Arlington, TX police given OK by FAA for remote-controlled helicopters (video)

The department has two unmanned helicopters that are equipped with…

The department has two unmanned helicopters that are equipped with cameras, but not weapons.

Cook says they will help officers in hazardous situations, such as the tornadoes that blew through the city last April.

He says they can take video and pictures of the area, and then have commanders view it before sending in officers to assess damage.

The choppers can also be used after a major accident — by taking aerial photos, instead of reconstructing the scene on the ground.

Source: CBS

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