Surveillance Drones

Nov. 15 (UPI) — Northrop Grumman signed a contract with the Republic of Korea to provide logistical support to ROK’s high-altitude RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicle fleet. The contract includes site activation for launching and ground control, training, and support personnel for four RQ-4 Global Hawk unmanned aerial vehicles set for delivery over the […]

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An artist’s conception shows the Odysseus aircraft in flight. (Aurora Flight Sciences Illustration) Aurora Flight Sciences, a pioneer in experimental flying vehicles that became a Boeing subsidiary last year, says its solar-powered, high-altitude, long-endurance Odysseus drone will take on its first flight in the spring of 2019. Odysseus has been years in the making, part […]

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Many analysts, practitioners, and scholars are skeptical of the efficacy of drone strikes for counterterrorism, suggesting that they provide short-term gains at best and are counterproductive at worst. However, despite how widespread these views are, reliable evidence on the consequences of drone strikes remains limited. My research on drone warfare and U.S. counterterrorism—some of which was recently published in International Security—addresses this issue by examining the U.S. drone […]

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Posted November 14, 2018 06:37:27 Photo: DJI are recognised as the global leader in drone making technology. (ABC News: Andrew O’Connor) The world’s largest drone manufacturer has had to patch a security vulnerability that left users’ photos, videos, and data wide open to hackers. Chinese drone giant Da-Jiang Innovations (DJI) commands more than 70 per […]

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Hartford Police Chief David Rosado is questioning a city council proposal to oversee the use of drones and other technology by law enforcement. With police planning to deploy drones throughout Hartford neighborhoods, the council wants a say over what equipment, monitoring and data retention officers use. Under a proposal that the American Civil Liberties Union […]

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China apparently possesses a jet-propelled unmanned aerial vehicle that’s suitable for tests aboard a future, catapult-equipped aircraft carrier.   The development means Beijing in theory could rapidly deploy fast drones aboard a planned class of large carriers, once the new vessels commission into service in the mid-2020s. The Tian Ying drone, a product of the […]

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