It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
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.
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.
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.
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.
...which will be used in the US for surveillance, searches and car chases from Monday.