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Las Vegas agencies get first look at new crime-fighting tool

Posted at 7:46 PM, Jan 23, 2019

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Las Vegas Fire and Rescue crews got a chance to take a look at the latest technology to help fight against terrorism.

The device is called DroneKiller and its created to stop a drone right in its tracks.

The goal of the device is to prevent it from causing any destruction.

The device is already used in the military, and now Las Vegas valley area agencies are looking into possibly use it in town.

Bomb technicians from Las Vegas Fire and Rescue along with Nellis Air Force Base got to check out a demonstration Wednesday morning from the device's maker, IXI Technology.

Fire officials say the device will keep them just one step ahead of criminals and ready if someone was to attack.

“It’s just a matter of time that these are going to be used as weapons because they are stealth. These can come across a field very low to the ground,” said Tim Szymanski, of Las Vegas Fire and Rescue. 

Dronekiller sells for $25,000.