Surveillance Drones

Feb. 09–CARTHAGE — An “eye in the sky approach” to law enforcement resulted with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office purchasing an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) or drone for surveillance in a variety of law enforcement operations. Three deputies have been trained and have received their FAA and North Carolina certifications, which are required for the […]

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By Judi Brinegar jbrinegar@courier-tribune.com Twitter: @JudiBrinegarCT CARTHAGE — An “eye in the sky approach” to law enforcement resulted with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office purchasing an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) or drone for surveillance in a variety of law enforcement operations. Three deputies have been trained and have received their FAA and North Carolina certifications, […]

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AES Corporation uses a commercial surveillance drone to take aerial photos of solar panels (Photo courtesy of Measure) Industrial technology has often been a blessing and a curse for workers, eliminating some jobs while making others safer. That could soon happen at AES Corp., an Arlington-based power utility that generates $15 billion a year in sales powering homes in 17 […]

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AES Corporation uses a commercial surveillance drone to take aerial photos of solar panels (Photo courtesy of Measure) Industrial technology has often been a blessing and a curse for workers, eliminating some jobs while making others safer. That could soon happen at AES Corp., an Arlington-based power utility that generates $15 billion a year in sales powering homes in 17 […]

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By now you’re likely aware that our government has an extensive drone campaign in the Middle East and North Africa. Targets are selected personally by the President using a secret “kill list,” and though drone strikes are currently on the decline in Pakistan, they’re unlikely to go away entirely (particularly in Yemen) during Obama’s presidency. […]

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When the then defence secretary, John Reid, ordered 54 Watchkeepers in 2005 for £700m, he said the surveillance drones would be “key to battlefield surveillance of the future”. Twelve years on, with the programme now costing £1.2bn, the drones that are due to be the army’s eyes and ears remain a future prospect. They have […]

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By Susannah George and Lori Hinnant, The Associated Press MOSUL, Iraq — Faced with a diminishing number of fighters, the Islamic State group is relying on retrofitted commercial drones to guide suicide car bombers to their targets and to launch small-scale airstrikes on Iraqi forces. The extremist group is spending freely on drone technology as […]

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Unmanned Systems Navy pursues drone “ghost fleet” concept By Kris Osborn Feb 02, 2017 The Navy is working to develop quickly a “ghost fleet” concept where multiple surface, air and undersea drones operate in a synchronized fashion to conduct a wide-range of combat missions without placing sailors and marines at risk. “We want to have […]

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