Is Taser Eyeing the Drone Market? (TASR)

By Daniel Kobialka

Taser International Inc. (TASR) may provide drones armed with stunned guns to law enforcement agencies in the near future. (See Also: How TASER International Makes Money (TASR).)

The body camera and evidence management solutions company recently discussed the concept of a drone armed with a stun gun for police use, according to The Wall Street Journal.

TASR spokesperson Steve Tuttle stated his company has “received questions about whether it would be feasible to … deploy a [TASR device] from an autonomous vehicle.”

In addition, Tuttle pointed out the use of autonomous vehicles could aid law enforcement agencies in high-risk scenarios. And if TASR entered the drone market, the company may be able to help public safety officers “more rapidly incapacitate a threat and save many lives,” Tuttle said.

TASR is evaluating both the pros and cons of autonomous vehicles, which means there are no guarantees that the business will enter the drone market. Tuttle said TASR is also taking into account the possible “misuses” of drone technology before they press ahead.
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