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County To Acquire Night Vision Drones

By Reagan ConnellyJefferson County Commissioners voted to approve the purchase of night vision drones from Elite Unmanned LLC for $12,999. This will cost nothing to the county and is completely paid for with federal dollars from the EMPG grant.On Tuesday, June 28, 2022, John McKee met with the Jefferson County Commissioners to discuss the benefits of night vision drones for Emergency Management for Jefferson and Saline counties.Currently emergency management is using infrared drones. However, McKee said the night vision drones will be an upgrade. “It gives us a different look from what the infrared does,” he said. He added that while infrare...

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