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Military contractor shows off drones in development at 2013 conference

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Multi billion dollar weapons firm Lockheed Martin is getting in on the domestic drone market for law enforcement and rescue operations. In the video above, put together by the company for the 2013 Avalon Airshow, a Lockheed executive describes a light-weight military drone that can carry 100 lbs of bombs and surveillance equipment and stay aloft for 16 hours. This particular drone will be "very, very useful for emerging military operations," he says. 

The video also shows a drone the company plans to market to domestic law enforcement and rescue workers. If you'd like to work to ensure that Massachusetts implements drone privacy legislation before police get their hands on one of these or something like it, click here. (And if you live elsewhere, check this list. Lots of states have drone privacy legislation up for debate.)

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