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Dedrone at US Presidential debate

New Technology to Guard Against Drone Misuse During Final Presidential Debate Las Vegas/San Francisco – October 20, 2016 – The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) used a sophisticated system of automated sensors and networked software to detect and identify potential drone threats during the final presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump, held […]

Drones carrying drugs

Drones carrying large amounts of drugs and mobile phones have been intercepted by police as they were being flown near a north London jail. One device crashed after it was tracked flying over HMP Pentonville on 14 August, while another drone was seized mid-flight later the same day. On 13 August, a man was spotted […]

Fallout over drone crash at Koeberg

By Siyavuya Mzantsi and Carlo Petersen IOL   Cape Town – While the Hawks have confirmed taking over the investigation into a drone that crashed at the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station, nuclear experts have reacted with outrage towhat they say is Eskom’s “lax security”. The SA Civil Aviation Authority (Sacaa) said the crash was being handled […]

The Pentagon and the Bomb-Carrying Consumer Drones

The Pentagon and the Bomb-Carrying Consumer Drones By Justin Bachman / Bloomberg technology ​They’re cheap, they’re light, and they can carry a small bomb: The commercial drone is essentially a new terror gadget for anyone else looking to wreak havoc on a budget. Weaponized to various degrees of sophistication, such unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are now being used […]

The US Army is Testing Drone Swarms

October 2, 2015 By STEVE HUFF, MAXIM The military has found a way to make the dawn of tiny, adorable drones as alarming as possibleDefense Systems reports that U.S. Army tacticians were already worried about the rise of the hummingbird-sized quadcopter anyway, they’re working towards hundreds of these little buggers working in swarms. Forget bees: imagine your […]

The Economist: Welcome to the Drone Age

Miniature, pilotless aircraft are on the verge of becoming commonplace Sep 26th 2015  THE scale and scope of the revolution in the use of small, civilian drones has caught many by surprise. In 2010 America’s Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) estimated that there would, by 2020, be perhaps 15,000 such drones in the country. More than […]

Amazon details its plan for how drones can fly safely over U.S. skies

Amazon sparked interest in drones more than a year and a half ago when it revealed on “60 Minutes” a program to use drones to deliver packages within 30 minutes. Since then the Amazon Prime Air engineers have largely kept a low profile as they test their technology overseas. But at a conference Tuesday attended by leading players in […]

Pipeline Inspection Drone

One of Europe’s largest natural gas transmission firms will look to drone technology to help ensure the safety and operation of gas lines. French company GRTgaz announced the hiring of Air Marine, a French aerial-data company, to conduct monthly inspections on 50 miles of natural gas pipeline. According to a company press release, the first pilot inspections too place over the past […]

Drone Mail Delivery Begins in Switzerland

The Swiss postal service recently announced that it has started testing the delivery of parcels through unmanned drones. While the program isn’t being implemented nationwide just yet, it shows great signs of progress. The program is expected to be launched full scale in the next five years. The current testing phase is expected to last until July and Swiss postal service authorities […]