January 2018

DEADWOOD — With various other measures exhausted in the search for a Spearfish man missing for more than two weeks, law enforcement has implemented the use of a drone to hunt the “hot spot” area in Deadwood that 28-year-old Chrisopher Oien’s cell phone last pinged from. “A drone search will be conducted with the assistance […]

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A Modesto Police drone buzzes above the police department parking lot.  (Photo: ABC10) A domestic violence suspect. A gunman on the loose. And a missing child. These are the kinds of calls Unmanned Aerial Vehicles commonly known as “drones’ have helped to assist Modesto Police in helping solve crime. “They’re incident specific,” said Lt. Ivan Valencia of the Modesto […]

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Barring an intervention from the heavens, the so-called Nunes memo will be #released at some point over the course of the next week, either because President Trump actively chooses to release it or because he does nothing for four more days. The Justice Department has warned House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes that #releasing the […]

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The use of drones has become common and popular in recent years, but has brought many problems in its wake. Civilian use of drones has led to invasion of other people’s privacy, from nosy neighbors wanting to see how you designed your living room to a teenager peeping into your bathroom. RELATED ARTICLES Aeronautics wins […]

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SOFTWARE General Atomics continues software upgrade to Reaper drone Jan 29, 2018 General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has won a $49.3 million order to continue work on MQ-9 Reaper drones under an Air Force Special Operations Command and Air Combat Command contract. The company will provide software development services for the drone. MQ-9 Reapers are remotely […]

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Earlier this month, we reported on New York State’s drone implementation plans for the year, which consist of allocating 18 unmanned aerial vehicles to law enforcement across the state by April. In a fairly impressive timeframe, New York has gone from Governor Cuomo (D-NY) being eager to foster “the most advanced drone testing in the […]

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This drone also is equipped with a thermal-imaging camera to aid in traffic accident investigations, crime scenes, search and rescues and fugitive tracking. Its addition will increase officer/investigator safety at traffic accidents, reduce the amount of time taken to investigate traffic accidents and reduce the length of road closures for the community. … read more […]

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At this point, DJI is only trying to outdo itself.  The leader in camera drones announced the Mavic Air on Jan. 23, a $799, £769 or AU$1,299 foldable quadcopter with a 4K-resolution camera that slots nicely into its lineup between the $399, £449 or AU$649 entry-level Spark and $999, £1,099 or AU$1,599 Mavic Pro. The […]

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“These are three key markets that are experiencing a significant increase in both applications and enthusiasm for professional-grade UAV solutions, and Atlas has proven its know-how in this arena,” said Ainars Svirskis, Business Development Manager for Luxriot. “The Atlas Pro outperforms any other system currently available. Combining Atlas’s drone platform with our sophisticated security and […]

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A US defense official says Iranian drones have stepped up their surveillance of US warships in the Persian Gulf and other key Middle East waterways. The official told USNI News that Iranian drones are conducting regular flights to monitor US Navy ships crossing the Strait of Hormuz. The disclosure follows US media reports that small Iranian fast […]

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