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Texas Cops Waste Money on Remote Controlled Helicopter

Shadowhawk Mark III

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office, located in a suburb of Houston, Texas just purchased a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) in other words, they bought a hyped-up remote control helicopter — this thing is pretty badass actually. Find out more after the jump.

According to Slashdot, the UAV is a 50 pound fully autonomous helicopter that can be modified to include weapons such as: tasers, shotguns or grenade launchers. Now we definitely want to get one of these for around the office.

Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office purchased the UAV — a Shadowhawk Mark III — with grant money that came from the Department of Homeland Security, we see no better way to spend government money than on an oversized toy — with guns of course.

This tricked out R/C helicopter comes with its own specially programmed software that can track objects on the move, all without having a human pilot — that’s good because they’re taking out human err — wait someone has to run the software, guess they’ll be buying a few more after someone crashes the first one.

Take a look at this cool toy in this demo video.

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