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Arlington to Add to Fleet of Drones

City council approves $202,000 for project

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    Arlington to Add to Fleet of Drones
    Arlington recently approved funding to add more helicopters to its fleet of unmanned aircraft.

    A North Texas city that tested helicopter drones will buy two of the small aircraft to record video and take photos.

    The Arlington City Council on Tuesday approved spending $202,000 for the battery-powered drones to be used by police.

    Police tested several of the remote-controlled helicopters during the Super Bowl.

    At only about 4-feet long, they look a lot like model aircraft and weigh only 11 pounds.

    Arlington May Use Unmanned Drones

    [DFW] Arlington May Use Unmanned Drones
    Arlington police got a grant from the FAA to fly unmanned aircraft, like the one purchased for the Super Bowl, over urban areas.
    (Published Wednesday, May 4, 2011)

    Arlington has been working with federal agencies on the testing program.