Surveillance Drones

The American Red has teamed up with the UPS Foundation and drone manufacturer CyPhy Works to bring drones to sites of natural disasters. The goal is to use drones tethered to the ground to assess damages through constant aerial observations. This is where CyPhy Works comes in. The pilot program utilizes CyPhy Works’ Persistent Aerial […]

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A defence system against malicious drones has been upgraded so it can fight back against swarm attacks. The AUDS counter-UAS defence system has been enhanced for deployment on military and commercial security and surveillance vehicles and with new technology to more effectively defeat swarm attacks by malicious unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including long range winged […]

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France is fitting weapons to its fleet of reconnaissance drones, according to reports. French defence minister Florence Parly said the EU nation’s six Reaper drones would equipped with weapons, though she did not specify precisely what weapons, by 2020. The drone fleet is reportedly deployed in northwest Africa, being used in surveillance operations against Islamist […]

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France is fitting weapons to its fleet of reconnaissance drones, according to reports. French defence minister Florence Parly said the EU nation’s six Reaper drones would equipped with weapons, though she did not specify precisely what weapons, by 2020. The drone fleet is reportedly deployed in northwest Africa, being used in surveillance operations against Islamist […]

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A Latvian drone firm taking a punt at both the professional and military markets reckons its new model can stay aloft for five hours and fly for almost 100 miles (160km). Atlas Dynamics, a Riga-based upstart founded two years ago, says its Blue-J drone is “ideally suited for large-scale security and inspection missions” and that […]

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AUGUSTA — As unmanned aerial vehicles become the future of aviation, University of Maine at Augusta officials say the college’s fledgling course for remote pilot operators is making inroads with practical uses in the business world. The school offered the Maine’s first university-level unmanned aerial vehicles course last October with 35 students and another in […]

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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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