Arlington police to buy 2 drone helicopters

November 16, 2011 5:50:55 AM PST
A North Texas city that tested helicopter drones will buy two of the small aircraft to record video and take photos.

The Arlington City Council on Tuesday approved spending $202,000 for the battery-powered drones to be used by police.

Police earlier this year tested several of the remote-controlled helicopters, which weigh about 11 pounds and stretch nearly 4 feet.

Arlington has been working with federal agencies on the testing program.