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- The equipment is expected to be used for the first time later this month
- If the trial is successful the drone could be used for collecting evidence after major incidents and in the search for wanted or missing people
- An officer will control the drone from the ground using a portable console from up to 500 metres away
Sussex Police is to trial the use of drones at Gatwick Airport, to beam live high-quality pictures to officers on the ground.
Sussex Police will use the system - known as the Aeryon Skyranger - as an eye in the sky for three months. Similar technology has been used in the past by police forces in Merseryside, Essex, Staffordshire and Northern Ireland.