Montogomery County Sheriff

Aircraft: 

Vanguard Defense Shadowhawk

Weight (lb): 

56.00lb

Power Source: 

Gas

Maximum Flight Time (mins): 

180mins

Maximum Speed (kts): 

48kts

Range (miles): 

15miles

Imaging Capabilities: 

Still
Thermal (FLIR)

Maximum Payload (lb): 

22lb

Mode C Transponder: 

Mission Profile: 

The UAS will be used to enhance and support tactical operations in the rural areas of Montgomery County. SWAT and narcotics operations will utilize camera and FLIR systems to provide real time area surveillance of the target during high risk operations. The ability to provide this aerial view will tremendously enhance officer safety. In addition, a large section of north western Montgomery County is covered by a national forest. Numerous times throughout the year, persons become lost in this wooded area. The ability to use this vehicle to search large areas quickly using the attached technology equipment will improve the resolution of these SAR operations.