Riot control drone armed with paintballs and pepper spray hits market

Riot control drone armed with paintballs and pepper spray hits market

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    Riot control drone armed with paintballs and pepper spray hits market

    With drones designed to contain ‘unruly crowds’ and ‘violent protests’, a South African company is bringing riot control to a whole new high-tech level. The unmanned aerial system is able to shoot pepper spray and non-lethal paintballs to mark offenders.
    The UAS has four high-capacity gun barrels, capable of shooting up to 4,000 paintballs, pepper spray balls and solid plastic balls at rates of up to 80 balls per second. The company notes that the frequency should usually be between one and 20 balls per second, and that the high frequency of 80 “will only be used in an extreme ‘Life threatening situation’.”
    The paintballs can be used to “mark” people in the crowd. “The operator has full control over each marker. He can select the RED paint marker and mark the protester who carries dangerous weapons, he can select the BLUE marker to mark the vandalising protestors,” the Desert Wolf website said.

    The Skunk Copter can also employ strobe lights, “blinding lasers” and on-board speakers to send verbal warnings to a crowd
    At only $46,000, I want one.

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    That wouldn't last one pass out here.
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    Next time the Tea Party has one of their wild, out of control protests I bet we get to see this in action.
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    I will bet that you can get a good deal on a "used" one just as soon as they start flying them here.
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    Did you see the video of how quickly the LAPD Drone that was hovering over the crowd of L.A. Kings fans was taken out by a T-shirt and bottles that were thrown at it?

    I would imagine that birdshot would do wonders on one too.
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    Would make a nice moving target... Tracer magnet........
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    Boston PD did a little thing several years ago, with pepper laden paintball guns for crowd control. People got injured and one woman got killed..... Didn't work out for BPD, and they haven't used that tactic again...
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    The operative word is control. It is a riot if you have one view point it is a demonstration if you agree with the sitting authority.
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    In the not-too-distant future, we will look back longingly at the time when drones were large enough and slow enough to be easily detected and neutralized.
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    Open season?? This would probably be fun at Frat parties


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike1956 View Post
    In the not-too-distant future, we will look back longingly at the time when drones were large enough and slow enough to be easily detected and neutralized.
    We're also going to look back at the time when people use to control the drones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chp1911 View Post
    I will bet that you can get a good deal on a "used" one just as soon as they start flying them here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLASS3NH View Post
    Would make a nice moving target... Tracer magnet........
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    Quote Originally Posted by CLASS3NH View Post
    Boston PD did a little thing several years ago, with pepper laden paintball guns for crowd control. People got injured and one woman got killed..... Didn't work out for BPD, and they haven't used that tactic again...
    Probably 25 years ago there was an RC airplane show at Yankee Stadium, and one of the planes got out of control and flew into the crowded stands. There were some pretty serious injuries. Kinda like throwing a running Cuisinart at people.

    Given that even small airplanes are so expensive because of all the things required to make them reliable, I don't have confidence that even a "professional" drone-copter costing a few thousand bucks is reliable enough to fly it safely over crowds of people.
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    In still waiting Amazon to drop a package at my front door with their DRONE

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