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PORTSMOUTH The Police Department can now move forward to purchase its first drone after the City Council voted unanimously to approve a grant of almost $70,000 to pay for the device. Police Chief Robert Merner said the $69,638 grant from Homeland Security will pay to purchase the small unmanned aerial vehicle (sUAV), which is more […]

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An unmanned aircraft system, or UAS, can provide an invaluable tool for law enforcement, but successful use requires understanding of the technology More Brand Profiles … read more at: https://www.policeone.com/police-products/Police-Drones/articles/481757006-Wash-PD-gets-OK-to-use-drones/

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The cost of operating the facility, located in the middle of the Sahara desert in Agadez, Niger, is estimated at $30 million a year. By the end of the 10-year agreement for the use of the site in 2024, named Nigerien Air Base 201, the U.S. will have spent around $280 million. … read more […]

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The U.S. Army is pursuing several new aircraft types to improve the ability of its aviation fleet to fight and defeat potential adversaries, especially those that are increasingly fielding sophisticated air defenses and other high-tech systems. “We are mindful that we’re in a very long competition with peer, near-peer nation-states,” said Brig. Gen. Wally Rugen, […]

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Today, Avitas Systems, a GE venture, announced that it received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to fly an unmanned aerial system (UAS) beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) in Loving County, Texas. The permission authorizes Avitas Systems to fly a UAS over 55 pounds at low altitudes without a visual observer for industrial inspection; it […]

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A pair of suspects who fled from police are behind bars thanks to the help of a drone. The South Sioux City Police posted a video on their Facebook page showing the pursuit. Police say a vehicle refused a traffic stop on Monday morning. The car then drove around the Covington Links Golf Course property […]

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Most of our electronics and gadgets (and their components) are made overseas. American manufacturing, we are told, is too costly and can’t compete with low-cost countries. We are told, in the age of globalization, President Trump’s slogan “buy American, hire American” is not only incredibly antiquated, but also dumb and dangerous. Under the banner of […]

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A new state law sponsored by a Butler County legislator puts restrictions on how drones can be used in Pennsylvania. The legislation, Act 78, was signed into law last week by Gov. Tom Wolf. It makes using an unmanned aircraft to “intentionally or knowingly conduct surveillance of another person in a private place or to […]

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