Indiana Gets New Military Helicopters for “Homeland Security Missions”
Choppers capable of spotting guns without being detected
Paul Joseph Watson
May 12, 2014
The Indiana National Guard has purchased two military UH-72 Lakota helicopters which will also be used by local law enforcement and the DHS for “homeland security missions”.
“The Lakotas, manufactured by the Airbus Group, will also aid local, state and federal law enforcement agencies in case of an emergency,” reports the Indiana Daily Student, adding that the helicopters “will also aid in homeland security missions”.
The chopper is renowned for its “maneuverability and power” and also features sophisticated sensor technology used for “automatic target tracking” that can “spot a weapon or read a license plate rom a distance where the Lakota remains undetected,” according to a promotional video for the helicopter.
The on board system can also transmit live video feed to a ground station up to 30 miles away while an individual can easily be followed via high power search lights linked up with the sensor system.
The chopper is normally used to pursue drug traffickers on the Mexican border as well as for search and rescue missions, but will now be utilized to keep tabs on residents of Indiana, which some will see as another sign of America’s increasing lurch towards a militarized police state.
Given that the Department of Homeland Security is now targeting groups named “Free Americans Against Socialist Tyranny” as part of its exercises, it’s unsurprising that many conservatives fear the federal government is paying an unhealthy amount of attention to people with certain political beliefs while some 68,000 convicted illegal immigrants are released each year.