When you hear the word ‘drone’ you probably think about a small unmanned military airplane flying over a battlefield that are often used overseas to do surveillance and drop missiles; but did you know that these drones have been in your backyard for years?
A bill that would set limits on when police departments in the state could deploy remotely controlled aircraft known as drones has passed in the Florida Legislature.
Could drones soon be patrolling the skies over the Sunshine State. A bill that would allow law enforcement to use the unmanned aircraft under narrow guidelines is moving quickly through the Florida House on Thursday.
Several last minute exceptions were added to a bill that would ground unmanned drone aircraft used by law enforcement before it was unanimously passed Tuesday by the Senate Criminal Justice Committee.
As 2011 draws to a close, it could only mean one of many things, besides whipping out that New Years resolutions list. It’s time for another year in review as we begin our top stories of 2011 coming out of Florida, especially here at home in South Florida.
Miami-Dade’s newest crime fighting tool is a literal ‘eye in the sky’. The Micro Air Vehicle, or MAV for short, is a small radio controlled drone aircraft equipped with a portable camera system.