Surveillance Drones

France is set to arm drones that are currently used exclusively for surveillance and intelligence, a first for the French military, the defense minister said Tuesday. Florence Parly said the decision will initially apply only to the six unarmed Reaper surveillance drones that France bought from the United States. Most of them, based in Africa’s […]

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As Texas and Louisiana struggled with major floods since Hurricane Harvey hit hard last week, dumping some 50 inches of rain across the region, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) quickly issued drone operating permits to allow rescue workers, government agencies, first responders and journalists to view the natural disaster from above. These waivers let specially […]

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A view of a hurricane from space At the time of writing, Hurricane Harvey has claimed 50 lives and caused more than $23 billion in property damage. The Category 3 super-storm wreaked havoc on the state of Texas, hitting parts of Louisiana hard as well. The cleanup and relief efforts in the wake of the […]

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Mr Penrose said there was a pressing need to protect critical infrastructure, including airports, from drone attacks. “Military organisations worldwide are grappling with this problem of how we can detect and mitigate drones…we are trying to think about ways we can protect the airspace,” he said. “Certainly for our public safety perspective it is an […]

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Mr Penrose said there was a pressing need to protect critical infrastructure, including airports, from drone attacks. “Military organisations worldwide are grappling with this problem of how we can detect and mitigate drones…we are trying to think about ways we can protect the airspace,” he said. “Certainly for our public safety perspective it is an […]

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President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump returned to Houston Saturday to meet with people affected by the devastating storm and flooding. They were scheduled to stop by a relief center to speak with volunteers before heading to Lake Charles, Louisiana, another area devastated by Harvey. … read more at: http://newjersey.news12.com/story/36066311/surveillance-drone-to-fly-in-new-jersey-during-trump-visit

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Photo courtesy of Verizon As emergency response efforts in Texas continue after Hurricane Harvey, Verizon is using drones to survey sites and assess damage. The wireless service provider’s network teams are staffing a 24×7 wireless command center and assessing damage as well as having mobilized equipment and people needed for repairs. To support the community further, Verizon has committed […]

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Photo courtesy of Verizon As emergency response efforts in Texas continue after Hurricane Harvey, Verizon is using drones to survey sites and assess damage. The wireless service provider’s network teams are staffing a 24×7 wireless command center and assessing damage as well as having mobilized equipment and people needed for repairs. To support the community further, Verizon has committed […]

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WASHINGTON — Two defense contractors from suburban Syracuse are among three teams selected by the Defense Department’s scientists to develop new technology that could defend U.S. forces against swarms of small drones. SRC Inc. of North Syracuse and Saab Defense and Security USA of East Syracuse were each awarded contracts from the Defense Advanced Research Project […]

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Arthur Holland Michel says his favorite way to spend his downtime is cycling or reading biographies, but his Netflix queue tells another story. His watched stream includes Homeland, Modern Family and the teenage dystopian series The 100. That’s because 27-year-old Holland Michel is the founder and co-director of the Center for the Study of the […]

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