Cop-carrying drone latest crime-fighting tool unveiled by Dubai police
Criminals in the United Arab Emirates have been put on notice — police in Dubai have a new crime-fighting drone.
The force’s latest gadget was showcased Wednesday morning in a Hollywood-style video shared online.
The “Hoverbike” combines a traditional police motorbike with the capabilities of a drone, providing Dubai police with the capacity to fly above the traffic to respond to an emergency.
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The battery-powered drone was co-developed with Russian tech company Hoversurf and was unveiled at Gitex, the Middle East’s largest tech show.
The Hoverbike can fly up to 70 km/h and carry a single officer for 25 minutes on a single battery charge. The drone, which can also be flown unmanned, can stay in the air for up to an hour while using traditional fuel.
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Dubai police presented several pieces of new tech they’ll be testing and incorporating into their fleet, including an auto-balancing motorbike.
The advanced motorcycle and “Hoverbike” join an already impressive array of vehicles Dubai police use in responding to emergencies, including a formidable crew of supercars.