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Police used a drone for the first time to help investigate the natural gas explosion in southeast Lincoln last week. Police can only use a drone in an investigation with the permission of the mayor. Mayor Chris Beutler gave permission after an explosion leveled one home, scattered debris, caused damage to homes over several blocks […]

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Russian drone manufacturer Kronstadt Group said it will produce a heavy combat unmanned aircraft within the next five years, according to the company’s director, who made the announcement on Tuesday at an arms exposition outside Moscow. “The program in question is planned for three years,” Kronstadt head Armen Isakian told Russian news agency Interfax at the Armiya-2017 […]

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The Los Angeles Police Department will host four community meetings on Wednesday to seek public input on a proposed pilot program to deploy drones as a crime-fighting tool. “The one-year program would use a small Unmanned Aerial System — otherwise commonly known as a small drone — in limited tactical situations,” an LAPD statement said. […]

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(Getty Images) Only a day before the start of the New York State Fair, Gov. Andrew Cuomo has greenlighted a plan for police drone surveillance at the event that is expected to draw more than one million visitors. The state announced Tuesday it will use police drone surveillance to assist traffic enforcement efforts throughout the 13-day festival. The plan is […]

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America’s strategy shift in Afghanistan from counter-insurgency to counterterrorism is good news for helicopter and drone makers as well as Lockheed Martin’s (LMT) F-35 program, according to analysts. XAutoplay: On | OffIn a speech late Monday, President Trump acknowledged his flip-flop from supporting a full withdrawal to approving a continued presence. While he announced no specifics about […]

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As a presidential candidate, Donald Trump promised to wage war with overwhelming firepower and to achieve victory with lightning speed. His strategy for Afghanistan offers neither. In his speech to the nation Monday, Trump instead offered protracted fighting against resurgent Islamist insurgents who have gained ground over the last year, and a promise that the […]

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Russian drone manufacturer Kronstadt Group said that it will produce a heavy combat unmanned aircraft within the next five years, according to the company’s director, who announced the planned giant at an arms expo outside Moscow on Tuesday. “The program in question is planned for three years,” Kronstadt boss, Armen Isakian, told Russian news agency Interfax at the […]

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By Larry Hobbs The Brunswick News GLYNN COUNTY, Ga. — There was a time when a suspect who wanted to evade arrest could cause local police considerable difficulties by scampering off into the expansive marshes of Glynn County. But thanks to emerging 21st Century technology, those marshes just got a lot smaller for folks seeking to […]

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