Ogden (UT) Police First-In-Nation To Use Surveillance Blimp


A patrol car fitted with all of the police extras cost $40,000; a surveillance blimp will cost well below that -- possibly as low as $15,000; after that, it is $100 a week to keep it filled with helium and charge its electric batteries; the police in Ogden, Utah, decides this is a good deal.

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Created by mrtruth 2 years 29 weeks ago – Made popular 2 years 29 weeks ago
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Shoot it down lol

SeanD 2 years 29 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago

As the comment in the news article mentions 54 feet long and only 400 feet up would make this slow moving POS an easy target. Doubt the electronics would survive "rapid landing".

Blimp vs Wind Storm

Galixa 2 years 29 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago

Nothing would make me happier then to see that thing in the air when the High Winds strike.

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