November 2018

Turkey has long prioritized developmental and operation of unmanned systems for its military and for export. The Turkish military was largely dependent on the Israeli-made Heron unmanned aerial vehicles in its fight with Kurdish insurgents in early 2000s when the government-controlled Tusas Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) started working on the Anka, Turkey’s first indigenous drone. […]

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In December 2016 Connect Robotics delivered food for an old man in the mountains of Portugal using the drone pictured here.Wikipedia Back in the desktop era and early stages of computing, software developers were just programmers. Then, as the age of mobile dawned, we found software engineers identifying as mobile-first developers in the knowledge that […]

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MOSCOW (AP) — Attempted drone attacks at this year’s World Cup in Russia were thwarted by government authorities, the head of the host country’s Federal Security Service said Wednesday. Alexander Bortnikov said his officers “took measures to detect and foil attempts by terrorists to use drones during the preparation and hosting of various major political […]

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NEW YORK, Nov. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Drone Surveillance Market for Energy Industry (Type – Multirotor, Fixed Wing, Hybrid; Application – Pipeline Monitoring and Inspection, Offshore Platform Inspection, Power Plant Inspection, Inspection of Power Distribution Lines, Wind Turbine Inspection, Solar Panel Inspection) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2018 – 2026Read […]

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Both Stafford and Long Beach Township police departments purchased industrial-grade drones this year, and already they have proven helpful in locating missing persons and in other law enforcement applications. This weekend, in particular, has had local police drones busy searching for one Bu Quach, the 65-year-old resident of Manahawkin Nursing and Rehabilitation who went missing […]

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“Usage of a [drone] would be based upon the totality of circumstances,” Lieutenant Philip Halley, who leads the Georgetown police’s drone unit, told me: “the scope of the crime scene, the distance over which the incident occurred, and whether we thought there may still be persons involved in the area of the incident, whether they […]

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But when biologists started watching the video, they saw a very different story. We could all learn a lesson from this baby bear: Look up don’t give up. pic.twitter.com/nm0McSYeqY — IM🍑HIM (@ziyatong) November 3, 2018 The video, they say, was clearly captured by a drone. And in it, they saw the work of an irresponsible […]

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Humans have a penchant for turning anything into a competition, so it’s no surprise that this racing drones have quickly taken over. Drone racing has become a legitimate sport complete with professional leagues and huge prizes at stake. With increasing popularity, racing drones have also become common at the consumer level. Racing drones of varying […]

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NIAMEY (AFP) –  Niger is turning to drone technology to help protect a Saharan antelope and other endangered species in Africa’s largest terrestrial park. The Termit and Tin Toumma reserve in the southeast of the West African desert state is at threat from poaching, deforestation, over-grazing and armed conflict. French conservation group Noe — its name […]

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Nov. 6 (UPI) — The U.S. Air Force has awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems a $263.4 million contract for production of the MQ-9 Reaper surveillance and strike drone. Production on the contract, announced Monday by the Department of Defense, will consist of the fiscal 2018 production configuration Reaper, with Air Force fiscal 2017 and 2018 […]

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PROVO — Drones have become an ally to industries like agriculture and law enforcement for surveillance and information gathering. But what happens when drones fly into an area with little-to-no GPS signal? BYU’s engineering department is attempting to solve that problem. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), have many uses. UAVs with cameras can be […]

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Drones, closed-circuit television and gunshot spotters are just some of the crime-fighting tools that the Royal Bahamas Police Force will introduce in an effort to tackle and address the existing crime scourge. The announcement was made Monday by National Security Minister Marvin Dames, who estimated that the technological gadgets will be introduced to all field […]

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Muskogee County Sheriff’s Office has acquired a drone after receiving a grant from the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office. The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum drone was ordered several weeks ago after the sheriff’s office received grant money from the Oklahoma Attorney General’s Office specifically for its purchase. The drone is equipped with a Boson 320 Forward Looking Infrared […]

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