The drone, manufactured by Viettel Aerospace Institute, weighs 26 kilograms and can fly at speeds of 80-120 kilometres at a maximum altitude of 3,000 metres with an operating radius of 50 kilometres for up to three hours. Equipped with electro-optical and infrared sensors, the vehicle can monitor at both day and night, transmitting full HD […]

First UK airport trial of a drone surveillance system takes place at London Southend. Credit: London Southend Airport. The UK’s London Southend Airport has conducted testing of a drone surveillance system that tracks rogue drones and allows them to be located much sooner than previously possible. IPS has teamed up with aerospace and defence company […]

The City of San Diego partnered with drone cloud-platform provider Cape last week to participate in the UAS Integration Pilot Program. Chosen from 149 applicants, the partnership is among 10 across the U.S to be chosen for IPP. The program – a joint effort by the FAA and U.S. transportation department – focuses on “enabling the […]

Dallas officials are debating whether aircraft drones should be a resource for police instead of an expensive helicopter. Dallas police do not currently own any drones, but drones were used in the search for a missing Richardson girl and other cases where police need extra eyes over a broad area. The Dallas Police Department is […]

The following is a guest post by Ali Crane of Dr. Drone, Canada’s first DJI Store. Similar to the evolution of the Smartphone, personal computer, and internet, drones have quickly grown from a DIY hobby to a mainstream technology used all over the world. Fast-paced innovation has made today’s drones smaller, safer, and more affordable […]

BERLIN (Reuters) – The German Defense Ministry will notify lawmakers shortly that will proceed with plans to lease Israeli-built Heron-TP surveillance drones, a program that was delayed last year, Defense Minister Ursula von der Leyen told top military officers on Monday. Defence Minister Ursula von der Leyen walks at the German government guesthouse Meseberg Palace […]

Cobb Police will buy a second drone, making it the second purchase this year, due to a unanimous vote of the Cobb County Board of Commissioners on May 8. The DJI Matrice 210 Quad Copter Drone will be bought for $25,735 from federal asset forfeiture revenue. Like the other drone, this drone has all-weather capabilities […]

Regarding the May 11 editorial “Ms. Haspel fails the test”: Now that Gina Haspel, President Trump’s nominee to be director of the Central Intelligence Agency, has been questioned by the Senate Intelligence Committee about her role in overseeing the CIA’s black site in Thailand and the waterboarding that took place there, would it not also […]

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May 11, 2018 Student drone teams wow government and industry at simulated-disaster competition hosted by ASU’s Research Enterprise The drone threads its way through the disaster area, beneath ceilings and power lines, through narrow corridors, sewer pipes and hallways. Bodies and survivors lie under rubble. When it’s not feeling its way through tight confines, there’s […]