Surveillance Drones

The United Nations estimates that illegal wildlife trade worldwide could be worth $8 billion to $10 billion annually. The value of the ivory trade alone contributes about $1 billion. For now, foot patrols and drone-based surveillance have not been effective at preventing poaching, and these efforts are labour-intensive and under resourced. One AI-based solution has […]

by

Jason Smith has flown more than 60 missions with a single drone since the 2017 creation of Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems program. Along the way, he has cataloged a wealth of footage for documentation, 3D mapping, tracking and volumetric calculations. Smith, DEQ’s UAS manager, says the program is limited only by […]

by

As a 20-year Culver City resident, I understand the concerns of others that the use of drones may result in problems. However, as a former prosecutor, I have seen that when drones are used according to strict policies, they are effective and can be lifesavers. There was a time when dash cams in police vehicles and […]

by

Kalashnikov Group, the same family of companies that produces Russia’s iconic assault rifles, revealed the KUB-BLA drone at the IDEX-2019 trade show in Abu Dhabi in February 2019. It’s unclear whether the Russian air force requested the drone’s development, or Kalashnikov developed the type on its own for the domestic or foreign market. “KUB-BLA is […]

by

  Just two Christmases ago, drones were the gotta-have item on every kid’s wish list — and some adult lists too. Prices ranged from around $25 to more than $11,000 on Amazon.com. It’s still possible to get a drone for $25 or even less. It is also possible to spend more than $11,000 — a […]

by

Aerial images of marine pollution: EMSA intends to use drones to monitor pollution in European waters A contract signed by a European agency will enable satellites to boost connectivity for maritime surveillance drones on long-range missions. The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) has contracted SES Networks managed services to provide satellite coverage for remotely piloted […]

by

A Drone Olympics was held for the first time at Aero India where various drone competitions were held. The competition was held in two categories: Fixed VTOL and Hybrid Designs,which was further classified into 4 kg and 4-7 kg categories. Besides there were also weight-drop challenge and UAV formation flying challenge. The prize money for […]

by

Commander of the Islamic Revolution Guards Corps Aerospace Force Brigadier General Amir Ali Hajizadeh disclosed on Thursday that several US aircraft that were constantly flying over Syria and Iraq were under IRGC’s control and their first-hand intelligence was being monitored and retrieved by his forces after penetrating into the US command center. “Seven to eight […]

by

Triton is designed to fly surveillance missions for up to 24 hours at altitudes of more than ten miles, providing coverage of up to 2,000nm. Credit: US Navy/Alex Evers. Canada has reportedly made a formal proposal to purchase a ‘mothballed’ high-altitude Euro Hawk surveillance drone from Germany. Reuters reported citing a German Defence Ministry spokesperson that […]

by

Drones are rapidly finding a niche in modern agriculture. Once considered “big boys’ toys,” drones now are doing some important work on American farms and ranches. Day Two of the 2019 Farming Evolution conference in Holyoke included a panel discussion on the use of drones as a serious farming tool. Billy Anderson, who sells drones […]

by

With the U.S. Defense Department focusing on technologies for the future battlefield, Truxel is hopeful. The new U.S.-based company will “greatly increase our ability to interact with partners and customers to meet the developing needs, and then long term we will eventually establish engineering, field service, simulation and manufacturing with U.S. employees, so it’s not […]

by

Drones are soaring in popularity. And now the ever-innovative Mansfield school district is taking advantage of the trend by offering a drone class. Edu-Drone specializes in teaching students skills to become a commercial drone pilot, also opening a variety of career opportunities. The inaugural class, which began in January, has approximately 50 students. School officials […]

by

Russian company is developing a propeller-driven “suicide drone” that could target enemy air defenses. Kalashnikov Group, the same family of companies that produces Russia’s iconic assault rifles, revealed the KUB-BLA drone at the IDEX-2019 trade show in Abu Dhabi in February 2019. It’s unclear whether the Russian air force requested the drone’s development, or Kalashnikov […]

by