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Editor’s Note: The armed drone is one of the most important counterterrorism instruments, and its use is both constant and controversial. The origins of this program, however, are not well known. Christopher Fuller, a historian at the University of Southampton, offers a brief history of the program and shows how it is interwoven with broader […]

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VIJAYAWADA:  For the first time in Andhra Pradesh, Krishna district has been selected for the usage of surveillance drones. The Panchayat Raj department has selected Vijayawada, along with five villages of the district, for the e-Visit programme under the pilot project to provide good governance and better public services.The key objective of this initiative is to […]

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If you have a checklist for a camera drone, it probably includes things like portability, image quality, battery life and cost. DJI has been in the game long enough to know the things you want, and the result is the Mavic Air. Not to give you any spoilers, but the Mavic Air does well on […]

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A helicopter’s crash landing in South Carolina last week may have been triggered by a civilian drone, which would make it the first drone-related crash of an aircraft in the U.S. The incident Wednesday involved a student pilot and an instructor, both of whom told investigators that a small drone appeared directly in front of […]

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A drone of the American military RQ-4A Global Hawk conducted a surveillance flight over Ukrainian territory, according to the data of international aviation resources, Interfax-Ukraine reports. On the morning of Feb. 16, the drone left the Sigonella Naval Air Field and conducted a surveillance flight along the front line in Donbas for some 12 hours, […]

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Unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) are cheap enough that almost any law enforcement agency can afford one. Gaining the community’s approval for the purchase is a little harder. Drones, or UAS (the current in-vogue terminology) are ubiquitous. Their size varies between a large insect and a medium military airplane, although most of the models used in […]

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Skydio has launched the R1, price tag $2,499, a drone that it’s calling the world’s first fully autonomous flying camera. Billed as ‘a new type of visual storytelling’, the Skydio R1 records 4K video from its 13 cameras, which users control via its companion mobile app, which Skydio says you can launch with one swipe […]

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Among others, Texas has purchased the above model, a SkyRanger drone, for $48,000 to assist surveillance operations by first responders. (Aeryon Labs) The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) has spent $70,000 for 17 drones in an attempt to resuscitate its aerial drone program for first responders. The department reported the relaunch Thursday after pausing […]

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By Allie Morris San Antonio Express-News AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Public Safety is launching a new drone program, about eight years after scrapping its first effort due to challenges posed by federal restrictions and maintenance costs. Over the past few months, the department has quietly spent about $70,000 to purchase 17 drones, known formally […]

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A helicopter’s crash landing in South Carolina this week may have been triggered by a civilian drone, which would make it the first drone-related crash of an aircraft in the U.S. The incident on Wednesday involved a student pilot and an instructor, both of whom told investigators that a small drone appeared directly in front […]

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