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Submission + - Utah police may get surveillance blimp (

AHuxley writes: City officials in Ogden, Utah are considering getting a military style dirigible to help fight crime.
One person will be able to operate the semi automated blimp for four to six hours before been recharged.
Flying up to 40 miles per hour at 400 feet above the city two cameras will allow the metropolitan police force scan the city below on a pre-programed course. The helium filled surveillance system will cost $100 per month in operational costs and maintenance.
The cost to tax payers would be in the high five-figures due to the night vision cameras.

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