Belfast Telegraph

Friday 21 November 2014

PSNI to buy drones ahead of G8

The Lough Erne resort will be the venue for next June's G8 summit
The Lough Erne resort will be the venue for next June's G8 summit
Lough Erne Resort will host the G8 summit next year
Next year's G8 summit could be held at the Lough Erne complex in Enniskillen
The Lough Erne resort in Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh
Lower Lough Erne. Submitted by Colm McKenna
Padraig Harrington during the Lough Erne Challenge in Co Fermanagh
Rory McIlroy and Padraig Harrington at the Lough Erne Resort
Lough Erne Resort and Spa
Lough Erne Resort and Spa
Lough Erne Resort and Spa
Nick Faldo opened a golf academy at Lough Erne Resort in Co Fermanagh
Lough Erne Resort and Spa
Lough Erne Resort and Spa
Lough Erne Resort and Spa
Lough Erne Resort and Spa
Lough Erne Resort and Spa
Lough Erne Resort and Spa
Lough Erne Resort and Spa

The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) is expected to buy two drones for the G8 summit in County Fermanagh in June, it has emerged.

The aircraft can relay live pictures from high quality cameras and are flown by operators remotely.

They could cost around £1 million, it was reported.

World leaders like US President Barack Obama are expected to attend this summer's economic gathering, and a massive security operation is planned at the luxury Lough Erne golf resort which will host the conference.

The PSNI has told the Policing Board it wants to buy the drones for use during the G8 summit and afterwards to combat terrorism and crime, the BBC said.

The Board has to be briefed in advance about any planned purchase or deployment and that briefing will take place next week.

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