Surveillance Drones

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German Defense Ministry will notify lawmakers shortly that will proceed with plans to lease Israeli-built Heron-TP surveillance drones, a program that was delayed last year, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen told top military officers on Monday. Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen walks at the German government guesthouse Meseberg Palace […]

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A successful trial of a drone surveillance system has taken place at London Southend Airport in the UK. IPS has partnered with aerospace and defense company Metis Aerospace’s Skyperion technology to develop a suitable solution for integration into airports. This system spots drones sooner than has been previously possible and allows them to be tracked. […]

(TNS) — SAN DIEGO — The futuristic possibilities associated with autonomous, commercial drone activity — think food and package delivery, medical supply transport or enhanced border security — will be realized in San Diego, and soon. On Wednesday, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the city was selected to participate in its experimental commercial […]

The illegal Israeli settlement of Efrat has become the first to use drone technology to observe Palestinians in the surrounding area, according to the Jerusalem Post. The $37,000 unmanned aerial device was paid for by the International Fellowship of Christians and Jews (IFCJ) and is the first time settlers have been given such high grade […]

Criminals are no longer restricted to burner phones, guns, and getaway cars. They’re finding new, sophisticated ways to smuggle contraband, conduct counter-surveillance, and retaliate against those who threaten their schemes. The biggest growing trend among criminals? Using drones. Defense One reports that FBI agents were monitoring a hostage situation involving organized crime at an undisclosed […]