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\"Get to tha choppa!\" is probably the first thing the Tromball, Texas cops will be shouting now that they're the proud owners of America's first police gyroplane. This type of aircraft is nothing new, but for the 5-0 testing the Auto-Gyro MTOsport, it's a cheaper and simpler alternative to a helic

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The Parrot AR.Drone may be the hot quadrocopter of the moment, but not everyone has $299 to add one to their scale-sized hangar. We're not sure if it was financial reasons or a simple desire to get creative that drove Greg \"Grease\" Lehman of St. Paul, Minnesota to build his own, but build it he did

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Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a new laser-based countermeasure for aircraft, and unlike others we've seen (and we've seen a few) this technology aims to \"blind\" missiles rather than knock 'em out of the sky. The system uses a mid-infrared supercontinuum laser to mimic the

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Five years ago, the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter got a digital cockpit and fly-by-wire controls. Starting in 2011, the US Army would like it to perform missions without a pilot at the helm. In a 140-page \"Unmanned Aircraft Systems Roadmap\" released earlier this month, the Armed Forces revea

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