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A flick of Slidell Police Capt. Nicky Mistretta’s fingers propelled the drone skyward. Chief Randy Fandal stared into the sun to watch it. The drone stared back down at him, beaming Fandal’s likeness onto a television monitor inside a police vehicle 365 feet below. This is the Slidell Police Department‘s new eye in the sky. Led by […]

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Drones are already enormously controversial gadgets. Sure, we all love seeing videos of time-lapse Burning Man projects or dolphins frolicking with surfers. But drones cause hassles for rescue aircraft, they photograph people without permission, and they’re a noisy nuisance. But there might be a much bigger problem with drones: A federal agency recently charged that […]

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The Flathead City-County Health Department hopes to add another tool to its mosquito-control arsenal: a drone to apply insecticide to trouble spots where the bugs tend to breed. But first the department, which oversees the countys mosquito control program, will have to convince the county commissioners that a drone is the right method to help […]

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Dutch police have clipped the wings of their airborne drone-fighting force of eagles, and fired their winged warriors deeming them too expensive and too unruly to be effective. After a series of tests in 2015, the police last year announced they were putting into operation a flock of the birds of prey to take down […]

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Should US drone operators and the officers responsible for them be concerned by the latest sentiments from the Pakistani Ministry of Defence?  The head of the Pakistan Air Force, Air Chief Marshal Sohail Aman, made the most pointed remarks yet that the defence forces are not pleased. Speaking at the opening ceremony of the Air […]

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BROKEN ARROW, Okla. (AP) — Police in northeastern Oklahoma say a new $2,500 drone will help survey crime and crash scenes and provide tactical support The Broken Arrow Police Department said the drone was a gift from the Police Academy Alumni Association, according to the Tulsa World . Department spokesman Officer James Koch said the […]

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Dutch police have clipped the wings of their airborne drone-fighting force of eagles, and fired their winged warriors deeming them too expensive and too unruly to be effective. After a series of tests in 2015, the police last year announced they were putting into operation a flock of the birds of prey to take down […]

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