11:38 PM
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Haha "Eyes on the road when a gun wielding UFO flys over your head".
Seriously, can you think of ANY justified reason for these armed things? I've got a mate that works for the government and he's working on octocopters with thermal imaging to help find people lost in the bush. That- I can understand. But throwing a gun on the goddamn thing?



posted on May, 13 2012 @ 09:29 AM
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