June 2016

SINGAPORE: PUB is exploring the use of drones for surveillance and water management purposes, in addition to testing the use of robot swans to monitor water quality in reservoirs. Since April this year, Singapore’s national water agency has been conducting trial flights of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles – commonly known as drones – to look into […]

CLINTON, Conn. (WTNH) — The Clinton teenager best know for weaponizing drones, has been arrested on child porn and attempted sex assault charges. Police say 19-year-old Austin Haughwout never broke the law by putting weapons on drones, but he is in handcuffs now, and it’s all because of what police found on his cellphone. “There […]

WASHINGTON — The July Fourth weekend is among the busiest weekend for law enforcement in D.C. As crowds descend on the District for celebrations, police agencies are finalizing their plans for keeping the day safe and secure. Related Gallery Celebrating Fourth of July in DC Whether you’re traveling into town for the long weekend, or staying put […]

U.S. Park Police have a message for people planning to attend the July Fourth festivities in Washington: Leave your drones at home. Flying unmanned aircraft is illegal in national parks around the country and anywhere in a 15-mile radius of Reagan National Airport, an area known as the “No Drone Zone.” On Monday, police cited […]

The owner of a small toy store in al-Mansur, a Baghdad neighborhood five kilometers from the Green Zone, Abu Abdullah sells a variety of remote-control vehicles. Some of his recent customers have been Iraq’s notorious Shia militiamen, eager to purchase the handful of hobbyist drones available. “They’ve come here to buy drones before, Abu Abdullah […]

A drone mounted with a camera can give firefighers a tactical advantage, allowing them to gain an aerial view overhead. Local firefighters used the technology to help fight a fire, likely for the first time, this past weekend at Letterkenny Army Depot. (Harrisburg) — The Pennsylvania House is voting to criminalize the use of drones […]

(TNS) — Oregon City, Ohio’s police and fire departments will soon be the sole owners of an unmanned aircraft, or drone. Oregon City Council voted unanimously tonight to purchase a Matrice 100 quadcopter from Toledo Aerial Media for $35,449. The device is built to military specifications, and the price includes a zoom lens, high-resolution camera, thermal camera, […]

WASHINGTON—A long- promised plan by President Barack Obama to shift control of drone campaigns around the world gives the U.S. military more responsibility but retains a Central Intelligence Agency role in the targeted-killing program, according to officials briefed on the arrangement. Mr. Obama’s plan settles a three-year turf battle among the CIA, the Pentagon and […]

DJI has announced the India availability of the Phantom 4 drone and its Micro Four Thirds (MFT) handheld camera called the Osmo RAW. The products will be available via AVCS Systems India Pvt. Ltd. and is priced at Rs. 1,21,000 (plus taxes) for the Phantom 4 and roughly Rs. 3,00,000 (plus taxes) for the Osmo […]