Surveillance Drones

On a windy, chilly Thursday (Oct. 11) afternoon, the Galva fourth graders from Trista Dooley’s class gathered outside the school to watch Henry County officers demonstrate Compact Law Enforcement Urban Surveillance (CLETUS), the county’s new drone. On a windy, chilly Thursday (Oct. 11) afternoon, the Galva fourth graders from Trista Dooley’s class gathered outside the […]

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director andy fackrell has launched a guardian, a 90-second film that highlights that surprising role of drone technology in the war against poaching. produced for los angeles–based charity over and above africa, the all-drone shot movie presents a series of swooping aerial shots of animal groups, each titled with the respective collective nouns – a pride of […]

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An Oregon company has developed a self-contained combination housing and launcher for tiny, GPS-guided surveillance drones. The housing can attach to almost any vehicle, including unmanned ground vehicles. Put them together, and you’ve built a robot that can deploy robots. Kelsey Atherton of c4isrnet has called it “the Inception of drones,” a reference to Christopher […]

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LONDON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–According to the market research report released by Technavio, the global drone technology market in the education sector is expected to accelerate at a CAGR of almost 15% during the forecast period. The incorporation of thermal imaging in drones to improve learning in dark is one of the key factors triggering the growth of […]

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), more commonly called drones, have found an amazing number of commercial applications. They provide an unmatched platform for aerial surveillance for search and rescue, security, and gathering intelligence. As a camera platform, they have become the tool of choice for documentary filmmakers and cinematographers, used by everyone from local real estate […]

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China makes lots of weapons that few countries want to buy. This is because most Chinese arms are humdrum and hardly cutting-edge. But there are exceptions. Increasingly, among the most important of these are armed drones, sometimes called unmanned combat aerial vehicles, or UCAVs. More important, Chinese UCAVs are being used regularly in combat, most […]

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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 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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