Two drones were demonstrated Saturday at the multiagency Urban Shield exercise in Dublin. Their specifications and capabilities:
Size: 28 inches wide, 28 inches long, 8 inches deep
Weight: 3.7 pounds
Power: Four propellers driven by a battery that can go from 25 to 45 minutes between charges
Height: 400 feet
Range: 2,000 feet line-of-sight
Features: Autopilot, auto-landing
Weather restrictions: Rated for up to 33 mph winds; light rain, snow and smoke
Imagery: Capable of broadcasting high-definition video and pictures that can be distributed wirelessly to any device, recorded and stored in a portable memory stick
Cost: Between $40,000 and $60,000
Manufacturer: Aircover Integrated Solutions Corp., in conjunction with Lockheed Martin Skunk Works.
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