Surveillance Drones

Maritime Surveillance Drone Testing to Begin this Summer The AR5 Life Ray UAS, developed by TEKEVER, has been selected by the European Space Agency (ESA) and the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA) to demonstrate the … read more at: http://www.marinelink.com/news/surveillance-maritime409187.aspx

[The] department is gathering information about technology that could identify, geolocate, and log electronic devices within a 10-foot “designated zone of control,” potentially detecting attempts to leech sensitive data.   The “Wireless Intrusion Detection System” would map devices as they emit radio frequency signals in and around consulates, embassies and other foreign service posts, whose security is […]

The United States (US) has moved surveillance drones into the skies over Libya to gather intelligence and get a better picture of what’s going on in case additional military strikes against Islamic State militants are authorised. The top US military officer told a Senate committee on Thursday that the Pentagon has shifted assets to Libya, […]

by

A lawmaker argues the Coast Guard needs it own drone fleet for dedicated surveillance missions, like tracking drug-runners. One aircraft they assessed was the MQ-8 Fire Scout, seen here aboard the littoral combat ship Fort Worth in 2015.(Photo: MC2 Joe Bishop/Navy) When it comes to tracking and stopping illegal activity like narcotics smuggling, the Coast […]

by

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (April 26, 2016) – A California bill that would restrict warrantless drone surveillance by state and local law enforcement unanimously passed a second Assembly committee last week. If ultimately signed into law, the legislation would not only establish important privacy protections at the state level, it would also help thwart the federal surveillance state. […]

by

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. […]

by

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 […]

by

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 […]

by

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 […]

by