Surveillance Drones

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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09 April, 2016 ATC issued non-bailable warrants for Pervez Musharraf PAF to upgrade fleet of fighter jets ATC issued non-bailable warrants for Pervez Musharraf Pakistan ready to work with India to prevent arms race: FO Xinjiang signed $2 billion deal with Pakistan Opposition parties demanded investigations of Panama Papers leak India does not want comprehensive […]

French Police in Paris have launched a bidding process for surveillance drones ahead of this summer’s European Championships. Unlike the bomb-carrying drones used by US and British military in the Middle East, these drones will be small machines of a maximum weight of 10kg which will use six propellers to stay aloft. According to the Prefecture’s contract outline, the […]

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What did Feinstein know that the FBI wasn’t telling us? Perhaps that the federal government gave local police departments $1.2 million to spend on drones that year. In 2015, NBC News reported that the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms spent $600,000 on six drones, “then never flew them because of technical problems with flight […]

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