THE Met Police have announced they are to use high powered drones to chase down dangerous drivers and criminals this week. The Aeryon Skyranger will be used to track and target dangerous drivers and help to coordinate ground teams, gathering intel via a high definition camera.
The move comes as part of Mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s plan to eradicate deaths on the capital’s roads by 2041 and is being trialled by the force between 22nd and 26th July. A spokesman said: “We can confirm that a police drone is being used to support the Roads and Traffic Policing Command activity as part of the Vision Zero week of action to reduce deaths and injury on London’s roads. The drone is being used to support the gathering of intelligence and evidence.”
The drone is already in use around the world by both police forces, disaster management companies and military forces, clocking up over