Following a series of Pentagon military maneuvers in the South China Sea, Beijing has reportedly signaled its readiness to put an air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in place in the region. Before that, China’s BZK-005 surveillance drone was spotted on Woody Island in the eastern Paracels. “Woody Island has been at the center of China’s slow but sure bid to increase its power projection capabilities in the […]

An aerial shot taken of the Heath, above, and Kornel Flint with his drone device Credit: @manandhisdrone Published: 2 June, 2016 By WILLIAM McLENNAN FLYING enthusiasts hoping to capture the majesty of Hampstead Heath with cameras mounted on “drones” have been grounded by the police – and incorrectly accused of breaking the law.  The practice […]

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) — “General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA ASI)… announced the successful operational testing of a detect-and-avoid system including GA-ASI’s Due Regard Radar aboard a CBP Guardian UAS, a maritime variant of GA-ASI’s Predator B,” the release stated. The detect-and-avoid system also includes Honeywell’s Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance System and Sensor Tracker, the release noted. The successful completion […]

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Grand Rapids police are reminding the public of the Federal Aviation Administration’s rules for operating drones after confiscating an unmanned aerial vehicle this week. On Tuesday, police saw two men operating a drone in the area of Spectrum Health Butterworth Hospital and determined that they did not have permission to fly […]

The Taliban already control units in Helmand that allow the group monetary access to profits from the global opium trade. There is little incentive to participate in peacemaking, especially for a leader who will not want to appear weak. An escalation in violence in a country where 11,000 civilians have been killed or wounded in […]

With its ubiquitous Phantom drones, Chinese manufacturer SZ DJI Technology Co. brought aerial photography to millions. Now, with dozens of competitors biting at its heels, the world’s biggest producer of consumer drones needs to prove that its products are more than just glorified selfie sticks.  “Right now, DJI is the king of the drones-are-cool market, […]

Here’s a quaint memory from a bygone period in American politics: Back in November 2012, after President Barack Obama secured his re-election, The New York Times’ Scott Shane reported that with “the possibility that President Obama might not win a second term,” his administration had “accelerated work in the weeks before the election to develop […]

The brother of a man killed alongside Afghan Taliban chief Mullah Akhtar Mansour in a US drone strike has asked for police to investigate his death. Muhammad Azam, a Pakistani citizen, was driving Mansour from the Pakistan-Iran border to Quetta, in Pakistan, when a drone destroyed the car and killed both men. Previously branded “an […]

The following is a script from “Director Brennan” which aired on Feb. 14, 2016, and was rebroadcast on May 29, 2016. Scott Pelley is the correspondent. Robert G. Anderson, Pat Milton and Aaron Weisz, producers. The ISIS assault on Paris last November and the ISIS-inspired massacre in San Bernardino, California, less than three weeks later, […]

A Donington farmer would like to see Lincolnshire Police using drones in the fight against crime, including hare coursing. Several forces are trialling airborne camera drones, using them in searches for missing people and “scene captures” of serious incidents. A drone in use by Sussex and Surrey Police. Farmer Chris Wray, chairman of Holland County […]