May 2018

The German military is about to achieve its long-held wish to acquire its first weaponized drones – and is on the verge of persuading Angela Merkel’s administration to pay for them. Leaks to the Süddeutsche Zeitung in late May showed that the Bundeswehr requested some €900 million ($1.04 billion) to lease five Heron TP drones from Israel […]

Any Star Wars fan knows that the chances of successfully navigating an asteroid field are approximately 3,720 to 1. The odds are probably significantly higher against today’s autonomous drones, which fly quite a bit slower than sublight speed and without the mad skills of Han Solo. Researchers at MIT believe they have hit upon a […]

A drug smuggler who was caught on the camera of his own drone as he prepared to fly contraband into Perth prison has been jailed for a year. When the drone crashed police removed the SD card, which for 18 minutes had filmed Michael Martin and two other men preparing for the delivery to his […]

SPRINGFIELD, IL — Lawmakers passed a bill Wednesday permitting police to fly drones above political protests and other large gatherings. Supporters of the legislation said it will give police necessary tools to keep people safe at public events and could help save many lives. Its opponents argued it could have a chilling effect on free […]

COSTA MESA, Calif., May 30, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — PolarPro, a California innovator of technical camera imaging solutions, recently shot a test commercial project using a DJI Inspire 2 drone with an X7 imaging sensor, the new Katana i2 cinema rig, and a Lamborghini. Can you shoot an entire Lamborghini Commercial on the Inspire 2? … read […]

On Thursday, a contractor for Longmont will be flying a drone over city-owned and city-managed properties along the St. Vrain River corridor between South Main Street and East Ken Pratt Boulevard, officials announced on Wednesday. The drone flight is being conducted by a Fort Collins-based company, CGRS, to get updated aerial imaging of how the […]