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.
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.
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.
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