February 2018

The Korean Register of Shipping (KRS) has awarded class approval to Robotics In Maintenance Strategies (RIMS) for the use of drones during surveys of enclosed spaces. This is the fifth product class approval secured by the global project and maintenance consultancy in the past six months. Its next approval for drone inspections of confined spaces […]

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Orlando-based drone company Harris Aerial, a member of the University of Central Florida Business Incubation Program, has developed a hybrid drone powered by gasoline and electricity. Its power sources allow it to fly for several hours at a time. According to Harris Aerial, this carbon fiber composite quadcopter is foldable, durable, and configurable with thermal […]

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DODGE CITY, Kan. (KWCH) You might soon hear buzzing sound around Dodge City. The police department has launched its new drone program and says the devices will make a difference in cases involving missing children, crashes and fires. “It’s a quicker more efficient way of searching. Where maybe you have six cops in the street […]

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When former CIA director John Brennan speaks Tuesday night at The Norfolk Forum, he’ll look and sound like a 62-year-old, sober-voiced career intelligence officer. Clad in the tuxedo required for the Chrysler Hall lecture series, Brennan intends to defend the intelligence community as devoted patriots against criticism by President Donald Trump and others. Brennan’s demeanor […]

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Now there’s a way to tell if you’re being spied on by eyes from the sky. Researchers have developed a method to find out what a drone — a flying robot — is recording. And they can tell without having to translate the video information that the device is streaming to its pilot. This technique, […]

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For intelligence agencies, unmanned aerial vehicles (colloquially, drones) present a lot of promise for overheard surveillance. The UAVs can fly around, even over difficult terrain, and capture extensive images of what’s going on below. But then comes the challenging part — parsing through all this data. This is where the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a group within the Office […]

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Vodafone today announced a ground-breaking trial to police Britain’s skies and track drone activity. Because drones are too small to be monitored by convention radar they represent a risk to aircraft which cannot spot them. But by using 4G internet of things software, Vodafone is planning to leverage data from sim cards embedded in drones […]

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Faced with North Korea’s sophisticated missile and nuclear capabilities, the South Korean Army came up with its own solutions to better counter the evolving military threat: drones and robots. During a meeting with lawmakers Tuesday, the Army said it will create “dronbot” battle units for surveillance and combat mission at Ground Operations Command scheduled to […]

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