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Sheriff's Drone Crashes Into SWAT Vehicle

March 06, 2012  | 

Vanguard Defense Industries produces its MK line of drones for law enforcement. Photo: Vanguard
Vanguard Defense Industries produces its MK line of drones for law enforcement. Photo: Vanguard

The Montgomery County (Texas) Sheriff's public unveiling of its new surveillance drone quickly fizzled after the unmanned aircraft crashed into the department's Lenco Bearcat armored vehicle.

The drone prototype, which was produced by Vanguard, was flying 18 feet off the ground. Instead of going into auto shutdown mode during its descent, it crashed into the vehicle, reports The Examiner.

Vanguard's chief executive, Michael Busher, said the drone merely overshot its landing area a bit.

Tags: Armored Rescue Vehicles, Unmanned Aircraft, Texas, Tactical Gear, Surveillance


Comments (7)

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Mark A. Brooks @ 3/6/2012 5:44 PM

Wow...$300,000...

Scott @ 3/6/2012 6:01 PM

OOOOPPSS, Pilot error, couldn't see out of the windshield!

Parapyropig @ 3/6/2012 8:12 PM

D'OH!!!!

DEADMAN @ 3/7/2012 12:08 AM

I hope they bought a warranty on the drone and the armored vehicle.

Junior @ 3/7/2012 7:07 AM

Its funny because like all SWAT teams, they want all they latest gadgets and toys....lol!

Todd @ 3/7/2012 7:09 AM

Get the story right before posting! The aircraft was not a $300,000 MCSO aircraft but a prototype that the company was testing at a private facility. There is a defamation suit underway and you guys just leaped right into it.

Hari Seldon @ 6/25/2012 2:49 PM

Anyone ever see Robocop?

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