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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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A large police presence developed Thursday night into Friday morning at two hospitals in the Lowcountry. North Charleston police were seen at MUSC lining up and down Jonathan Lucas and President Streets.  … read more at: http://www.live5news.com/story/37518601/charleston-helicopter-crash-blamed-on-drone-faa-investigating

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Although Skydio’s first product is purely for photos and videos, the underlying technology, Bry said, has other potential applications, including mapping and security. “We do think that the underlying technology could certainly be useful for more traditional commercial applications, mapping, monitoring, security,” he said. “I think that in the medium and long term, that stuff […]

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THE GOVERNMENT IS increasing funding for drone, satellite and surveillance technology to try to stop people from illegally dumping rubbish. Calling it ‘economic and environmental treason’, Minister for Environment Denis Naughten is allocating €2 million for a targeted crackdown on illegal dumping blackspot across the country. The Minister says covert surveillance, drones, satellites and CCTV cameras […]

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California-based drone company UAVOS successfully completed a round of test flights of its new electric UVH-EL drone using the company’s own SURVEYOR-HE unmanned aerial system. According to UAVOS, this electric multipurpose helicopter drone can automatically take off, fly, and land while carrying a 13.2-pound payload for a duration of up to 45 minutes. With UAVOS’ […]

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Facts The State of Hesse has decided to implement the use of drones into its daily practice. For this purpose, the police acquired four drones to help with their work in the region starting in February 2018. In order to operate the drones, each of the eight future drone pilots must complete a two-week workshop […]

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