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President Donald Trump gives a thumbs up after speaking to Navy and shipyard personnel aboard nuclear aircraft carrier Gerald R. Ford at Newport News Shipbuilding in Newport News, Va., Thursday, March 2, 2017. (AP/Steve Helber) While President Obama’s terms in office marked the beginning of widespread use of CIA drones for assassination campaigns, in his […]

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  Trump administration secretly resumes CIA drone assassination program By Bill Van Auken 15 March 2017 The Trump White House has secretly authorized the Central Intelligence Agency to resume drone assassination strikes that in the latter years of the Obama administration had been largely reserved for the US military, the Wall Street Journal reported Tuesday. […]

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Greenville police are investigating the theft of camera, a drone and equipment for the two from a vehicle, according to a case report. The theft occurred between 8 a.m. Feb. 28 and 4 p.m. March 5 from a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Boxelder Way at the Province Apartments south of East 10th Street. […]

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DxOMark has long been rating the sensors inside digital cameras, but now the firm is offering insight into drone cameras, too. DxOMark, a software company that measures how well camera sensors perform, is now rating drone cameras — and the first set of ratings isn’t all that great. The latest sensor scores from the company for […]

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C4ISR Navy improves P-8A surveillance plane, drone integration By Kris Osborn Mar 15, 2017 The Navy is modernizing software for its Boeing P-8A multi-mission maritime surveillance aircraft to improve Anti-Submarine Warfare, Anti-Surface Warfare and operational integration with unmanned systems service officials said.   The P-8A multi-mission maritime aircraft was first engineered for the Navy’s Maritime […]

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President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing U.S. officials. The move would be a change from the policy of former President Barack Obama’s administration of limiting the CIA’s paramilitary role, the newspaper reported. The White House, […]

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Flying a drone manually is fun, but there are some manoeuvres that are virtually impossible to fly smoothly. Circling an object or person, for example. You’d need to constantly change the balance of forward/backward and left/right inputs to fly the circle in the first place, then simultaneously keep rotating the camera by just the right amount […]

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Image: Ant Pruitt Drones and quadcopters continue to grow in popularity and become more affordable for consumers. This has provided a level playing field for aspiring photographers and videographers to get shots and angles previously unattainable without a helicopter or access to restricted areas with elevation. To help get you started with drone photography, I’ll […]

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This is the first drone released by GoPro. When it is functioning perfectly, the following things are still true: the Karma can’t autonomously follow you around. Its battery life is on the low end, and its range is much shorter than its main competitors. It doesn’t have fancy sensors to help it stabilize indoors or […]

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SINGAPORE: After five years of training and exercises, two Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) squadrons are now able to operate, maintain, and deploy an advanced surveillance drone – the Heron 1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle, the Ministry of Defence (MINDEF) said at a ceremony on Wednesday (Mar 15).  For the RSAF and the Singapore Armed Forces […]

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Police in a city in central China have stepped up their efforts to crack down on illegal drones, equipping policemen with devices that can disable their signals and force them to land. Officers in Wuhan in Hubei province showcased their new anti-drone “guns” for the first time on Saturday outside a stadium where a soccer […]

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