Surveillance Drones

On September 13, dozens of natural gas explosions hit three towns north of Boston, killing one person and impacting thousands more. In the first few hectic hours after the blasts, the Massachusetts State Police official Twitter account posted a tweet reading: Updated plotting of confirmed fires and explosions by MSP Watch Center. 39 locations confirmed […]

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October 11, 2018       Keith Shaw Commercial drone operators around the country continue to test applications of unmanned aerial vehicles as part of the FAA’s Integration Pilot Program aimed at coming up with a regulatory framework for unmanned flights. For example, later today in Memphis, Tenn., the city’s fire and police departments will conduct drone flight […]

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FILE – A drone equipped with a thermal camera flies over the plants at the Pennsylvania Department of Natural Resources’ Jennings Environmental Education Center. (Associated Press) The potential use of civilian drones by terrorists and other criminal groups to carry out attacks poses a “steadily escalating threat,” FBI Director Christopher Wray warned a Senate panel Wednesday. […]

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Seriously, it can do anything short of fly. It can even move on water. Aptly named Guardbot, this device that looks a bit like the Star Wars drone BB-8 was designed to be the ultimate surveillance tool. It is equipped with two surveillance cameras, microphones and GPS. Oh, and it can be controlled with a […]

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LONDON, Oct. 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Target Drone Market – OverviewThe “Target Drone Market – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast, 2018 – 2026” report provides analysis of the target drone market for the period 2016–2026, wherein 2018 to 2026 is the forecast period and 2017 is considered as the base year. Data […]

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – FBI director Christopher Wray told a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday that the threat from drones “is steadily escalating” even as Congress gives agencies new tools to address threats. Wray told the Senate Homeland Security committee that the FBI assesses that “given their retail availability, lack of verified identification requirement to procure, […]

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On Monday, President and CEO Paul Sun demonstrated at the company’s booth how, by using a series of drop-down menus, a user could search footage for a group of three or more people — or, hypothetically, a person with a blue backpack getting into a yellow car. … read more at: https://www.c4isrnet.com/show-reporter/ausa/2018/10/08/can-this-ai-find-a-terrorist-in-a-surveillance-video/

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China will sell 48 advanced armed drones to Pakistan. Called the Wing Loong II, the drone can be used for both combat and surveillance missions. Although details of when and deal price is not clear, the drones will enhance Pakistan’s capabilities in the backdrop of India signing a deal with Russia for the S-400 missile […]

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“If I’m a troublemaker, I walk into the store, the store doesn’t want to know what the name is, but it’s a repeat offender the store manager knows,” Sun said. “The minute they walk in, the store manager gets a hit and they tailgate the guy to say, ‘You’re not our favorite customer.’” … read […]

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