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The California-based flying cameras are to buzz over Hollywood movie and TV sets via a deal with equipment supplier William F. White International. Drones are set to change how Hollywood shoots movies and TV shows in Canada. California-based Aerial MOB, which supplies drone services for film and TV production, has signed an exclusive deal with […]

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Last November, an aerial drone flown by a member of the resistance camp opposing the Dakota Access Pipeline captured dramatic footage of riot police blasting crowds with water cannons as temperatures dipped below freezing, sending 17 of the camp’s occupants to the hospital with injuries and hypothermia. The video quickly spread on social media, spurring […]

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WESTFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The Westfield Police Department has been approved to purchase some new items: a pickup truck, some safety software, and a drone. Last Thursday, the City Council allowed the transfer of $32,000 from reserve funds to purchase new safety software called CopSync 911. When installed, it allows users to communicate directly with […]

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In some respects, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell’s announcement that his department had purchased and was planning to use drones (or as he prefers to call them, “unmanned aircraft systems”) was refreshing. It’s certainly better than the 2012 Compton fiasco, in which the department secretly deployed a spy plane over that city and recorded […]

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Sheriff’s homicide detectives showed up at the house first. Next came the drone. As detectives began investigating the fatal shooting of a Pala woman last week, two deputies flew the drone over the outdoor homicide scene, taking aerial photos and videos that would become evidence. The remote-controlled aircraft is one of four the Sheriff’s Department […]

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