March 2017

In its first official use, a Cecil County Sheriff’s Office drone helped recover nearly $400,000 worth of construction equipment stolen as part of a multi-state theft ring, police said. “The only thing better in its first use would have been finding a lost child,” Cecil Sheriff Scott Adams said Monday. He flew the drone that […]

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After residents raised concerns, Kent Police decided to go public with its written policy to operate two drones it plans to purchase later this year. “The policy is on the Kent Police website as well as the city of Kent website (kentwa.gov),” Police Chief Ken Thomas told the City Council at its March 21 meeting […]

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By MarEx 2017-03-31 13:58:26 EUNAVFOR’s Operation Atalanta, the European Union’s anti-piracy naval mission in the High Risk Area off the coast of Somalia, is using drones to monitor the nation’s coastline and search for pirate activity. The Spanish Navy vessel ESPS Galicia has deployed a Boeing ScanEagle remotely piloted aircraft to provide long-endurance aerial surveillance during […]

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The FAA imposes temporary flight restrictions (TFRs) for each flight of two 10,500-pound General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper Predator B unmanned aircraft in the airspace where the aircraft climb to, and descend from, Class A airspace (18,000 feet msl to 60,000 feet msl). A TFR typical of those recently ordered “for special security reasons” in the area […]

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Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether the state should become the first in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons, a proposal immediately met with concern by civil rights and liberties advocates. The bill would ban the use of weaponized drones, but exempt police. Details on how law enforcement could use […]

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ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court took stern notice of the authorities’ evasive attitude in a criminal case registered against a former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) station chief filed by a drone victim, saying the court would decide the case by next hearing. Justice Shaukat Aziz Siddiqui of IHC is expected to decide the drone attack case against former […]

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In its first official use, a Cecil County Sheriff’s Office drone helped recover nearly $400,000 worth of construction equipment stolen as part of a multi-state theft ring, police said. “The only thing better in its first use would have been finding a lost child,” Cecil Sheriff Scott Adams said Monday. He flew the drone that […]

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The Wuhan Police Department in China is taking unauthorized drone piloting very seriously. Rather than letting these unmanned devices clutter the sky and enter unauthorized air space, the department has decided to take action. Using a $19,000 “gun” that jams drone controls, officers can now shoot down these potentially dangerous nuisances. Talented operators can shoot […]

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HARTFORD, Conn. — Connecticut lawmakers are considering whether the state should become the first in the country to allow police to use drones outfitted with deadly weapons, a proposal immediately met with concern by civil rights and liberties advocates. The bill would ban the use of weaponized drones, but exempt police. Details on how law […]

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