Dubai police have announced they will soon have officers buzzing around the skies on Star Wars-style electric hoverbikes capable of speeds of up to 70 kilometres per hour.
These airborne police officers will be using the Hoversurf Scorpion-3, a hoverbike prototype built by a Russian drone start-up and revealed earlier this year.
The Russian-made craft can fly at a height of five metres and carry a police officer over congested traffic in emergency situations, First Sergeant Ali Ahmad Mohammad said.
“The bike can also fly without a passenger and can go up to six kilometres,” he said.
It will be deployed at the tourist in destinations in Dubai. It has cameras and will be linked to the command room.
Before letting these piloted quadcopters loose on the streets, Dubai police will first be doing more testing to decide on the best situations for their use.
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