The government on local, state, and federal levels are not drivers of new technology, in fact, they tend to lag behind the private sector in adapting them. But there is one sector of the government on all levels that adapts new technology rather quickly – police departments. Here are several new technology that they will be adapting in the future to do their jobs in a better and safer manner.
- Robotic cameras
When a situation is too dangerous for an officer, or one of their canines, a robotic camera is the answer to get the job done. Very common now in state and federal agencies, as well as some of the larger city forces, the Recon Scout Throwback gives officer a distinct advantage when it is not possible to directly see a suspect.
They are also used for bomb detection, as they can be remotely driven under vehicles to look for suspicious packages and other potential combustibles.
- Gunshot detection systems (GDS)
A GDS helps police officers with what can be one of the toughest tasks when investigating a shooting – determining where the bullets came from. This is a system that is in use in many high crime areas in larger cities. It relies on electronic sensors placed in strategic places that pinpoint the source of gunfire very accurately.
This is the choice for neighborhoods where people may be reluctant to cooperate with police. The data can be displayed on computers in police cars, and that helps them to respond more quickly to a crime scene.
New Technologies That Are Now Available in the Aerospace Field
The arm of the government charged with space exploration, NASA, also has new technology to better help them do their jobs. The NASA Chamber A is a vacuum chamber that was developed to test the James Webb space telescope. This chamber subjects objects or humans to conditions exactly as they are in deep space, while at the same time maintaining the conditions of a perfectly scrubbed clean room.
This chamber is expected to be used in many future applications, in order to ensure that satellites and other instruments launched into space can handle the rigors of deep space and still function as intended.
Everyone has heard of military drones these days, but the next generation of drones is just now being deployed. The BAE Systems Taranis drone can fly through the skies at 700 miles per hour, and can be used to fly unmanned combat missions over hostile areas. This drone has the speed of many combat jets, and is capable of transcontinental flights. It is also very useful for air-to-ground missions and can even be used in aerial combat.
The truth of the matter is the military is just in the beginning stages of developing uses for these high speed drones, and expect to see much more of it in the news in the next few years being deployed in dangerous regions of the world.