The Mounties Go Beyond Dog Sleds And Horse Patrols

Sgt. Preston of the Yukon wouldn’t know what to do with this! The Royal Canadian Mounted Police are going high-tech to investigate crime and accident scenes. They are testing unmanned drone helicopters called the Draganflyer X6.

The Draganflyer is made by Draganfly Innovations of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. It can mount any number of different cameras or camcorders. The X6 weighs only 35 ounces and can carry a payload of 18 ounces.

The RCMP say that they only plan to use the drone for crime and accident scene investigations and not for surveillance. However, the manufacturer does promote it for military apps for intelligence gathering.

H/T Predator BDU blog


2 thoughts on “The Mounties Go Beyond Dog Sleds And Horse Patrols”

  1. For some reason everyone loves to call unmanned vehicles "drones," but that implies that they're autonomous. They're not. Someone is actually piloting this, they're just doing it from far away. It's not a robot, or "drone," it's a Remotely Operated Vehicle (ROV).

    Sorry, but this always bugs me.

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