October 2018

British police have been forced to ground some of their drones after the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) warned they were losing power mid-flight and falling from the sky. A “handful of drones” were affected by a glitch that cut their power and made them crash land, the regulator said. The error occurred even when the drone’s batteries appeared to have charge remaining.  The drone […]

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(TNS) — The next time the SWAT team is called out in St. Louis County or officers have to search for a missing child, a drone may be part of their mission. On Oct. 24, the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners unanimously approved the department’s first policy to allow officers to use pilotless […]

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It has many important uses.     When word got out — although it was never a secret — that Polk County had spent $36,000 on a drone, there were questions about why the county needed such an expensive toy.     But, you’ll come away convinced that it’s not a toy if you spend a few […]

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If you fly a DJI Matrice 200 drone, beware: there are reports of the drone losing power and falling out of the sky. DJI says it’s currently investigating. BBC News reports that UK police have grounded the drone after a police drone “experienced an in-flight issue” and landed onto the roof of a commercial building. […]

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BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Libertarian candidate in Montana’s U.S. Senate race threw his support behind Republican Matt Rosendale on Wednesday in response to an election mailer from an unknown group that appeared aimed at undermining Rosendale’s support among conservatives. Rosendale, Montana’s state auditor and insurance commissioner, is in a tight race against two-term Democratic […]

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As commercial drones become a greater fixture in our everyday lives, their association with their military ancestors will have to be set aside to foster better acceptance, writes international relations practitioner Francesco Bortoluzzi of swissnex Boston. point of view point of view The origins and evolution of drone technology have been a central question in […]

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The M2E is essentially a Mavic 2 Zoom tweaked for enterprise. It comes equipped with a 12 megapixel camera, stabilized by a three-axis gimbal for “smooth video and images,” and 2x optical and 3x digital zoom. DJI says its imaging hardware can help the M2E “identify and inspect hazardous areas,” making it a good fit […]

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Drone technology could be vitally important to the evolution of smart ports and terminals, but they also present a number of challenges in terms of safety and security. This insight delves into their utility within the port and terminal sector, and questions how valid they are in such an arena. According to EU Commissioner for […]

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WASHINGTON (AFP) –  US spending on intelligence has soared under President Donald Trump, figures released on Tuesday showed, as the government stepped up cyber warfare activities and boosted spying on North Korea, China and Russia. Spending on civilian and military intelligence jumped by 11.6 percent to $81.5 billion in fiscal 2018, which ended on September 30, […]

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DJI’s new drone is designed for being the ideal tool for those who use UAVs as a tool of the trade, rather than for fun and photography. The DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise comes equipped with bolt-on accessories that make it ideal for search operations and reconnaissance. Of course, drones are already widely used by the […]

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