November 2018

JOHANNESBURG (AP) – Islamic extremists in Nigeria have begun using drones, the country’s president said Thursday, opening a worrying new front in the region’s nearly decade-long fight against Boko Haram and an offshoot linked to the Islamic State. President Muhammadu Buhari announced the development during a meeting of countries contributing troops to a multinational force […]

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City police will now be able to get a bird’s eye view of motor vehicle collisions and other outdoor crime scenes. The Thunder Bay Police Service now has an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) in its investigative tool kit. In addition to gathering photographic and video evidence in collision and other outdoor investigations, Sgt. Gordon Snyder […]

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THUNDER BAY – Police are deploying a new tool that will provide an entirely new perspective on investigations and may even save lives. The Thunder Bay Police Service launched a new unmanned aerial vehicle this week and Sgt. Gordon Synder said it will not only assist officers in gathering evidence of outdoor scenes, but will also […]

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When Obama took office in January 2009, he began a dramatic increase in drone warfare compared to George W Bush, his immediate predecessor. Bush carried out 57 attacks in Yemen, Pakistan and Somalia between 2001 and 2009 using unmanned aerial vehicles — drones — but by the time Obama left the White House in 2017, he’d launched almost 10 times that many strikes: 563, according […]

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KARACHI: Pakistan introduced highly proficient locally built surveillance drones on Wednesday, during the tenth International Defence Exhibition and Seminar (IDEAS 2018) in Karachi. Built by Global Industrial and Defence Solution (GIDS), Shahpur is capable of flying at the altitude of 17000 feet for up to seven hours. GIDS describes Shahpar as a medium range tactical […]

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La Crosse, WI (54601) Today Mostly cloudy early, then clearing overnight. Low around 15F. Winds light and variable.. Tonight Mostly cloudy early,… read more at: https://lacrossetribune.com/news/state-and-regional/wi/drone-crashes-into-suv-in-eau-claire-injures-young-child/article_e6dd48b9-00d2-5728-9779-d3216e85209e.html

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La Crosse, WI (54601) Today Mostly cloudy early, then clearing overnight. Low around 15F. Winds light and variable.. Tonight Mostly cloudy early,… read more at: https://lacrossetribune.com/news/state-and-regional/wi/drone-crashes-into-suv-in-eau-claire-injures-young-child/article_e6dd48b9-00d2-5728-9779-d3216e85209e.html

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Drone operators struggling to fly the multi-propeller device and take pictures simultaneously could soon have a much simpler method to steering flight. Bedrich Benes, a professor of computer graphics technology, and doctoral student Hao Kang collaborated with corporate researchers to develop a touch-screen method to navigate and take pictures with drones. […]

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WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Drone operators struggling to fly the multi-propeller device and take pictures simultaneously could soon have a much simpler method to steering flight. Bedrich Benes, a professor of computer graphics technology, and doctoral student Hao Kang collaborated with corporate researchers to develop a touch-screen method to navigate and take pictures with drones. […]

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Silhouette of drone flying above city at sunset. (European Union) With new legislation opening the door for testing, evaluating and eventually deploying systems to mitigate threats from unmanned aircraft systems that can be purchased commercially, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security plans to begin evaluating related technologies and systems in 2019. Sandia National Laboratories, on […]

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