Surveillance Drones

The RQ-21A Blackjack, an American unmanned air vehicle, got its operational capability for the Marine Corps in January, thus meeting a United States Navy requirement for a small tactical unmanned air system (STUAS). The drone, made by Boeing subsidiary Insitu, weighs about 80 pounds unloaded, can fly for 16 hours at a stretch, and “uniquely, the Blackjack uses a tail hook recovery […]

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<!– Yuneec’s Typhoon H Pro drone is flown at InterDrone, an international drone conference and exposition for commercial drones, at the Paris Las Vegas on September 7, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images) … read more at: http://www.itechpost.com/articles/38382/20161009/drone-drones-sharks-australia-beaches.htm

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Earlier this summer, at least one team of Raiders from Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command deployed to Iraq with a new drone that will give them a broader picture of what’s happening on the battlefield. The RQ-21A Blackjack, which reached initial operational capability for the Marine Corps in January, is deployed with MARSOC as […]

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The US military is reportedly investing $100m in a new base for surveillance drones in Agadez, central Niger. The proposed investment represents the US commitment to help the West African country in its fight against militant groups, Reuters reported. It will be used for the base’s construction, as well as acquisition of fuel and equipment. Niger is […]

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The US military is reportedly investing $100m in a new base for surveillance drones in Agadez, central Niger. The proposed investment represents the US commitment to help the West African country in its fight against militant groups, Reuters reported. It will be used for the base’s construction, as well as acquisition of fuel and equipment. Niger is […]

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WHEN members of the Oklahoma Senate recently studied potential regulation of drones, several speakers advised caution. That’s good advice. Too often, drone proposals have been based on overhyped fears rather than practical reality. James Grimsley, vice president of the Unmanned Systems Alliance of Oklahoma, noted there is little need for state lawmakers to advance safety […]

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