February 2018

The US government has stepped-up its support for the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM) by supplying unmanned aerial drones to Somalia’s military force, Garowe Online reported yesterday. A new surveillance drone unveiled in Somalia’s Baledogle Military Airfield, in Lower Shabelle region, will be used by Somali forces to monitor armed groups on the ground. […]

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San Diego State University opened a Drone Lab as a UAV innovation center on campus that makes drones available to faculty and students, with funding provided by the Aztec Parents Advisory Board.  This new center for unmanned aerial systems technology was established with to attract students to the drone industry, with a possible jumping-off point […]

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File photo: a drone has been spotted spying on sunbathing New Zealand residents in their own backyard. TOBIAS SCHWARZ/AFP/Getty Images A 23-year-old New Zealand woman has spotted a camera drone spying on her while she sunbathed in her fenced-off backyard. Morgaine Halligan was enjoying the sun in her backyard in Mt Wellington when she noticed […]

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Police in the state of Queensland have made a deal with DroneShield in order to secure the Australian company’s signature drone-blocking guns for use at this year’s Commonwealth Games. Since video drones have increasingly found their way into the hands of the everyday consumer, the need to protect against rogue users obtaining footage illegally, or […]

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  Ex-CIA head John Brennan hired as news analyst by NBC By Julian James 28 February 2018 The further integration of the US corporate-controlled media with the American intelligence apparatus was signaled by the recent announcement that the National Broadcasting Company (NBC), a subsidiary of the cable TV giant Comcast, has hired former CIA Director […]

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As drone technology continues to improve, an increasing number of law enforcement agencies are finding uses for the diminutive flying machines in their everyday work. And it’s saving people’s lives. Take this recent case in the U.K. Following overnight reports of a man wandering away from a flipped car on an isolated road south of […]

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Drone footage shows a police officer (circled, right), finding the unconscious man (Lincolnshire Police) A police drone helped save an unconscious man, who was suffering from hypothermia, from freezing to death following a car crash in the U.K. countryside. In near freezing temperatures and pitch darkness, Lincolnshire Police deployed a drone to quickly locate the […]

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Drones are undeniably cool, but unless you have the necessary know-how making an informed purchasing decision is virtually impossible – there are so many options, from cheap quadcopters to expensive professional drones for which you’ll probably need to justify spending that much on a ‘toy’. If money is going to factor heavily in your buying […]

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