Drones no threat to aerial patrol: Mitchell

By Andrew Pearson
Updated March 2 2016 - 5:10pm, first published 5:00pm
ON TRIAL: Drones, like this "Little Ripper" unmanned vehicle, for shark spotting and search and rescue operations are being trialled in northern NSW. The trial, sponsored by Westpac, has state government support. Picture: Wolter Peeters
ON TRIAL: Drones, like this "Little Ripper" unmanned vehicle, for shark spotting and search and rescue operations are being trialled in northern NSW. The trial, sponsored by Westpac, has state government support. Picture: Wolter Peeters

The Illawarra’s aerial patrol boss says the trial of a helicopter-shaped drone – for shark spotting and rescue missions – won’t spell the end of human eyes in the sky.

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