May 16, 2018

By Tony DeMolina, P1 Contributor Developing an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) training program for public safety presents both technical and tactical challenges. A comprehensive training program must address: Police UAS pilots owe much to the pioneers in police and fire services who flew search and rescue and traffic collision reconstruction flights. (Photo/Tony DeMolina) Evolving regulations […]

The Chinese police are investigating a situation in which a Chinese toddler incurred facial injuries from an ‘out-of-control’ drone ‘flown by expat teen’. After the young boy was hit by the unmanned aerial vehicle, the drone pilot, a 14-year-old expat with blond hair according to eyewitnesses, grabbed the aircraft and fled the scene. DJI Inspire […]

Since it entered the consumer drone market, DJI has been consistently the brand to beat—so much so, in fact, that many of its competitors just gave up, focusing instead on toy-grade quadcopters or doubling down on high-end commercial products. Those that have hung around the full-featured semi-pro sector—Yuneec, Ehang, GDU, and even GoPro—have struggled to […]

ReportsWeb.com added “Consumer Camera Drones Market – Global Trends, 2018 Analysis and 2025 Forecasts” report to its research database. This Report is spread across 150 Pages and Supported by 10 Company Leaders. Camera drones are the drones that make use of automated processes for enhancing socialization. Drones are designed to facilitate its users with improvised […]

Balancing military and civilian standards for data-crunching and software development for surveillance drones is an interesting challenge, according to unmanned aircraft company Insitu. Insitu’s main products are its unmanned aerial vehicles, which include the Scaneagle and the Integrator. In conceptual terms these are semi-autonomous aeroplanes that are directed by ground-based operators from a fixed location, […]

Google employees are reportedly quitting their jobs over the company’s ongoing participation in Project Maven, a drone surveillance program operated by the U.S. Department of Defense. About a dozen Google employees are resigning in protest of the company’s involvement in the Pentagon project, Gizmodo reported Monday, citing discussions with outgoing workers and an internal document […]

The Elon Musk of Russian drones is under arrest in Tatarstan, charged with fraud — a situation that some observers say has the look of a shakedown. Either way, the unusual case could slow the Russian military’s UAV ambitions. On April 16, local law enforcement in Tatarstan arrested Alexander Gomzin, the general director and chief designer […]

Since it entered the consumer drone market, DJI has been consistently the brand to beat—so much so, in fact, that many of its competitors just gave up, focusing instead on toy-grade quadcopters or doubling down on high-end commercial products. Those that have hung around the full-featured semi-pro sector—Yuneec, Ehang, GDU, and even GoPro—have struggled to […]

Tools to capture your most cinematic adventures. (Courtesy Sony) Sony a7r III ($3,200) Best for the pro Sony is the new tornado of the industry, tearing profes­sional photographers away from their Canons and Nikons. Astonishingly, small cameras like this one are how the company has managed it. The a7r III captures massive RAW images (up […]