Surveillance Drones

Photo James Bridle created his “Drone Shadow” to understand drones as a physical reality rather than an idea. Credit IWM LONDON — The artist James Bridle remembers the first time he heard of military drones. Back then, some seven years ago, it took intensive online searching to track down an image of… read more at: […]

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The US Department of Defense (DOD) earlier this month announced its “drone sprints” project, aimed at advancing “drone swarm” technology. It’s calling on developers nationwide to come up with usable solutions to the challenge of deploying and controlling hundreds of unmanned air and ground vehicles in an urban combat environment. The Defense Advanced Research Projects […]

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Courtesy of UCR Today The National Science Foundation (NSF) has granted $1 million to UCR Research and Economic Development for a drone development study. The project, which is headed by Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering Amit Roy-Chowdhury, aims to create drones with artificial intelligence, which would allow the machines to conduct reconnaissance without relying […]

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A surveillance drone has detected on Thursday that the fracture in the crater of Bali’s Mount Agung had widened since the last satellite imaging taken on Wednesday. National Disaster Mitigation Agency (BNPB) spokesman Sutopo Purwo Nugroho said the fracture was located on the eastern side of the volcano. “The sulfuric gases emanating from the fracture are also […]

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The drones, which cost $223 million apiece, are being purchased as part of ROKAF’s new program of airborne intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR). ROKAF told lawmakers in Seoul that the acquisition of the first two drones is set to take place in December, with two more to arrive in 2019. The drones will be based out of the Gyeryongdae military compound in South Chungcheong Province, the military […]

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By Aaron Gregg / The Washington Post Years after Detroit’s auto companies joined the race to develop self-driving cars, the world’s biggest plane-makers now say they see a coming revolution in autonomous, on-demand flight. Chicago-based aerospace manufacturer Boeing has been stepping up its investment in the technologies that enable autonomous flight in recent months. In […]

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U.S. Africa Command has launched a formal investigation into the circumstances surrounding an ambush in Niger that killed four U.S. soldiers and wounded two others. The investigation comes as the Pentagon said Thursday that the fourth soldier, Sgt. La David Johnson, was “separated” from his fellow soldiers but never left behind. “We don’t leave anyone […]

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(WASHINGTON) — The back and forth about President Donald Trump’s condolence calls to the families of four fallen American soldiers in Niger has raised questions about the U.S. military presence in the West African country. Here are some answers to questions you might have about the U.S. military presence in Niger, West Africa, and the […]

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LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department approved a drone pilot program Tuesday — several months after the department first presented what it called a limited plan to use the technology. Approval of the program by the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners came despite opposition from activists […]

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