UK Police to Use Armed Aerial Robots
The vanguard of the surveillance society is undeniably the UK. First it was ubiquitous CCTV video cameras watching citizens' every move. And now the UK police plan to use unmanned aerial drones that are - wait for it - armed with "non-lethal" weapons.
Police forces all over the UK will soon be able to draw on unmanned aircraft from a national fleet, according to Home Office plans. Last month it was revealed that modified military aircraft drones will carry out surveillance on everyone from protesters and antisocial motorists to fly-tippers, and will be in place in time for the 2012 Olympics.