admin

KIEV, Ukraine — The European security organization tasked with monitoring deadly violence between government forces and Russian-backed separatists in eastern Ukraine has lost its most effective surveillance tool in the conflict: long-range unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones. The long-range drone program was crucial for spotting armed attacks, the stationing of prohibited weapons, and countless other cease-fire […]

by

  Despite an allocation of $55 million in the budget of the Ministry of National Security to acquire drone technology to aid in the fight against escalating crime and violence in Jamaica, it appears that local law enforcement might have to wait for a while longer before getting the green light to use the high-tech […]

by

Sweden last week banned the use of camera drones without a special permit, infuriating hobby flyers and an industry group but likely pleasing privacy campaigners. Drone pilots will now have to show that there’s a legitimate benefit that outweighs the public’s right to privacy – and there are no exemptions for journalists, nor any guarantee […]

by

Part of the fun of drones is taking photos and videos while flying. But Sweden apparently does not like fun. The country’s Supreme Administrative Court has overturned a lower court decision and banned drones with cameras unless pilots obtain a “special surveillance permit,” the BBC reports. The court finds that drones with cameras are “regarded […]

by

Sweden last week banned the use of camera drones without a special permit, infuriating hobby flyers and an industry group but likely pleasing privacy campaigners. Drone pilots will now have to show that there’s a legitimate benefit that outweighs the public’s right to privacy – and there are no exemptions for journalists, nor any guarantee […]

by

Before you ever see a package dropped onto your doorstep from the sky, drones are going to force us to wrestle with some thorny questions about privacy. New rules from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration for the commercial use of unmanned aircraft lighter than 55 pounds have opened the door to what could be a […]

by

Iran’s Revolutionary Guards have reportedly announced that they have developed a “suicide drone” designed to deliver explosives to blow up land and sea based targets, Tasnim news agency reported, before taking down the article. Designed to be used primarily for maritime surveillance, the UAV can also carry missiles in addition to “heavy payloads of explosives […]

by

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — Fighters with the Daesh terror group persistently use drone aircraft for surveillance and attacks on enemies, indicating a technical prowess that is becoming more “creative,” the commander of the US-led coalition fighting Daesh, Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, said at a briefing Wednesday. “The ISIL [Daesh] makes extensive use of drones. It is not episodic or sporadic, it is relatively […]

by

The country’s Supreme Administrative Court made the ruling last week, overwriting an earlier decision made by a lower district court in May 2015, which said that camera-equipped UAVs should not be classified as surveillance devices. Following the ruling, drones equipped with cameras will now be considered surveillance hardware, and will require a special license to record […]

by

DJI made a big statement launching the Mavic Pro drone. For the first time the company’s best and most useful technological advances are available in a product that costs less than £1,000. What’s more, that product is easily the most portable and user-friendly drone to date. With its impressive spec list, groundbreaking design and relatively […]

by

In what Afghanistan officials fear represents a new phase in the Taliban war against the government there, the hard-line fundamentalist terror group on Friday released shocking footage of a suicide attack — taken from a drone. Until the release of the video, the Taliban were thought to be adverse to using advanced technology and video […]

by