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Tased From Above! Robot Copter To Begin Patrolling Our Skies (video)

The ShadowHawk is the seven-foot, 50-lb copter that is the toy-sized dealer of destruction from Texas-based Vanguard Defense Industries.

ShadowHawk can travel over land or sea for up to 3.5 hours in its hunt for perpetrators. Its maximum range is 35 miles with a top speed of 70 mph. The XREP taser sits on ShadowHawk's nose with four barbed electrodes that can be shot to a distance of 100 feet. After hitting the target they deliver 'neuromuscular incapacitation' for a hellish 20 seconds. The cameras are on continuously, which means, when they are inevitably leaked, we're due for some of the craziest videos-gone-viral ever to hit YouTube.
The ShadowHawk comes in four different flavors with different options for outfitting. Both turbine or piston engines are available and guidance systems include laser pointers, range finders, illuminators, CCD TV optics and a FLIR infrared camera. Take off, flying and landing can be fully automated or pilot assist, semi-autonomous. The military and law enforcement can opt to add an XREP taser, 37mm or 40mm grenade launchers or a meaty single shot or multiple shot 12 gauge shotgun. The final variety is for military use only and they don't tell us what sorts of ballistics toys they get to pick from.

ShadowHawk can travel over land or sea for up to 3.5 hours in its hunt for perpetrators. Its maximum range is 35 miles with a top speed of 70 mph. The XREP taser sits on ShadowHawk's nose with four barbed electrodes that can be shot to a distance of 100 feet. After hitting the target they deliver 'neuromuscular incapacitation' for a hellish 20 seconds. The cameras are on continuously, which means, when they are inevitably leaked, we're due for some of the craziest videos-gone-viral ever to hit YouTube.

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doesn't sound very harmful. 24.Aug.2011 06:32

justsomedude

The last thing you want with a small aircraft is to be tethered to something much heavier.

so this thing shoots you with the tazer, after you recover you give the wires a good yank and down comes a very expensive toy airplane.