Surveillance Drones

CONCORD, N.H. (April 22, 2016) – on Wednesday, a New Hampshire Senate committee  passed a bill that would restrict the warrantless or weaponized use of drones by state and local law enforcement.  The legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, they would also help thwart the federal surveillance state. Rep. […]

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KABUL: Aided by American advisers, the Afghan army on Monday launched its first unmanned surveillance drones from a base in Helmand province to try to expand its ability to provide its own air support. Afghan forces are struggling to build up an independent air force as Taliban insurgents step up offensives across the country. Government […]

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Credit: Richard Unten Last year, the FBI flew a fleet of drones (a.k.a “unmanned aerial vehicles”) over Seattle and other cities. They were equipped with cameras capable of snapping thousands of high-resolution photographs, and may have carried devices that could capture emails, phone calls, texts and location data. One focus of the agency’s surveillance was […]

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KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, April 18 (UPI) — Thales’ Fulmar unmanned aerial system is being supplied to the Malaysian Maritime Enforcement Agency to enhance the agency’s surveillance capabilities. Fulmar, a small fixed-wing UAS, will be installed on six New Generation Patrol Craft now being built by Destini Shipbuilding and Engineering Sdn Bhd. The Fulmar features automatic […]

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KABUL Aided by American advisers, the Afghan army on Monday launched its first unmanned surveillance drones from a base in Helmand province to try to expand its ability to provide its own air support. Afghan forces are struggling to build up an independent air force as Taliban insurgents step up offensives across the country. Government […]

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By MarEx 2016-04-15 13:16:20 EU border patrol agency Frontex announced Friday that it is in talks with industry for using remotely piloted aircraft for maritime surveillance, adding drones to its existing portfolio of satellite and sensor technologies for monitoring vessel traffic and migrant flows.  “While at the moment there is no European legislation that allows […]

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A police car patrols the Dataran Merdeka area. PDRM will soon use drone technology to help its personnel increase surveillance coverage. — Picture by Saw Siow FengKUALA LUMPUR, April 14 — The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) will soon begin using drone technology to help its personnel increase surveillance coverage, according to Bukit Aman’s Management Department […]

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WASHINGTON, April 13 (UPI) — Israeli defense firm Rafael unveiled its latest anti-drone defensive system, which the company claims can track, target and destroy enemy unmanned aircraft within a two mile radius. The weapon system, dubbed the Drone Dome, made its debut at the Latin America Aero Defence Security 2016 expo in Brazil this month. […]

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TEHRAN, April 12 (UPI) — Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps, or IRGC, on Tuesday unveiled its newest aerial surveillance drone during large-scale military exercises in the western part of the country. Iranian media reports the drone, named “Hamasseh” or “Epic” in English, conducted its first ever surveillance flights during the exercise in Sistan and Baluchestan Province […]

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