DJI drone store in Costa Mesa opens to huge crowd – Orange ...

Saturday 21st October 2017
OCRegister
DJI drone store in Costa Mesa opens to huge crowd – Orange ...
OCRegister
A high-end drone sits amongst shoppers at the new DJI drone experience store, operated by Aerial Media Pros, in Costa Mesa, CA on Saturday,

Oregon man accused of shooting down $1000 drone

Thursday 19th October 2017
KVAL
KVAL
The victim reported his personal drone had been shot down. He also posted photos and video of the incident on Facebook. In images taken by the drone, the shooter can be seen standing next to a gray 1994 Isuzu Trooper. In another

It Finally Happened: A Passenger Airplane Hit a Drone

Thursday 19th October 2017
Air & Space Magazine
Last week a small commercial airplane with passengers onboard reportedly struck a UAV over Quebec City while on final approach to Runway 24 at Jean Lesage International Airport. If confirmed, the incident marks the

A Small Drone Hits A Commercial Airliner...And Nothing Happens

Thursday 19th October 2017
Forbes
The media headlines have been dramatic – and frightening - since the Canadian Minister of Transport announced in a press release that: “on October 12, 2017, a Skyjet flight was struck by a drone while inbound to Jean Lesage

LAPD Board Approves Controversial Drone Program

Tuesday 17th October 2017
CBS Los Angeles
CBS Los Angeles
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department approved a drone pilot program Tuesday — several months after the department first presented what it

Hobbyist drone disruptions are becoming a problem in the California wildfires, FAA says

Monday 16th October 2017
CNBC
CNBC
The Northern California wildfires continue to burn, and now comes word of at least two incidents involving unauthorized drones interfering with firefighting activities. A drone in Petaluma halted Cal Fire helicopters from flying

Flirtey launches first drone defibrillator service in US

Sunday 15th October 2017
San Francisco Chronicle
The Reno Gazette-Journal reports Drone delivery service Flirtey announced it is joining Regional Emergency Medical Services Authority, allowing responders to send an automated external defibrillator by air in addition

Drone footage of Anaheim Hills fire damage

Saturday 14th October 2017
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
More than 9,217 acres burned, 25 structures destroyed, and 48 structures damaged in the Canyon 2 fires in Anaheim Hills. Copyright © 2017, Los Angeles Times. EDITION: California | U.S. & World

Mesilla Valley Search and Rescue uses drone to find missing person - Las Cruces Sun

Thursday 12th October 2017
Las Cruces Sun-News
Mesilla Valley Search and Rescue uses drone to find missing person
Las Cruces Sun-News
Hoping they can one day be used to provide vital supplies and other items to those in need during natural disasters, an

A Drone Photo of Trees Knocked Down After a Storm

Thursday 12th October 2017
PetaPixel (blog)
PetaPixel (blog)
Earlier this month, a storm named Xavier pounded Europe and caused extensive damage. A day after the storm, photographer Julian Stratenschulte took his camera drone out and captured this beautiful and

Drone Video Shows Postal Worker Still Delivering Mail in Neighborhood Ravaged by Wildfire

Thursday 12th October 2017
Gizmodo
Gizmodo
Douglas Thron is a freelance cinematographer who was getting drone footage of the Coffey Park neighborhood for The Today Show when he noticed the carrier continuing to do his job in the unsettling landscape. “It was a

The rise of drone crime and how cops can stop it

Wednesday 11th October 2017
Engadget
Engadget
It was supposed to be an easy $1,000 job. All 25-year-old Jorge Edwin Rivera had to do was pilot a drone, carrying a lunchbox filled with 13 pounds of methamphetamine, from one side of the US-Mexico border to the other

One last time over Georgia - drone photography

Wednesday 11th October 2017
The Guardian
The Guardian
Camera drones have transformed the world of photography by making it cheap and (relatively) safe to take aerial images. But as security and privacy fears have mounted, new laws have begun limiting their use.

Drones will deliver defibrillators to 911 callers to help treat cardiac arrest

Tuesday 10th October 2017
CNBC
CNBC
A start-up called Flirtey delivers pizzas, Slurpees and other sundries by drone. But now, the company is embarking on life-saving work as a medical courier in the U.S., CNBC has learned. Flirtey has formed a partnership with

Play aerial laser tag with your friends with the Rockee FPV drone

Tuesday 10th October 2017
Digital Trends
Digital Trends
Certainly not the makers of the Rockee, a new Indiegogo project heralded as the “most enjoyable DIY athletic battle drone” on the market. These tiny little first-person-view (FPV) drones allow

Parents on edge after talking drone tries to lure kids, school says

Monday 9th October 2017
fox8.com
fox8.com
AKRON, Ohio -- Windemere Community Learning Center is a quiet, neighborhood school in Akron, but school officials are on alert after reports of a drone allegedly attempting to lure kids off school grounds. "Three to four

County officials talk drone applications in state

Monday 9th October 2017
Bismarck Tribune
Trevor Woods, director of safety for the Northern Plains UAS Test Site in Grand Forks, told the audience that the test site is planning a long distance drone flight between Grand Forks and Fargo, with a pit stop in Hillsboro,

Army Strykers, Armed-Vehicles Destroy Air Drone Targets in Demo

Sunday 8th October 2017
Scout
Scout
A number of emerging short-range-air-defense armed vehicle platforms destroyed enemy drone targets during a recent Army demonstration at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. - as part of an accelerated Army effort to better arm

Boeing acquires major drone, aerospace developer with focus on more autonomy

Sunday 8th October 2017
Digital Trends
Digital Trends
Up until this point, the manufacturer had been focusing on an autonomous submarine as well as some drone projects. Back in June, the company said iy would be looking to automation for commercial aircraft. All

Rapid growth of drone use requires new law, experts say

Sunday 8th October 2017
Cyprus Mail
Cyprus Mail
“The current law was drafted in 2015, when drones were very different,” ground instructor Karantonis told the Sunday Mail, pointing to the drone in front of him which is not much bigger than a hand.

Mild panic at Tirumala as survey drone gets hit by bird, crash lands on tree

Saturday 7th October 2017
The News Minute
The News Minute
In an incident that triggered mild panic at the Sri Venkateswara temple atop Tirumala in Andhra, a drone being used by the Forest Department crashed into a tree near the SNC area on Saturday afternoon.

North Dakota drone registrations rise as non-hobbyist count nearly quadruples

Friday 6th October 2017
Bismarck Tribune
Bismarck Tribune
The FAA also is working on rules that would allow beyond-line-of-sight flights, which will help the industry grow even more, Kenville said. He believes the FAA is going in the right direction in trying to

Trevor Bauer Becomes Playoff Hero 1 Year After Drone Injury Nightmare Ruined Him

Friday 6th October 2017
Bleacher Report
Then came his stranger-than-fiction, drone-induced finger fiasco in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series against the Toronto Blue Jays. After that was more of the unpredictable same in three appearances against

Professional Drone Demo Day in Watsonville brings crowd

Thursday 5th October 2017
Santa Cruz Sentinel
Santa Cruz Sentinel
The Professional Drone Demo Day, organized by Chris Bley of InspecTools on the day after Drone World Expo in San Jose, bought about 90 people out to the airfield on the Monterey Bay Academy campus

Chris Anderson: Drone mogul and former bass player for REM (no, not *that* REM).

Thursday 5th October 2017
Boing Boing
Boing Boing
His namesake runs the TED conference - whereas the Chris Anderson of this article was Editor-in-Chief of Wired for twelve years. During that stint, he co-founded a company that helped launch the consumer drone

In South Africa, Drone Fishing is Really a Thing

Thursday 5th October 2017
The Drive
The Drive
On Saturday, one of the first drone fishing competitions in the world took place on a South African beach, where 65 of 70 anglers used UAVs to carry their bait offshore to gain an advantage in the competition. According

Commercial UAS Industry Gathers at Drone World Expo

Wednesday 4th October 2017
Aviation International News
Aviation International News
Drone World Expo serves the commercial unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) or vehicle (UAV) industry, and the opening keynote panel session addressed the future of commercial UAS

Colleges Are Marketing Drone Pilot Courses, but the Career Opportunities are Murky

Tuesday 3rd October 2017
MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review
Some four-year colleges and private companies are also training people to be drone pilots, but the community-college programs are particularly interesting because they attract diverse types of

Worker Safety, Regulation Overload Among Highlights of Drone Expo In California

Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Insurance Journal
Insurance Journal
It was a difficult question members of one panel tried to tackle, including Charles Raley, unmanned aircraft systems team lead for enforcement, policy and outreach for Federal Aviation Administration. He

A Monumental Drone Ban

Tuesday 3rd October 2017
Flying Magazine
Flying Magazine
Beginning on October 5, the FAA is “using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 — “Special Security Instructions” — to

Drone strike kills at least 8 Hezbollah fighters in Syria

Monday 2nd October 2017
Al-Arabiya
ABC News
Two suicide bombers stormed a police station in the Syrian capital on Monday, killing at least 17 civilians and police, state TV reported, while a drone strike in eastern Syria killed 10 Hezbollah fighters who were

Red Bull launches into drone racing

Monday 2nd October 2017
New Atlas
New Atlas
Drone racing has risen quickly from dodgy meet-ups in abandoned warehouses and carparks to claiming some of the limelight on ESPN. Red Bull is the latest big name to throw its weight behind the emerging sport, hosting

York County may soon become home to a drone park

Sunday 1st October 2017
Daily Press
Daily Press
Noel, with the endorsement of Peninsula localities and the Hampton Roads Planning District Committee, is working on a grant proposal seeking $2.5 million from Go Virginia to support conversion of the fuel farm into

Team Gus raises money for police drone

Saturday 30th September 2017
KWTX
KWTX
Gus – the Basset Hound that was found on September 13 after being missing for 51 days – was reunited with his family after a drone found him wandering in a Hewitt field. At Hewitt Dog Days at Hewitt Park on Saturday

US Navy Debuts First Underwater Drone Squadron

Saturday 30th September 2017
Discover Magazine (blog)
Discover Magazine (blog)
Cmdr. Scott Smith, from Hartford, South Dakota, delivers remarks during the establishment ceremony for Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Squadron (UUVRON) 1. UUVRON 1 was originally a detachment

Drone operators playing by the rules

Saturday 30th September 2017
The Courier
The Courier
McVicker said there is not a specific charge for reckless operation of a drone. Charges are left to the discretion of the investigating law enforcement official, but could include offenses like reckless

The US Navy Has Created Its First Ever Underwater Drone Squadron

Thursday 28th September 2017
The Drive
The Drive
The U.S. Navy has created its first ever dedicated underwater drone unit, Unmanned Undersea Vehicle Squadron One, or UUVRON 1, splitting it off from a secretive submarine unit in the process. The decision highlights the

Army Blackhawk Collides With Drone Over NYC

Wednesday 27th September 2017
Air & Space Magazine
Air & Space Magazine
According to the FAA, the event represents the first confirmed inflight collision between a drone and a piloted aircraft in the United States, although there have been other unconfirmed

Dubai begins testing drone taxi service

Monday 25th September 2017
ZDNet
ZDNet
Dubai has announced the first test flight for its taxi drone, which saw the driverless flying transport service hover around 200 metres above the ground during a five-minute flight. The taxi drone was designed by German company

A Drone Caused Serious Damage After Crashing Into An Army Helicopter Over Staten Island

Monday 25th September 2017
Jalopnik
Jalopnik
A civilian drone flying well over the regulated height above Staten Island crashed into a U.S. Army Black Hawk helicopter last week, causing an alarming amount of damage, according to Army officials with the 82nd Airborne

Drone pilots conflicted on proposed restrictions near Naval Base Kitsap installations

Monday 25th September 2017
Kitsap Sun
Kitsap Sun
Local drone pilots have mixed feelings about potential future limitations on where they can operate their unmanned aircraft within Kitsap County. Last week, NBK officials asked the Kitsap County commissioners to

Israel Grounds Drone Fleet After Two Crash in West Bank

Monday 25th September 2017
Haaretz
Haaretz
The Sky Rider is a small drone operated by a unit in the artillery corps. Its function is to provide commanders in the field with intelligence updates. It includes a camera, and is not considered to be technologically

Controversial drone law enacted by Massachusetts city struck down by federal court

Monday 25th September 2017
MassLive.com
MassLive.com
A federal judge has ruled against a drone ordinance passed by city officials in Newton, allowing operators to use drones that fly below 400 feet and without permission of city residence owners. The ruling in the

New Navy Carrier-Launched Drone Could Double Fighter-Jet Range

Sunday 24th September 2017
Scout
Scout
Perhaps of equal or greater relevance, what if the re-fueler were a drone, able to operate in forward high-risk locations to support fighter jets - all while not placing a large manned tanker aircraft within range of enemy

“And for our next trick . . ” DJI Proposal for Managing Drone Traffic

Sunday 24th September 2017
sUAS News
“And for our next trick . . ” DJI Proposal for Managing Drone Traffic
DroneLife (blog)
DJI, the top gun in drone technology, issued the following release this past week end that announces a proposal for managing

Number of drone sightings near Quebec detention centres has skyrocketed

Sunday 24th September 2017
Montreal Gazette
Montreal Gazette
According to the table released, through an Access to Information request, the number of possible drone sightings (or signalled) by staff at detention centres multiplied by a factor of 30 over a four-year

Aerial drone damages Fort Bragg helicopter in New York; no injuries reported

Friday 22nd September 2017
WRAL.com
WRAL.com
New York — An aerial drone struck a United States Army Black Hawk helicopter over New York Thursday night. Based out of Fort Bragg, the crew had been flying United Nations General Assembly security missions from

Drone hits military chopper over Staten Island - WABC

Friday 22nd September 2017
WABC-TV
Drone hits military chopper over Staten Island
WABC-TV
An army black hawk helicopter was struck by a drone at approximately 500 feet over a residential neighborhood on Staten Island. The helicopter, based out of Fort Bragg,

Possible drone spotted over SRS

Thursday 21st September 2017
Aiken Standard
Aiken Standard
Drones recently have raised questions over security at the Savannah River Site, where in 2016 there were a dozen sightings reported. An unapproved, Unmanned Aerial System, also known as a drone, was reported

Trump Poised to Drop Some Limits on Drone Strikes and Commando Raids

Thursday 21st September 2017
New York Times
New York Times
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is preparing to dismantle key Obama-era limits on drone strikes and commando raids outside conventional battlefields, according to officials familiar with internal

Drone Impact Study Suggests a Wide Range of Risk

Thursday 21st September 2017
The Drive
The Drive
Hence, how badly would a UAV like an Amazon delivery drone injure a person if it malfunctioned while hovering overhead? Hypothetically, of course. According to Phys.Org, regulations from the Federal Aviation

Drone deliveries are about to be a thing in Switzerland

Thursday 21st September 2017
Digital Trends
Digital Trends
Yes, this is the kind of authorization that Amazon and similar outfits are desperate to receive for drone deliveries in the U.S. However, the Federal Aviation Administration still needs some convincing that

This Footage of a Drone Buzzing a Cargo Train Turned My Stomach Inside Out

Thursday 21st September 2017
Gizmodo
Gizmodo
Your childhood fantasies of soaring through the air like Iron Man or Superman will seem far less fantastic after this sobering first-person footage of a drone racing alongside a moving cargo train reveals just how

AV News: Drone Hacking

Thursday 21st September 2017
DroneLife (blog)
DroneLife (blog)
The explosion of the drone industry has given the power of flight to your everyday consumer. Some drone operators want more out of their drone then what comes stock out of the box. Enter Drone Hacking.

British drone pilots could be given medals in end to system of rewarding only those who directly expose themselves ...

Tuesday 19th September 2017
Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.uk
But Sir Michael Fallon said a rethink may be needed as the UK deploys more unmanned aircraft on operations such as those targeting IS, also known as Daesh, from the skies above Iraq and Syria as part of

Study suggests risks vary widely in drone-human impacts

Tuesday 19th September 2017
Phys.Org
Phys.Org
So before unmanned aircraft systems—also known as UAS or drones—can be utilized efficiently by the many industries eager to employ them, policymakers need to understand what injuries these aircraft could

Navy proposes drone take-off and landing ban near installations

Monday 18th September 2017
Kitsap Sun
Kitsap Sun
... unauthorized access to or disclosure of classified or otherwise lawfully protected information; disruption of or damage to a communication system; interference or disruption of a Navy mission; or in worst cases

News Analysis: Latest US drone strike in Pakistan may further escalate bilateral tension

Sunday 17th September 2017
Xinhua
ISLAMABAD, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- The latest U.S. unilateral drone attack in Pakistan would possibly enlarge the gaps between the two countries in their common course of anti-terrorism war, experts and analysts here said , expressing

An Integrated Drone Multi-Spectral Mapping Solution for Agriculture

Sunday 17th September 2017
Commercial UAV News
The Fairfax-based company Icaros Inc. partnered with the supplier of multispectral sensors and analytics software Agrowing to deliver an integrated drone multi spectral mapping solution for agriculture. This new bundled

Report: CIA Seeking Expanded Drone Power Authority

Saturday 16th September 2017
Newsmax
Newsmax
The CIA, appearing to be backed by the White House, is seeking expanded powers to conduct covert drone strikes in active war zones, including Afghanistan, current and former intelligence officials have told The New York

How US F-15E Drone Shoot-Down Changed Air Game In Syria

Thursday 14th September 2017
Aviation Week
Aviation Week
For Col. Jeremy Renken, it was almost a relief to launch the missile that would score the first air-to-air kill of the U.S. air war over Syria. It had been an excruciating 90 min. since Renken had first spotted

Our drone gives lohud.com readers a new perspective

Wednesday 13th September 2017
The Journal News | LoHud.com
The scale of the devastation wrought by two recent hurricanes, Harvey and Irma, was brought into sharper focus through a new tool in the journalistic toolbox: Drones. Whether it was an aerial view of a chemical

Man Charged After Drone Hovers Outside High Rise

Tuesday 12th September 2017
CBS Chicago
(CBS) – A Chicago man faces misdemeanor criminal charges after a camera-equipped drone was seen hovering outside a residential high rise. A 52-year-old female “victim” observed the drone flying outside the 42nd

The United Nations Wants a Global Drone Registry

Tuesday 12th September 2017
We Talk UAV News (blog)
Speaking to Reuters, Parimal Kopardekar, a principal investigator for Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management (UTM) at the NASA Ames Research Center in California, said he supported the global drone industry moving

Study sets new distance record for medical drone transport

Tuesday 12th September 2017
Phys.Org
Phys.Org
6, the investigators say the achievement adds to evidence that unmanned aircraft can be an effective, safe and timely way to quickly transport medical samples from remote sites to laboratories. "We expect that in many

CU Boulder team taps drone technology to help track lost hikers, study wildlife

Sunday 10th September 2017
Boulder Daily Camera
University of Colorado researchers have developed an advanced drone "swarming" technology that allows a single operator to control multiple unmanned aircraft for a variety of tasks, which could include searching for lost

Commercial Drone Pilots Can Now Get Customized Weather Forecasts

Sunday 10th September 2017
Futurism
Futurism
Both pilots and researchers will be able to use the data more efficiently to conduct post-mortems after drone accidents and better identify disruptive conditions. The company will test the new network via the unmanned

Flying Rubber Neckers Disrupt Drone Work in Texas Recovery

Friday 8th September 2017
Bloomberg
Bloomberg
As they flew a fleet of drones over flood-ravaged Texas to aid rescuers and inspect levees, Robin Murphy and her team of disaster-response veterans expected to be operating in nearly empty skies. What they saw instead

Fiction: The Drone King

Friday 8th September 2017
The Atlantic
The Atlantic
“When is a drone not a drone?” “I give up,” I said. “When is a file drawer not a file drawer?” said Quick. He opened the file drawer of the desk. In the drawer was a big wooden

Drone battery reportedly starts Sturtevant fire

Sunday 3rd September 2017
Journal Times
Journal Times
This was the scene at 3422 92nd St. in Sturtevant Sunday afternoon when the South Shore Fire Department arrived. The blaze was extinguished within minutes but caused an esstimated $50,000 in damage. Photo

The Lily Drone is Back… Kind Of

Sunday 3rd September 2017
Fstoppers
The Lily Drone is Back… Kind Of
Fstoppers
Back in 2015, the “Throw-And-Go” Lily Robotics drone was building steam and making waves. Its Kickstarter campaign centered around its ability to launch out of water

Key Taliban Commander Killed in Parwan Drone Strike

Sunday 3rd September 2017
TOLOnews
TOLOnews
A key Taliban commander was killed in a foreign troops drone strike in northern Parwan province on Saturday night, local officials said. The strike took place in Ezat Khil area of Jabal Saraj district of the province

Somali Officials: US Drone Attack Kills Top Militant Recruiter

Saturday 2nd September 2017
Voice of America
Voice of America
A U.S. drone strike reportedly has killed a key al-Shabab commander in southern Somalia, officials tell VOA. Local sources said the strike on Friday targeted a vehicle in which several al-Shabab officials

Flying A Drone Illegally In India? How Government Plans To Stop It

Friday 1st September 2017
NDTV
NDTV
The Home Ministry, which will bring out a drone regulation act this month, is of the opinion that as of now there is a vacuum in the law as there are no provisions on how to deal with a situation when a drone is sighted. "There

Drone to assist Carpentersville with public safety calls

Wednesday 30th August 2017
Chicago Daily Herald
Chicago Daily Herald
Carpentersville is implementing a program for using new drone technology to assist with search and rescue missions, fire investigations and other public safety calls. The fire department purchased

FAA warns drone users about flying in Hurricane Harvey area

Tuesday 29th August 2017
CNET
CNET
The FAA said Tuesday that unauthorized drone operation over the disaster area could interfere with rescue and recovery efforts currently underway in areas inundated by epic floods brought on by the deadly storm. The agency warned

Drone Shuts Down Air Operations On Rice Ridge Fire

Monday 28th August 2017
MTPR
MTPR
There are a few layers of federal regulations that prohibit flying drones and other unmanned aircraft systems into active firefighting operations, but the Federal Aviation Administration is the main agency to handle these cases.

UPDATED: McAllen ISD police to send drone unit to help with Harvey efforts

Monday 28th August 2017
Monitor
Monitor
A McAllen ISD Police Department drone takes off for a training mission Friday May 26, 2017 in McAllen. The school district police sent a two-man drone team to help assist officials in the Houston area with Hurricane Harvey

Drone certificate course rises to soaring demand for pilots, specialists

Saturday 26th August 2017
Worcester Telegram
Worcester Telegram
She envisioned a need for trained drone pilots, programmers, mechanics, aerial photographers and other specialists around the burgeoning field of what the Federal Aviation Administration calls unmanned

Drone Operators: Raise Your Voice

Saturday 26th August 2017
sUAS News
sUAS News
The worldwide survey on Non-Military Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS)/Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)/Drone Operations is available online in 6 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Polish, &

Drone illegally buzzes grizzly bears in Grand Teton Park - The Spokesman

Saturday 26th August 2017
The Spokesman-Review (blog)
Drone illegally buzzes grizzly bears in Grand Teton Park
The Spokesman-Review (blog)
But whoever was piloting the drone managed to retrieve it and flee without being seen. Drone use is illegal for photography

US Navy drone puts live-fire missile test on target

Friday 25th August 2017
New Atlas
New Atlas
The live-fire exercise took place on August 22 off the coast of Guam during which the drone rotorcraft worked in conjunction with an MH-60S Seahawk helicopter. As drones and other robotic devices become more capable and

How to go from office drone to digital entrepreneur—ASAP

Friday 25th August 2017
Mashable
How to go from office drone to digital entrepreneur—ASAP
Mashable
Just to let you know, if you buy something featured here, Mashable might earn an affiliate commission. If your 9-to-5 life makes you want to dial 911 24/7,

Drone carrying cellphones crashes over Georgia prison

Friday 25th August 2017
WCTV
WCTV
(AP) -- Authorities say a drone holding several cellphones crashed as it flew over a Georgia prison. News outlets report the drone was carrying three cellphones when it crashed over Macon State Prison in Oglethorpe on Thursday

Drone pilots weigh in on Breckenridge efforts to regulate remote-controlled aircraft

Thursday 24th August 2017
Summit Daily News
Summit Daily News
At the heart of the push for a local drone law is local enforcement, or a lack thereof. Based on council discussions regarding the issue so far, a town ordinance regulating drones seems likely to pass at

Grand Teton rangers search for illegal drone operator - Casper Star

Thursday 24th August 2017
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Grand Teton rangers search for illegal drone operator
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Park rangers are looking for information about an illegal drone seen taking photos of grizzly bears Wednesday in Grand Teton

Tanzania Gears Up To Become A Nation Of Medical Drones

Thursday 24th August 2017
NPR
NPR
"If a drone can make pickups, it can also do deliveries, but not all delivery drones can also make pickups." Street and Amukele have shown that unmanned aircraft can safely ship a range of clinical specimens and recently set a new

5 Ways The Taylor Drone Registration Case Impacts Drone-Based Businesses

Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Forbes
Forbes
In 2015, the FAA created a regulation governing unmanned aircraft, including small hobby drones that are basically small toys or flying cameras operated by recreational users. John Taylor, with the help of aviation attorney

Drone exam prep course offered

Tuesday 22nd August 2017
NRVN News
A 14-week sUAS Remote Pilot Ground School course will be taught at New River Community College beginning Aug. 28. The course will prepare individuals to take the Federal Aviation Administration part 107 drone regulation exam. Each

Fixed-wing drone lands on vertical surfaces like a bug

Tuesday 22nd August 2017
Engadget
Engadget
Scientists have borrowed a few tricks from Mother Nature in order to create a drone capable of landing flush against a wall. The Multimodal Autonomous Drone (S-MAD) looks like a small airplane and flies like a glider, but

Safety concerns lead to proposed drone regulations in Breckenridge

Monday 21st August 2017
FOX31 Denver
FOX31 Denver
BRECKENRIDGE, Colo. -- The town of Breckenridge is set to make new guidelines for when and where drones can fly. A new ordinance will be presented at a city council meeting on Tuesday. The town says the hope is to

See Drone Footage of the Total Solar Eclipse Plunging a City Into Darkness

Monday 21st August 2017
TIME
TIME
The drone footage shows the city of Casper — which was within the path of totality — growing darker as the eclipse progresses. During the minute-long video, street lamps turn on and some fireworks go off, as a crowd

Drone used to finding missing people in Allamakee Co.

Monday 21st August 2017
Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier
Firefighters said within 10 minutes of launching the drone, they were able to find three people. They were able to attach a fire department radio to the drone and drop the radio to communicate with the victims.

New drone perches on walls like a robotic bird

Monday 21st August 2017
TechCrunch
TechCrunch
The Multimodal Autonomous Drone (S-MAD) is a fixed-wing drone that has a few bird-like tricks up its sleeve. You can, for example, fly it like a glider through a room or open space but when it approaches a flat

US drone crashes in southeast Turkey: air base statement

Monday 21st August 2017
Reuters
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A U.S. drone crashed in southeast Turkey on Monday and the cause of the crash was being investigated, according to a statement on the website of the Incirlik air base in Turkey. The drone, an MQ-1 Predator, was

Drone pilot smuggling meth over border gets nabbed by cops

Monday 21st August 2017
Gizmodo
Digital Trends
A short while later, an agent arrested 25-year-old U.S. citizen Jose Edwin Rivera just over a mile from the border, accusing him of using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine into the country.

Conyers adopts no-drone ordinance for horse park

Sunday 20th August 2017
Rockdale Newton Citizen (press release) (registration)
Rockdale Newton Citizen (press release) (registration)
While the Federal Aviation Administration controls the air space, the ordinance states that the city can adopt prohibitions on

Flights Resume At Delhi Airport After Drone Scare

Sunday 20th August 2017
NDTV
NDTV
New Delhi: All three runways at the Delhi airport were closed on Sunday evening and flight operations temporarily suspended after a pilot said that he had spotted a drone in the area, news agency ANI reported. Several flights

Pilot spot drone in Delhi airport, flight operations temporarily shut down

Sunday 20th August 2017
Economic Times
Economic Times
As per wire agency ANI, authorities decided to stop flight operations after a pilot reported about spotting a drone in the area. According to the agency, all three runways have also been shut down at the Delhi

Drone flies close to Southwest flight on its way to DIA

Saturday 19th August 2017
9NEWS.com
9NEWS.com
DENVER - A Southwest Airlines flight on its way to Denver International Airport Saturday evening came close to a drone about 8 miles northeast of the airport, a spokesperson told 9NEWS. Heath Montgomery with DIA said

Murder site ban on RTE drone

Saturday 19th August 2017
The Times
A no-fly zone was put in place above the woodlands where gardai are searching for the remains of Trevor Deely, who vanished without trace in December 2000, after RTE attempted to breach the garda perimeter fencing to film the

In new tactic, smugglers use drone to fly meth over Mexican border into San Diego, officials say

Saturday 19th August 2017
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
The buzz of a motor overhead at nearly 11:30 p.m. was the tip-off. A remote-controlled drone flew over the border fence from Mexico, heading for San Ysidro, while a Border Patrol agent listened and

Man Smuggled 13 Pounds of Meth From Mexico Using a Drone

Saturday 19th August 2017
NBCNews.com
NBCNews.com
SAN DIEGO — A 25-year-old U.S. citizen has been charged with using a drone to smuggle more than 13 pounds of methamphetamine from Mexico by drone, an unusually large seizure for what is still a novel technique

Drone used to smuggle 13 pounds of meth from Mexico, police say

Saturday 19th August 2017
Fox News
Fox News
This undated photo provided by the U.S. Border Patrol shows a 2-foot-high drone that a border patrol agent spotted swooping over the border fence on Tuesday, Aug. 8, 2017, near a San Diego border crossing. Authorities

Drug smuggler using drone busted by Border Patrol

Friday 18th August 2017
fox5sandiego.com
fox5sandiego.com
SAN DIEGO — A 25-year-old man was recently arrested after he allegedly used a drone to smuggle several pounds of methamphetamine over the border. A Border Patrol agent saw the drone fly over the

Charges Dropped, but Wildfire Drone Investigation Continues

Friday 18th August 2017
U.S. News & World Report
. Yavapai County officials say charges against the man arrested for operating his drone in restricted airspace over the Goodwin Fire have been dismissed while authorities investigate new ...
and

3 Detroit men arraigned in Ionia prison drone smuggling case

Friday 18th August 2017
Detroit Free Press
Detroit Free Press
IONIA — Three Detroit men — one of them a recent parolee — were arraigned in district court in Ionia this morning on charges they tried to use a drone early Thursday to smuggle razor

The Value of Bringing Drones to the Classroom

Friday 18th August 2017
The Atlantic
The Atlantic
Now, the cooperative is hoping to take its aerospace program to the next level by building an estimated $25 million drone-testing site in Hazard, Kentucky, to help scientists and entrepreneurs hone their

$7M behind push to make Ohio landing site for drone work

Friday 18th August 2017
Dayton Daily News
Dayton Daily News
The aim is not only to test the vehicles in Ohio but to get aerospace companies, who rank among the top suppliers to Boeing and Airbus, tied to the drone industry, said Dennis Andersh, co-director and

3 arrested after drone drops cellphone, drugs into prison yard

Thursday 17th August 2017
New York Post
Michigan Department of Corrections says two guards at the Richard A. Handlon Correctional Facility in the western Michigan city of Ionia heard the drone in the prison yard shortly before 4 a.m. Thursday. Moments later, the drone

Radford Army Ammunition Plant announces drone air quality test results

Thursday 17th August 2017
WSLS
WSLS
RADFORD, Va. - The Radford Army Ammunition Plant released the preliminary results from drone air quality testing that was taken over open burn sites at the plant in October 2016. The U.S. Army funded the $300,000 project through

Machine gun-toting drone threatens to change combat forever

Thursday 17th August 2017
New Atlas
New Atlas
In 2015, a video showing a semi-automatic handgun being fired from a custom-built drone went viral, raising concerns for authorities, including the FAA. The development of such a DIY device was only a matter of time, as

FAA Investigates Near-Collision of Drone, Helicopter

Thursday 17th August 2017
Government Technology
The operator of the drone likely spotted the helicopter, Prior said, because the unmanned aircraft suddenly dropped out of sight, but not before the helicopter pilot was “forced to take evasive action to avoid a

A defense company put a machine gun on a drone

Thursday 17th August 2017
TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Duke Robotics, a military contractor, has produced a video for their unique and uniquely dangerous new tool, TIKAD. This drone platform looks fairly basic – a custom multi-rotor drone with a chassis on the

Delta pilot spots drone dangerously close to plane while preparing to land at Detroit airport

Wednesday 16th August 2017
WDIV Detroit
WDIV Detroit
DETROIT - The pilot of Delta Flight 833 from San Diego to Detroit saw something strange Wednesday as he was preparing to land the plane at Detroit Metro Airport. The pilot said a drone came so close to the

First drone-assisted rescue in Southside a high-flying success

Wednesday 16th August 2017
WSLS
WSLS
Fox says the training he and others went through last month to become certified drone operators perfectly prepared them for the rescue. Once everyone was on scene, the drones were deployed in a matter of minutes and they

Drone comes dangerously close to state police helicopter

Wednesday 16th August 2017
WTOP
FRAMINGHAM, Mass. (AP) — Authorities say a drone came within about 100 feet (30 meters) of a state police helicopter in Massachusetts. A state police spokesman says the helicopter was passing over Lawrence Municipal Airport at

Drone training underway outside Black Mountain

Tuesday 15th August 2017
WLOS
He set up multiple drones for practice and demos, as well as the monitor that shows what the camera sees from the drone when doing a search and rescue. Mills River Fire just received its newly purchased drone and equipment staff are

Separating fiction from feasibility in the future of drone delivery

Tuesday 15th August 2017
TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Jon is the CEO and co-founder of Kittyhawk.io, providing drone operations software to UAV operators and large commercial UAV teams spanning insurance, inspection, construction, energy, media and entertainment

Extraordinary on board video of drone racers reveals awesome handling ability during race in a local park

Monday 14th August 2017
Mirror.co.uk
The viewing position on board the aircraft gives the viewer an amazing insight into the handling ability of the drone. It is able to pivot and apparently turn on dime as it completes the course. The course involves ducking

Drone summit shortens days, expands future events to draw more people

Monday 14th August 2017
Dayton Daily News
On Wednesday, presenters will update attendees on beyond-line-of-sight drone testing in Ohio, building a UAS business, drone use in public safety and law enforcement; and Air Force Research Lab work on drone technology,

Neighborhoods should build drone delivery centers, report says

Monday 14th August 2017
StateScoop (registration)
A sketch of a possible Amazon drone delivery center. (Amazon). City delivery drones from Amazon and others are on the way, but a new study suggests cities will likely need drone delivery centers spread across

China Drone Maker Hopes Security Upgrade Will Reverse US Army Ban

Monday 14th August 2017
U.S. News & World Report
Some drone pilots choose to share images and video with DJI, which makes them visible on its SkyPixel website. But many businesses and government customers have raised concerns about sensitive video and pictures -

Northrop Grumman MQ-25 Drone Tanker Testbed Emerges At Plant 42 In California

Monday 14th August 2017
The Drive
The basket can sometimes move erratically around in the air depending on environmental conditions. The X-47B already holds the honor of being the first unmanned aircraft, at least officially, to successfully take on gas from a

Iranian drone buzzes US aircraft over Persian Gulf

Monday 14th August 2017
Telegraph.co.uk
ABC News
An Iranian drone came within 1,000 feet of U.S. aircraft during fixed-wing flight operations on the USS Nimitz in the Persian Gulf Sunday, officials said. The U.S. Navy characterized the approach of the Iranian

US Navy Reports Another Tense Encounter With an Iran Drone

Monday 14th August 2017
Daily Mail
U.S. News & World Report
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The U.S. Navy says it had a second tense encounter with an unarmed Iranian drone in the Persian Gulf in recent days. The 5th Fleet in Bahrain said Tuesday the

Charlottesville Massacre Captured on Drone Video

Monday 14th August 2017
TMZ.com
TMZ.com
You see the crowd scramble as the burgundy vehicle is propelled into the intersection after James Alex Fields rams it from behind. One person was killed and 19 were injured in what was almost certainly a terrorist attack.

Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii hopes to get back stolen drone

Sunday 13th August 2017
Hawaii News Now
A Hawaii non-profit group is looking for justice after they say they were robbed overnight last week. Sustainable Coastlines Hawaii posted surveillance images online over the weekend of a man they believe stole a drone from

AirDog Successful With ADII Drone Kickstarter Campaign

Sunday 13th August 2017
DroningON.co (press release) (blog)
DroningON.co (press release) (blog)
In 2015, AirDog hit the market as one of the first sports-dedicated tracking drones. The company has been fairly quiet since and the product has simmered in

Israeli Suicide-drone Maker Carried Out Live Demo on Armenian Army Targets, Complaint Says

Sunday 13th August 2017
Haaretz
Haaretz
The Defense Ministry is examining whether the Israeli firm Aeronautics Defense Systems was asked to actually demonstrate the use of an armed unmanned aircraft in the Central Asian republic of Azerbaijan against a military

Amazon Patents Train-Mounted Mobile Hubs For Its Drone Delivery Fleet

Saturday 12th August 2017
i-HLS - Israel Homeland Security
The Drive
Amazon has officially patented a moving warehouse, of sorts. In addition to relying on the recently reported "fulfillment centers" in major U.S. cities to supply and service their planned fleet of

S-MAD Drone Can Land and Perch On Vertical Walls Like a Bird

Saturday 12th August 2017
The Drive
Last week, researchers of the University of Sherbrooke presented the Sherbrook Multimodal Autonomous Drone (S-MAD) at the Living Machine 2017 conference at Stanford University, where it won the "Best Robotics Paper Award." According

Drone warfare is broken, buggy and losing us the war on terror An error occurred.

Saturday 12th August 2017
Salon
Salon
As the war on terror has evolved over the last 16 years, so have the methods and technologies in which the U.S. military has fought in these seemingly never-ending conflicts in the Middle East. Over time, the use of unmanned

Kansas signs on for statewide drone traffic management

Friday 11th August 2017
GCN.com
GCN.com
Kanas is standing up a statewide drone traffic management system that will enable drone operators to more easily exchange flight information with airports about conditions in the surrounding airspace and on the ground. The

Ameren Illinois takes to the skies with drone technology | Local ...

Wednesday 9th August 2017
Herald & Review
Herald & Review
DECATUR — With more than 40000 square miles to cover, Ameren Illinois is seizing on increasingly popular drone technology that allows it to take to the skies ...
and

Partnership aims to manage drone traffic in Kansas skies

Tuesday 8th August 2017
Wichita Eagle
Wichita Eagle
The Kansas Department of Transportation and a California-based tech firm are partnering on a statewide air traffic management system for drones. Santa Monica-based AirMap and KDOT announced the partnership

UPDATED: Iranian Drone Harasses F/A-18E Super Hornet Preparing to Land on USS Nimitz

Tuesday 8th August 2017
USNI News
USNI News
An Iranian drone harassed an F/A-18E Super Hornet assigned to USS Nimitz (CVN-68) operating in the Central Persian Gulf today, U.S. Naval Forces Central Command confirmed today. Around 1 p.m. local time today, an

West Lafayette City Council To Vote On Drone Regulations

Monday 7th August 2017
WBAA
A new West Lafayette law could extensively regulate private and commercial drone-flying in the city limits. The West Lafayette city council is set to hear an ordinance this evening that places new flight rules on drones, such as keeping

DRONE DAMAGE VIDEO: 30 treated at Tulsa hospital after tornado

Sunday 6th August 2017
KY3
KY3
. Posted: Sun 2:24 PM, Aug 06, 2017 |. Updated: Sun 10:28 PM, Aug 06, 2017. TULSA, Okla. (AP) - St. Francis Hospital spokeswoman Lauren Landwerlin says about 30 people have been ...
and

Drone sales remain strong for hobbyists, companies

Sunday 6th August 2017
gulfnews.com
gulfnews.com
From the least expensive hobby drone to the most expensive commercial drone, demand is steady in a market that is showing double-digit growth year on year, says Mohammad Fasil, business development manager with

Will Temporary Flight Restrictions Ruin Jobs for Drone Operators?

Sunday 6th August 2017
Fstoppers
Fstoppers
As a U.S. citizen, I have to abide by the laws of my country; As a drone operator, I have to abide by the rules of the FAA, just like anybody else. Yesterday I was at a wedding in New York when I found out President

Drone concern

Sunday 6th August 2017
Jamaica Observer
Jamaica Observer
In the United States, recreational drone operation is subject to Federal Aviation Administration rules, which require that unmanned aerial vehicles are flown at or below 400 feet; kept within sight of

Gaza drone crashes in Israel

Saturday 5th August 2017
Arutz Sheva
Arutz Sheva
The drone, from southern Gaza, was taken for analysis and inspection, and the IDF is investigating the incident. Israeli security forces suspect Hamas is attempting to penetrate Israel with drones loaded with

Ameren unveils drone fleet as tool of efficiency - Chillicothe Times

Thursday 3rd August 2017
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin (blog)
Ameren unveils drone fleet as tool of efficiency
Chillicothe Times-Bulletin (blog)
The drone on the job that day is one of 36 unmanned aircraft systems recently acquired by Ameren Illinois to assist

Innovative vertical-landing drone can stick to walls like a fly

Thursday 3rd August 2017
Digital Trends
That is not the case for the Multimodal Autonomous Drone (S-MAD), a bio-inspired fixed-wing drone that is capable of autonomously perching and taking off from vertical surfaces, both indoors and outdoors. The drone was

Tioga drone camp inspires students to look up

Thursday 3rd August 2017
Williston Daily Herald
Williston Daily Herald
Drones can be found everywhere, from news reports on military action overseas to the hobby enthusiast at the local airfield or park. As quality models can be purchased at affordable prices,

Commentary: How America learned to stop worrying and love the drone

Wednesday 2nd August 2017
MyStatesman.com
MyStatesman.com
The commercial use of drones has reframed the unmanned aircraft as a humanitarian and consumer good rather than an instrument of war. Drones may soon deliver internet access to Uganda and pizza to our doors,

British Constables Launch Drone Trial Program

Wednesday 2nd August 2017
DroneLife (blog)
DroneLife (blog)
A local British police force will take to the skies to find missing people, investigate crimes and save lives via drone technology. The Norfolk Constabulary announced a three-month UAV trial program this

Police fly drone to investigate fatal Fort Collins crash

Wednesday 2nd August 2017
The Coloradoan
The Coloradoan
One man died after crossing oncoming traffic, veering off the left side of Taft Hill Road and coming to rest in a field on Tuesday. FAA-certified pilots with Fort Collins Police Services deployed a drone to

University of Michigan to build $800K outdoor drone test lab

Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Construction Dive
The University of Michigan announced plans to expand its drone-testing facilities with the addition of a four-story netted enclosure where students and researchers can operate drones with fewer Federal Aviation

Galveston port explores drone-detection technology for cruise terminals

Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Chron.com
Chron.com
Port of Galveston is considering new technology to detect drones flying over its cruise terminals and to help officials locate the drone operators. "We have had a number of incidents in which drones have been flown over

Firefighters test new unmanned water rescue drone in Lake Superior

Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Hastings Star Gazette
Hastings Star Gazette
A 24-pound unmanned water rescue drone sped through the water toward the firefighters, its movements directed by a firefighter on shore using a remote control. When it reached the firefighters in

Duluth firefighters test drone designed for use in water rescues - TwinCities.com

Wednesday 2nd August 2017
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
Duluth firefighters test drone designed for use in water rescues
TwinCities.com-Pioneer Press
An EMILY Swift Water Rescue unit is piloted on Lake Superior on Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, in Duluth, Minn. The drone

Drone debate draws a crowd

Wednesday 2nd August 2017
Herald and News
Herald and News
Veteran pilots, radio-controlled aircraft enthusiasts, drone pilots, business representatives and curious residents packed the Crater Lake-Klamath Regional Airport administration building Monday evening for

Governor angrily tweets about local TV station flying drone over his house

Tuesday 1st August 2017
Ars Technica
Ars Technica
Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin has publicly accused a local television executive of "personally" flying a drone over his stately private home in a Louisville suburb on Tuesday morning. Gov. Bevin made this

Snap reportedly in talks to acquire maker of selfie-taking drone

Tuesday 1st August 2017
The Verge
The Verge
Snap is still trying to get into the drone business. After reportedly buying LA-based drone company Ctrl Me Robotics earlier this year, Snap is now looking at another drone maker: China-based Zero Zero Robotics. The

United Airlines flight forced to avoid drone flying near runway at Newark airport

Tuesday 1st August 2017
Fox News
Fox News
On Sunday, air traffic controllers at the Newark airport spotted an unmanned aircraft flying two miles southwest of the facility, the airline explained. United flight 135, which was approaching the runway after a flight

Is This Drone Faster Than an Audi R8?

Tuesday 1st August 2017
The Drive
In the last few years, the development of the consumer drone has accelerated at a staggering rate. These little quad-copters are quick and powerful flying machines. As mankind has done since the dawn of time, when we have something

How police catch drone-flying criminals

Tuesday 1st August 2017
BBC News
After spray painting his drone black, and taping over its lights, south Londoner Daniel Kelly probably thought he had a good chance of getting away with flying his now-stealthy drone into a prison yard. So in the early hours of 25

NCCC to offer courses on drone operation

Tuesday 1st August 2017
Buffalo News
Buffalo News
SkyOp, a Canandaigua company that offers training for commercial drone users, will present courses at Niagara County Community College in how to fly drones, starting Aug. 16. The courses are targeted at those who

8 Drone Traveling Tips That Will Make Your Life Easier

Tuesday 1st August 2017
We Talk UAV News (blog)
Traveling with your drone is one of best ways to capture great new aerial footage, but taking it to different locations can sometimes be a problem. Drones are getting easier to carry around since most new consumer

SB 840 Closes Legal Loophole for Drone Image Capturing

Monday 31st July 2017
KRGV
KRGV
WESLACO – After two years of your privacy being put at risk, a legal loophole is now closed. State Bill 840 means drone operators can no longer use drones to record video or take images of private property within 25 miles

Fort Collins drone racer wins Drone Racing League World Championship for second year in a row

Sunday 30th July 2017
The Denver Channel
The Denver Channel
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Professional drone pilot Jordan Temkin was named the best drone pilot in the world, after winning his second Drone Racing League (DRL) championship in London on Friday night. Out

Fort Collins drone racer wins DRL World championship for second year in a row

Sunday 30th July 2017
The Denver Channel
The Denver Channel
FORT COLLINS, Colo. -- Professional drone pilot Jordan Temkin was named the best drone pilot in the world, after winning his second Drone Racing League (DRL) championship in London on Friday night. Out

United Airline Pilot Spots Drone Near Newark Airport

Sunday 30th July 2017
NBC New York
The crew of a United flight spotted a drone Sunday about 2 miles from Newark Airport, the FAA said. The drone was reported just before noon. The FAA said it would investigate. The crew of United Airlines Flight 135, a Boeing

Drone is giving Charlton boss a whole new view of training

Sunday 30th July 2017
Kent Live
Kent Live
He said: "We had a 15 minute period in training yesterday (Friday) where we decide to have a zonal day and work on our zones. We had a drone filming it so when we worked on shape we could automatically see from the sky

Local drone company opens to assist area services

Sunday 30th July 2017
Natchez Democrat
Natchez Democrat
VIDALIA — The first Vidalia-based commercial drone business has been up and operating for about a month now. Miss-Lou Aerial Precision LLC was started by Aaron Maroon and Shane Smith, have purchased

Commentary: Drone intrusions threaten public safety, disrupts soundscape, damage natural resources at national ...

Saturday 29th July 2017
Verde Independent
Verde Independent
Today, a small drone with a mounted camera costs only a few hundred dollars. In an attempt to access, experience and record places like the Montezuma Castle cliff dwelling, Montezuma Well and Tuzigoot

Drone Video: Seal and dog become friends in California bay waters

Saturday 29th July 2017
NBC4i.com
NBC4i.com
MORROW BAY, CA (KRON) — Drone video captured by a KRON4 viewer shows a unique friendship between a seal and a dog in the California coastal city, Morro Bay. Paul Stewart captured the playful pals on his DJI Mavic

New drone apps, technology create invisible fences - Florida Times

Saturday 29th July 2017
Florida Times-Union
New drone apps, technology create invisible fences
Florida Times-Union
Aviation Systems Engineering Co. drone pilot Mike Marrinan launches an unmanned aerial vehicle in Nassau Sound as part of research project for

Firefighting helicopter grounded because of drone

Friday 28th July 2017
KTVL
KTVL
This is the first time aerial operations have been grounded by a drone in the Southwest Oregon District. Cano also mentioned when drones are in the air, firefighting aircraft cannot be in order to preserve safety for all parties

Evanston shoots down proposed drone ordinance

Friday 28th July 2017
Chicago Tribune
Evanston aldermen on Monday rejected a proposal to restrict recreational drone use in the city. The proposed rules would have banned the recreational use of small, unmanned aircraft, including drones, over city parks and

Majority of civilian oversight body wants LA County sheriff to stop flying drone

Thursday 27th July 2017
Los Angeles Times
Citing concerns over surveillance, safety and potential trauma to the public, a majority of Los Angeles County Sheriff Civilian Oversight commissioners Thursday expressed that they want Sheriff Jim McDonnell to stop flying a

New drone hub in Victoria a first for Asia-Pacific region as sector surges

Thursday 27th July 2017
ABC Online
The centre is based near Warragul at Lardner Park and will focus on drone technology training and development. Drone Institute Executive Director Paul New said it hoped to capitalise on massive growth forecast for the sector. "The

British Drone Collision Trials Spur Critical Damage Fears

Thursday 27th July 2017
Aviation Week
Aviation Week
It is no surprise that a report on the first collision tests between consumer unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and manned aircraft does not make for pleasant reading. Windscreens on both helicopters and airliners

4th annual International Drone Photography Contest winners

Thursday 27th July 2017
ABC News
In recent years, recreational drones have enhanced photography by giving unique viewpoints of the world around us. Thousands of entries were submitted from around the world by professional photographers and amateur drone photo

Drone Delivery Is Coming to Dubai by 2018

Wednesday 26th July 2017
The Drive
The Drive
Drone delivery is coming to the Dubai, the largest city in the United Arab Emirates, as early as March of 2018, according to the Khaleej Times. Eniverse Technologies, an autonomous unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) delivery

You just crashed your drone: Now what?

Wednesday 26th July 2017
TechRepublic
TechRepublic
Drone message boards, DJI specifically, are abuzz of late due to a rash ofrandom crashes being reported by DJI Spark owners. The folks at the Verge did a great job making the point that no consumer electronics are

Airbus Launches Commercial Drone Services

Wednesday 26th July 2017
Flying Magazine
Flying Magazine
In May, Airbus announced its commercial drone service startup Aerial, which aims to bring aerospace engineering, satellite imagery and drone services together under one roof. Its targeted industries will

Anti-Drone Technology Could Become a Billion-Dollar Business

Wednesday 26th July 2017
Air & Space Magazine
Air & Space Magazine
In early July, an Air Force security officer guarding a gate at Langley Air Force Base in Virginia watched helplessly as a small civilian drone flew past his post and over a flightline

Aerial Sports League holds first of its kind drone drag race

Wednesday 26th July 2017
The Mercury News
The Mercury News
One of the newer areas for dones is the competitive scene, and competitions between drone pilots is quickly becoming a spectacle. One of the leaders in the industry is the Aerial Sports League, which

Drone carrying drugs, cell phones crashes in prison yard

Wednesday 26th July 2017
New York Post
New York Post
A drone carrying marijuana, tobacco and cell phones made a crash landing in Washington State Prison in Georgia, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. A spokeswoman from the Department of Corrections

Highway 195 firefighting efforts hampered by drone

Monday 24th July 2017
KHQ Right Now
KHQ Right Now
On Saturday, just south of Spokane along Highway 195 a fire broke out. The small brush fire started around 10 a.m. and started spreading. Dubbed the Snag Fire, it grew to about 10 acres and triggered some

Orange fire and police departments among first to use drone in public safety arena

Sunday 23rd July 2017
New Haven Register
New Haven Register
Orange Fire Marshall Tim Smith demonstrates a DJI Inspire 1 drone the Fire Department received with help from a $3,000 grant from FM Global to the Orange fire and police departments to test drone

US Drone Program Whistleblower Explains Why She Spoke Out

Saturday 22nd July 2017
teleSUR English
teleSUR English
Lisa Ling, US Air Force whistleblower who exposed secrets of the American drone program in the documentary National Bird, has been discussing why she decided to blow the whistle, what interests are behind

Drone Used To Help Rescue Stranded Fisherman

Saturday 22nd July 2017
The Drive
The Drive
Whatever the case may be, a Guangyuan City rescue team employed a drone to initiate rescue efforts. As you can see, it would be extremely dangerous to extract the stranded anglers without the initial use of a

Drone videos give Californian new approach to telling Kern County stories

Friday 21st July 2017
The Bakersfield Californian
The Bakersfield Californian
The views afforded by drone cannot be matched, and allow us a perspective on our landmarks, and county in general. Looking northward above Stockdale Highway shows a transportation

Des Moines drone protesters ordered to pay $3200 for police, firefighter costs

Friday 21st July 2017
DesMoinesRegister.com
Four people arrested last month while protesting outside the Iowa Air National Guard base at the Des Moines airport have been ordered to pay more than $3,000 to the city, court records show. They were arrested June 28

Bat, not drone, blamed for light plane collision during landing at Parafield Airport

Friday 21st July 2017
ABC Online
ABC Online
"As there were no visible signs of biological matter, he contacted the control tower and reported the incident as a possible drone strike." Investigators from the ATSB searched the area the morning after the incident,

New Army Drone is a Mini- V-22 Osprey

Thursday 20th July 2017
Defense Systems
Defense Systems
Shrink a V-22 Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft into a half-pound drone, and you have what could be a game-changing U.S. Army robot aircraft. The Army Research Laboratory (ARL) is developing a tilt-rotor drone that

Boy finds drone while swimming | WLOS

Thursday 20th July 2017
WLOS
A local family found a drone while swimming at Looking Glass Falls recently.It was like finding a treasure! Noah George said.Noah George said his son, Sullivan, ...
and

A drone that swims under water

Thursday 20th July 2017
Irish Times
Irish Times
The bionic underwater drone is currently raising money on Kickstarter, offering a 4K video camera in a drone that looks similar to a robotic fish. Part-drone, part-robotic pet, it comes with automated balance,

Drone journalists get very good news – instant waivers

Wednesday 19th July 2017
Drone journalists get very good news – instant waivers
Poynter (blog)
Drone journalists just got some very good news. The FAA says that this year it will begin offering "instant authorization" for drone flights in controlled

Titan Grand Prix GFD1 Drone Crashes Onto Tarmac

Tuesday 18th July 2017
The Drive
The Drive
The Titan Grand Prix GFD1 drone faced off against a Formula E car at the Brooklyn Cruise Terminal in New York on Sunday. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) was piloted by drone operators Zachry Thayer and Jordan Temkin,

Moral Corrosion of Drone Warfare

Sunday 16th July 2017
Common Dreams
Common Dreams
Most Americans are blissfully unaware that, from states-side drone bases like Hancock, drone “pilots” – with a push of the joystick, a click of a mouse, or simply a keystroke – can

United Drone Services introduces new way of providing aerial imagery and analysis

Sunday 16th July 2017
Bradenton Herald
Bradenton Herald
Brendan Powers, a 39-year-old combat veteran who flies the UH-60L Blackhawk helicopter for the Army Reserve, wanted to go into business for himself. “I looked at everything from car washes to fried

Oroville Dam: Drone video shows progress on spillway repair

Saturday 15th July 2017
The Mercury News
The Mercury News
Aerial drone footage from the state Department of Water Resources reveals progress on the Oroville Dam this week. Related Articles. Oroville Dam: DWR wants ...
and

Drone-based PV maintenance: Is thermographic inspection heating up?

Thursday 13th July 2017
Cleantech Group
Drone investment has taken off over the last several years across a range of use cases. One use case is using drones to carry out thermographic analysis of solar PV plants. Thermographic imaging can pinpoint underperforming or

Sanford AirMed copter has near-miss with drone

Thursday 13th July 2017
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
The state of South Dakota recently passed rules restricting low-flying drone use over private property, but the pervasiveness of the aerial devices have stoked concerns for pilots, as well. “Near-misses”

Drone Demo Flight Breaks Records, Paves Way for Drone Delivery

Thursday 13th July 2017
Government Technology
Government Technology
(TNS) -- Two Tucson companies were part of a team that recently claimed a new U.S. record for long-distance urban delivery by a drone, using cellphone networks to help navigate a simulated

Drone racers will compete in abandoned malls and stadiums for $100000 prize

Thursday 13th July 2017
CNBC
CNBC
Sixteen competitors will travel the world to fly their drones on different courses, but only one will walk away with the jackpot. All sorts of courses are planned, from abandoned shopping malls to huge professional sports

UPDATE: Drone may be used to search for man missing in Missouri River

Thursday 13th July 2017
Sioux City Journal
Sioux City Journal
prev. next. ELK POINT, S.D. | The second day of the search for an unidentified 27-year-old man who went missing in the Missouri River Wednesday has begun, and a new element may be introduced to the

The Winter-Proof Drone That Will Watch the Arctic

Thursday 13th July 2017
Popular Mechanics
Popular Mechanics
The wide-open spaces of the Arctic are a dream for drone science. A maneuverable eye in the sky has made unmanned aircraft a go-to method for counting sea lion populations, mapping ice cover, and perhaps

Apple Park drone footage may be ending, with security forces seeking to cease flights

Thursday 13th July 2017
9to5Mac
AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
. By Mike Wuerthele Thursday, July 13, 2017, 06:06 am PT (09:06 am ET). The latest drone footage from Apple park shows the march of progress towards completion, but it ...
Latest 4K Apple

The real beneficiaries of drone technology are sitting half a world away

Thursday 13th July 2017
YourStory.com
YourStory.com
Blurb: Remember how excited we were when we read about getting pizzas delivered by Dominos drones? The winners in the race for drones emerging in the world beyond Silicon Valley. While drone technology is touted

Drone Delivery Can Benefit B2B Businesses Too

Thursday 13th July 2017
Small Business Trends
Small Business Trends
Flytrex is one drone maker that is taking advantage of the growing B2B drone market. The company makes drones that can be used to deliver goods from one point to another, mainly for businesses

Cal Fire to drone operators: back off!

Thursday 13th July 2017
Valley Roadrunner
Hobbyist drones are a growing safety concern among local first responders fighting fires in the air and on the ground. As we approach peak fire season, San Diego County Fire and Cal Fire San Diego Unit officials are

Tucson Tech: Local firms key to record-long drone delivery demo

Wednesday 12th July 2017
Arizona Daily Star
Arizona Daily Star
McNally and some other executives at AUV and Latitude got their start in unmanned aircraft at Advanced Ceramic Research, which pioneered long-flight drone research in the 1990s. The company was

Surveillance via drone: Now against the law in South Dakota

Wednesday 12th July 2017
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Sioux Falls Argus Leader
Local rules would have a stronger role if Congress passes a bill called the Drone Innovation Act, which would strip the FAA of the authority to regulate unmanned aircraft that stay below

Miniaturizing the brain of a drone

Tuesday 11th July 2017
The MIT Tech
The MIT Tech
In recent years, engineers have worked to shrink drone technology, building flying prototypes that are the size of a bumblebee and loaded with even tinier sensors and cameras. Thus far, they have managed to

Murphysboro approves drone ordinance

Tuesday 11th July 2017
The Southern
The Southern
Council members voted 6-4 to approve the ordinance, "Ordinance to Regulate the Operation of Unmanned Aircraft Systems Near the Southern Illinois Airiport." Voting for the ordinance were Alderman Jance

Wildfire Burning Drone Props NOT Turning

Tuesday 11th July 2017
sUAS News
sUAS News
More specifically we are seeing more and more people flying drones in and around the vicinity of the many large fires that are burning across the U.S. Many drone pilots are new to the world of aviation, and just because

DOT To Drone Operators: Follow State Regulations

Monday 10th July 2017
WUNC
WUNC
The North Carolina Department of Transportation has issued a reminder to drone operators to fly them safely and follow state regulations as more of them take flight. Officials says most recreational and commercial drones fly more

Drone pilots warned to keep away from BC wildfire zones

Sunday 9th July 2017
Globalnews.ca
Globalnews.ca
As the BC Wildfire Service fights a desperate battle to protect homes in communities across the province, it has a message for amateur pilots and videographers: Keep your drones on the ground. Federal

This FlyTrex drone can deliver beer (and anything else under 6lbs ...

Sunday 9th July 2017
TechCrunch
TechCrunch
A future in which drones deliver our goods is not far off. Giants like Amazon are working on drone delivery, and once regulatory hurdles are overcome, the..
and

You Can Now Get a Drone Registration Refund and Deletion from the FAA

Saturday 8th July 2017
PetaPixel (blog)
PetaPixel (blog)
In late 2015, the FAA began demanding mandatory registration of most drones, including most consumer camera drones that were exploding in popularity. Earlier in 2017, however, a federal court ruled that

Students who complete new drone program can earn $150-hour

Friday 7th July 2017
Island Packet
Students at Putnam County High School can become commercially licensed drone pilots through a new career pathway there. The drone, or unmanned aircraft, industry is expected to have an economic impact of about $82 billion across

US Army is building a versatile, flying squirrel-like drone

Friday 7th July 2017
Engadget
Engadget
The military is constantly working on new drone technology. That includes new types of drones like autonomous boats and small swarming UAVs as well as ways to combat drones, like frying them with microwaves, guided

These are the best drone images of 2017

Friday 7th July 2017
TechRadar
TechRadar
Love them or hate them, drones offer photographers a new and unique look at the world, and to celebrate this, online community Dronestagram and National Geographic have just announced the winners of the fourth

New Army technology enables simultaneous multiple drone control

Thursday 6th July 2017
Defense Systems
Defense Systems
The Army has developed technology which enables drone air commanders to operate and view the real-time video feeds of multiple drones for helicopter crews simultaneously, improving existing service

FAA May Soon Require in-Flight Remote Drone Identification

Thursday 6th July 2017
The Drive
The Drive
In an era where anyone can buy a drone, strap something harmful to it, and fly it anonymously through the skies, law enforcement, property owners, and private citizens are keen on implementing certain safety

The Best Drone Photos of 2017

Thursday 6th July 2017
PetaPixel (blog)
PetaPixel (blog)
Dronestagram is the first social network dedicated to aerial photography, and it has just announced the winners of its 4th annual drone photography competition, the International Drone Photography Contest.

Mosquito Control drone

Thursday 6th July 2017
Weekly Citizen
Weekly Citizen
Ascension Parish Mosquito Control recently made an upgrade. They will now use drone technology when faced with certain tasks. Parish officials and local media met at Lamar-Dixon on June 27, 2017 for a

Dronestagram reveals winners of National Geographic-backed drone photography contest

Thursday 6th July 2017
NEWS.com.au
NEWS.com.au
Dronestagram, a social media platform dedicated to sharing aerial content, has announced the winners of its fourth annual drone photography contest, held in partnership with National Geographic. It collected around

Pilots beg drone operators to avoid fires

Wednesday 5th July 2017
KMVT
KMVT
Many of these drone operators are just trying to get pictures or video of the fire. “Leave the photos and videos to the professionals, they work with the firefighters,” said Mullis. But veteran pilot Marc has a

As drone sales soar, NCDOT reminds pilots: Obey the law

Wednesday 5th July 2017
WRAL.com
WRAL.com
Raleigh, N.C. — The North Carolina Department of Transportation has issued a reminder about drone flying guidelines as drones continue to cause safety concerns across the country. There are DOT rules and Federal

Drone guy films the fireworks on the Parkway

Wednesday 5th July 2017
Philly.com
Philly.com
Kao, now interning at Philadelphia tech firm Curalate, piloted the camera-equipped drone and Mizbani operated the camera. “We flew along the Schuylkill, around 1,000 feet to the north from Spring Garden bridge

Drone crashes through window of fancy Soho boutique

Wednesday 5th July 2017
New York Post
New York Post
A drone crashed through the window of a fancy Soho boutique Tuesday night, police said. The remote-controlled flying device smashed through the glass and landed inside the Kate Spade shop on Broome St. near

Airport drone sighting sparks demand for new rules in UK

Wednesday 5th July 2017
CBS News
CBS News
LONDON -- The British Airline Pilots Association is warning of a looming catastrophe unless drones are subject to tougher regulations. The association demanded the compulsory registration of drones Monday after Gatwick

Another drone stopped air operations at Goodwin Fire

Tuesday 4th July 2017
KPNX 12 News TV
KPNX 12 News TV
This marks the second time air operations were stopped as a result of a drone. Gene Alan Carpenter, from Prescott Valley, was previously arrested for flying a drone near the Goodwin Fire. The Goodwin fire

IDF Skylark drone crashes in Gaza

Tuesday 4th July 2017
The Jerusalem Post
The Jerusalem Post
According to a statement released by the IDF the Skylark drone fell out of the sky in southern Gaza for as-yet unknown reasons and the incident is being investigated. Hamas reportedly retrieved the

US Carries Out Drone Strike Against Shabab Militants in Somalia

Monday 3rd July 2017
New York Times
New York Times
WASHINGTON — The United States military said on Monday that it had carried out a drone strike in Somalia against the Shabab, the Qaeda-linked insurgent group, in the second such strike since President

New US Drone Project Could Change Asian Warfare Forever

Monday 3rd July 2017
The Diplomat
The Diplomat
In recent news, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) stated its intentions to develop a large, Group 5 – the largest class of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) – vertical takeoff and landing drone

Unmanned aircraft flying likely requires some training

Monday 3rd July 2017
High Plains Journal
High Plains Journal
In 2011, it was second in the U.S. to the University of North Dakota to offer a bachelor of science option in unmanned aircraft systems. It also was the first entity of any kind to receive FAA

Drone filming updates real estate market - Winston

Saturday 1st July 2017
Winston-Salem Journal
Drone filming updates real estate market
Winston-Salem Journal
The technology has been used for nearly three years as federal laws on drones became more clear, with many groups posting residential drone videos on

Man arrested for flying drone over Goodwin Fire

Saturday 1st July 2017
Prescott Valley Tribune
Prescott Valley Tribune
Gene Alan Carperter, a 54-year-old resident of Prescott Valley, was arrested and charged with endangerment, and unlawful operation of an unmanned aircraft. A news release from YCSO said that

July 4th fireworks are ready for their close-up, thanks to drone lovers - Press

Saturday 1st July 2017
Press-Enterprise
July 4th fireworks are ready for their close-up, thanks to drone lovers
Press-Enterprise
Joe Blanquel, who sells radio-controlled devices at HobbyTown USA in Corona, demonstrates how drones and their cameras remain

Can You Record Fireworks With a Drone?

Saturday 1st July 2017
ConsumerReports.org
Drones have transformed the way we view fireworks. Outfitted with high-definition video cameras, the remote-controlled aircraft can capture spectacular footage of Independence Day shows from the air, as demonstrated by

New laws target drone usage

Saturday 1st July 2017
The Herald Bulletin
The Herald Bulletin
Mostly, Mellinger said, as drones become capable of carrying more weight, he is concerned a criminal could use a drone to drop substances on crowds or to spy on people. He says making new laws to

Elgin police, fire set to use drones for rescues, searches and investigations

Friday 30th June 2017
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
In December the fire department purchased a practice drone and one that can be used in the field with a sophisticated forward-looking infrared camera system. The camera cost $9,000 and the two drones a

Goodwood Festival of Speed Includes Drone Racing to Inspire Youth

Friday 30th June 2017
The Drive
The Drive
Recreational drone users and hobbyists are living in the best possible time for fostering an enthusiast culture around unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). There are hundreds of communities springing up, from competing in

4 Ways to Invest in the Drone Industry Right Now

Friday 30th June 2017
Zacks.com
Zacks.com
Drones and drone technology are quickly becoming a huge opportunity for both companies and investors, with the global drone market estimated to reach $127 billion by 2020. During a special edition of the Zacks Friday

Boat pulling people on floats comes dangerously close to sharks

Friday 30th June 2017
CBS News
CBS News
CBS Los Angeles reports Barry Curtis was flying his drone and videotaped the encounter -- which involved two great white sharks that measured over six feet long -- on Sunday night at Doheny State Beach. Curtis says a

Aviation Groups Ask Congress to Wait on Drone Regulation Legislation

Thursday 29th June 2017
Flying Magazine
Flying Magazine
All of the drone regulation legislation that has been tossed around the senate recently has not escaped the notice of drone and aviation industry leaders, as demonstrated in an open letter to Congress from

This is What an ISIS Drone Workshop Looks Like

Thursday 29th June 2017
Gizmodo
Gizmodo
The Islamic State has increasingly used drones and other robotic IEDs against American, Iraqi, and civilian targets in Iraq. And as the Coalition fights its way through Mosul, troops are discovering workshops filled with

Elkhart Police receiving donated drone - WSBT

Tuesday 27th June 2017
WSBT-TV
Elkhart Police receiving donated drone
WSBT-TV
ELKHART — The Elkhart Police Department will soon have new state-of-the-art technology to fight crime and investigate cases. A local businessman has donated a $15,000 drone

This $3000 deep-diving drone can be controlled like a video game

Tuesday 27th June 2017
TNW
TNW
The Blueye Robotics Pioneer underwater drone bridges the gap between professional-grade remote operated vehicles (ROV) and remote control toys. Most professional-grade ROVs cost $5,000 to $10,000; the Pioneer comes with everything

Congress Works Toward Clearer Drone Policy

Monday 26th June 2017
Government Technology
Government Technology
The Drone Innovation Act would direct the U.S. Department of Transportation to work with state and local governments to develop a regulatory framework for unmanned aircraft systems. by Jennifer

Medical pot, drone and 5G wireless laws among 38 signed by Scott

Monday 26th June 2017
Palm Beach Post
Palm Beach Post
Under the new law, local governments cannot enact laws relating to the manufacture, testing, licensing or operation of a drone including airspace, altitude, flight paths, equipment or technology

Japanese Drone To Produce Spherical LED Images For Sports Events

Monday 26th June 2017
SportTechie
SportTechie
Japanese telecommunications company NTT DOCOMO has created the first drone capable of displaying LED images on a spherical screen during flight. While drones are currently used in a variety of fields, the company

China-based Clobotics raises $5M and opens Seattle-area office for drone data monitoring

Monday 26th June 2017
GeekWire
GeekWire
The approach, known as “drone data as a service” or DDaaS, can be extended to other sectors as well, ranging from railroad lines and power lines, to bridges and highways, to cellular towers and retail

China drone king turns to farming

Sunday 25th June 2017
Phys.Org
Phys.Org
Xu boasted that DJI "created a new market" in 2013 when it launched its Phantom drone with high-definition cameras. Some 75 percent of its drones are sold abroad, mostly in the United States and Europe, and they are

Congress tries to navigate coming drone economy

Saturday 24th June 2017
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune
His "Drone Innovation Act," one of several similar bills recently introduced in Congress, would direct the U.S. Department of Transportation to work with state and local governments to

130-Foot-Wide Military Spy Drone Crashes in Sierra Nevada, Prompting Small Wildfire

Friday 23rd June 2017
KTLA
KTLA
An unmanned military drone with a 130-foot wingspan crashed in the Sierra Nevada near Lone Pine, causing a small forest fire this week and prompting a warning to stay away from the wreckage. The Air Force drone crashed in a

Trump meets wireless, drone executives on new technologies

Thursday 22nd June 2017
Reuters
Reuters
The White House brought together venture capitalists and executives from the telecommunications and drone, or unmanned aerial system, industries to discuss how the government can speed technologies to market. The meeting,

Pakistan downing Iran drone will not enable India to drive wedge: Chinese expert

Thursday 22nd June 2017
Economic Times
Economic Times
. By PTI | Updated: Jun 22, 2017, 02.35 PM IST. Post a Comment. India has protested to China over the project as it traverses through the areas of Pakistan-occupied Kashmir ...
and

White House Aims to Speed US Drone, Wireless Technologies

Wednesday 21st June 2017
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
President Donald Trump will meet with the chief executives of General Electric Co, Honeywell International Inc and AT&T Inc AT&T Inc, major drone industry firms and venture

US Air Force Global Hawk Drone Crashes in California

Wednesday 21st June 2017
The Drive
The Drive
Officials at Edwards Air Force Base in California confirmed to local news outlets that the large high altitude, long endurance unmanned aircraft crashed during a routine transit from Beale Air Force Base more than 350

Elbit Systems pitches SkyStriker drone in emerging market of loitering munitions

Wednesday 21st June 2017
DefenseNews.com
DefenseNews.com
. By: Sebastian Sprenger, June 21, 2017 (Photo Credit: Courtesy of Elbit Systems). LE BOURGET, France — Elbit Systems is presenting at the Paris Air Show its newest

Trump is hosting a meeting with drone companies Thursday

Tuesday 20th June 2017
Recode
Recode
At least four drone companies will be attending the meeting with the Trump Administration, according to multiple sources: Kespry, AirMap, Airspace and PrecisionHawk. All four companies are based in the U.S.. Representatives

Municipal Airport in Ohio Tapped to Test New Drone Technology

Monday 19th June 2017
Government Technology
Government Technology
(TNS) -- The Springfield-Beckley Municipal Airport now has new mobile radar equipment to research unmanned aircraft as part of $5 million state and federal grants. The equipment and grant will be

Drone nearly collides with medial chopper with patient on board

Monday 19th June 2017
FOX13 Memphis
FOX13 Memphis
A recent incident almost caused an accident with a two medical helicopters with children patients on board trying to get to the hospital. There are laws and regulations in place to make sure everyone stays safe

The Missile Defense Agency wants a laser-equipped drone that would be a silver bullet for stopping North Korea

Monday 19th June 2017
Business Insider
Business Insider
The MDA asked for proposals to build a high-altitude long-endurance unmanned aircraft capable of flying higher than 63,000 feet and carrying a laser to shoot down ballistic missiles as they arc upwards

Flying a little higher: Drone use in ag grows

Monday 19th June 2017
Grand Forks Herald
Grand Forks Herald
So Otto and employee Cameron Jenson are preparing to send up up a small drone that, while traveling 24 mph, will take multiple aerial images of the field. Those images will be compiled into a single

Minnesota police department gets new drone

Sunday 18th June 2017
Minneapolis Star Tribune
A police department in southern Minnesota has acquired a new drone that it hopes to use to track people who wander off because of certain conditions. The Rochester Police Department acquired the drone to add to their

This Drone Helped Rescue Stranded Hikers Quicker Than Ground Crew Ever Could

Sunday 18th June 2017
CBS Los Angeles
CBS Los Angeles
(CBSLA.com) — A drone was being credited with helping a search-and-rescue team find two missing hikers in Colorado. The unmanned aerial vehicle scanned thousands of square miles of the Pike National

Two suspected al Qaeda militants killed in Yemen drone strike

Saturday 17th June 2017
Reuters
ADEN A suspected U.S. drone strike killed two men believed to be al Qaeda militants in southern Yemen late on Friday, residents and local sources said. The strike took place in the al Naqba area of Shabwa province where residents

Hands-on: $499 gesture-controlled DJI Spark drone offers portability, simplicity

Friday 16th June 2017
AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
AppleInsider (press release) (blog)
. By Neil Hughes Friday, June 16, 2017, 12:54 pm PT (03:54 pm ET). The first DJI Spark orders are now on their way to customers, and AppleInsider offers a first look

Drone-delivered kale, and 5 more things we might see at an Amazon-owned Whole Foods

Friday 16th June 2017
Washington Post
Washington Post
Kale delivered by drone. Amazon has been working on drone delivery for a while, and Amazon Prime Air, as the feature is called, made its first public delivery in March. The loading docks at Whole Foods could

Kid drone pilots soar at new Butler County camp

Friday 16th June 2017
Hamilton Journal News
Hamilton Journal News
Drone Camp co-founder Matt King works with student Lauren Lacefield, 7, during a summer learning program at Butler Tech, Thursday, June 15, 2017. GREG LYNCH / STAFF. FAIRFIELD TWP. For the first

Jubilee Day 2017: Drone Video

Thursday 15th June 2017
PennLive.com
PennLive.com
Check out Drone footage from Jubilee Day 2017 which organizers claim is the "The Largest, Longest running, One-Day Street Fair on the East Coast" in downtown Mechanicsburg on June 15, 2017. Daniel Zampogna |

Inmates fly mobile phones, drugs and porn into jail — via drone

Thursday 15th June 2017
Inmates fly mobile phones, drugs and porn into jail — via drone
USA TODAY
While large companies like Amazon test drone delivery systems, inmates in jails across the country are already using the devices to receive their own aerial

Meet Aerial Applications, the latest drone startup to land at Pennovation

Thursday 15th June 2017
Technical.ly
Technical.ly
We first met the company at the #PTW17 Signature Event. Posted up on the second floor, the firm was demoing its software platform, built to help companies gather and analyze data from drone flights for different

The DJI Spark Is a Great Beginner Drone

Thursday 15th June 2017
Popular Mechanics
Popular Mechanics
Starting today, drone giant DJI releases its cheapest, smallest offering: the entry-level $500 Spark. And starting just a few days before, it helped me become a drone pilot for the very first time and

Dragonfly drone

Thursday 15th June 2017
Quartz
Quartz
At a certain point it becomes really difficult to scale down machines. A tiny drone can only be so tiny. Scientists at Draper have come up with a solution: make a drone out of a dragonfly. Researchers at the Howard Hughes

Missile Defense Agency Seeking A High-Flying Drone For "Airborne Laser 2.0"

Wednesday 14th June 2017
The Drive
The Drive
But now the Middle Defense Agency (MDA) wants a second go at the concept—this time leveraging recent and undoubtedly major advances in solid-state laser technology and unmanned aircraft systems that could very

Diatone Drone Hardware: New Line, New Drone?

Wednesday 14th June 2017
The Drive
The Drive
Diatone is launching a brand new line of drone hardware, and Aerial has heard some interesting rumblings through the proverbial grapevine. It looks like Diatone will be unveiling new and improved motors, ESCs, and even

Aldermen consider ordinance that would restrict drone use over public property

Tuesday 13th June 2017
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
Evanston would join Chicago, Schaumburg and Manhattan in regulating drone and "small unmanned aircraft" use within city limits, officials said. "This Ordinance will reduce public nuisances created by

Could a drone help save a life faster than an ambulance?

Tuesday 13th June 2017
CBS News
CBS News
YouTube videos, Amazon delivery, military operations, farming – you name it, drones are being used for everything from aerial photography and delivering packages to conducting surveillance and tending crops. Now the

US Has Only Acknowledged A Fifth of Lethal Drone Strikes, New Study Finds

Tuesday 13th June 2017
The Intercept
The Intercept
Over the past decade, the United States has claimed broad authority to carry out drone strikes across the world, even in places far from the battlefield. Under President Barack Obama, the U.S. acknowledged

Suspected North Korea drone spied on US anti-missile system: South Korea officials

Tuesday 13th June 2017
Reuters
Reuters
FILE PHOTO: A Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) interceptor is launched during a successful intercept test, in this undated handout photo provided by the U.S. Department of Defense, Missile Defense Agency. U.S.

French research center preps combat drone for Paris Air Show

Monday 12th June 2017
DefenseNews.com
PARIS — Advanced studies on a planned Anglo-French unmanned combat aerial vehicle technology demonstrator are under the spotlight for Onera at the Paris Air Show, according to the head of the defense division at the

Putting the kids in control, drone camp propels student learning

Monday 12th June 2017
Prairie Business
Prairie Business
Stangeland, overseeing a group of about 10 children in the parking lot across the street from Bismarck Public Schools Career Academy on Wednesday, June 7, was teaching them how to fly a Phantom 3 drone.

US drone strikes insurgents in Somalia

Sunday 11th June 2017
The Boston Globe
The Boston Globe
WASHINGTON — The US military said Sunday that it had carried out a drone strike in southern Somalia against al-Shabab, the Al Qaeda-linked insurgent group — apparently the first such strike

Drone strikes power line, causes large blackout in California

Sunday 11th June 2017
The Daily Dot
The Daily Dot
Someone in the city of Mountain View, California may be in some hot water right now. On Thursday night, a hitherto unnamed man was allegedly piloting a drone in the Northern California city without proper

Drone racing qualifier held in Topeka

Saturday 10th June 2017
KSNT News
KSNT News
TOPEKA (KSNT) – The Kansas City Drone Racing group held their regional qualifier over at Romig Park. Racers from all over the area showcased their skills by racing drones. Drone racing involves the pilots wearing

Nampa kids glimpse future of flight at Drone Days - Idaho Press

Saturday 10th June 2017
Idaho Press-Tribune
Nampa kids glimpse future of flight at Drone Days
Idaho Press-Tribune
The Nampa Warhawk Air Museum hosted its second annual Drone Days this weekend. The event gives kids a look at the current state of drone

New trial granted for first person convicted of operating a drone in Calgary

Saturday 10th June 2017
Calgary Sun
Calgary Sun
The first person charged in Calgary for operating a drone has been granted a new trial after successfully appealing his conviction in March, just days before Transport Canada stiffened its rules around the use of

Drone crash knocks out power to 1600 in Mountain View

Friday 9th June 2017
The Mercury News
The Mercury News
Pictured are the charred remains of a drone police say crashed into a high-voltage wire Thursday night in Mountain View. The crash caused tens of thousands of dollars in damage and knocked out power to

South Bay man crashes drone, causes power outage, evacuation

Friday 9th June 2017
SFGate
SFGate
A man triggered a power outage in Mountain View Thursday night when he crashed his drone into a high-voltage wire and caused tens of thousands of dollars worth of damage, officials said. Police are now on the hunt for the

Japanese Investor Launches Drone Startup Fund

Friday 9th June 2017
DroneLife (blog)
DroneLife (blog)
A well-known Japanese investor has started a $9M fund to encourage drone startups in Japan. Japanese news source The Bridge reports that investor Kotaro Chiba joined Kamakura Investment Management to

US aircraft shoots down pro-regime drone in southern Syria

Friday 9th June 2017
Deutsche Welle
Deutsche Welle
A spokesperson for the US-led coalition force fighting the so-called "Islamic State" (IS) stated on Friday that a US F-15 fighter jet had shot down the drone on Thursday after the unmanned device dropped

Israeli company showcases drone interception technology

Thursday 8th June 2017
The Jerusalem Post
The Jerusalem Post
In July 2016, two Patriot missiles were fired at a drone that crossed into Israeli airspace from Syria. Both missed their target and the unmanned aircraft returned to Syria. In August 2014, a Patriot

Tiny Canada Town Leads North America in Beyond-Line-of-Sight Drone Testing

Thursday 8th June 2017
The Drive
The Drive
The Canadian town of Foremost, Alberta—population 541—has just caught a nice, drone-related break. Thanks to a special "beyond line-of-sight" ruling passed in 2016—a unique situation to all of North

Drone usage by local police, fire departments quickly increasing

Thursday 8th June 2017
WTOP
WTOP
WASHINGTON — Approximately a dozen police, fire and emergency agencies surrounding Washington, D.C. are using drones to capture criminal suspects and fight fires, but the unmanned aircraft systems also are sparking privacy

Want to race this drone across the Pacific?

Thursday 8th June 2017
Red Bull
Red Bull
A Japanese drone start-up is throwing out a challenge to all comers for a drone race from Tokyo to San Francisco. It sounds far-fetched, but a lot indicates that the race could happen much sooner than you think. Even if

Drone camp propels student learning

Wednesday 7th June 2017
Bismarck Tribune
Bismarck Tribune
Finley Opp, 10, prepares to land a drone in his hand on Wednesday afternoon in the Career Academy while attending the Summer Drone Camp. "This is a quad copter drone but actual drones have cameras and most

Group of women claim drone spied on them as they sunbathed naked in Majorca

Wednesday 7th June 2017
Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.uk
A group of seven young women sunbathing naked on a boat off the coast of Majorca were allegedly spied on by a drone operated from a nearby luxury yacht, according to police on the Spanish island. The women,

Privatizing air traffic control for drone delivery

Wednesday 7th June 2017
Business Insider
Business Insider
On Tuesday, President Donald Trump endorsed legislation that would privatize the US air traffic control system, a move that could impact the testing and development of low-altitude air traffic control

Watch this cyborg dragonfly drone take flight

Tuesday 6th June 2017
TNW
TNW
Scientists at the multidisciplinary research company Draper are using mind control to make insects power their new miniature drone tech. The DragonflEye project sets out to create cyborg drones that can be steered by humans. It

Increased drone use creating safety concerns in Canadian airspace

Tuesday 6th June 2017
Phys.Org
Phys.Org
The study — published online in the Journal of Unmanned Vehicle Systems — examines drone incident data in Canada from the Transport Canada Civil Aviation Daily Occurrence Reporting System (CADORs) database.

Town Creek to hold meeting for drone flyers

Monday 5th June 2017
The Decatur Daily
The Decatur Daily
“Anyone interested in meeting with others to discuss and learn about drone flying is welcome to come and meet with us,” Parker said. “We will set rules and guidelines” at the

A Guide to the Top Drone Forums and Facebook Groups

Monday 5th June 2017
DroneLife (blog)
DroneLife (blog)
Those seeking help operating their small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), looking to move into a more cytotec tablets professional role, aiming to drive awareness for a business venture, or simply seeking

Drone Analytics: When to Use Ground Control Points

Monday 5th June 2017
DroneLife (blog)
DroneLife (blog)
Ground control points (GCPs) can be an invaluable tool for aerial mapping. When used correctly, they help ensure a high degree of global accuracy, which is important for most surveying and construction

Air Force: Service Maps Future for its Reaper, Other Drones

Sunday 4th June 2017
Scout
Scout
The Air Force is advancing plans to retire its Predator drone by transitioning more missions to the larger Reaper and rapidly increasing its fleet of small drones to blanket enemy areas with Intelligence, Surveillance and

How the FAA Currently Views Drone Usage

Sunday 4th June 2017
Bloomington Pantagraph
Personal unmanned aircraft systems -- better known as drones -- have become popular purchases among consumers. Sales of drones have more than doubled in the past year, according to figures from analytics company NPD

Raytheon Has a Genius Plan to Make the Stinger Missile a Drone-Killer

Sunday 4th June 2017
The National Interest Online (blog)
The National Interest Online (blog)
Raytheon and the United States Army have tested a new version of the venerable Stinger man-portable surface-to-air missile that is equipped with a proximity-fuze

Will The Coming Drone Swarms Eliminate Physical Privacy?

Saturday 3rd June 2017
Forbes
Forbes
As it looks increasingly likely that our future skies will be darkened by the coming drone armies, much of the conversation has focused around safety and control of autonomous flying objects rather than the privacy

Augmented Reality Drone Game Launches on Smart Glasses

Saturday 3rd June 2017
DroneLife (blog)
DroneLife (blog)
Edgybees has announced that its new augmented reality drone game will be available to play for DJI drone pilots using the Epson Moverio BT-300 Drone Edition smart glasses. Once downloaded onto the Moverio

New Texas Bill Restricts Drone Flight Over Farms

Saturday 3rd June 2017
Daily Signal
DroneLife (blog)
Texas lawmakers have introduced a drone regulation bill to designate farms “critical infrastructure,” and restrict drone flight over them. Texas HB 1643 adds “concentrated animal feeding

Nissan SUV Will Ship Standard With Parrot Drone

Saturday 3rd June 2017
DroneLife (blog)
DroneLife (blog)
By also kicking in a Skycontroller 2 remote control and Parrot Cockpitglasses headset, Nissan expects buyers may use the drone to capture memories of outdoor activity while using the X-Trail to arrive

WARNING: The drone is back! | WSB-TV

Friday 2nd June 2017
WSB Atlanta
WSB Atlanta
GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police in Snellville are looking into several reports that someone is using a drone to peek through windows and spy on people.
and

Drones Are About to Revolutionize Our World. This Bill Will Let America Lead the Drone Economy.

Friday 2nd June 2017
Daily Signal
Daily Signal
The Drone Federalism Act also guarantees state, local, and tribal governments a seat at the table in the ongoing NASA-led effort to develop an Unmanned Aircraft Traffic Management system, a drone analog to the Air

VTOL drone could soar across Canada using lakes as pitstops

Friday 2nd June 2017
New Atlas
New Atlas
Compared to multicopters, drones of the fixed-wing variety can travel very long distances thanks to their more efficient shape in the air. One downside to this is the space needed to launch them, along with some sort of

Someone stuck a Vive controller to a drone and made some very expensive doodles

Friday 2nd June 2017
The Verge
The Verge
Tilt Brush is sort of like fancy MS Paint for virtual reality. It fosters creativity, allowing you to paint, smear, and dab beautiful (or in my case, sort of okay) works in a 3D space. Traditionally, artists use their

How to Shoot Inception-Style Drone Photos

Friday 2nd June 2017
PetaPixel (blog)
PetaPixel (blog)
If you have been following anything drone-related lately, chances are you have seen one of the mind-bending images like the one above that are very reminiscent of the scene from Inception when the ground

Watch a Navy robot submarine launch a drone

Friday 2nd June 2017
Popular Science
Popular Science
The surface robot was an Ocean Aero Submaran, the underwater robot a Marlin drone sub vehicle, made by Lockheed Martin, and the flying drone was a foldable Vector Hawk drone, also made by Lockheed Martin. It

Time to Get a Drone?

Thursday 1st June 2017
The Merkle
The Merkle
Consumer drones are some of the coolest pieces of technology on the market right now. They can provide filmmakers with truly awesome shots, they can enable explorers to look at their paths from a better view, and they

White House pushes for drone deterrence authority

Thursday 1st June 2017
GCN.com
GCN.com
The Trump administration wants to give federal agencies the right to track and possibly destroy unmanned aircraft over certain domestic facilities and events.A draft bill would let agencies and law enforcement monitor drone

Aquatic Fixed-Wing Drone Could Lake-Hop Across Canada

Thursday 1st June 2017
IEEE Spectrum
IEEE Spectrum
At ICRA this week, researchers from the University of Sherbrooke in Canada have gotten creative, and came up with a very clever design for a fixed wing drone called SUWAVE (Sherbrooke University Water-Air

North Carolina professor creates drone pollinator to help crops - KFSN

Wednesday 31st May 2017
KFSN-TV
North Carolina professor creates drone pollinator to help crops
KFSN-TV
An IT professor in North Carolina has created a drone that can pollinate like a bee. It moves like a bee and buzzes like a bee, but how can it help? Thomas

Floating Waterproof Drone Makes a Kickstarter Splash

Wednesday 31st May 2017
The Drive
The Drive
With only 21 days left to go on their Kickstarter campaign, the SwellPro Team is close to reaching its proposed budget of $51,500, the amount they need to produce a third installment in their Splash series of hobby and

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Tuesday 30th May 2017
Bismarck Tribune
FARGO, N.D. (AP) — U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao is headlining an annual unmanned aircraft conference in Fargo. Chao is scheduled to kick off the two-day Drone Focus Conference Wednesday morning at the

FAA Hobby Drone Pilot Registry Overturned by Court

Tuesday 30th May 2017
The Drive
The Drive
In 2015, the FAA officially announced that all owners of drones heavier than 250 grams (which is about as light as a cup of water) must be registered as “drone operators” in a national database. This, of

Why Did The Company Behind Snapchat Acquire A Drone Company?

Tuesday 30th May 2017
L.A. Biz
Benzinga
But while Snap could certainly eventually get into the drone-building business, the modest Ctrl Me acquisition may suggest a less ambitious goal in the near term. The 2015 Instagram post below from Ctrl Me Robotics shows

Navy to Launch MQ-25 Stingray Refueling Drone CompetitionThis ...

Monday 29th May 2017
Scout
Scout
The new carrier-launched tanker, called the MQ-25A Stingray, will be designed to extend the combat range of key carrier air-wing assets such as F/A-18 Super ...
and

Understanding how slow predators catch faster prey could improve drone tactics

Monday 29th May 2017
Phys.Org
Phys.Org
Simulations of predators (blue dots) chasing a faster prey (red dot). Credit: Janosov et al. Published in New Journal of Physics. (Phys.org)—Since a gazelle can run faster than a lion, how do lions ever catch

NASA drone traffic management tests take off in Reno

Monday 29th May 2017
Phys.Org
Phys.Org
NASA and its partners are in the midst of testing the next, more complex version of its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) technologies with live, remotely-operated aircraft, or drones, at six

Drone focused film festival flies into Fargo

Sunday 28th May 2017
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Spencer Kuhlman, Associated Press This July 29, 2015, photo provided by Spencer Kuhlman shows Kuhlman, left, a drone filmmaker taking a photograph from the unmanned plane alongside Vetle

Drone-focused film festival flies into Fargo

Sunday 28th May 2017
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Minneapolis Star Tribune
Spencer Kuhlman, Associated Press This July 29, 2015, photo provided by Spencer Kuhlman shows Kuhlman, left, a drone filmmaker taking a photograph from the unmanned plane alongside Vetle

An eye overhead: McAllen school police adopt drone technology to keep campuses safe

Saturday 27th May 2017
Monitor
Monitor
McALLEN — School district police officers here completed a months-long drone training program at Sanchez Elementary on Friday. This spring, Drone Pilot Inc., a Central Texas training firm, taught four officers from

Snap recently acquired Ctrl Me Robotics, an LA-based drone company

Saturday 27th May 2017
The Verge
The Verge
Late last year, Snap acquired LA-based drone company Ctrl Me Robotics, according to Buzzfeed. Recent reports indicate that the maker of Snapchat and Spectacles intends to develop a drone of its own as it looks to push

Snapchat Has Bought a Drone Startup With Hollywood Connections

Friday 26th May 2017
Variety
Variety
Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has acquired a small Venice, Calif.-based drone startup dubbed Ctrl Me, which counted some Hollywood studios among its clients. Buzzfeed first reported about the acquisition Friday

Snap Acquires Ctrl Me, A Drone Startup With Hollywood ... - Variety

Friday 26th May 2017
Variety
Variety
Snap, the company behind Snapchat, has acquired a small Venice, Calif.-based drone startup dubbed Ctrl Me, which counted some Hollywood studios among ...
Snap acquired a tiny drone company as its pushes further into

DAPL Photographer Cleared of Charges After Drone Footage Proves His Case

Friday 26th May 2017
Common Dreams
Common Dreams
A Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) protester and photographer was cleared of all charges Thursday after he was accused of endangering a police plane with his drone. Aaron Turgeon, also known as Prolific the Rapper,

Judge clears pipeline protester charged in drone incident

Friday 26th May 2017
Bismarck Tribune
BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) — A Dakota Access pipeline protester accused of endangering a police plane with his drone in North Dakota last September has been cleared of all charges. The Bismarck Tribune reports

Drone Wars Shoot Down Profits

Wednesday 24th May 2017
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
The market for what are essentially flying cameras is growing fast. Gartner estimates that consumer drones generated about $1.7 billion in global sales last year—up 55% from the year before. According

I Tried To Find the Perfect Selfie Drone

Wednesday 24th May 2017
TIME
TIME
I tried two models: the Rova, a $299 quadcopter with a 12-megapixel camera, and the $399 Yuneec Breeze 4K, a 13-megapixel drone capable of shooting in ultra-high definition. My plan was to set up the drones and take some shots of

Wedge-tailed eagle takes down drone flying over West Australian wheat farm

Tuesday 23rd May 2017
ABC Online
A wedge-tailed eagle has attacked and badly damaged a drone flying over farm machinery in Western Australia. Leigh Nairn was using the drone to check the set-up of his airseeder when the eagle swooped and knocked the unmanned

Drone, robot advocates push for automated package delivery

Tuesday 23rd May 2017
SFGate
SFGate
Companies are preparing to deliver packages to customers by drone or robot, industry representatives told a congressional subcommittee. But, they argued, looser and more consistent regulations will be needed to help the

Drones are growing rapidly, regardless of what the government does

Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Business Insider
Business Insider
Smartphones sales are cooling, tablets are sinking, and PCs are stagnant — but demand for drones just keeps on growing. As this chart from Statista shows, consumer drone sales in the US have

Watch a Rogue Drone Crash Into the Crowd at an MLB Game

Tuesday 23rd May 2017
Gizmodo
Gizmodo
“Take me out to the ballgame. Take me out to the crowd. Buy me some peanuts and Cra——oh fuck watch out for that drone!” Such was the scene on Sunday, when a GoPro Karma inexplicably flew into Petco

Drone in near miss with plane near Edinburgh Airport

Tuesday 23rd May 2017
BBC News
BBC News
A drone has been involved in a near-miss with a plane making a descent into Edinburgh Airport. The pilot was forced to take evasive action during the incident which happened at about 13:10 on Friday. The unmanned craft

The FAA gets a case study with a drone crash inside an MLB stadium

Tuesday 23rd May 2017
TechCrunch
TechCrunch
PSA, flying your drone over a baseball stadium with tens of thousands of fans is a really really bad (and probably illegal) idea. Yesterday someone flew their drone (which appears to be a GoPro Karma) into Petco Park,

Las Vegas Drone Club conducts races, plans to expand role - Las Vegas Review

Monday 22nd May 2017
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Las Vegas Drone Club conducts races, plans to expand role
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Tyler Shane, left, participates in qualifying rounds as his spotter James Older watches at the King of Las Vegas drone

Illegal Drone Slams Into the Stands at Baseball Game, Narrowly ...

Monday 22nd May 2017
PetaPixel (blog)
PetaPixel (blog)
This is exactly why DJI is forcing users to “activate” their drones, or suffer the consequences. At a recent baseball game between the San Diego Padres and the ...
Drone crashes into

Drone crashes into stands during Padres-Diamondbacks game

Sunday 21st May 2017
fox5sandiego.com
fox5sandiego.com
SAN DIEGO – A drone flying around Petco Park during the San Diego Padres and Arizona Diamondbacks Sunday crashed into the stands. FOX Sports showed video of the rogue drone moving around the Major

Drone light show postponed until Canada Day weekend

Sunday 21st May 2017
CBC.ca
CBC.ca
Organizers of the Culinary Ontario Festival and Ontario Place said that a drone light show that was going to be put on by Arrownomics, a Toronto tech start-up company, has been cancelled for the Victoria Day weekend due to

Singapore joins global panel to regulate drone use

Sunday 21st May 2017
The Straits Times
In Singapore, the rules for operating unmanned aircraft systems were tightened a few years ago. In general, permits are required for flying unmanned systems that are heavier than 7kg. For lighter drones, approval is needed

Drone racing

Saturday 20th May 2017
Roanoke Times
Roanoke Times
Mikaila Weaver, 27, and her fiancé Aldo Padilla, 36, both of Brooklyn, New York, give a thumbs up signal that they are ready at the start of a quad drone race. hr droneracing 052017 03. Heather Rousseau.

Drone racing | Local News | roanoke.com

Saturday 20th May 2017
Roanoke Times
Roanoke Times
Mikaila Weaver, 27, and her fiancé Aldo Padilla, 36, both of Brooklyn, New York, give a thumbs up signal that they are ready at the start of a quad drone race.
and

Small business, small drone - $100 billion defense market opportunity

Saturday 20th May 2017
Fox Business
. By Allison Barrie Published May 20, 2017 Small Business FOXBusiness. Facebook; Twitter; Comments; Print. drone (1). The annual four-day Special Operations Forces

Change in rules helps St. Albans drone business take off - Charleston Gazette

Saturday 20th May 2017
Change in rules helps St. Albans drone business take off
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)
Blake Oliver, owner of Sky Vision Imagery, flies the DJI Inspire 2 drone he uses to take aerial images for customers ranging from the state

City of Richmond Hill invests in drone for public safety purposes

Friday 19th May 2017
WTOC
The city of Richmond Hill recently purchased a drone with a hefty price tag of $21,000. City leaders tell us it will be used for all kinds of public safety purposes. They say they did their research and they have three designated drone

FAA Rules on Recreational Drone Registry Struck Down

Friday 19th May 2017
Wall Street Journal (subscription)
A federal appeals court in Washington on Friday struck down a Federal Aviation Administration rule requiring recreational drone owners to register their devices with the government. The rule, rolled out in

Japan scrambles jets after China allegedly flies drone

Friday 19th May 2017
Yahoo News
Yahoo News
Japan said Friday it scrambled fighter jets after a Chinese vessel sailing in disputed waters launched a drone, the latest bout of tension in a longstanding territorial row. The two countries are at odds over a group

Drone Data – The Digital Oil Rush

Thursday 18th May 2017
The Merkle
Drone Data – The Digital Oil Rush
The Merkle
For the vast majority of people, the idea of drones delivering their Amazon products, their groceries, or their take out for the night will not go much further beyond that.

Drone joins four Chinese ships in latest Senkaku intrusion

Thursday 18th May 2017
The Japan Times
The Japan Times
NAHA, OKINAWA PREF. – Four China Coast Guard vessels entered Japanese waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Thursday morning, the Japan Coast Guard said, adding that what appeared

Japan protests to China over drone flight near disputed islets

Thursday 18th May 2017
Reuters
TOKYO Japan on Thursday lodged a protest with China after four Chinese coastguard vessels entered what Tokyo considers its territorial waters near disputed East China Sea islets and a drone-like object flew near one ship, the Japanese

Drone captures stunning footage of deadly Wisconsin tornado - WTMJ

Wednesday 17th May 2017
WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)
Drone captures stunning footage of deadly Wisconsin tornado
WTMJ-TV (press release) (registration) (blog)
A drone was able to capture the aftermath of the tornado that ripped through Barron

This drone footage finally reveals how narwhals use their long tusks

Wednesday 17th May 2017
Digital Trends
Digital Trends
Well, drone footage has finally confirmed one use of these strange extensions. In a short clip, a narwhal is shown striking, stunning, and eating a small fish — the first time such behavior has been

VIDEO: Drone footage shows aftermath of Elk City storms

Wednesday 17th May 2017
KOKH FOX25
Screen grab of drone footage showing tornado damage in Elk City, Oklahoma. (Brian Emfinger/KOKH). AA. ELK CITY, Okla. (KOKH) — New video shows the aftermath of the powerful storm that tore through western Oklahoma Tuesday

Concrete flowerpots and drone killers: Cannes opens with beefed-up security

Wednesday 17th May 2017
The Guardian
The Guardian
Among the measures introduced are an increase in armed police and military personnel and a state of the art anti-drone system. Officials have been particularly concerned by the potential for an incident resembling

Drone owners will now have to register with the government in China

Wednesday 17th May 2017
Mashable
Mashable
"Real-name registration will guide the drone industry in China towards a healthy development," Sophie Pan, an analyst at IDC China, a market research firm, told the South China Morning Post. The market for drones in China

Brick police buy their first drone

Tuesday 16th May 2017
Asbury Park Press
Brick police recently bought a drone that intends to help officers conduct missing persons searches and document crime and crash scenes — among numerous other scenarios. The drone — branded the Phantom 4 and

Drone wars: How swarms could spoof enemy drones

Tuesday 16th May 2017
DefenseNews.com
DefenseNews.com
A web of swarming unmanned aircraft systems that can spoof enemy drones could be a solution to the shot doctrine problem when exercising counter-UAS capabilities, the vice president of science &

RAF drone saves two ISIS prisoners from public execution

Tuesday 16th May 2017
Daily Mail
Daily Mail
There were too many civilians at the scene for the RAF crew to kill the fighters about to carry out the murders, the department said in a statement. But the drone spotted two militants stationed as sentries on the

RAF drone strike disrupted public killing staged by Isis, says MoD

Tuesday 16th May 2017
The Guardian
The Guardian
An RAF drone strike disrupted a public killing being staged by Islamic State in Syria last week, according to the Ministry of Defence. A sentry from Isis was killed by a Hellfire missile fired from a Reaper drone,

Drone fest highlights perks of drones, racing

Monday 15th May 2017
The Herald
The Herald
Gary Roberts of Louisville raced his drone during the first Lincoln Land Drone Fest on Saturday at Jim Yellig Park in Santa Claus. The free fest invited families to watch pilots race their drones, enjoy hands-on

Car Manufacturer Nissan Selling 4x4s With Drone as Standard

Monday 15th May 2017
We Talk UAV News (blog)
We Talk UAV News (blog)
Off-road adventures are great, but part of the fun is sharing them with friends and family and looking back at what you achieved. With that in mind, car manufacturer Nissan has started to

Editorial: The race for drone research

Sunday 14th May 2017
Roanoke Times
Yes, drone racing is now a thing. Some have taken to calling it “the NASCAR of the future,” except that the future is now. There are now drone-racing national championships and world championships — and, of

Heat-seeking drone fails to find Blake and Bella

Sunday 14th May 2017
Daily Mail
Daily Mail
The mystery surrounding the disappearance of Blake the dog and Bella the lamb deepened last night as a heat-seeking drone failed to spot signs of the unlikely animal friends. The nation is desperate for news of the

Here comes the war for commercial drone dominance

Sunday 14th May 2017
Laredo Morning Times
Laredo Morning Times
A single autonomous car can generate the same data trove as 3,000 people surfing the internet, while a small drone fleet could easily create 150 terabytes of data per day, he said (1,000 gigabytes

Saudi drone downed; troops, mercs killed in Yemen

Sunday 14th May 2017
Press TV
Press TV
Saudi Arabia suffers new losses in its ongoing war on neighboring Yemen, with a spy drone shot down and more troops and mercenaries killed by Houthi fighters. A military source said Yemeni army soldiers and allied Houthi

Drone drops water balloons at Division 1 track prelims

Saturday 13th May 2017
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
Near the start of the meet, around 11:30 a.m., a group of people positioned themselves on the hill above the track and allegedly flew a drone carrying water balloons over the track. One race official

A drone, live music, football — just another day in sunny SoCal

Saturday 13th May 2017
Los Angeles Times
A drone, live music, football — just another day in sunny SoCal
Los Angeles Times
There was live music, a drone, NFL players, quarterbacks wearing safari hats — the perfect day for seven-on-seven football

A drone, live music, football _ just another day in sunny SoCal

Saturday 13th May 2017
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
There was a live music, a drone, NFL players, quarterbacks wearing safari hats _ it was the perfect day for seven on seven football in Southern California. NFL defensive back Orlando Scandrick brought

EPIC drone project flies over Oklahoma

Saturday 13th May 2017
Norman Transcript
Norman Transcript
The two-week experiment has been dubbed as the EPIC (Environmental Profiling and Initiation of Convection) field project, and researchers are deploying fixed-wing and rotary small Unmanned Aircraft

Drones Kill, Yes, but They Also Rescue, Research and Entertain

Friday 12th May 2017
New York Times
New York Times
A small model drone above a video of a building fire at an Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum exhibition. Credit Mark Kauzlarich for The New York Times. One day in 1945, the crew of the aircraft carrier

Brown students developing safer drone drop-offs

Friday 12th May 2017
WPRI 12 Eyewitness News
WPRI 12 Eyewitness News
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) — A group of Brown University students is on a mission to not only make drones safer, but to also use them to save lives. The students are developing drone

Report: 96 percent of pilot-reported drone sightings are totally benign

Friday 12th May 2017
Popular Science
Popular Science
The FAA added an unprecedented number of new pilots: 770,000 registered drone operators, which is almost 200,000 more than the 584,000 total pilot certificates held in 2016. As one might expect, that massive

This incredible drone photographer said hobby helped him cope after death of daughter Esmee Polmear

Friday 12th May 2017
Cornwall Live
Cornwall Live
After rediscovering his hobby, Mark said he now flies the drone every day and said that it helps to keeps him going. "I had stopped photography altogether after Esmee died," said Mark. "I had started taking

Dashcam captures drone crashing into car on Sydney Harbour Bridge

Thursday 11th May 2017
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald
It is the second reported incident in the past nine months in which a drone has struck a car on the Harbour Bridge. Large parts of the skies above Sydney Harbour – including the

Airbus launching drone subsidiary in Atlanta

Wednesday 10th May 2017
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Atlanta Journal Constitution
A DJI Phantom 2 drone controlled by drone videographer Curt Walton hovers to shoot aerial video above a multimillion-dollar home for sale in the hills above Saratoga, Calif., on

Company donates drone to Lackawanna County SWAT team

Tuesday 9th May 2017
PA home page
PA home page
JESSUP, LACKAWANNA COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) - Crime-fighters in Lackawanna County received a new tool Tuesday to help keep people safe. An environmental company from Jefferson Township donated a drone to the Lackawanna

Mysterious US Drone Back On Earth After 2 Years In Space

Tuesday 9th May 2017
NDTV
NDTV
After a nearly two-year sojourn in space, the US military drone X-37 B is back on Earth, fueling wild ideas about its mystery mission. Looking like a small version of an old NASA space shuttle, the craft touched down Sunday in

Beyond line of sight drone flights could begin this summer at UAS park near Grand Forks

Monday 8th May 2017
Prairie Business
Bismarck Tribune
The announcement comes as the Federal Aviation Administration works on beyond line of sight rules, which are expected to provide guidelines for flying drones beyond the line of sight without chaser planes.

Valuable input to become a successful drone pilot

Sunday 7th May 2017
Western Farm Press
Western Farm Press
Hail cannons boomed as participants at a drone workshop stepped outside a classroom at the Kearney Agricultural Research and Extension Center at Parlier, Calif. for hands-on instruction on how to pilot

Sonic Boom Rattles Florida as Unmanned Aircraft Makes Landing

Sunday 7th May 2017
TIME
TIME
(CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla.) — U.S. military officials say an unmanned aircraft orbiting Earth since May 2015 has landed in Florida. The Air Force posted tweets that the X37B shuttle landed Sunday morning at the Kennedy Space

Huntsville Team Alabama celebrates International Drone Day

Sunday 7th May 2017
AL.com
AL.com
This how Huntsville, Alabama - home to the longest running chapter of the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International celebrated International Drone Day Saturday May 6th at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center. Drone

Drone Evolution: Asheboro Man Quits Desk Job to Fly Drones

Sunday 7th May 2017
WFMY News 2
WFMY News 2
Hagan quit his manufacturing job, got certified as a commercial drone pilot and created his company SkyHound. His four-and-a-half-pound mechanical bird captures reality, landscapes and events for clients. He makes a

Drone boom spurs demand for small aircraft mechanics

Saturday 6th May 2017
Toledo Blade
Toledo Blade
FARGO, N.D. — With the number of commercial drones expected to soar into the millions in the next few years, operators whose unmanned aircraft malfunction or crash will be looking for places to get them

Up in the sky: Not a blimp or a giant onion, just the latest in drone technology

Saturday 6th May 2017
CNBC
CNBC
In 2015, Chatham, his brother Will, and friend Georgi Tushev, founded Spacial Drone to tap into what they believed to be an under-served market: a drone that can fly above crowds while creating minimal background noise and

Special Analysis: The Future of Drone Wars & Countering ISIS Explosive-Laden Drones

Friday 5th May 2017
Scout
Scout
The battle for Mosul has been a wakeup call for drone defense. In late 2015 it emerged that ISIS had developed the capability to deliver lethal payloads using modified commercial drones, but in Mosul the attacks reached a new

Not-so-secret DOD “spy drone” footage, live on the Internet

Friday 5th May 2017
Ars Technica
Not-so-secret DOD “spy drone” footage, live on the Internet
Ars Technica
Based on latitude and longitude coordinates from the video display, the video appears to be a drone or other aircraft flying off the Gulf

Animal Rights Activists Fly Drone Near Research Facility, Feedlots

Thursday 4th May 2017
CattleNetwork.com
CattleNetwork.com
Animal rights activists flew a drone around a livestock research facility and allegedly near feedlots in Nebraska this week. The animal rights group Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) shared on

Animal Rights Activists Fly Drone Near Research Facility, Feedlots ...

Thursday 4th May 2017
CattleNetwork.com
CattleNetwork.com
It appears animal rights activists were trying to get footage of cattle killed by the weekend blizzard in Nebraska, while also flying a drone near a USDA research ...
and

This Man Spent All Day In Lockup For Flying A Drone Too Close To The NFL Draft

Thursday 4th May 2017
Deadspin
Deadspin
Johnathan Kaffeh fell in love with movies growing up in Liberia. Now a resident of West Philadelphia, the 27-year-old began making films about a year ago. Last week, that love of moviemaking led to an arrest and about 14

Carrier drone system undergoing testing

Thursday 4th May 2017
UPI.com
UPI.com
Beau Duarte, who manages the PM-268 program, which includes the systems, said the ability to easily integrate a wide range of different programming into a single system would greatly simplify using unmanned aircraft in

Cincinnati could lure national drone championship

Thursday 4th May 2017
Cincinnati Business Courier
According to the Federal Aviation Administration, there are more than 1.1 million drone owners in the U.S. and it expects hobbyist to number more than 4 million by 2020. The Drone Racing League creates obstacle

Ram takes out drone trying to film sunset

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
UPI.com
UPI.com
The drone catches the attention of a nearby ram, which eyes it warily until it flies low enough to reach. The ram runs up to the drone and overturns it with a solid headbutt. "I went to capture the sunset over this field

Global drone market expected to surpass $22B by 2022

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
DefenseNews.com
DefenseNews.com
While the military market for drones is only a subcategory of that market, military usage is also expected to grow. The report highlights the public sector applications for drone technologies, analysis on

Holloman AFB Investigates Cause of Drone Crash

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
U.S. News & World Report
. Officials at an Air Force base in southern New Mexico say no one was injured after a drone crashed during a training mission. | May 3, 2017, at 11:29 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +;

Let Middle Eastern Allies Help Win the Drone War

Wednesday 3rd May 2017
Bloomberg
Bloomberg
If the Trump administration wants to loosen restrictions on weapons exports, as it has said, then these unmanned aircraft sales could be an opportunity to show how they can be expanded responsibly. There are reasonable

Ascension Parish to purchase drone to fight mosquitoes

Tuesday 2nd May 2017
WAFB.com
Right now, the parish deploys workers with squirt bottles and trucks to manually spray ditches and uses planes for areas with high grass, but Matassa says the drone can hold up to 20 lbs of pesticide and saturate a quarter mile area

FAA Testing New Drone-Sensing Technology to Avoid Airport Collisions

Tuesday 2nd May 2017
Government Technology
Government Technology
. The tests at Dallas-Fort Worth Airport are the sixth and final in a series of tests around the country evaluating different technologies for drone detection. by Conor Shine, The ...
FAA

You Like Drone Photos, Yeah? Check Out These Stunning Shots

Tuesday 2nd May 2017
WIRED
WIRED
Aerial photography provides a breathtaking perspective on a familiar world, lifting viewers above the trees and buildings so they might reimagine the landscape. The art form dates to 1858, when Gaspard-Félix Tournachon

Head injury from a falling drone? Crash test study suggests chances are slim

Monday 1st May 2017
New Atlas
New Atlas
Plenty of people have their reservations about the widespread adoption of drones, and rightly so with more and more of them buzzing around. But how real is the threat that they pose exactly? A study issued by the US

New Mexico landfill invests in drone tech to improve monitoring, save money

Monday 1st May 2017
Waste Dive
The South Central Solid Waste Authority (SCSWA) now relies on the drone — controlled by a smartphone app — to take highly-detailed photos of the 14.3 acre cell. According to a landfill operator, the drone only flies for

Mentor Meetings Offered Free to Attendees at the ASCEND Drone Business Conference

Monday 1st May 2017
Yahoo Finance
The ASCEND Drone Business Conference & Expo is offering an opportunity for one-on-one meetings with Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) experts who will help address business challenges or offer advice about advancing a career

Exclusive drone footage captures west Mosul in the throes of war

Monday 1st May 2017
CNN
CNN
"When you are flying in the Daesh (ISIS) area you never want to capture yourself -- if they get this drone they could get all your information and position," he told CNN. "The drone provided me with a different perspective of the

Formal police warning after drone flown in helicopter flight path at Franz Josef

Sunday 30th April 2017
Newstalk ZB
New Zealand Herald
Police have issued a warning to drone operators after a drone was flown in a helicopter flight path at Franz Josef. On Sunday afternoon, a drone was spotted about 300 to 400m in the helicopter flight path at

Drone racing creates buzz

Sunday 30th April 2017
Winnipeg Free Press
Winnipeg Free Press
The Graffiti Gallery was dark Sunday afternoon, the main area illuminated only by little red lights to guide competitors as they raced their drones loop for loop around the homemade track. The buzz

WATCH: Untold stories of the US drone program are revealed in new film

Sunday 30th April 2017
Salon
Salon
“National Bird” follows three whistleblowers determined to break the silence around the U.S. drone program. The film gives real human faces and stories to a foreign policy initiative that is conveniently distant. It

Donald Trump is unleashing a killer drone squad as US admiral warns military is hammering ISIS so hard they are ...

Sunday 30th April 2017
The Sun
The Sun
THE US has mobilised a fleet of missile capable drones to blitz North Korea amid warnings it is running out of bombs to hit ISIS. The Grey Eagle drones are designed to carry Hellfire missiles and have reportedly been

Help wanted: Commercial drone boom opens door for mechanics

Saturday 29th April 2017
Billings Gazette
Billings Gazette
Northland Community and Technical College in northwestern Minnesota has been teaching unmanned aircraft maintenance for larger military-type drones. It is expanding its program to include smaller drone

Drone hobbyist know-how

Friday 28th April 2017
WSAW
WSAW
Wausau just changed from a Class E Airspace on Thursday to a Class G, meaning commercial operators (those getting paid to fly a drone) no longer need special permission in the city to take off, but they still need to contact

Investors are betting 3DR can find life after Solo as a drone data platform

Friday 28th April 2017
TechCrunch
TechCrunch
An early player in drone-tech, 3D Robotics Inc., announced that it has raised $53 million in a Series D round of funding on Thursday, including new equity funding and conversion of debt equity. Atlantic Bridge led the

SPECIAL REPORT| Drone Deployment: How drones save lives

Thursday 27th April 2017
WSAW
WSAW
Plover Police Department was the first law enforcement agency in Wisconsin to register a drone as a public aircraft. Ault is team leader. "Our first major deployment was shortly after we deployed it,” Ault recalled.

What does it take to put on a drone light show?

Thursday 27th April 2017
WDEF News 12
WDEF News 12
The popularity of drones is soaring. Some, like the synchronized Shooting Star drones created by Intel, are now lifting off in swarms to perform light shows in the night sky. CBS News correspondent Carter Evans

Behind the making of a synchronized drone light show

Thursday 27th April 2017
CBS News
CBS News
The popularity of drones is soaring. Some, like the synchronized Shooting Star drones created by Intel, are now lifting off in swarms to perform light shows in the night sky. CBS News correspondent Carter Evans went

Smuggling, spying and other ways to get arrested for flying a drone

Thursday 27th April 2017
Recode
Recode
A report by the Center for the Study of the Drone has a new survey analyzing cases in recent years of when drones have had run-ins with the law. Looking at cases that have received some level of news coverage, the researchers

Patriot missile fired at drone entering Israeli airspace from Syria

Thursday 27th April 2017
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Israeli media said residents in the northern Israeli town of Safed reported seeing two missiles being launched and of explosions occurring afterwards. It was initially unclear whether

Drone privacy questions defy easy answers, attorney says

Thursday 27th April 2017
Capital Press
Capital Press
While rules developed by the Federal Aviation Administration for unmanned aircraft vehicles are becoming clearer and more streamlined, many issues remain legally murky, said Craig Russillo, an attorney with the

DJI Mysteriously Turned Vast Swaths of Iraq and Syria Into Drone No-Fly Zones

Wednesday 26th April 2017
Gizmodo
Gizmodo
After all, ISIS has reportedly created an “Unmanned Aircraft of the Mujahideen” unit over the past year or so to drop grenades and IEDs into crowds. The Washington Post reported in February that improvised drone

Four dresses and a drone - are weddings getting out of control?

Wednesday 26th April 2017
BBC News
BBC News
Three-to-four dress changes, a bevy of bridesmaids, photos taken by drone and its own #weddinghashtag. The modern wedding has begun to take on the look of a vulgar "arms race" a lifestyle magazine has warned. Country Life

Drone ordinance grounded in Toms River - Asbury Park Press

Tuesday 25th April 2017
Asbury Park Press
Asbury Park Press
The Township Council tabled an ordinance that would have banned drones in Toms River after hearing opposition from owners.
and

Buzzkill: Drone video stokes security concerns at state Capitol

Tuesday 25th April 2017
CT Post
CT Post
“However, to fly an Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) over the Capitol, the operator must obtain from the FAA a waiver for operations over people, an authorization to operate in the airspace and comply with FAA Part 107

Arrest made after drone nearly crashes into helicopter at College Park fire, police say

Monday 24th April 2017
Fox Baltimore
Fox Baltimore
COLLEGE PARK, Md. (WBFF) - While firefighters were battling a massive fire at a College Park high-rise near the University of Maryland, a local man nearly crashed his drone into a police helicopter working on

Man arrested for flying drone in the area of a five-alarm fire in College Park

Monday 24th April 2017
WBAL Baltimore
WBAL Baltimore
Police said their police helicopter was flying at 12:30 p.m. Monday to assist firefighters as they worked to contain the massive fire. While assisting, Miller flew his privately-owned drone into the direct

This Mesmerizing Drone Video Captures LA Over the Course of 24 Hours

Monday 24th April 2017
LA Magazine
LA Magazine
Slouch a few inches deeper into your chair and get ready to lose yourself in soaring views over the city. This video, shot by Caleb des Cognets and Michael Izquierdo for Beverly Hills Aerials, took three solid

Drone narrowly misses planes in Cary

Monday 24th April 2017
News & Observer
News & Observer
Jim Kilpatrick of the Bandit Flight Team, a Raleigh-based group that performs national anthem flyovers at local sporting events, was in his plane, 1,000 feet above the MacGregor Downs subdivision in

The Pentagon is getting better at stopping enemy drones — and testing its own for delivering gear to the battlefield

Monday 24th April 2017
Business Insider
The Pentagon is getting better at stopping enemy drones — and testing its own for delivering gear to the battlefield
Business Insider
The laser was one of three anti-drone systems being evaluated during the

ZEROTECH Leaks New Pocket Drone Hesper and Introduces ZEROSPACE Drone Formation Dance Set

Monday 24th April 2017
Techaeris
Yahoo Finance
LAS VEGAS, April 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ZEROTECH, a leading innovator of smart drones and technology, today announced that its HESPER Advanced Pocket Drone will be launched in the summer, a foldable 4K drone with

MSU To Lead Major Drone Research Project For US Government

Monday 24th April 2017
WCBI
WCBI
School officials say the U.S. Department of Homeland Security selected Mississippi as the new base of operations for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), commonly known as drones. The proposal was developed by the Mississippi

US Drone strike kills 3 civilians, 4 militants in Yemen: Residents

Monday 24th April 2017
WION
WION
Three Yemeni civilians were killed when a drone attacked four suspected al Qaeda militants traveling in a vehicle in the southern part of the country, residents and a local official said on Monday. Residents said the attack in

Utah man - charged with peeping in bedrooms with a drone - is accused of threatening a witness

Sunday 23rd April 2017
Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune
FILE - In this April 14, 2016 file photo, a drone operated captures videos and still images of an apartment building in Philadelphia. Routine commercial use of small drones was cleared for takeoff by the

DroneShield sells drone jammer for use by a major military

Sunday 23rd April 2017
Proactive Investors Australia
Proactive Investors Australia
The sale illustrates the increased need for drone security systems globally and the increased acceptance of DroneShield as a leader in the industry. In February, DroneShield

Drone Footage Captures Killer Whales Feasting in Monterey

Sunday 23rd April 2017
NBC Bay Area
NBC Bay Area
Drone footage captures a killer whale feeding on a gray whale in the Monterey Bay. (April 23, 2017). A rare sighting in the animal kingdom continues to mesmerize marine biologists and whale watchers in the

Suspected US drone strike kills three al-Qaida operatives in Yemen – report

Sunday 23rd April 2017
The Guardian
Suspected US drone strike kills three al-Qaida operatives in Yemen – report
The Guardian
The officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to brief the media, said the operatives

See Earth From Above

Saturday 22nd April 2017
TIME
TIME
Drones can offer a different perspective of our planet. With no horizon, the traditional rules of composition are changed and looking straight down flattens the world. At times this can trick the eye, but it can also bring order

Florida tackles the issue of drone delivery… on the ground An error occurred.

Saturday 22nd April 2017
Hot Air
Florida tackles the issue of drone delivery… on the ground An error occurred.
Hot Air
Assuming that we can briefly move past our ongoing concerns over robots gunning us down and drones with pistols, there remains hope

Florida tackles the issue of drone delivery… on the ground

Saturday 22nd April 2017
Florida tackles the issue of drone delivery… on the ground
Hot Air
Assuming that we can briefly move past our ongoing concerns over robots gunning us down and drones with pistols, there remains hope that these new, remote controlled

PowerRay is an underwater drone for filmmakers or fishermen

Saturday 22nd April 2017
TechCrunch
TechCrunch
The creator of the PowerEgg, an ovoid flying robot, has begun accepting orders for its newest creation, a submersible camera drone for home use. Dubbed the PowerRay, the waterproof device can find, attract and record

DPD begins new UAS Drone program

Friday 21st April 2017
Duncan Banner
With new technologies coming through daily to help local police municipalities the Duncan Police Department used donations from two organizations to begin a new Unmanned Aerial System Drone program for the department. Detective

Drone video shows ISIS moving civilians into home as human shields

Friday 21st April 2017
ABC News
U.S. Central Command released drone surveillance video today it says shows ISIS fighters forcibly moving civilians into a west Mosul home to be used as human shields. The video shows the ISIS combatants firing at Iraqi security

The Greenwich Drone presents business opportunities

Friday 21st April 2017
Greenwich Time
Greenwich Time
Michael Stempien holds his drone as his fiancee Michelle Garone speaks at Roger Sherman Baldwin Park in Greenwich, Conn., Tuesday evening, April 18, 2017. Stempien, a Greenwich native, used his drone, made by

Sky-high fun at International Drone Day celebration

Friday 21st April 2017
NJ.com
NJ.com
GLASSBORO -- On Saturday May 6 the Rotor-E Drone Group will host an event at New Street Park, 410 New St. East in Glassboro, to highlight ways in which drones are used for good. This event from 9 a.m. to noon, is open to the

Drone sailboat transforms into spy sub

Friday 21st April 2017
Fox News
Fox News
Part sailboat - part submarine, a new remarkable drone can patrol the oceans for months without stopping, powered by only the wind and the sun. Developed by Ocean Aero, the Submaran S10 is autonomous, able to conduct

Afraid Of Losing Your Drone in Water? Fear No More with This Waterproof Drone

Friday 21st April 2017
Fstoppers
Fstoppers
I stumbled across this video today. I was trying to figure out if this was magic, but it does seem like the Swellpro Drone is actually waterproof. This is exciting news for me; I think I can finally convince Lee Morris

Virginia Highlands Community College developing drone certification program

Thursday 20th April 2017
Bristol Herald Courier (press release) (blog)
Kevin Hamed, professor of biology, and Tamara Lasley, assistant professor of information systems technology, are among a small group of Virginia faculty members chosen for the Geospatial

Man casually relaxes in Drone-suspended HAMMOCK floating in the sky as onlookers cheer him on

Thursday 20th April 2017
Mirror.co.uk
Mirror.co.uk
. People can be heard in the footage exclaiming in awe, and laughing as the hammock sways from side to side. Share; Comments. ByDanya Bazaraa.

UK Drone Killings: PM must Publish Intelligence Committee Report

Thursday 20th April 2017
Center for Research on Globalization
Center for Research on Globalization
Soon after it had been re-constituted in the new parliament, the Intelligence and Security Committee (ISC) issued a statement in October 2015 saying that an

Global Multi-Rotor Drone Market 2017-2022: Increasing Utilization of Multi-Rotor Drones in Precision Farming ...

Thursday 20th April 2017
Yahoo Finance
The global multi-rotor drone market reported a revenue of $1,254.82 million in 2016 with aerial shooting segment accommodating for the highest revenue by 2022. Survey and mapping segment is likely to grow at a highest rate owing

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport Installs Drone Detection

Wednesday 19th April 2017
My Panhandle
My Panhandle
"We have an Android cell phone device, so it can turn your phone into a mini drone detection system. We kind of crowd source in a mesh network all of those systems. And then we have the DroneWatcher RF (radio

Whose Drone Was That Anyway?

Wednesday 19th April 2017
IEEE Spectrum
IEEE Spectrum
The FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 [PDF] required the FAA administrator to “convene industry stakeholders to facilitate the development of consensus standards for remotely identifying

Army tests drone-killing lasers as threat grows on the battlefield

Wednesday 19th April 2017
Stars and Stripes
Stars and Stripes
While lasers maintain their energy over long distances, atmospheric and weather conditions could affect their ability to scramble more powerful, heavier military-grade unmanned aircraft, said Paul

Drone USA, Inc. Will Exhibit Its Drones at the Connecticut Police Chiefs Association at the Aqua Turf Club in ...

Wednesday 19th April 2017
Yahoo Finance
NEW YORK, April 19, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Drone USA, Inc. (OTC Markets:DRUS) (“Drone USA” or the “Company”), a developer and manufacturer of low altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAVs”)

Facebook built a helicopter-drone to provide wireless internet to disaster areas

Wednesday 19th April 2017
Recode
Recode
The helicopter-drone, which is roughly the size of a Volkswagen Beetle, is literally tethered to a fiber line and a power source on the ground, which enables the chopper to stay airborne for days at a time. (Facebook says its

Police, Transport Canada investigate after drone over Barrhaven interferes with plane landing

Wednesday 19th April 2017
Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa Citizen
Ottawa police and Transport Canada have been notified of an Air Canada commuter plane pilot spotted an unmanned aerial drone flying parallel to the landing aircraft at about 5:15 p.m. Tuesday. According to

U.S. Drone Strike in Yemen Kills Four Suspected Al Qaeda Members: Local Officials

Wednesday 19th April 2017
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
SANAA (Reuters) - A U.S. drone killed four suspected al Qaeda members in an overnight strike as they were traveling through the central desert province of Marib, local officials

Lee County dad says he caught drone spying on his kids

Tuesday 18th April 2017
NBC2 News
NBC2 News
A Lee County father says he caught a neighbor using a drone to spy on his young children. Even more troubling, the same neighbor was arrested last month for trying to lure a child into his car. Jonathan Smiley said he

Drone helps Coral Springs firefighters battle flames at Dollar...

Tuesday 18th April 2017
Local 10
CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. - New drone technology helped Coral Springs firefighters get control of a fire over the weekend at a Dollar Tree store. The fire was reported about 12:30 p.m. Saturday at the Dollar Tree at 11530 W. Sample

XDynamics Unveils D-02, Modular Customizable Industrial Drone for Multiple Professional Uses at NAB Show 2017

Tuesday 18th April 2017
Yahoo Finance
Yahoo Finance
HONG KONG, April 18, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- XDynamics today introduces the D-02, its next-generation aerial platform for professional drone cinematography and industrial applications. It is an industrial grade

DroneDeploy Announces Fieldscanner, Instant Drone Mapping for Agriculture

Tuesday 18th April 2017
Yahoo Finance
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2017) - DroneDeploy, the leading cloud software platform for commercial drones today announced the beta release of its new Fieldscanner product offering real-time drone mapping, just in

Cloud4Drones Platform Enables Live Use of Drone-collected Data

Tuesday 18th April 2017
MarketWatch
EIT Digital is launching "Cloud4Drones," a cloud-based platform for drone monitoring that provides a novel way of building drone applications by exploiting the nearly ubiquitous connection to mobile networks to provide a

SF Drone Company Collects $38M, Makes Zero Deliveries

Tuesday 18th April 2017
NBC Bay Area
NBC Bay Area
An artful 2015 video touts the Lily camera, a clever twist on the drone. Lily stood out because it follows its subject and records life from above. Lily was advertised as autonomous and waterproof, too. Tech

Alien kidnapping? Russian homeless man mistakes drone for UFO, responds with imaginary gun (VIDEO)

Monday 17th April 2017
RT
RT
At first, he fruitlessly attempts to cover his head with a jacket, and then runs to hide behind a car parked nearby. The drone, however, chases on, which leaves the man no choice but to resort to the deadliest defenses he has

Trailer: Sean Bean In The Thriller “Drone”

Monday 17th April 2017
Dark Horizons
Trailer: Sean Bean In The Thriller “Drone”
Dark Horizons
The first trailer has been released for the Sean Bean-led drone strike thriller aptly named “Drone”. Jason Bourque helms the film in which a

The PowerRay drone is an aquatic spyglass for playboy fishermen

Saturday 15th April 2017
Engadget
Engadget
The PowerRay UUV comes from Beijing-based drone manufacturer PowerVision, makers of the PowerEgg UAV that we saw last August. While the Ray officially debuted back at CES in January, a technical issue with their display

Hilarious moment a pelican crashes into a DRONE above a beach in Jamaica

Saturday 15th April 2017
The Sun
The Sun
The clip sees the drone flying over holidaymakers enjoying the golden sands of the Caribbean before a bird appears in the distance. It begins to fly closer and closer to the drone before colliding with it in mid-air above

Help wanted: Commercial drone boom opens door for mechanics - Austin American

Saturday 15th April 2017
Austin American-Statesman
Help wanted: Commercial drone boom opens door for mechanics
Austin American-Statesman
Northland Community and Technical College in northwestern Minnesota has been teaching unmanned aircraft maintenance for

Pelican knocks drone out of the sky at Jamaican beach

Friday 14th April 2017
UPI.com
UPI.com
April 14 (UPI) -- A man flying his drone on a Jamaican beach said the device was almost lost for good when it was knocked out of the air by a pelican. The drone was recording video of Seven Mile Beach in Negril and the

Firefighting Drone

Friday 14th April 2017
Hammond Daily Star online
Hammond Daily Star online
The Amite Voluntary Fire Department debuted its drone Thursday outside the Florida Parishes Arena. Chief Bruce Cutrer said, to his knowledge, the department is the first in the state to

Keep Your Drone on a Leash

Friday 14th April 2017
Air & Space Magazine
Air & Space Magazine
The New York City Fire Department, the largest in the country, recently used a drone for the very first time to help fight a blaze. On March 6, a fire broke out in a building in the Bronx

Fast-Forward Through Two Years of Stunning Seasonal Changes With This Drone Timelapse

Friday 14th April 2017
Gizmodo
Gizmodo
Instead of propping up a camera on a tripod for an entire year to capture a timelapse of the seasons changing, Will Strathmann piloted his drone over some amazingly scenic landscapes in the spring, summer, fall, and winter,

Drone hobbyists face new restrictions

Thursday 13th April 2017
Jacksonville Daily News
Jacksonville Daily News
A Federal Aviation Administration directive addressing “national security concerns” about unmanned aircraft — commonly referred to as drones — over 133 military

FAA rolls out no-drone zones

Thursday 13th April 2017
FCW.com
... shows new restrictions on drone operations over 133 military bases across the U.S. The agencies said the restrictions were put in place because of national security concerns and are the first airspace restrictions that

Review: Aerix Black Talon 2.0 micro drone is a blast to fly

Thursday 13th April 2017
Gearbrain (blog)
Gearbrain (blog)
I must say that even though this is no "Rotor Riot Butter Quad" (a unanimously loved racing drone), the Aerix Black Talon 2.0 FPV with VR Goggles ($115) certainly is a blast to fly and performs very well

Baltimore Hosts First Drone Grand Prix Race

Wednesday 12th April 2017
U.S. News & World Report
From the first unmanned balloon bombs sent by Austria to blow themselves up over Venice in 1849, to the little radio-controlled planes used for target practice by the U.S. in World War II, to the company of

Watch a drone perform amazing sports trick shots

Wednesday 12th April 2017
CNET
CNET
Drones can survive lightning strikes and pollinate flowers, but have you ever seen one that can bowl or slam-dunk a basketball? Popular YouTubers Devin Supertramp and Cinechopper joined forces to film a drone doing some rather

Why Flybrix skipped crowdfunding to launch its LEGO drone kits

Tuesday 11th April 2017
TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Flybrix first dreamed up a drone that kids could build with LEGO bricks in 2015. At the time, co-founders Amir Hirsch, Robb Walters and Holly Kasun debated the merits of launching with a crowdfunding campaign. They

Drone strike kills one in Sinai after rocket claimed by ISIS hits Israel

Tuesday 11th April 2017
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Two missiles from a drone were shot at a house and vehicle, killing one and injuring several others. EGYPTIAN POLICEMEN are seen from the Israeli side patrolling the Sinai border on

Hands-on: Incase Drone Pro Pack can replace both your drone case and MacBook backpack

Tuesday 11th April 2017
9 to 5 Mac
9 to 5 Mac
Incase has a brand new collection of bags and cases launching this week designed specifically for carrying drones and drone accessories. My favorite in the collection is the Drone Pro Pack which is a full-blown

This Chinese retail giant is building 150 drone launch centers for people in the countryside

Tuesday 11th April 2017
CNBC
CNBC
Buying goods online and getting them delivered is easy if you live in a large city. But if you live in rural China, your options are limited with local stores charging higher prices and offering less choice. Now Chinese

Drone maps mines to explore unsafe caverns and seek out minerals

Tuesday 11th April 2017
New Scientist
New Scientist
In the 2012 sci-fi film Prometheus, scientists release small drones into a mysterious tunnel complex to create a detailed 3D map of the caverns in minutes. Australian researchers plan to use a similar approach

Danville selectmen OK police drone purchase - Eagle

Tuesday 11th April 2017
Eagle-Tribune
Danville selectmen OK police drone purchase
Eagle-Tribune
DANVILLE — In their first major policy decision since town elections, selectmen voted 4-1 on Monday to accept the purchase of a drone by the Police Department

Yuneec adds livestreaming to its remote control drone app

Monday 10th April 2017
Engadget
Engadget
Yuneec diverted from its earlier higher-end drones to release a more affordable model last fall, the Breeze. For bundling a 4K camera and several flight modes into a $500 package, we guessed it would make it an ideal

Meet the Most Advanced Drone in the World Today

Monday 10th April 2017
Madison.com
Madison.com
French-made "Parrots" and Chinese-branded "DJI Phantoms" are all the rage among consumer drone enthusiasts. But the best military drones still come from America, and the very best of them are the advanced,

Poly event focuses on drone use

Monday 10th April 2017
News Chief
Entitled, "Drones: Changing Your Perspective," the talk will feature Dean Bushey, a retired Air Force colonel and current Florida Poly assistant professor, and an expert from FlyMotion Unmanned Systems, a company specializing in

Companies Integrate to Share Drone Map Data

Monday 10th April 2017
agprofessional.com
agprofessional.com
agX users can now share field boundaries saved in agX with DroneDeploy to simplify planning of drone mapping flights. Over time, agX and DroneDeploy plan to integrate further to allow seamless sharing

Marine Corps Combat Strategy Changes to Adjust to Enemy Drone Threats

Sunday 9th April 2017
Scout
Scout
. Michael Fabey. 7:00 PM. With more technologically advanced unmanned aerial vehicles buzzing about than ever, some military leaders are starting to rethink the way they look at

Fire departments look to drone technology to save lives - WSAZ

Sunday 9th April 2017
WSAZ-TV
Fire departments look to drone technology to save lives
WSAZ-TV
(WYMT) - On Sunday afternoon, many search and rescue crews learned how drone technology can be used to respond in a crisis situation. "It can go up and cover a

New Drone Flies, Then Drives

Sunday 9th April 2017
AVweb
AVweb
If the idea of drones flying day and night through your neighborhood to deliver lattes and tacos is unsettling, a company in California offers a new option — their drone can fly part of the way, but then land and drive

AMAZING drone footage shows huge blaze ravaging barn

Sunday 9th April 2017
Lincolnshire Echo
Lincolnshire Echo
Incredible drone footage shows a massive fire ravaging a barn in rural Lincolnshire - shot by a pilot sat in the safety of his living room. Tom Grantham lives half a mile away from the scene of the

Public agency drone use soared in 2016

Sunday 9th April 2017
The News Herald
The News Herald
Drone deployment by law enforcement and municipalities began more than a decade ago when it was just an emerging technology with extremely limited use. But those days are over: Last year, more public

A micro-drone has CRASHED into the high security jail holding serial killer Rose West

Saturday 8th April 2017
The Sun
The Sun
A MICRO-DRONE has been found crashed in the grounds of the high-security jail holding serial killer Rose West, in the first known case of its kind. The tiny gadget was found on an exercise yard at Category A Low Newton

UP students push drone tech for Pinoy everyday life

Saturday 8th April 2017
Inquirer.net
Inquirer.net
From taking aerial photographs to delivering food in war-torn areas, drone technology has been applied in surveying and mapping, weather forecasting, and even in military pursuit of other drones that may be used

Drone races take off for expo at SeaGate

Friday 7th April 2017
Toledo Blade
Toledo Blade
Drone pilot and event co-coordinator Jeff Comer said drone racing has been around for about four years, but has grown significantly since the introduction of first-person view video capabilities. Pilots wear

Aeronautics, Space Experts Predicts Increased Drone Use in Tornado Prediction

Friday 7th April 2017
WEKU
WEKU
A University of Kentucky professor says unmanned aircraft are likely to play a bigger role in predicting tornadic activity in the years to come. Members of the Lexington Rotary Club heard a presentation Thursday from an expert

Russian military posts drone footage of aftermath of US strike on Syria

Friday 7th April 2017
Business Insider
Business Insider
The Russian Defense Ministry released video footage showing the extent of the damage from the US strike on the Shayrat airfield. On April 7, Donald Trump ordered a strike in an area controlled by Syrian

Amazon patents drone crash technology that mimics Blue Origin rockets

Thursday 6th April 2017
Puget Sound Business Journal (Seattle)
Amazon.com Inc. has focused extensively on collision-avoidance technologies, including sensors, cameras and radar. Now the company has patented technology to limit damage when a drone is about to smash

What You Should Know About Insuring Your Drone

Thursday 6th April 2017
Nasdaq
Nasdaq
Recreational drones, technically known as unmanned aircraft systems, have taken off in recent years. The Federal Aviation Administration estimates that there could be more than two million of them in the skies by the end of

Drone flies low over Kensington and Channel 39 comes knocking

Thursday 6th April 2017
San Diego Reader
San Diego Reader
She also did not take too well to the uninvited drone, also known as a UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) or a UAS (Unmanned Aircraft System), which flew over her property then hovered at “about 30 ft.

Through the Roof: Drone Startup Cites Milestone of 6000 Inspections

Thursday 6th April 2017
Insurance Journal
Insurance Journal
San Francisco, California based BetterView has software that streamlines the inspection process using a network of more than 4,000 drone operators. David Tobias, co-founder and chief operating officer,

SIU to offer course for drone operators

Wednesday 5th April 2017
SIU News
CARBONDALE, Ill. – Slots are available for a course offered by Southern Illinois University Carbondale that allows drone operators to gain Federal Aviation Administration certification to operate unmanned aircraft systems. The

Drone company specializes in confined spaces

Wednesday 5th April 2017
Traverse City Record Eagle
Traverse City Record Eagle
Interactive Aerial grew from the collaboration between Smith and three students — Pierce Thomas, Justin Bentsen and Chris Schmidt — who were in the drone program at

Plan to build drone facility in northern Wyoming canceled

Tuesday 4th April 2017
Washington Times
POWELL, Wyo. (AP) - A plan to build a drone manufacturing facility at a municipal airport in northern Wyoming has been canceled. Less than a month after receiving tentative approval for a $435,400 state grant, GT Aeronautics

Despite Increased Casualties from US Drone Strikes, Media Coverage is Lacking

Tuesday 4th April 2017
The Arkanas Traveller
The Arkanas Traveller
In the name of preemptively eliminating targets that pose a terroristic threat to the country, the United States government has a relatively long history of performing drone airstrikes on foreign

Minot City Council approves grant for drone program - KFYR

Tuesday 4th April 2017
KFYR-TV
Minot City Council approves grant for drone program
KFYR-TV
“We believe that the stimulation that these assets represent to the unmanned aircraft systems industry in the state of North Dakota, can bring some of the most

Powell airport drone project canceled

Tuesday 4th April 2017
Powell Tribune
GT Aeronautics is still working with the city and the Powell Airport Board to support potential unmanned aircraft operations at the general aviation facility, according to a PEP news release. “We are still the only

The number of drone complaints in the UK are rising fast

Tuesday 4th April 2017
TechSpot
TechSpot
As drones get increasingly cheaper, their presence is becoming more widespread. But not everyone welcomes the increasing popularity of UAVs. They seem to be a particular annoyance to those in the UK, where the number of

Neighbors Push Back After Hurst Police Hover Drone Over Back Yard Without Warning - NBC 5 Dallas

Monday 3rd April 2017
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Neighbors Push Back After Hurst Police Hover Drone Over Back Yard Without Warning
NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth
Neighbors in Hurst are now pushing back after a police drone hovered over one back yard, without warning.

Stealth infrared drone spies on sleeping flying foxes

Monday 3rd April 2017
Toowoomba Chronicle
Toowoomba Chronicle
Drone company AirBorn Insight used a thermal imaging camera to scan the Toowoomba flying fox colony. A thermal camera was attached to an unmanned aircraft and the animals were detected through the

UAE aviation safety summit to address drone disruption

Monday 3rd April 2017
The National
The National
ABU DHABI // A rise in mid-air collisions and near misses caused by aerial drones will be top of the agenda at a major aviation conference in Dubai next week. Speakers at the World Aviation Safety Summit will

US Senators Urge Progress on US-India F-16, Guardian Drone Deals

Monday 3rd April 2017
The Diplomat
The Diplomat
Last week, a pair of U.S. senators from both the Republican and Democrat parties have jointly sent two letters (see here and here) to U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson urging

Drone complaints soar in the UK, leading to growing annoyance and concerns over snooping

Monday 3rd April 2017
CNBC
CNBC
Drones are stirring up public annoyance in the U.K. as the number of complaints to police are said to have soared twelvefold over the past two years – including allegations of snooping neighbors, burglary "scoping"

Terra Drone Corporation open Indonesian office

Monday 3rd April 2017
sUAS News
sUAS News
Terra Drone Corporation (head office: Tokyo Japan hereinafter called Terra Drone, CEO: Toru Tokushige) has established a new branch office in Jakarta, the Republic of Indonesia to support ODA (Official Development

Racers take to the air for Baltimore Drone Prix - ABC2News.com

Sunday 2nd April 2017
ABC2 News
ABC2 News
This weekend was the inaugural Baltimore Drone Prix, where racers with pre-made quad-copters piloted their units wearing first-person view goggles.
Competitive Drone Racing Takes Off in Baltimore « CBS

Drone complaints soar as concerns grow over snooping

Sunday 2nd April 2017
Daily Mail
The Guardian
In August, a complaint was made to Suffolk police that a neighbour was repeatedly flying a drone over a garden when teenage girls were sunbathing. Sussex police recorded the highest number of drone-related incidents

Navy to conduct drone flight research on Dauphin Island, Alabama

Sunday 2nd April 2017
NavyTimes.com
An agreement has been reached with the Mobile County Commission to conduct U.S. Navy drone flight research at Jeremiah Denton Airport on Dauphin Island, Alabama, according to the Alabama Media Group. The short-term research

Competitive Drone Racing Takes Off in Baltimore

Saturday 1st April 2017
CBS Baltimore / WJZ
CBS Baltimore / WJZ
An international sport soars into Baltimore. The first Baltimore Drone Prix is open to participants of all levels. Organized by Eno Umoh, Global Air Media Co-founder. “We are doing it for the

Flying courier drone can drive up to your door

Saturday 1st April 2017
Engadget
Engadget
Delivery drones have more than a few challenges, not the least of which is dropping off the package in a convenient place. Do you really want to head out to your yard to collect a box? You might not have to. Advanced

Journalists allegedly targeted for drone strikes sue US government

Friday 31st March 2017
JURIST
JURIST
[JURIST] Human rights group Reprieve [advocacy website] has filed a lawsuit [text, PDF] in the US District Court for District of Columbia [official website] against the US government for allegedly placing them on a "kill

Wars of the Future Could Be Fought With US Drone Swarms

Friday 31st March 2017
Newsweek
Newsweek
The SCO has already achieved some major breakthroughs in drone swarm technology, creating systems such as Perdix—autonomous micro-drones capable of being launched by air, sea or land and performing low-altitude

Panther drone that can fly and drive up to your doorstep

Thursday 30th March 2017
Daily Mail
Daily Mail
The new Panther drone can fly, land on the street and drive up to your doorstep to deliver packages. The drone can lift up to 10 pounds (4.5kg) and operate autonomously in day and night and bad weather conditions. The

Recall woes behind it, the GoPo Karma drone finally hits UK airspace

Thursday 30th March 2017
TrustedReviews
The GoPro Karma foldable drone is now available to buy in the UK, as well as in Spain, Italy and Germany. Seemingly over the problems that caused a near-instant recall late last year, the backpack-friendly drone can be nabbed

Report: Drone ROI Averages $15 Per Acre

Thursday 30th March 2017
AgWeb
AgWeb
Many farmers know approximately what a drone might cost. Fewer know what return on that agtech investment might bring – but a new report brings fresh ROI insights. DroneDeploy, a cloud-based software platform for

New DroneDeploy Report Reveals Drone Industry Trends Across 160 Countries

Thursday 30th March 2017
Yahoo Finance
Yahoo Finance
SAN FRANCISCO, CA--(Marketwired - Mar 30, 2017) - DroneDeploy, the leading cloud software platform for commercial drones revealed its third Commercial Drone Industry Trends Report, representing analysis of more

What are drones? How are they used and what are the drone laws in the UK ?

Thursday 30th March 2017
The Sun
The Sun
Although the drone originated for military operations, where missions are classed too dangerous for humans – and can often involved carrying weapons for airstrikes, civilian drones now outnumber those of the military.

Drone dangers probed as MPs assess risks of new flying vehicles

Wednesday 29th March 2017
Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.uk
The committee wants to written evidence from interested parties about UAVs and is particularly interested to hear about safety issues, controls on how pilots of the unmanned aircraft can be trained and

Drone crashes into Buffalo City Hall - WKBW

Wednesday 29th March 2017
WKBW-TV
Drone crashes into Buffalo City Hall
WKBW-TV
BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) - Buffalo Police are working out how to handle public safety incidents related to drones, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), after a drone crashed through a

AI-Powered Drone Will Follow You Around and Take Pictures

Wednesday 29th March 2017
MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review
With high-quality drones now available for just a few hundred dollars, many consumers and businesses are taking to the skies. But many are plummeting to Earth, too—search Youtube for

Sand Springs teen vying for $15000 for drone invention

Wednesday 29th March 2017
KTUL
KTUL
Jackson wants to build a drone that will run with you at a set pace. The concept would work through an app and would be similar to racing another person. “You sit it down, you open up your app and you tell it what event you

This Crazy Tandem Rotor Drone May One Day Rescue US Army Casualties

Tuesday 28th March 2017
The Drive
The Drive
The software is precise enough for the drone to land on uneven terrain or a ship pitching and rolling at sea. It also means the unmanned aircraft can continue to fly even if an enemy force jams or interrupts the GPS

Made in Nevada: Drone America

Tuesday 28th March 2017
KOLO
KOLO
The first report is featuring a local startup called Drone America. The business sits in a warehouse south of the Reno-Tahoe International Airport at 3555 Airway Dr #311 in Reno. Inside you can find custom made drones and it all

HAZON Solutions Introduces New Drone Program for Fortune 1000 Companies

Tuesday 28th March 2017
Yahoo Finance
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va., March 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- HAZON Solutions ("HAZON"), the national leader in drone inspection services, announced today that the company has launched The HAZON Drone Capability Development (DCD)

Drone USA, Inc. Hires Matthew Wiles at Howco Distributing Co.

Monday 27th March 2017
Yahoo Finance
NEW YORK, March 27, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Drone USA, Inc. (OTC Markets:DRUS) (“Drone USA” or the “Company”), a developer and manufacturer of low altitude Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (“UAVs”)

Beecroft Weapons Range fire after defence drone crashes

Sunday 26th March 2017
Barossa & Light Herald
Barossa & Light Herald
It is not known at this stage whether the drone has exploded on impact or if the fire was sparked due to the landing. The fire is burning in a south easterly direction towards in the

Drone technology among next-generation impacts on farming

Saturday 25th March 2017
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
The San Luis Obispo Tribune
In this March 9, 2017 photo, the owner of Eagles View Aerial Photography, Bruce Bowsher, of Rochester, Ind., demonstrates a drone with a camera mounted on it that he uses to fly over

Incredible drone footage shows moment ammunition depot EXPLODES detonating hundreds of missiles forcing 20000 ...

Friday 24th March 2017
The Sun
The Sun
INCREDIBLE drone footage has emerged showing the dramatic moment an ammunition depot exploded, setting off hundreds of missiles. Authorities in Ukraine said one person died after a fire broke out at the facility in

Study: Drone pilots blaze a trail into night flights

Thursday 23rd March 2017
Fortune
USA TODAY
The Federal Aviation Administration has granted 314 special permits for drone flights since comprehensive rules were finalized Aug. 29, and 306 were for flying at night, according to an analysis by the trade group

City to create drone command center

Thursday 23rd March 2017
My Columbia Basin
PENDLETON, Oregon – The city of Pendleton is buying back the former Community Bank data center in the Airport Industrial Park and turning it into a cutting edge command center for the unmanned aircraft system test

Drone Use Will Skyrocket By 2021, Government Says

Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Fortune
Fortune
The FAA based its predictions for the commercial drone industry on the continuation of current drone regulations that prevent companies from flying drones at night or outside the line of sight of human operators. If

Global Drone Services Market (2016-2022) - Offering Seamless Connectivity & Interactivity - Research and Markets

Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Yahoo Finance
A drone is an unmanned and are more commonly known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aircraft systems (UASes). A drone is a flying robot that is remotely controlled or flown autonomously and works in conjunction

Drone legislation expected to breeze through state Senate

Wednesday 22nd March 2017
Atlanta Journal Constitution
Atlanta Journal Constitution
FILE - This Aug. 24, 2015, file photo shows a Yuneec Typhoon drone and controller in Jessup, Md. Maryland State Police and prison officials say two men planned to use the drone to

Pakistani Militant Commander Reportedly Killed in US Drone Strike

Tuesday 21st March 2017
Voice of America
Voice of America
A U.S. drone airstrike in southeastern Afghanistan has killed a Pakistani militant commander accused of involvement in several deadly attacks, Pakistani media reported. Qari Mohammad Yasin, also known as

Industry Support Continues to Grow for 3rd Annual Drone World Expo; Complimentary Registration Available for ...

Tuesday 21st March 2017
Yahoo Finance
Registration is now open for Drone World Expo 2017 at www.DroneWorldExpo.com. From October 3-4, the 3rd annual Drone World Expo will once again gather thousands of thought leaders, end-users and decision makers in the commercial

Drone-Catchers Emerge on a New Aerial Frontier

Tuesday 21st March 2017
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
Jaz Banga, co-founder and chief executive of Airspace Systems, stands next to an Interceptor autonomous aerial drone his company developed to capture enemy drones during a product

Hezbollah says Israeli drone downed over Syria

Monday 20th March 2017
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Hezbollah said on Monday that the Syrian military shot down an Israeli drone above Quneitra, in the Syrian-occupied part of the Golan Heights, according to a report by

Daytona Beach Shores to use Drone for Search-and-Rescue, Building Inspections

Monday 20th March 2017
Government Technology
Government Technology
Once city leaders noticed the efficiency and effectiveness of a drone, they put their heads together to think of other ways that technology could benefit them. The list kept growing, so the

New York City Drone Film Festival takes filmmaking to new heights ...

Sunday 19th March 2017
CBS News
CBS News
From the skyscrapers of New York to the cliffs of Ibiza, drones allow hobbyists and filmmakers to create stunning works of art.
and

Syrian truck driver on road to Damascus reportedly killed by Israeli drone

Sunday 19th March 2017
Arutz Sheva
Jewish Telegraphic Agency
JERUSALEM (JTA) — A Syrian man was killed when the truck he was driving in the Quneitra region of the Golan Heights on the road to Damascus allegedly was fired on by an Israeli drone, Syrian

Afghan officials: 12 insurgents killed in 2 drone attacks

Sunday 19th March 2017
The Seattle Times
KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan officials say that at least 12 insurgents including two of their commanders have been killed in separate drone attacks in eastern Afghanistan. Mohammad Rahman Ayaz, spokesman for the

Drone tested by Albany sea rescuers at Salmon Holes set to help in emergencies

Saturday 18th March 2017
ABC Online
ABC Online
The first test of drone technology to rescue people at sea in Western Australia has been hailed a success by volunteers in the Great Southern, who say it could help save lives. The experiment, led by the Albany Sea

Deere teams with drone maker Kespry to capture topographical data quickly

Saturday 18th March 2017
Quad City Times
Quad City Times
“We determined we really needed to use unmanned aircraft systems,” Wagner added. After evaluating a number of companies that make drone systems, Deere settled on Kespry, based in Menlo Park,

Mounting claims of civilian deaths at mosque after US drone strikes in Syria

Friday 17th March 2017
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
The U.S. drone aircraft fired missiles and dropped a 500-pound bomb outside Aleppo on Friday in an attack that the Pentagon said killed scores of al-Qaida militants but that local residents described as an

Bankrupt drone startup Lily is telling customers it has no time frame for refunding their preorders

Friday 17th March 2017
Recode
Recode
Customers hoping to receive a Lily drone put down a deposit of between $499 and $899, depending on how early their order was placed. In its bankruptcy filing, the company claims it had begun processing refund requests

Surreal Drone Photos Transform America Into a Roller Coaster

Friday 17th March 2017
WIRED
WIRED
Pity the poor rancher who finds himself trapped in an Aydın Büyüktaş photo. There he is in his pickup, cruising along a flat Texas road with nothing but cows and cacti for miles around. The perspective

Taranaki company makes history with drone flight

Friday 17th March 2017
Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nz
A Taranaki drone company has made history by flying an unmanned aircraft "beyond line of sight" to inspect power transmission lines in the Rimutaka Ranges. Drone Technologies Ltd used an unmanned aerial vehicle

Drone leads police to stolen heavy equipment

Thursday 16th March 2017
ABC2 News
ABC2 News
You could call it the “Road to Nowhere"---an obscure lane off of Barksdale Road near the Maryland-Delaware state line and what may have seemed like the perfect place to stash stolen goods that you weigh by the

Latest videos

Thursday 16th March 2017
CNET
CNET
... China · France · Germany · Japan · Korea · United Kingdom. US Editions; English · Español. Autoplay: ON Autoplay: OFF. Your video, "Overkill: $3M missile destroys $200 drone"

Feds set strict new rules for drone use

Thursday 16th March 2017
The Flamborough Review
OTTAWA — The federal government is enacting stricter measures and fines for anyone who flies a drone too close to an airport or plane. Transport Minister Marc Garneau is set to unveil the measures this morning and

​Booz Allen Hamilton licences ASX-listed drone detector technology

Wednesday 15th March 2017
ZDNet
​Booz Allen Hamilton licences ASX-listed drone detector technology
ZDNet
With the Mesmer device, Department 13 can manipulate radio transmission protocols that are used to control drones. Aside from drone defence, the

Japan pushes forward with countrywide drone delivery services

Wednesday 15th March 2017
ZDNet
ZDNet
Rakuten and AirMap have formed a joint venture to propel drone usage for Japanese delivery services forward. The country has a long history with unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and has used the devices for everything from land

Drone warfare in Mosul shaping US Army training to defeat airborne threats

Tuesday 14th March 2017
DefenseNews.com
DefenseNews.com
William Cole, the program executive officer for simulation, training and instrumentation, said at AUSA Global that his shop is introducing new enemy drone threats into Combat Training Center rotations as a

Trump Admin Ups Drone Strikes, Tolerates More Civilian Deaths: US Officials

Tuesday 14th March 2017
NBCNews.com
NBCNews.com
The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to make it easier for the CIA and the military to target terrorists with drone strikes, even if it means tolerating more civilian casualties, U.S. officials told

Trump Admin Ups Drone Strikes, Tolerates More Civilian Deaths

Tuesday 14th March 2017
NBCNews.com
NBCNews.com
The Trump administration is moving ahead with plans to make it easier for the CIA and the military to target terrorists with drone strikes, even if it means tolerating more civilian casualties, U.S. officials told

US Air Force orders anti-drone net-filled shotgun shells

Tuesday 14th March 2017
Fox News
Fox News
An order placed in late January by the U.S. Air Force gives us a good idea of how law enforcement drone defense is probably going to work. The Drive reports that a Notice of Contract Action was submitted by the Air Force

Trump gives CIA authority to conduct drone strikes: WSJ

Tuesday 14th March 2017
CNBC
CNBC
U.S. President Donald Trump has given the Central Intelligence Agency new authority to conduct drone attacks against suspected militants, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday, citing U.S. officials. The move would be a

Trump gives CIA power to launch drone strikes: report

Monday 13th March 2017
The Hill
The Hill
The CIA has reportedly been given the power by President Trump to launch drone strikes against suspected terrorists. The new authority is a change in drone policy from the Obama administration, The Wall Street Journal

Gray Eagle drone system to be permanently stationed at Kunsan

Monday 13th March 2017
ArmyTimes.com
The Army, in coordination with the Air Force and Korean military officials, has begun the process to permanently station a Gray Eagle Unmanned Aerial Systems company at Kunsan Air Base in Korea,” according to officials at

Air Force: We have more drone pilot jobs than for any other aircraft

Monday 13th March 2017
Ars Technica
Ars Technica
The United States Air Force now has more jobs available for drone pilots—known in military parlance as "remote-piloted aircraft" (RPA)—than for any other human-flown aircraft. This is according to a

Drone Modeled on Insects Is Built to Crash Like a Champ

Monday 13th March 2017
Seeker
Seeker
So a team of researchers in Switzerland looked at insects to design a new type of frame for a drone that might survive a crash without suffering serious damage. Insects, they found, have exoskeletons and remain rigid enough

Holyoke Realtor, photographer say city drone ordinance interferes with work

Monday 13th March 2017
MassLive.com
MassLive.com
HOLYOKE -- Overnight, Erin Brunelle and Jeffrey Byrnes said, the city made it more difficult for them to do their jobs -- all because of concerns about flying robots. Brunelle is a Realtor who hires Byrnes, a

Iraqi Forces Hit ISIS With A Home Made Drone Strike [VIDEO]

Sunday 12th March 2017
Daily Caller
The Islamic State is known to favor homemade drones to attack its enemies, but Iraqi soldiers are using the same tactics to take out the terrorist group. The video below shows a group of Iraqi federal police preparing a drone

Iran counter-drone weapon, jamming device takes warfare to next level

Sunday 12th March 2017
Washington Times
Washington Times
Iran has deployed a new counter-drone weapon — a rifle-shaped jamming device that the regime says can electronically separate a remotely piloted aircraft from its command pilot and even reprogram it

CSM to Offer Drone Courses at Leonardtown Campus

Sunday 12th March 2017
Southern Maryland Online
Southern Maryland Online
The first course is designed for anyone who wants to learn how to safely operate a small unmanned aircraft system (sUAS) or drone. The second course is for those pilots who want to use a

Drone invasion is moving from photography and deliveries to racing

Saturday 11th March 2017
CNBC
CNBC
On a bright, breezy day in New Jersey, a sharp buzz — something like a cross between a mosquito and a dentist drill — pierced the air, made by a drone ...
and

The relentless drone invasion is moving from photography and deliveries to racing

Saturday 11th March 2017
CNBC
CNBC
On a bright, breezy day in New Jersey, a sharp buzz — something like a cross between a mosquito and a dentist drill — pierced the air, made by a drone performing a hairpin turn. Andy Shen, sporting chunky white

Cities look for ways to control drone misuse

Friday 10th March 2017
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
The proliferation of drones is prompting Laguna Beach and other Orange County cities to consider regulating use of the remote-controlled aircraft — which have a number of commercial uses but also

Melbourne man fined for crashing drone into Eureka Tower

Friday 10th March 2017
dailytelegraph.com.au
dailytelegraph.com.au
The incident happened in January after the man lost sight of the drone over Southbank. The man was fined $1080 for operating the aircraft over a populous area at an unsafe height. Fines are

Buzz growing for Canandaigua drone biz

Friday 10th March 2017
MPNnow.com
Pitre and his business partner, Don Albert, founded SkyOp, a Canandaigua-based company that teaches people how to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), commonly known as drones. “I am a serial entrepreneur and the oldest geek

Ex-Air Force sergeant urges questioning of drone use

Friday 10th March 2017
Manhattan Mercury (subscription)
But when working in the drone program, the military personnel are conducting acts of war and then leaving work to go home, she said. “This really messes with your mind that we have in this country where

The Drone That Mimics Spaceships

Friday 10th March 2017
Air & Space Magazine
Air & Space Magazine
Last September, a balloon floating 70,000 feet above the ground released a custom-built NASA drone. The High Altitude Shuttle System (HASS), an awkward-looking flying wing with a five-foot

Drone Wars watchdog crowdfunds legal challenge to beat British military secrecy

Friday 10th March 2017
RT
RT
Although the UK government has disclosed details of conventional bombing and surveillance operations, it has refused to reveal details of drone deployments, the watchdog says. The British government says releasing such information

Sneed: Drone found at Cook County Jail sparks safety concerns - Chicago Sun

Wednesday 8th March 2017
Chicago Sun-Times
Sneed: Drone found at Cook County Jail sparks safety concerns
Chicago Sun-Times
The upshot: It was a drone capable of holding a GPS position, although it had no camera — and prompted Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart

Alton Police Department enlists ISP drone for crash scene reconstruction

Wednesday 8th March 2017
Alton Telegraph
Alton Telegraph
Take one, scene one. An Illinois State Trooper holds a clipboard containing case numbers in front of the camera of a state police drone before it lifted off from 20th Street in Alton Wednesday to document

Registration deadline nears for Drone Derby

Wednesday 8th March 2017
Starjournalnow
Starjournalnow
Ever think it would be fun to be a pilot? Are you an expert gamer? Or are you looking for a fun way to spend a Saturday afternoon? The first annual Drone Derby may be just the event you. Kim Swisher

NYC firefighters use drone to help battle blaze for first time

Wednesday 8th March 2017
USA TODAY
USA TODAY
New York City firefighters used a drone for the first time to monitor a dangerous blaze, illustrating how local governments deploy remote-controlled aircraft for risky public safety and police work. The $85,000 drone

NY firefighters fly drone to monitor 4-alarm blaze

Wednesday 8th March 2017
USA TODAY
USA TODAY
The $85,000 drone equipped with high-definition and infrared cameras was flown at the four-alarm fire Monday in the Bronx to keep an eye on the roof of an apartment building that firefighters feared would collapse. Two

Kelvin Hughes SMS-D drone detection system

Wednesday 8th March 2017
sUAS News
sUAS News
Kelvin Hughes is delighted to announce that it will be launching its new drone detection system at the Home Office Security & Policing exhibition. The SMS-D is the first integrated, medium-range, radar-based

FDNY uses drone for first time to help battle a fire

Tuesday 7th March 2017
New York Post
ABC News
The FDNY has used a drone to help fight a fire for the first time, officials said today. When a four-alarm fire broke out in the Bronx on Monday night, firefighters used an $85,000 drone to scope out the scene and a

Breathtaking photos taken by a DRONE camera reveal the colourful coastline of southern Australia

Tuesday 7th March 2017
The Sun
The Sun
THESE breathtakingly beautiful and vibrant images of the South Australian coast were taken using a high-flying drone. They are the work of a young photographer known as Mr Bo, who also goes by the name SA from Above, and is

Two children killed in Yemen drone strike: residents

Tuesday 7th March 2017
Al-Bawaba
Reuters
DUBAI Two Yemeni boys were killed in a drone strike while walking on a road in central Yemen used by al Qaeda militants who have been subject to repeated strikes by U.S. forces in recent days, residents said on Tuesday.

New York City firefighters use drone to help battle blaze

Tuesday 7th March 2017
fox6now.com
fox6now.com
NEW YORK — Fire officials in New York City say a drone was used for the first time to help put out an apartment fire. Officials say the fire broke out around 6:20 p.m. Monday in the Bronx. Authorities say they

FDNY uses drone for the first time to help battle Bronx apartment fire - WABC

Monday 6th March 2017
WABC-TV
FDNY uses drone for the first time to help battle Bronx apartment fire
WABC-TV
For the first time the history of the FDNY, a drone was used to help battle a fire. The drone was deployed on Monday night while firefighters were

US Air Force buys counter-drone tech to battle ISIS

Monday 6th March 2017
Engadget
Engadget
The Pentagon is purchasing tech from Israeli defense firm that could jam or take down weaponized drones used by ISIS, according to Defense One. The $15.6 million contract was awarded for "man-portable aerial defense

Hybrid VTOL fixed-wing drone flies for 2+ hours

Sunday 5th March 2017
New Atlas
The Volanti from Sydney-based Carbonix is a carbon composite drone with a 2.7-m (9-ft) wingspan that uses a multirotor system for VTOL, then transitions to horizontal flight as a push-prop fixed-wing once in the air. It flies for

Drone almost downs £60m Chinook: Pilot explains how aircraft nearly crashed into his as he flew at 2100ft

Sunday 5th March 2017
Daily Mail
Drone almost downs £60m Chinook: Pilot explains how aircraft nearly crashed into his as he flew at 2100ft
Daily Mail
An RAF Chinook pilot has told how his helicopter was nearly downed after it came within 130ft of

Glimpsing the dawn of the drone age at SUNY Ulster program - Times Herald

Sunday 5th March 2017
Times Herald-Record
Glimpsing the dawn of the drone age at SUNY Ulster program
Times Herald-Record
STONE RIDGE – A glimpse of the future hung buzzing in mid-air on a shimmering swirl of propeller blades in a classroom at SUNY

£60m RAF Chinook helicopter in near miss with drone as pilot says collision could have downed aircraft

Sunday 5th March 2017
Telegraph.co.uk
£60m RAF Chinook helicopter in near miss with drone as pilot says collision could have downed aircraft
Telegraph.co.uk
A £60 million RAF Chinook helicopter was seconds away from being downed in a collision

Drone almost brought down RAF helicopter when it flew just feet from the pilot

Sunday 5th March 2017
Mirror.co.uk
Mirror.co.uk
A UK Airprox Board report said the pilot immediately took over the controls from his colleague who had been inadvertently steering towards the drone. The £60million helicopter passed safely to the right of

2017 Lone Star Drone Expo - Corpus Christi Caller

Saturday 4th March 2017
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
2017 Lone Star Drone Expo
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Clifford Morgan (from left) learns to fly his drone as Pilot Operator Tye Payne, Software Developer Aaron Hitchcock and Chief Test Pilot Mike Menard, all

The military lost a 450-pound drone but lol everything is fine

Saturday 4th March 2017
Mashable
Mashable
Here is a fun thing that happened: On Jan. 31, the military sent a 450-pound mostly autonomous machine into the sky, and— according to a Stars and Stripes report on Thursday—lost it. The army sent a drone

A Military Drone Took A 600-Mile Joyride Across the US

Friday 3rd March 2017
Fortune
Fortune
The army lost track of the $1.5 million drone during a routine training exercise from Fort Huachuca in southern Arizona on Jan. 31, according to a report this week by military publication Stars and Stripes. A hiker found

Charges Dismissed Against Drone-Executing Kentucky Father

Friday 3rd March 2017
Bearing Arms
Bearing Arms
A Kentucky man who shot a drone out of the sky last July as it hovered over his sunbathing daughter was arrested and charged with first-degree endangerment, firing a gun in a residential neighborhood, and criminal

Army, Textron map the future of drone control technology

Friday 3rd March 2017
Defense Systems
Defense Systems
Textron Systems has built a new drone ground control station that allows operators to control multiple unmanned vehicles on a single display screen and connect platforms across domains. Synturian drone

Al-Qaida number two killed by US drone strike in Syria

Friday 3rd March 2017
PBS NewsHour
PBS NewsHour
Abdullah Muhammad Rajab Abd Al-Rahman, better known by his alias Abu Khayr al-Masri, a 59-year-old Egyptian and a longtime top member of al-Qaida, was killed in an American drone strike in Syria, the terrorist

Europe Drone Services Market (2016-2022) - By Application, Type, Duration of Service, Vertical & Country - Key ...

Friday 3rd March 2017
Yahoo Finance
A drone is an unmanned and are more commonly known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aircraft systems (UASes). A drone is a flying robot that is remotely controlled or flown autonomously and works in conjunction

US drone kills two militants in Pakistan

Thursday 2nd March 2017
Hindustan Times
DAWN.com
According to officials, a US drone targeted a motorcycle in the Ahmadi Shama area of Lower Kurram at about 1.30pm, killing the two militants. They were identified as Afghan Taliban commander Qari Abdullah and

An Army drone flew 600 miles astray then crashed into a tree

Thursday 2nd March 2017
Engadget
Engadget
A routine military drone test quickly turned into something more bizarre, after the missing aircraft mysteriously turned up ten days later over 600 miles away. While testing an RQ-7 "Shadow" drone at Fort Huachuca in

This drone photo shows scale of devastating damage to a Jewish cemetery

Thursday 2nd March 2017
Mashable
Mashable
The FBI is trying to figure out who recently knocked down more than 100 headstones at a Jewish cemetery in Philadelphia. This followed an incident in St. Louis, Missouri, in which vandals damaged 200 headstones at a

Suspected US drone strike kills two in Pakistan near Afghan border: village elder

Thursday 2nd March 2017
Washington Times
Reuters
U.S. drone attacks inside Pakistan have become rare over the past few years and the latest strike, if confirmed, would be the first such attack inside the nuclear-armed nation since U.S. President Donald Trump took

SAPD, SAFD to implement drone programs

Wednesday 1st March 2017
KSAT San Antonio
KSAT San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO - The San Antonio police and fire departments have plans in the works to start using drones as part of their operations. San Antonio Fire will use drones to get an aerial view of wildfires,

Snapchat Might Be Building a Drone

Wednesday 1st March 2017
Popular Mechanics
Popular Mechanics
As Snap prepares for what is expected to be the biggest tech opening on Wall Street in years, rumors are rumbling that it has a new projects in the works: a drone. Leaked New York Times the day before

Snap is reportedly working on a drone

Wednesday 1st March 2017
The Verge
The Verge
Snap, the maker of Snapchat, is developing a drone, according to a report from The New York Times. The drone could be used to take photos and video, though it is not yet clear whether it will be made available to

Drone startup Lily filed for bankruptcy as pre-order customers await their refunds

Tuesday 28th February 2017
Recode
Recode
The Lily drone was supposed to ship by now, but the company shut down in January before ever delivering a single one of its hyped drones to any of the over 61,000 people who pre-ordered one. Following a lawsuit by the San

Drone startup Lily filed for bankruptcy as preorder customers await their refunds

Tuesday 28th February 2017
Recode
Recode
The Lily drone was supposed to ship by now, but the company shut down in January before ever delivering a single one of its hyped drones to any of the over 61,000 people who preordered one. Following a lawsuit by the San

Harris Corp. launches effort to expand drone-safe flying zones

Tuesday 28th February 2017
Orlando Sentinel
Orlando Sentinel
A team of researchers, including Melbourne-based Harris Corp., is look into ways to give pilots of unmanned aircraft systems – or drones – greater leeway in how close to their vehicle they must

Leonardo rotary drone demonstrator program enters phase 2

Tuesday 28th February 2017
UPI.com
UPI.com
... the Rotary Wing Unmanned Air System Demonstrator program. The program, referred to as RWUAS CCD Phase 2, is a two-year agreement that aims to identify, develop and explore plans to integrate rotary-wing capabilities

CareFlite helicopter narrowly misses collision with drone in Denton

Tuesday 28th February 2017
Fort Worth Star Telegram
Fort Worth Star Telegram
A drone narrowly missed colliding with a CareFlite helicopter taking off from Denton Municipal Airport on Monday, officials said. The pilot and two emergency personnel on board were on

Air Force To Retire The Iconic Predator Drone

Monday 27th February 2017
Department of Defense
Daily Caller
The Air Force plans to retire the MQ-1 Predator drone next year, one of the most effective surgical-strike platforms responsible for neutralizing many a terrorist in its more than two decades of service.

Home invasion: Drone smashes through New York apartment window

Monday 27th February 2017
RT
RT
The GoPro Karma Quadcopter made the ill-fated flight into the high rise Waterside Plaza building which overlooks the East River, at an altitude of roughly 291ft (89 meters), reports the New York Post. Recreational drone usage is

San Diego Company Developing Technologically Advanced Autonomous Drone

Sunday 26th February 2017
NBC 7 San Diego
NBC 7 San Diego
Autonomous drones are set to revolutionize the future of warfare, and some of the most advanced artificial intelligence systems are being developed in San Diego. The drone being developed by “Shield

Thief steals thousands of dollars in drone equipment from Lone Tree store

Sunday 26th February 2017
FOX31 Denver
FOX31 Denver
LONE TREE, Colo. – Thousands of dollars in drone equipment was stolen from a store in Lone Tree on Sunday afternoon, Lone Tree police confirmed. The thief made off with two specialized drone cameras and a

Out-of-control drone accident results in 30-day jail sentence for Seattle photographer

Sunday 26th February 2017
The Daily Dot
The Daily Dot
For anyone with a zeal for aviation and technology, these are exciting times. Thanks to the advent of relatively affordable drones, never before has it been easier for a person to take a piece of personal

How to Price Your Drone Mapping Services

Sunday 26th February 2017
sUAS News
sUAS News
Drone Mapping Service Providers Weigh in On Determining Price Points/ By all accounts, the commercial drone industry is booming. When Part 107 licensing became available in August of 2016, the FAA certified 12,000

UPS tests drone deliveries via high-tech truck

Saturday 25th February 2017
CNBC
CNBC
UPS tested out home delivery via drone this week in Florida, moving closer toward a more automated delivery process. The drone took off from the roof of a modified delivery truck, equipped with a high-tech docking bay, then

UPS tests drone deliveries via high-tech truck - CNBC.com

Saturday 25th February 2017
CNBC
CNBC
UPS tested out home delivery via drone this week in Florida, moving closer toward a more automated delivery process.
UPS tests drone delivery systemBusiness Insider
UPS tests delivery by droneSaukValley.com
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Iraqi army shot down ISIS quadcopter drone armed with grenades tailed by badminton birdies (PHOTOS)

Saturday 25th February 2017
RT
RT
Islamic State has deployed a weaponized quadcopter drone against Iraqi forces near Mosul, which was armed with grenades that had badminton birdies for tails, an AFP correspondent reported, posting photos of the drone on Twitter. The

Firefighting planes grounded because of drone

Friday 24th February 2017
ReporterNews.com
ReporterNews.com
Two Texas A&M Forest Service planes fighting a wildfire in Erath County had to be grounded Thursday because of a drone flying near the fire. Flying a drone near a wildfire creates a serious safety

Stampede! Drone causes 1500 elk to charge in Wyoming snow

Friday 24th February 2017
fox6now.com
fox6now.com
JACKSON, Wyo. — Wildlife refuge officials say a man with a drone caused 1,500 elk to stampede half a mile through the snow. The stampede happened Monday at the National Elk Refuge in western Wyoming. Elk and

Microsoft Ventures Makes Investment In Drone Startup

Friday 24th February 2017
PYMNTS.com
PYMNTS.com
Microsoft Ventures, the venture capital (VC) arm of the Redmond, Wash.–based software giant, led a $26 million venture round in AirMap, a drone startup that is the main maker of software that manages air traffic

A disturbing reality behind that Chinese tiger drone video making the Internet rounds

Friday 24th February 2017
Washington Post
Washington Post
When the tigers struck the drone from the sky, as seen in a recent and popular YouTube video, the act of animal destruction at first seemed playful. The sight of a few chubby cats romping around in the snow

US probe of drone collisions with aircraft points to birds

Friday 24th February 2017
Forbes
PCWorld
Investigations into reported collisions by drones with civil aircraft found that they were caused instead by birds, wires and posts, or structural failures unrelated to unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), a U.S. regulator said.

Mosul battle fuels anti-drone development

Thursday 23rd February 2017
Defense Systems
Defense Systems
Drones are emerging as one of the asymmetrical threats in the battle for Mosul. A series of Islamic State drone attacks on Iraqi forces fighting to retake the northern Iraqi city have resulted in casualties

Israel shoots down Hamas drone from Gaza Strip: military

Thursday 23rd February 2017
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Reuters
In December, Hamas, which controls Gaza, blamed Israel for killing one of its drone experts in Tunisia. Israel had no official comment. Israel has in the past voiced concern that armed groups in Gaza and

IDF intercepts Hamas drone flying into Israeli territory

Thursday 23rd February 2017
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Jerusalem Post Israel News
. ByAnna Ahronheim, JPOST.COM STAFF. February 23, 2017 16:17. The Israel Air Force took down a UAV which infiltrated Israeli aerial territory on Thursday afternoon. The drone appears to

Drones in agriculture and hands-on drone training

Thursday 23rd February 2017
Michigan State University Extension
Michigan State University Extension
This revolution is being fueled not only by advancements in drone platforms, but by improved sensors as well. Numerous lightweight cameras are now available that

UPS unveils drone-launching delivery truck

Thursday 23rd February 2017
Dezeen
Dezeen
American company UPS is testing a drone-launching delivery truck that it hopes will make its parcel service more efficient in rural locations. A test delivery that took place in Florida on Tuesday – and which is shown

Crestview Police drone gives a new view to law enforcement

Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Crestview News Bulletin
CRESTVIEW — When a man wanted on an outstanding warrant from Walton County fled a Crestview Police officer, it took multiple officers converging from different directions to pursue the suspect over a

France Is Training Eagles to Kill Drones

Wednesday 22nd February 2017
Fortune
Fortune
The birds are natural drone fighters with the ability to spot targets over a mile away, and to reach speeds over 150 mph when diving for prey. The four eagles at the French base, which is located near the town of

UPS has a delivery truck that can launch a drone

Tuesday 21st February 2017
Gizmodo
The Verge
UPS has unveiled its plan for delivery drones: build them right into trucks, and launch them at various points along their route. The delivery company ran an initial test on Monday, when it claims to have successfully

Taking flight: SkySkopes opens first-of-its-kind drone academy to public

Monday 20th February 2017
INFORUM
INFORUM
SkySkopes also has played an instrumental part in the drone industry taking off in the Red River Valley, becoming the first North Dakota startup that was approved by the Federal Aviation Administration to fly unmanned

Drone racing league coming to Baltimore

Monday 20th February 2017
Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun
Global Air Media, a Baltimore drone mapping and cinematography company, plans to launch a league for teams that will build and race the unmanned aerial vehicles. While open to adults, the Baltimore Drone Racing

12 ACC Students Successfully Complete the First Unmanned Aerial Systems Drone Pilot Course - WBKB

Monday 20th February 2017
12 ACC Students Successfully Complete the First Unmanned Aerial Systems Drone Pilot Course
WBKB-TV
12 students at Alpena Community College have successfully completed the first Unmanned Aerial Systems Drone Pilot Course. The students

Slam Dunk Drone, hidden communications.

Sunday 19th February 2017
sUAS News
sUAS News
Intel may have used a Yuneec based platform, a company they have bought into to drop a basketball for the Verizon Slam Dunk challenge. Yuneec seems to be the ugly step child of the Intel Drone group. We have not really

Intel Slam Dunk Drone, hidden communications.

Sunday 19th February 2017
sUAS News
sUAS News
Intel may have used a Yuneec based platform, a company they have bought into to drop a basketball for the Verizon Slam Dunk challenge. Yuneec seems to be the ugly step child of the Intel Drone group. We have not really

You can now fly a toy drone with just hand gestures

Saturday 18th February 2017
CNET
CNET
The Aura drone from KD Interactive fixes this by getting rid of the traditional controller altogether. In its place is a glove that lets you use hand gestures to pilot the quadcopter. Borrowed from military applications, the

This fire-breathing drone is having none of your rubbish

Friday 17th February 2017
TNW
TNW
In the video, the eight-bladed drone flies to the line and releases a huge plume of fire at the trash. After the burned trash falls off the line, the drone descends to a man in uniform holding its controller. While this could

How an Alleged Voyeur Modified His Drone to Be a High-Tech Peeping Tom

Friday 17th February 2017
Inside Edition
Inside Edition
Rachel and John Henson, who live in Orem, say they spotted the drone outside their bathroom window last December. “My husband was getting ready for work and he shut the shower off and heard the whirring

French Air Force Trains Eagles To Hunt Drones | Time.com

Friday 17th February 2017
TIME
TIME
When it comes to defending against pesky drones, the French military has gone to the birds.
and

Verizon Acquires Skyward For Drone Operations Management System

Friday 17th February 2017
eWeek
Seeking Alpha
Skyward has created an integrated drone operations system to simplify and improve drone operations by businesses. The team and technology deal is part of an ongoing initiative by Verizon to build out its connectivity

The case of the peeping drone: Craziest crimes of the week

Friday 17th February 2017
USA TODAY
USA TODAY
(NEWSER) – From a Mission Impossible-esque heist to the latest moves of a "top 10 impostor," these are the craziest crimes of the week:​. It was only a matter of time: Peeping drone found: The community of

Recipe For New Sports? Just Add A Drone

Thursday 16th February 2017
NPR
You may have heard of drone racing, but people keep coming up with new ways to enjoy these flying machines. One of the latest twists on drone sports comes from Latvia. A company called Aerones has developed a drone to use for

Verizon acquires Skyward to simplify drone operations and reduce complexity for operators

Thursday 16th February 2017
Yahoo Finance
Through this acquisition, businesses small and large will now have a single source for integrating, managing and wirelessly connecting their drone operations – linking all the people, projects and equipment involved into

Morrow police launch drone to keep neighborhoods safe

Wednesday 15th February 2017
WSB Atlanta
WSB Atlanta
Right after the department received clearance to fly the drone, police received a call on Saturday about a missing 53-year-old woman. Callaway took control of the drone and took to the air to try to find Alfreda

RSA 2017: National Drone Rules Remain Unsettled

Wednesday 15th February 2017
Government Technology
Government Technology
An expert panel including U.S. Magistrate Judge Andrew Peck (left), Sylint Group President Serge Jorgensen (center), and FBI Cyber Section Chief Erin Joe discussed the evolving considerations

Utah couple charged with voyeurism for allegedly taking videos using a drone

Wednesday 15th February 2017
Daily Herald
Salt Lake Tribune
An Orem couple who allegedly used a camera on a drone to take footage of people in their bedrooms and bathrooms have been charged with voyeurism. Aaron Dennis Foote, 39, and Terisha Lee Norviel, 34, are each

Drone-Drone

Wednesday 15th February 2017
Hackaday
Yes, the pun was ripped off the article that got our attention . It was just too good not to share. A team of researchers in Japan created an artificial honeybee, a small drone that is meant to cross-pollinate flowers. The (still)

Horrifying ISIS drone video shows child suicide bombers smiling to camera before blowing themselves up

Wednesday 15th February 2017
Mirror.co.uk
A distressing ISIS propaganda video has emerged of what appears to be two young militants driving into a town and blowing themselves up. Using a drone to hover overhead, the video appears to capture the shocking moment the two

Monitoring birds by drone - Phys.org

Tuesday 14th February 2017
Phys.Org
Forget delivering packages or taking aerial photographs—drones can even count small birds! A new study from The Auk: Ornithological Advances tests this new ...
and

Orem couple charged with using drone to peep in windows

Tuesday 14th February 2017
KSL.com
OREM — A couple have been charged with using a drone to peep inside the windows of Orem residents. In December, Orem police announced they had recovered a drone that was being used for voyeurism. Investigators found "several

A passenger-carrying drone to make regular flights in Dubai

Tuesday 14th February 2017
CNET
CNET
A pilot-less drone designed to carry one passenger at a time is set to start making regular trips in Dubai beginning in July, the Associated Press reported Monday. The EHang 184 AAV (autonomous aerial vehicle) is a one-person,

Drone taxis? Passenger-carrying drone to fly in Dubai - Chicago Sun

Tuesday 14th February 2017
Chicago Sun-Times
Drone taxis? Passenger-carrying drone to fly in Dubai
Chicago Sun-Times
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Up, up and away: Dubai hopes to have a passenger-carrying drone regularly buzzing through the skyline of

Drone technology way of getting places people could not go safely

Monday 13th February 2017
KSAT San Antonio
KSAT San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO - DataWing Global is the Alamo City-area company offering a birds-eye view of the world for clients in any number of arenas, from oil and gas to telecommunications. CEO Steven Fargo said

Dizzying Video Proves Drone Racing Pilots Have Super-Human Abilities

Monday 13th February 2017
Gizmodo
Gizmodo
Do you remember the first time you tried flying a drone? And almost immediately crashed it into a wall? Experiences like that make it hard to believe that professional drone racers are able to pilot their tiny crafts at

Drone Software Market Worth 12.33 Billion USD by 2022

Monday 13th February 2017
MarketWatch
The report "Drone Software Market by Architecture (Open Source, Closed Source), Offering (App-Based Software, Desktop Software), Application (Control & Data Capture, Image Processing, Analytics), Platform, and Region - Global

Report: Drone crashes in Iran

Sunday 12th February 2017
Trend News Agency
Fox News
TEHRAN, Iran – An Iranian semi-official news agency is reporting that a drone belonging to the Iranian navy has crashed in the southern port town of Jask. The Sunday report by Tasnim, which has ties to the

Drone photographers around the world honored in annual SkyPixel aerial photo contest

Saturday 11th February 2017
Chron.com
Chron.com
Photography is taken to another level as more advanced technology is developed - technology including drones. Chinese tech firm DJI specializes in drone and aerial photography and they have begun SkyPixel Photo Contest,

UAV Drone Market Size To Reach $6 Billion in 2017

Saturday 11th February 2017
Hard Avenue
Hard Avenue
Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV drones) are becoming increasingly talented and cheaper with the development of technology. The new report from international research firm Gartner also reveals this change; This

Sam Armytage calls police after spotting drone hovering above her Sydney home

Saturday 11th February 2017
NEWS.com.au
NEWS.com.au
SUNRISE host Sam Armytage has taken to Insta to complain about a drone hovering above her Sydney home on Saturday afternoon, at one point writing that she was calling the police. The embattled morning TV star

Top IS recruiter Rachid Kassim targeted in US drone strike

Saturday 11th February 2017
FRANCE 24
FRANCE 24
An image grab taken from a propaganda video released by the Islamic State (IS) group media office in Iraq allegedly shows top IS recruiter Rachid Kassim. Text by NEWS WIRES. Latest update : 2017-02-11 ...
and

Paris-to-Dulles Flight Has Close Call With Drone

Friday 10th February 2017
NBC4 Washington
NBC4 Washington
A flight from Paris had a close call with a drone while landing Dulles International Airport Thursday afternoon. The pilot of Air France Flight 54 reported to the tower crossing a drone about 100 feet above

France watches skies for Russian wargames, domestic drone threat

Friday 10th February 2017
Reuters
A golden eagle carries a flying drone away during a military training exercise at Mont-de-Marsan French Air Force base. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau. 1/12. left. right. A golden eagle grabs a flying drone during a military training exercise

No one knows the best way to stop a drone

Thursday 9th February 2017
Popular Science
Popular Science
This year, the world saw a long-theorized weapon in action: a commercial drone, like a person might find at Best Buy, dropping a bomb on a target in Iraq. These drone bombers, used by the ultra-violent

Could this pollinating drone replace butterflies and bees?

Thursday 9th February 2017
Science Magazine
Science Magazine
Pollinators around the world are in trouble: A recent report puts 40% of the smallest ones—like butterflies and bees—at risk of extinction. Could miniature drones fill the gap? To find out,

Bee optimistic: this drone can still pollinate plants even if all the bees die

Thursday 9th February 2017
The Verge
The Verge
Researchers in Japan have created insect-size drones that pollinate plants to replace — or at least help — real honeybees. The robot pollinators have animal hair on their backs and a special sticky gel that

Beyond the Buzz: Assessing the Terrorist Drone Threat

Thursday 9th February 2017
STRATFOR
STRATFOR
Since 2014, the group has been using the technology to conduct reconnaissance on enemy defensive positions and to capture aerial footage of attacks for use in propaganda videos. It has also used drone video feeds to

Unmanned aircraft might have a future at airports

Wednesday 8th February 2017
Business Insider
Business Insider
The agency, which maintains regulatory authority over the commercial use of drones, prohibits drone usage around airports, primarily because of the danger they could pose in disrupting flights and

Drone video captures NO east damage

Tuesday 7th February 2017
WWLTV.com
WWLTV.com
Drone video captures N.O. east damage. Drone video from Benjamin Farmer shows the aftermath of a tornado in New Orleans East. WWLTV.com , WWL 4:23 PM. CST February 07, 2017. Photo: Benjamin Farmer. CONNECT TWEET

San Diego cracking down on drones with new regulations - The San Diego Union

Tuesday 7th February 2017
San Diego cracking down on drones with new regulations
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Poway, which was among the first cities in the nation to adopt drone legislation, last fall banned the use of drones when they could interfere with

This drone operator is helping power companies mechanize their most dangerous jobs

Tuesday 7th February 2017
Washington Post
Washington Post
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

Drone workshop at HCTC

Tuesday 7th February 2017
Hazard Herald
“I had been intrigued about drones for about 3 years, but finally purchased my first one in May of last year,” Massey said, when discussing what compelled him to lead this workshop, “It was more of an entry

Chinese Authorities Investigate Drone Flights In Restricted Airspace

Monday 6th February 2017
TheStreet.com
TheStreet.com
Advances in unmanned aircraft technology around the world have made drones highly popular in China in recent years, with videographers, technology fans and even aspiring businesses investing in the aircraft for

Drone debate reignites after potential threat to HFD crews

Monday 6th February 2017
Hawaii News Now
State lawmakers are considering new restrictions for drones that they say are aimed at helping keep the skies safe. At least one drone operator shot footage of the flames near Koko Crater on Saturday. Firefighters also warned

Students incorporate science into drone aviation

Monday 6th February 2017
Morganton News Herald
Morganton News Herald
Facilitator Karen Causby (left) helps instruct a student on how to maneuver a drone at the STEAM Academy located at Western Piedmont Community College. BCPS drone session (13).JPG. Jonelle Bobak/

Robot drone mimics real life bat

Monday 6th February 2017
Reuters
Reuters
. 7:38am EST - 01:29. Scientists at the California Institute of Technology and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign design a drone based on the complex wing structure of bats. Jim Drury has more. △ Hide

Drone comes within seconds of hitting Easyjet flight carrying hundreds of passengers as it prepares to land

Monday 6th February 2017
Daily Mail
Daily Mail
An Easyjet pilot alerted flight handlers of a near collision with a drone flying close to his Airbus as he prepared to land at Liverpool John Lennon Airport. The pilot of the passenger plane, travelling from Lisbon,

Drone Worth $1.5 Million Goes Missing from Arizona Army Base

Sunday 5th February 2017
Breitbart News
Breitbart News
Soldiers part of the 14th Brigade Engineer Battalion from Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington state launched the RQ-7Bv2 Shadow Tuesday evening from Fort Huachuca before it lost communication. The drone was

Keep your drone, camera gear, and other equipment safe with a Pelican Storm Case

Sunday 5th February 2017
Digital Trends
Digital Trends
The version with the foam can be easily customized to fit specific gear, such as a camera body and extra lenses or a DJI Phantom drone with a remote control. The model that ships without the protective foam

Privacy zealots, hijackers among muncipal drone threats, report warns

Friday 3rd February 2017
StateScoop (registration)
The report — called Establishing a Safe and Secure Municipal Drone Program — was published by the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) and Securing Smart Cities nonprofit as a resource for urban leaders

Working from home? Google has patented a drone for videoconferencing.

Friday 3rd February 2017
Recode
Recode
Google has an idea for a different way to do a remote videoconference than those iPads on stands that roll around. Last year the company patented a small “telepresence” drone for collaborating with colleagues from

Working from home? Google has patented a drone for ... - Recode

Friday 3rd February 2017
Recode
Recode
Google has an idea for a different way to do a remote videoconference than those iPads on stands that roll around. Last year the company patented a small ...
and

US Army orders counter-drone systems

Friday 3rd February 2017
UPI.com
UPI.com
Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Syracuse Research Corporation, a non-profit research and development firm, has received a $65 million U.S. Army contract for an integrated counter-UAS system. The contract was issued on an urgent basis. Work

Fort Huachuca missing $1.5 million drone

Friday 3rd February 2017
AZCentral.com
AZCentral.com
Officials from Fort Huachuca say an unmanned aircraft launched on Tuesday went missing after losing connection with the ground station. Massive efforts to find the missing drone have been unsuccessful and

Working from home? Google wants to create a drone to go to meetings for you.

Thursday 2nd February 2017
Recode
Recode
Google is hoping to patent a small videoconferencing “telepresence” drone for collaborating with colleagues from remote locations, according to an application that was made public today. The drone is designed to

Navy pursues drone “ghost fleet” concept

Thursday 2nd February 2017
Defense Systems
Navy pursues drone “ghost fleet” concept
Defense Systems
The Navy is working to develop quickly a “ghost fleet” concept where multiple surface, air and undersea drones operate in a synchronized

Caterpillar invests in Airware bringing drone tech to mining and construction enterprises

Thursday 2nd February 2017
TechCrunch
TechCrunch
The venture arm of Caterpillar Inc., a major manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, has invested in San Francisco drone tech startup Airware. Rather than make its own unmanned aerial vehicles, Airware has

Smart city drone deployments need security, IT best practices

Thursday 2nd February 2017
ZDNet
At this stage, city leaders are establishing the specific use cases for their drones and creating guidelines by which those drones must operate. A key aspect of this planning is identifying and documenting the national level regulations

Researchers Develop a Better Drone: Bat Bot

Wednesday 1st February 2017
Voice of America
Holy drone, Batman! Mechanical masterminds have spawned the Bat Bot, a soaring, sweeping and diving robot that may eventually fly circles around other drones. Because it mimics the unique and more flexible way bats fly, this

The Drone Database

Wednesday 1st February 2017
smallwarsjournal (blog)
The Center for a New American Security released with the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College, , a tool aimed at helping policymakers and the public understand the scope and implications of global drone

Whoosh! Swish! Meet Bat Bot, the New Flying Batlike Drone

Wednesday 1st February 2017
ABC News
Holy drone, Batman! Mechanical masterminds have spawned the Bat Bot, a soaring, sweeping and diving robot that may eventually fly circles around other drones. Because it mimics the unique and more flexible way bats fly, this 3-ounce

Drone operator talks aerial photography, video - Stephenville Empire

Wednesday 1st February 2017
Drone operator talks aerial photography, video
Stephenville Empire-Tribune
With the popularity of drone technology on the rise, Glen Rose native and Tarleton State University student Fisher Rinderknecht has jumped at the opportunity and

IS using drones, other innovating tactics with deadly effect

Wednesday 1st February 2017
Inquirer.net
Inquirer.net
In this photo, taken on Jan. 27, 2017, an Iraqi officer holds a drone belonging to Islamic State militants in Mosul, Iraq. Islamic State is hacking store-bought drone technology, using rigorous testing and tactics

Northern Territory Government launches drone to watch over legacy mines

Wednesday 1st February 2017
ABC Online
ABC Online
The Northern Territory Department of Resources has launched a drone to photograph old and deteriorating mine sites. It is estimated the NT has a historical mining liability of around $1 billion, posing risk to the

This disposable drone could one day save your life

Tuesday 31st January 2017
The Next Web
The Next Web
A new paper drone taps the paper folding skills of its engineers and adds modern technology that could one day aid relief organizations after disasters. Funded by a DARPA grant, the paper drone from Otherlab

Sky Drone 12

Tuesday 31st January 2017
WPRI 12 Eyewitness News
WPRI 12 Eyewitness News
The drone uses a GPS positioning system to aid with flight control, although a pilot can switch to full control when needed. is piloted by our very own Meteorologist T.J. DelSanto. It is the

How the drone went from the latest must-have tech toy to a billion-dollar cultural phenomenon

Tuesday 31st January 2017
Phys.Org
Phys.Org
Of the many technologies to have captured our imaginations over the last five years, there have been few with such lofty aspirations as drones. These high-tech flying machines have opened up new cultural pastimes which

Smartphone Case With A Drone On-Demand Flying Selfie

Tuesday 31st January 2017
EconoTimes
Taking selfies with only a smartphone or with the help of a monopod has gotten stale. These days, people have started experimenting with new ways to take pictures with their phones with interesting angles and gimmicks. Enter the

Horse put down after drone causes accident in Zermatt

Tuesday 31st January 2017
The Local Switzerland
The Local Switzerland
A horse had to be put down after being spooked by a drone outside a luxury hotel in Zermatt, according to a local paper. The horse was one of two attached to a carriage that was stationary

Stunning drone images of winter scenes

Tuesday 31st January 2017
Daily Mail
Daily Mail
Winter may be unpleasant to experience physically – but as these stunning drone photographs show, its effects are incredible to look at. These images were all taken by some of the most talented drone

Stunning winter drone images from Canada to Russia

Tuesday 31st January 2017
Daily Mail
Daily Mail
Winter may be unpleasant to experience physically – but as these stunning drone photographs show, its effects are incredible to look at. These images were all taken by some of the most talented drone

Man slapped with misdemeanor citation for flying drone near cliffside rescue in Pacifica

Monday 30th January 2017
Los Angeles Times
Los Angeles Times
The air rescue of a victim who fell 100 feet down seaside cliffs in Pacifica was abandoned Friday night after authorities say a local man flew his drone into the area to watch what was happening, forcing

Cops say drone operator hampered CHP chopper rescue in Pacifica

Monday 30th January 2017
SFGate
SFGate
A 55-year-old man was arrested after he flew his drone near a California Highway Patrol helicopter involved in the rescue of a man who had fallen off a cliff in Pacifica, police said Monday. The drone owner, Gerald Destremps

Suspected US drone kills 2 alleged al-Qaida Yemen fighters

Monday 30th January 2017
Military Times
Suspected US drone kills 2 alleged al-Qaida Yemen fighters
Military Times
SANAA, Yemen — Yemeni security and tribal officials say a suspected U.S. drone strike killed two al-Qaida militants on Monday, a day

New SkyGuardian variant of Predator B drone announced

Monday 30th January 2017
UPI.com
UPI.com
. A variant of the Predator B drone that meets requirements for flying in civilian airspace has been announced by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. By Richard Tomkins | Jan. 30, 2017 at 1:24 PM.
and

Drone flying lessons take off at WNCC

Monday 30th January 2017
Scottsbluff Star Herald
Nachelle Quindt, 12, flies a drone with Bill Loring, instructor at WNCC, with Berlin Quindt, 14, at the Harms Advanced Technology Center on Jan. 19. Loring helped the participants of the class learn how to fly his

How murder of Hamas drone expert exposed Tunisian divide

Sunday 29th January 2017
Middle East Eye
Middle East Eye
The assassination of Tunisian engineer and Hamas drone expert Mohamed Zouari on 15 December at the wheel of his car outside his home sent shock waves through the north African country, with many expressing

A passenger aircraft almost collided with a drone

Saturday 28th January 2017
Neowin
Neowin
flying at 500ft above a primary school in Birmingham, England. The near miss, which took place on the morning of September 7th 2016, has been confirmed by a recent report into the incident. The local

The Drone Assassination Assault on Democracy - Truth

Saturday 28th January 2017
The Drone Assassination Assault on Democracy
Truth-Out
After being released from the prison where he was detained without charges, Al-Awlaki was eliminated by US drone on September 30, 2011, along with Samir Khan, also a US citizen, who

Drone over North Fort Myers causes privacy concerns

Saturday 28th January 2017
Fox 4
Fox 4
NORTH FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A North Fort Myers woman told Fox 4 she felt her privacy was violated, Friday, after she and her husband discovered a drone watching over them in their back yard this week. Stacie Anderson has no idea

NHS students design drone to boost farming

Saturday 28th January 2017
The Daily News of Newburyport
The Daily News of Newburyport
JIM VAIKNORAS/Staff photoThe Newburyport Design Team recently won 2nd in the state for its agriculture drone. From left, Isabel Soule, Sophie Balkind, Jack Gobbi, Mark Doyle,

Passenger plane in near miss with a drone when just 500ft above a primary school when coming in to land at ...

Friday 27th January 2017
The Sun
He reported that the drone was hovering above a primary school at the same altitude as his DH8 turboprop aircraft as he was approaching the airport on September 7 last year. The distance between it and the drone was thought to be

$18.02 Billion Drone Services Market by Industry, Application , Type of Drone, Duration of Service, and Region ...

Friday 27th January 2017
Business Wire (press release)
The drone services market is estimated to be USD 705.3 million in 2016 and is projected to reach USD 18,022.7 million by 2022, at a CAGR of 71.62% during the forecast period. The key factors expected to fuel the

Pro Bowl Dodgeball, Drone Drop Actually Were Pretty Cool, Entertaining

Thursday 26th January 2017
NESN.com
NESN.com
When you heard the NFL was going to have dodgeball and use drones in its new skills competition at the Pro Bowl, you probably were a bit skeptical. Curious, sure, but very skeptical. Well, it turns out both events and the

Germany extends Heron drone lease contract

Thursday 26th January 2017
UPI.com
UPI.com
26 (UPI) -- The German military has signed a one-year lease extension with Airbus DS Airborne Solutions for the Heron 1 reconnaissance drone system used in Afghanistan. The lease extension contract is worth about $37.5

CBP Regulatory curve ball could drastically slow Part 107 drone industry.

Wednesday 25th January 2017
sUAS News
Last year, (2016) was often called the year of the drone by many reporters, tech advocates and news agencies. Many small drone service companies took off the ground, mid-size businesses augmented existing services, and even

Pigeon knocks camera drone out of the sky

Wednesday 25th January 2017
UPI.com
UPI.com
25 (UPI) -- A drone operator taking video over Slovakia ended up crashing the aircraft when a pigeon crashed into it and knocked it off balance. The drone video, recorded Dec. 30, shows an aerial view of a church and the

Watch a Drone Explore an Abandoned Cooling Tower

Wednesday 25th January 2017
The Drive
The Drive
Drones are so prevalent now there are few places left unexplored. In this case, we get to see the inside of a massive abandoned cooling tower. From what we can tell, the towers have been inactive for a significant

Drone Services Market by Industry, Application, Type of Drone, Duration of Service, and Region - Global Forecast to 2022

Tuesday 24th January 2017
Nasdaq
Yahoo Finance
24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- "Increasing demand for drone services in commercial applications is the key factor expected to impact the growth of the drone services market during the forecast period". The drone services

Crash test dummy gets it in the head in the name of drone safety

Tuesday 24th January 2017
Digital Trends
Digital Trends
If the gathered data is able to demonstrate the risk as low, or the researchers can offer useful suggestions on how to build safer drones, the FAA may be persuaded to relax regulations for companies interested

Drone bills not yet ready to take off in House of Delegates

Monday 23rd January 2017
Lynchburg News and Advance
Lynchburg News and Advance
Robert B. Bell, R-Albemarle, the Criminal Justice subcommittee chairman, showed frustration that drone regulation has been under negotiation for four or five years while complaints from

Learn all about Sky Drone 12

Monday 23rd January 2017
WPRI 12 Eyewitness News
WPRI 12 Eyewitness News
Sky Drone 12 is a DJI Inspire 1 quadcopter. It has four electric motors which spin the the four propellers. The drone uses a GPS positioning system to aid with flight control, although a

Drone Tests New Tech to Help FAA Track Commercial Spacecraft

Monday 23rd January 2017
Space.com
Space.com
A drone that drops into flight from a high-altitude balloon is helping the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to test new technologies for surveillance of commercial spacecraft in national airspace. Near Space

Amazon patented a subterranean network of delivery tunnels and an airborne fulfillment center

Sunday 22nd January 2017
Recode
In mid-December, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos shared a video of a successful fulfillment of an Amazon order delivered via drone. In August of 2016, Amazon unveiled its own airplanes. The year before, the company purchased a fleet of trucks.

Renewed Fighting and Drone Strikes in Yemen Kill About 75

Sunday 22nd January 2017
New York Times
New York Times
SANA, Yemen — Renewed fighting in the Yemen conflict killed about 75 people on Saturday and Sunday, some of them in the first drone strikes launched during the new administration of President Trump,

US Removes Libya From List of Zones With Looser Rules for Drone Strikes

Friday 20th January 2017
New York Times
New York Times
WASHINGTON — Before ceding power, the Obama administration quietly removed a former extremist stronghold in Libya from a list of combat zones where United States counterterrorism drone strikes are

Drone pilots to gather to learn the lay of the air

Friday 20th January 2017
MyStatesman.com
MyStatesman.com
Youens, the owner of an Austin drone photography business, and three other drone pilots are holding a free “Drone Education and Flight” conference Saturday at 11:30 a.m. at the Lakeview Pavilion

Departing Obama Tearfully Shoos Away Loyal Drone Following Him Out Of White House

Friday 20th January 2017
The Onion (satire)
The Onion (satire)
WASHINGTON—Stopping and turning around as he made his way across the South Lawn after hearing the unmanned aerial vehicle hovering just feet behind him, outgoing President Barack Obama tearfully

Attempt to sell hot drone online leads to arrest - Newnan Times

Friday 20th January 2017
Attempt to sell hot drone online leads to arrest
Newnan Times-Herald
Because the drone and the accompanying equipment were provided by his employer who is charging him for it, the victim began searching the internet in hopes of finding

Indian Minister Piyush Goyal backs drone technology

Friday 20th January 2017
sUAS News
A boost for the drone industry in India, Piyush Goyal, Minister of State with Independent Charge for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy and Mines has asked that all state governments and the public sector mining units

Northwestern Introduces a Drone Curriculum for Traffic Crash Investigators and Reconstructionists

Thursday 19th January 2017
sUAS News
sUAS News
IL—Northwestern University Center for Public Safety is offering three new courses on the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS), better known as drones, for traffic crash investigation and reconstruction.

Drone strikes killed one civilian in 2016, Obama administration says

Thursday 19th January 2017
USA TODAY
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON — U.S. forces conducted 53 drone strikes against terrorists last year, killing at least 431 enemy combatants and one civilian, according to an intelligence community report released Thursday night. The

Mysterious Military Drone Found In Russia

Thursday 19th January 2017
AVweb
The Russian government is looking into the source of a military-grade drone discovered in the sand along the Black Sea. Media outlets in the region near the town of Anapa published photos this week of the mysterious 6-foot, black

Obama files parting appeal to protect drone secrecy

Thursday 19th January 2017
Politico (blog)
Politico (blog)
President Barack Obama has pulled back the curtain on aspects of the U.S. drone killing program, but as he prepared to leave office this week his administration made a legal move to prevent a judge from

Idaho colleges to offer drone piloting classes

Thursday 19th January 2017
6 On Your Side
6 On Your Side
HAYDEN, ID - Two community colleges in Idaho will offer classes on piloting unmanned aerial vehicles to train people for jobs in the growing commercial drone industry. The Capital Press reports Brad Ward,

Russia launches probe into mysterious drone found in Black Sea amid claims it was from Nato training exercise

Thursday 19th January 2017
Daily Star
Mirror.co.uk
Russia has reportedly launched an investigation after a mysterious drone - believed to be a model designed for defence purposes - was found in the Black Sea. The unmanned aerial vehicle was seized by government

Review: Yuneec Breeze 4K

Thursday 19th January 2017
WIRED
WIRED
With the new Breeze 4K, Yuneec has launched a product into the previously-ignored newcomer market. This compact, low-priced ($500, cheap for a UAV) flyer is the drone equivalent of a cellphone camera, complete with an

Can This Humble Little Cardboard Drone Win Wars and Save Lives?

Wednesday 18th January 2017
The Drive
The Drive
This is a story of two Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency ventures. One of them, a disposable drone endeavour called ICARUS, cropped up in 2015. The other, called VAPR, involves self-destructing circuitry and

Anti-Drone Market Analysis By Mitigation Type (Destructive, Non-Destructive), By Defense Type (Detection ...

Wednesday 18th January 2017
Yahoo Finance
Detection and identification of these unmanned aircraft systems have become a vital factor for the maintenance of the security. Various institutions across the world are increasingly deploying counter drone measures to address

Drone 11 takes first flight following storms

Wednesday 18th January 2017
KHOU.com
KHOU.com
HOUSTON - Drone 11 took its inaugural flight Wednesday morning after severe weather caused street flooding. Piloted by KHOU 11 photojournalists, Drone 11 flew over Buffalo Bayou near downtown and Allen Parkway. The bayou

Drone photography company to pay record-sized fine

Wednesday 18th January 2017
Digital Trends
BBC News
A drone company specialising in aerial photography has agreed to pay a record-sized fine to avoid the risk of an even larger penalty. Chicago-based Skypan International had been accused of conducting 65 illegal

This drone-photo firm just paid a massive fine over alleged illegal flights

Wednesday 18th January 2017
Digital Trends
Digital Trends
Commenting on the case at the time, FAA administrator Michael Huerta said, “Flying unmanned aircraft in violation of the Federal Aviation Regulations is illegal and can be dangerous.” He continued,

North Dakota National Guard reportedly deploys anti-drone system at oil pipeline protest site

Tuesday 17th January 2017
Fox News
Fox News
The North Dakota Army National Guard reportedly deployed an “anti-drone missile system” at the site of the Dakota Access oil pipeline on Tuesday. North Dakota Guard spokesman William Prokopyk confirmed to The

Proposed no-drone zone for orcas gets a hearing in Washington state

Tuesday 17th January 2017
GeekWire
GeekWire
Should other maritime critters, such as humpback whales, be given their own drone buffer zones, as well? These questions surfaced at a hearing Tuesday on a Washington House bill that would ban unmanned aerial drones from

New security drone can launch, land, and recharge itself without human intervention

Tuesday 17th January 2017
Digital Trends
Digital Trends
A bit like a twenty-first century “jack in the box,” a bold new all-in-one drone solution takes the form of a box, which opens up to act as a launch pad for a drone, capable of carrying out

FAA Fines Chicago Drone Operator $200000 Over Illegal Flights

Tuesday 17th January 2017
USA TODAY
Bloomberg
A drone photography company that was the subject of the highest-profile attempt by a U.S. regulator to enforce aviation law on unmanned aircraft has agreed to pay a $200,000 fine to settle a 2015 case. SkyPan

Drone-photography company fined $200000 by FAA

Tuesday 17th January 2017
USA TODAY
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON – A drone-photography company has agreed to pay a $200,000 penalty to settle allegations without acknowledging violating federal regulations for flying remote-controlled aircraft for years over New York

Is Lily Robotics the Theranos of the Drone World?

Tuesday 17th January 2017
Fortune
Fortune
On the same day that the company announced it would be shutting down due to lack of funds, t he District Attorney of San Francisco hit Lily with a lawsuit, alleging the three-year-old startup had made false and misleading

Drone operator offers aerial surveying services - Petoskey News

Tuesday 17th January 2017
Petoskey News-Review
Drone operator offers aerial surveying services
Petoskey News-Review
The Petoskey resident recently launched ADERYS Northern Michigan Aerial Survey Systems, in which he uses an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, to

DJI Mavic Pro drone user arrested after flying near Chinese plane

Tuesday 17th January 2017
International Business Times UK
International Business Times UK
A man has been arrested in China after uploading video footage that clearly shows it came from a DJI Mavic Pro drone that was hovering in the flight path of a passenger jet on

Hezbollah: Crashed Israeli drone found in Lebanon

Tuesday 17th January 2017
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Jerusalem Post Israel News
The group claimed that after the drone crashed in Palestinian territory, its operatives inspected the unmanned aircraft and were able to deconstruct its parts and rebuild it for its own

Hezbollah claims it found Israeli drone downed in Lebanon

Tuesday 17th January 2017
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Jerusalem Post Israel News
The group claimed that after the drone crashed in Palestinian territory, its operatives inspected the unmanned aircraft and were able to deconstruct its parts and rebuild it for its own

Illegal Drone FPV Transmitters Could Interfere with Air Traffic Control, ARRL Complaint Asserts

Monday 16th January 2017
sUAS News
In what it calls an “extremely urgent complaint” to the FCC, ARRL has targeted the interference potential of a series of audio/video transmitters used on unmanned aircraft and marketed as Amateur Radio equipment. In a

Illegal Drone Transmitters Could Interfere with Air Traffic Control, ARRL Complaint Asserts

Monday 16th January 2017
sUAS News
In what it calls an “extremely urgent complaint” to the FCC, ARRL has targeted the interference potential of a series of audio/video transmitters used on unmanned aircraft and marketed as Amateur Radio equipment. In a

IDF drone crashes in southern Lebanon

Monday 16th January 2017
Ynetnews
Ynetnews
. An IDF Skylark drone crashed in southern Lebanon as a result of what is believed to be a technical malfunction; Lebanese Armed Forces and Hezbollah are actively searching for the drone, while the IDF has

Airbus Enters Human Carrying Drone Race: But Where Are Ford and GM?

Monday 16th January 2017
Techzone360
Realizing it was well behind NVIDIA in the autonomous car race, it aggressively moved to drones and has begun testing its advanced drone flying technology in helicopters. Given that helicopters are substantially harder to fly than

Israeli surveillance drone crashes in southern Lebanon

Monday 16th January 2017
i24news
i24news
A small unmanned Israeli surveillance drone crashed in southern Lebanon early Monday morning, the Israeli military said on Monday. According to earlier reports in Lebanese media, the Skylark-type drone, often used for

Drone pilot lessons set to take flight

Monday 16th January 2017
Herald & Review
GRAND FORKS, N.D. — Leaders in the unmanned aircraft industry are trying to persuade young people who think drones are cool to consider flying them for a living. Commercial pilots must obtain a Federal Aviation

IOT says strong interest in selfie drone

Sunday 15th January 2017
NEWS.com.au
IOT says its recent launch of the ROVA personal drone at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas generated highly favourable customer reaction. "IOT will be meeting with these customers in coming weeks to finalise initial

New rules for drones? Lawmakers are thinking about it after one hit the Space Needle

Sunday 15th January 2017
The News Tribune
The News Tribune
Alex Shapilsky flies the AEE Rova drone near his head at the AEE booth during CES International Jan. 5 in Las Vegas. Washington state lawmakers are looking at new ways to regulate the use of drones, also

Drone pilots who face penalties in national parks say ban is missed marketing - Beckley Register

Sunday 15th January 2017
Beckley Register-Herald
Drone pilots who face penalties in national parks say ban is missed marketing
Beckley Register-Herald
Regulations regarding unmanned aircraft were put into place in July 2014 because of the increase in their

Local drone operators get federally certified

Saturday 14th January 2017
WSIL TV
The certification makes sure drone operators know the rules of the air because they may be sharing it with bigger air craft, like this one, carrying people. Beau Henson said his office at the Greater Egypt Planning Commission will

Drone races fly through the Purdue Armory

Saturday 14th January 2017
wlfi.com
wlfi.com
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) — The first intercollegiate drone race in the United States took place inside the Purdue Armory Saturday afternoon. The Purdue Drone Club let pilots operate their drones through a course,

Expert says Oxford council within their rights concerning drone ordinance

Saturday 14th January 2017
Anniston Star
Anniston Star
But illustrating the complicated legal debate the local law fits into, Sachs — an attorney who bills himself as “the drone guy,” and maintains the Drone Law Journal — holds that federal

Redefining “Aircraft,” Defining “Drone”

Friday 13th January 2017
Redefining “Aircraft,” Defining “Drone”
Heritage.org
Over the course of nearly a century, Congress and aviation regulators have crafted a body of laws and regulations addressing the operation and safety of manned

Drone Video Captures Snow Day in Portland

Thursday 12th January 2017
ABC News
ABC News
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GenDyn offers Bluefin SandShark mini-drone for sale online

Thursday 12th January 2017
UPI.com
UPI.com
Its tail section houses the battery and system electronics, leaving most of the drone open for sensors and other mission critical payloads. "Compared to other small AUVs, the Bluefin SandShark offers customers the most

Japan drone delivers soup to surfers in test flight

Thursday 12th January 2017
Bangkok Post
Bangkok Post
An official of the prefecture said that as Japan has only a limited number of areas where long-distance drones can be tested, Fukushima will invite robot- and drone-related businesses to the prefecture as part of

Industrial drone platform Kespry brings in new CEO

Wednesday 11th January 2017
TechCrunch
Commercial drone maker, Kespry, which launched in 2013, announced it was bringing in industry vet, George Mathew as CEO today. Mathew, who most recently was president and COO at data analytics startup Alteryx, has also had stints

More military drone strikes against jihadists are likely, Attorney General to say

Tuesday 10th January 2017
Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.uk
The Attorney General will today pave the way for more military strikes against jihadists and concede that civilians may be killed as a result of the pre-emptive attacks. In a speech Jeremy Wright will set

The Most Exciting Consumer Drone News From CES 2017

Tuesday 10th January 2017
Forbes
Forbes
Airblock, a Kickstarter-funded project, offers a LEGO like-system, where the drone is constructed by snapping magnetic parts together. It can be configured into different shapes and programmed through their app. Its modular

This Robotic Box Is Home to a Drone

Tuesday 10th January 2017
MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review
Drones that can fly and steer themselves show promise for tasks such as carrying urgent medical supplies or making farming more efficient. But to be truly independent, they also need to launch,

A feat of levitation: Powerful 8-propeller drone can lift 500 pounds

Tuesday 10th January 2017
Digital Trends
Digital Trends
There are drones, and then there are drones — the ones that push the technology to the cutting edge by being able to achieve some extraordinary feat like carrying a man skyward. The new Griff 300 falls

Drone Accidents High; Experts Suggest Uneducated Users To Blame

Monday 9th January 2017
Mobile & Apps
Mobile & Apps
According to recent Twitter posts from multiple drone receivers and purchasers, the recent Christmas season was not entirely as merry, given that their devices either crashed, got stuck or flew away.

Investigators check possible drone crash into passenger jet

Monday 9th January 2017
Fox5NY
Fox5NY
A Boeing 727 carrying 80 passenger reportedly was hit by a drone as it approached landing in Mozambique. The Linhas Aereas de Mocambique (LAM) jet was headed to Tete and as it approached the runway, the pilots reported

ZEROTECH Introduces Advanced Features for DOBBY Pocket Drone at CES 2017

Monday 9th January 2017
Yahoo Finance
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 9, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- ZEROTECH, a leading innovator of smart drones and flight control solutions, announced new features for its DOBBY pocket drone and introduce ZEROSPACE -- formation flying product based on

Capturing the swarm

Sunday 8th January 2017
CBS News
CBS News
This week on 60 Minutes, correspondent David Martin and producer Mary Walsh reported on the development of an autonomous drone called the Perdix, bringing viewers a rare glimpse of the future of combat. Martin and Walsh

Amazon exec Paul Misener warns that state laws could bog down drone deliveries

Friday 6th January 2017
GeekWire
GeekWire
The FAA is working with NASA and other agencies to develop a similar traffic management system for unmanned aircraft systems. Amazon already has proposed a detailed plan, and Gibson said the effort is finally picking up

The Ehang 184 personal drone is ready to fly

Friday 6th January 2017
PCWorld
PCWorld
. With 200-plus successful test flights, this autonomous aerial vehicle is almost ready to begin operation, but not in the United States. Gordon Mah Ung By Gordon Mah Ung. | Follow. Executive Editor, PCWorld ...
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Passenger Rescue Drone Airborne

Thursday 5th January 2017
DailyTech
According to a report the passenger drone completes its first low-level flight in November 2016. This has been developed over fifteen years ago and used by military for rescue. Where in June another passenger drone -184 made by

Drone maker DJI reportedly acquires majority stake in camera company Hasselblad

Thursday 5th January 2017
Digital Trends
Digital Trends
Amid the chaos of CES 2017, an interesting tidbit of information has come to light regarding Chinese drone manufacturer DJI and Swedish medium-format camera company Hasselblad. According to “numerous,

GoPro CEO Nick Woodman says recalled Karma drone can be fixed with tape

Thursday 5th January 2017
MarketWatch
MarketWatch
GoPro recalled its much-hyped Karma drone in November. But if you never returned yours, you can fix it — with a piece of tape, no less. GoPro Inc. GPRO, +3.66% Chief Executive Nick Woodman spoke about the

The Drone President

Thursday 5th January 2017
The Beacon
The Beacon
2016, Obama had authorized 506 known drone strikes, compared to the 50 strikes ordered by former President George W. Bush. The U.S. drone arsenal has expanded exponentially. In 2000 the military had some 50 drones. By

GDU Launches the Open Platform Partner Program for New Drone Development

Thursday 5th January 2017
Yahoo Finance
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 5, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- GDU, the leading consumer drone manufacturer focusing on power and portability, today officially announced that the company launched the Open Platform Partner Program to encourage

20 coolest drone photos of 2016

Thursday 5th January 2017
CNN
(CNN) If we needed proof that camera + altitude = magic, these incredible photos shot using drones should do the trick. The above gallery of images shows the best drone photos of 2016 as chosen by Dronestagram, the largest online

Design plan for Boulder City drone airport unveiled - Las Vegas Review

Wednesday 4th January 2017
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Design plan for Boulder City drone airport unveiled
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Eldorado Droneport will be privately operated but open to the public, and offer training for unmanned aircraft systems, provide

Drone Dispatch Bridges The Gap Between Drone Services and The Solar Industry

Wednesday 4th January 2017
sUAS News
After successfully presenting and exhibiting at the Solar Business Festival in Austin, TX, Drone Dispatch LLC is currently exploring new and exciting services that can be offered to the solar industry with a number of current

Incase x DJI Drone Pro Pack is the do-anything case for aerial photographers

Wednesday 4th January 2017
Digital Trends
Digital Trends
Bag and case manufacturer Incase today announced a partnership with DJI, makers of the popular Phantom and Inspire drones, to produce a backpack geared specifically for the aerial photographer. Called the

This underwater drone sports a fish luring light and baiting system to help hook the big one

Tuesday 3rd January 2017
GeekWire
GeekWire
Use an underwater drone to catch fish, and have fun watching the action below the surface like never before. The drone also comes with an optional “precision remote bait drop” so you can set the hook at the

GDU Launches Open Platform Partner Program for New Drone Development

Tuesday 3rd January 2017
sUAS News
GDU, the leading consumer drone manufacturer focusing on power and portability, today officially announced that the company launched the Open Platform Partner Program to encourage participation with partners for new and exciting

Drone photography: on top of the world

Friday 30th December 2016
BBC News
Jaw-dropping pictures taken from drones capture extraordinary views that the human eye may otherwise not see. Man hangs from a cliff Image copyright Max Seigal Image caption Max Seigal shot this awe-inspiring photograph of a rock

Police and experts warn about drone usage following holidays

Thursday 29th December 2016
newsnet5.com
newsnet5.com
Drones, or Unmanned Aircraft Systems, as the FAA refers to them, seem to be a popular holiday gift this year. The Rocky River Police Department has already responded to complaints of drones being flown in the City

Near-miss with Dartmouth-Hitchcock helicopter may cause stricter drone rules

Thursday 29th December 2016
NH1 News
LEBANON — Drone owners may want to think about federal law before taking it for a spin. About six weeks ago, a Dartmouth-Hitchcock Advanced Response Team (DHART) helicopter got very close to a remote operated drone, the Valley

37 incredible drone photos from across the globe that would be illegal today

Thursday 29th December 2016
Business Insider
Business Insider
In 2013, when the first consumer drones began arriving on the market, photographer Amos Chapple knew he needed one. After purchasing a drone, he traveled the world photographing famous landmarks —

Feds approve beyond line of sight flights for drone at Grand Forks test site

Wednesday 28th December 2016
KFYR-TV
INFORUM
The permission, known as a certificate of authorization, allows test site staff to fly unmanned aircraft systems, also called drones, without the use of a chase plane. Chase planes are piloted aircraft that follow drones

Drone entrepreneurs take advantage of new FAA rule

Wednesday 28th December 2016
Elko Daily Free Press
Elko Daily Free Press
Aerial photography for films and real estate are a couple of examples, as are oil and gas exploration and freight transport, but precision agriculture and public safety are the most promising of

Experts: North Korea May Be Developing a Dirty Bomb Drone

Wednesday 28th December 2016
Popular Mechanics
Popular Mechanics
A Korean think tank claims that North Korea is developing a drone capable of spreading lethal amounts of radioactivity over a wide area, sickening people and making areas unlivable. If true, the weapon

Drone falls from sky almost striking Niagara police cruiser

Wednesday 28th December 2016
CityNews
CityNews
Did you receive a drone for Christmas? Did you almost crash it into a moving cop car? If so, Niagara regional police are in possession of the damaged unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) and may even want to have a little chat

Drone helping crews fight fires

Tuesday 27th December 2016
WTNH Connecticut News (press release)
WTNH Connecticut News (press release)
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — A day after the massive condo blaze along the waterfront in New Haven and firefighters are still watching for hotspots. Inspectors

Dressed as St. Joseph, Albany man arrested in drone protest

Tuesday 27th December 2016
Albany Times Union
Albany Times Union
The U.S. drone program, vastly expanded under the Obama administration, is routinely decried by human rights and anti-war groups for indiscriminately killing children and civilians, and for expanding

Chandler woman warning others after drone battery explosion

Tuesday 27th December 2016
ABC15 Arizona
ABC15 Arizona
It was a Vivitar DRC-333 drone purchased at Walmart. It uses a lithium polymer battery. Over at the Viper Hobbies store in Mesa, they make sure to tell customers how to safely charge and store these kinds of

Report: Hamas Drone Engineer Allegedly Assassinated by Mossad for Developing Unmanned Suicide Seacraft to ...

Tuesday 27th December 2016
Algemeiner
The assassination of Hamas drone engineer Mohammed Alzoari in Tunisia earlier this month — widely attributed to Mossad agents — was spurred by his work to develop deadly unmanned seacraft with which the terrorist

What Will Happen When Donald Trump Takes Over US Drone & Targeted Assassination Program?

Tuesday 27th December 2016
Democracy Now!
Democracy Now!
In Syracuse, New York, four people were arrested outside the Hancock Air National Guard Base on Friday at a nonviolent protest against the U.S. drone assassination program. Demonstrators marked the Christmas

Syracuse, NY: Christmas-Themed Protest at Drone Operations Base

Tuesday 27th December 2016
Democracy Now!
In Syracuse, New York, four people were arrested outside the Hancock Air National Guard Base on Friday at a nonviolent protest against the U.S. drone assassination program. Demonstrators marked the Christmas holiday by dressing

DH Airborne Ambulance Warns of Drone Dangers

Monday 26th December 2016
Valley News
Valley News
Drones, also referred to as unmanned aerial vehicles and unmanned aircraft systems, are likely to become more prevalent in the skies above the Upper Valley, with the Federal Aviation Administration projecting annual

Indiana drone entrepreneurs take advantage of new FAA rule

Monday 26th December 2016
SFGate
Now, hopeful drone entrepreneurs can take a test quizzing them on their knowledge of airspace classifications and emergency procedures. If they pass, they can be like Zahnd: enterprising users of unmanned aircraft systems, or drones.

Iranians Develop Firefighting Drone

Sunday 25th December 2016
Financial Tribune
The unmanned aerial vehicle which is named Hodhod3 is a multirotor drone capable of performing vertical maneuvers. Multirotors or multicopters are rotorcrafts with more than two rotors. An advantage of the model is the

Even if you receive a drone as a gift, you must still register it, UAE residents told

Sunday 25th December 2016
The National
The National
DUBAI // Anyone who received a drone as a present this year has been reminded that they must register it with authorities. Saif Al Suwaidi, director general of the General Civil Aviation Authority, said it was

Israeli drone built to replace manned security guards

Sunday 25th December 2016
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Jerusalem Post Israel News
"Our applications are based on three tiers of value: first one is security - the ability for the drone to autonomously detect humans or cars by using computer vision in real-time, and

Flying a drone: How easy is it to fly one safely?

Saturday 24th December 2016
BBC News
BBC News
Lots of people will have unwrapped drones for Christmas, and a fair few will probably end up crashing them. So how can drones be flown safely? BBC reporter and nervous technophobe Caroline Lowbridge explains how she

Nevada-based drone service delivers 7-Eleven Slurpees

Saturday 24th December 2016
The Herald
Customers placed orders on an interactive app that notified them when their drone was loaded, when it departed and when it would arrive, Flirtey said. Using GPS, the autonomous drones carried delivery containers to the home, where

Intruding IRIB Drone Shot Down

Saturday 24th December 2016
Financial Tribune (press release)
An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone has been taken out of the sky after entering the no-fly zone near the Presidential office area in downtown Tehran on December 23. Mohsen Hamedani, deputy governor for

Adding Drone Instrumentation With No Additional Parts

Friday 23rd December 2016
Hackaday
Hackaday
Soon the skies will be filled with drones, or so the conventional wisdom goes, and these flying droids will deliver pizza, mail, packages, and medical supplies right to one of the taller trees in our backyards. To date,

Drone sales are soaring for Christmas

Friday 23rd December 2016
Seeker
The Columbian
And the Federal Aviation Administration, which refers to them as unmanned aircraft systems, would like anyone who receives a drone to know that they have to be registered before they take to the air. The FAA says twice

What Really Happens When a Drone Strikes an Airplane

Thursday 22nd December 2016
Popular Mechanics
Popular Mechanics
Sooner or later, those near-messes are going to become hits. So experts from the U.S. and U.K. are recreating these deadly scenarios before they wreck real-world consequences, hoping to nip this 21st

7-Eleven beats Amazon and Alphabet to drone deliveries

Thursday 22nd December 2016
Business Insider
Business Insider
Convenience store chain 7-Eleven has built the first drone delivery service in the US, beating more highly publicized drone delivery efforts by Amazon and Alphabet to launch, according to Recode. The chain

Dobby Pocket Drone Review, Yes, The Selfie Drone Has Arrived

Thursday 22nd December 2016
Huffington Post
Huffington Post
What we have not reviewed, but always wanted, is a drone that combines all of the above. A portable, easy to fly drone which can take HD video and snap beautiful photos. The Dobby Pocket Drone from ZeroTech

US drone pilots defend tactics as Afghans question civilian toll

Thursday 22nd December 2016
Reuters
To the Americans, only enemy combatants were killed by missiles fired from unmanned aircraft in Afghanistan in 2016. Eyewitness accounts, however, along with United Nations reports, suggest dozens of civilians were among the

U.K. drone crackdown means users may have to pass a test to fly them

Thursday 22nd December 2016
Digital Trends
Digital Trends
It seems the British government is about to get tough on drone owners after suggesting this week it may force everyone with a flying machine to take a test before they can use it. The proposal comes amid

First snow covers war-torn Aleppo (DRONE VIDEO)

Wednesday 21st December 2016
RT
RT
TrendsSyria unrest. The drone footage captured on Wednesday shows piles of rubble and partially destroyed houses covered with snow in the heavily-damaged Aleppo district of Seif Al-Dawla. The district reportedly remains one of the

Drone users face safety test under new UK regulations

Wednesday 21st December 2016
Daily Mail
The Guardian
Anyone who buys a drone in the UK may have to register it and take a safety test under new measures to prevent potential collisions with passenger jets. Measures proposed by ministers also include criminal liability

Drone buyers may face tough new safety rules

Tuesday 20th December 2016
BBC News
Anyone who buys a drone in future may have to register it and take a safety test. That could be the outcome of a government consultation on strict new drone safety rules. There could also be tougher penalties for anyone who flies a

Safety test proposal for drone users

Tuesday 20th December 2016
BBC News
Anyone who buys a drone in future in the UK may have to register it and take a safety test. That could be the outcome of a government consultation on strict new drone safety rules. There could also be tougher penalties for anyone who

That drone sub Trump said China could keep—what was it doing ...

Tuesday 20th December 2016
Ars Technica
That drone sub Trump said China could keep—what was it doing ...
Ars Technica
Underwater ”glider” snatched by the Chinese was getting its science on.
China Gives Drone Back—But Why Did They Grab

Tigers chase a drone through the snow. Can they catch it?

Tuesday 20th December 2016
CNET
CNET
The video, which posted last week on YouTube, shows tigers exploring their habitat and then noticing a drone flown by Durivage enter. Throughout the video, two tigers -- and then a third -- stare at, chase, and jump up at the

Tigers chase drone through the snow. Can they catch it?

Tuesday 20th December 2016
CNET
CNET
The video, which posted last week on YouTube, shows tigers exploring their habitat and then noticing a drone flown by Durivage enter. Throughout the video, two tigers -- and then a third -- stare at, chase, and jump up at the

Frozen Michigan lighthouse looks out of this world in drone video

Monday 19th December 2016
fox6now.com
fox6now.com
The addition of a smokestack to a lighthouse in St. Joseph, Mich., led some to describe the building as “unsightly,” per the AP. It was anything but on Thursday, as the area was hit with chilly weather.

U.S. Stocks Pare Gains as Yen, Treasuries Strengthen With Gold

Monday 19th December 2016
Bloomberg
Bloomberg
Markets were briefly roiled Friday after China took a U.S. Naval drone from international waters. Moves were exacerbated Monday as volumes are thinning before the December holiday season and end of the year.

Turbulence lies ahead for the drone industry

Monday 19th December 2016
Financial Times
Financial Times
The holy grail of the logistics industry has always been to solve the “last mile” challenge, the trickiest and most expensive link in the delivery chain. Amazon Prime Air could be part of the

U.S. Stocks Fluctuate as Yen, Treasuries Strengthen With Gold ...

Monday 19th December 2016
Bloomberg
Bloomberg
A cautious tone spread through financial markets as the last full trading week in 2016 began. The yen gained with gold and Treasuries, while equities in Europe ...
and

Dollar, yields, stocks all cool their jets

Monday 19th December 2016
Reuters
Reuters
Financial markets briefly turned "risk-off" in late U.S. trade on Friday following news that a Chinese Navy warship had seized a U.S. underwater drone in international waters in the South China Sea. The diplomatic incident

N. Korea developing long-distance drone – report

Sunday 18th December 2016
RT
N. Korea developing long-distance drone – report
RT
No photos of the state-of-the-art drone were provided, but it is said to have tracking capabilities and the ability to carry out real-time observation. In total, North Korea

Drone Delivery: Amazon Chose UK Over US Because Of Fewer Regulations

Saturday 17th December 2016
Daily Caller
“The fact that Amazon chose to go overseas to experiment with drone delivery is totally unsurprising. FAA rules prohibit drone flights that are entirely autonomous or beyond the line of sight of human operators,” Eli

Drone sales soaring as new federal flying rules kick in

Saturday 17th December 2016
Albany Times Union
Albany Times Union
... at new federal rules for the unmanned aircraft. In September, Glenmont resident Gary McPherson became the first commercially licensed drone pilot in the Capital Region under first-ever rules

China to return seized US underwater drone, Pentagon says

Saturday 17th December 2016
BBC News
The Pentagon says it has "secured an understanding" with China that it will return an underwater drone seized in the South China Sea. China captured the US vessel in international waters on Thursday. It has not explained why and

Trump rips China for seizing Navy drone

Saturday 17th December 2016
The Hill
The USNS Bowditch, an oceanographic survey ship, was preparing to retrieve its unmanned drone out of the water, as part of their typical mission to collect data on the ocean and weather patterns, the official said. The drone had

Snapchat has looked to acquire everything from drone companies to cameras

Friday 16th December 2016
Business Insider
Business Insider
Snapchat is on the hunt for a wide range of hardware acquisitions, as it seeks to further its new mission of creating cameras that can capture a wealth of pictures and videos and funnel them into its

Expert: Chinese drone seizure a signal to Trump

Friday 16th December 2016
The Hill
The Hill
"Knowing Chinese military officials for many years and how orders are communicated from the highest power centers in Beijing down to commanders on the ground or water, this was very likely a highly planned and escalatory

Patchwork of state laws set to cause post-holiday headache for drone operators

Friday 16th December 2016
The Hill (blog)
The Hill (blog)
State laws impacting Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV, or “drone”) operations are patchwork quilts. Not only do they vary from state to state, but the definitions vary, the restrictiveness varies,

DSI staffer injured by own drone at Wat Dhammakaya

Friday 16th December 2016
Bangkok Post
Bangkok Post
. 16 Dec 2016 at 13:54 4,592 viewed8 comments; WRITER: PONGPAT WONGYALA. A bleeding DSI official leaves the vicinity of Wat Phra Dhammakaya, after saving his spy drone from crashing to the ...
and

Amazon achieves first drone delivery

Thursday 15th December 2016
Fast Company
A designated drone-testing corridor, up to 40 kilometers long, will let researchers determine how the unmanned aircraft can safely effectively be used. A 10-kilometer test flight earlier this year found drones showed promise in

Poor software design led to second £1m Army spy drone crash

Thursday 15th December 2016
The Register
Poor software design led to second £1m Army spy drone crash
The Register
The £1m unmanned aircraft had to be written off thanks to the damage it sustained after its onboard systems smashed it into the runway at

Michael Flynn Is On Board Of Drone Company That Sells To US Military And Saudi Arabia

Thursday 15th December 2016
Daily Caller
Earlier this month, shareholders for an upstart defense contractor that sells drones to the U.S. Defense Department — as well as to more controversial clients like the kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Ecuadorian air force

Afghan Brothers Develop Drone to Clear Land Mines

Wednesday 14th December 2016
Voice of America
It was the memory of the destruction caused by land mines left over from the 1980s — when Afghan rebels fought Soviet forces — that inspired the brothers to develop a drone prototype to detect and destroy the

Drone delivery? Amazon is doing it now. See the first delivery for yourself. - The San Diego Union

Wednesday 14th December 2016
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Drone delivery? Amazon is doing it now. See the first delivery for yourself.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
This undated handout photo released by Amazon shows a flying "octocopter" mini-drone that would be used

The drone files

Wednesday 14th December 2016
PropertyCasualty360
Columbia Journalism Review
SpaceX Rocket Hop—DALLAS, TX—FAA regulations restrict commercial drone operators from flying in some airspace without the approval of Air Traffic Control, which basically means no

Drone footage shows devastation of deserted eastern Aleppo (EXCLUSIVE VIDEO)

Wednesday 14th December 2016
RT
RT
The drone footage is extremely similar to an RT 360 video published on Tuesday, which also shows scenes of destruction in an abandoned area of Aleppo. The Syrian Army has made significant gains in eastern Aleppo in recent weeks,

Illegal drone flights persist in Great Smoky Mountains

Tuesday 13th December 2016
WBIR.com
WBIR.com
GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS - If a drone is on your wish list, join the crowd. Around half a million of the unmanned aircraft systems were registered with the FAA since December 2015 in the United States. Another inevitable

Russia Tests Nuclear UnderWater Drone Capable Of Destroying Coastal Cities, Pentagon Says

Tuesday 13th December 2016
The Inquisitr
The Inquisitr
Russia tested a nuclear underwater drone capable of destroying coastal cities, ports, and harbors. The Russian drone has been rumored to exist since last year, but the first known test of the highly destructive

Forget Selfie Sticks: This Drone Captures Photos and Videos in Midair

Tuesday 13th December 2016
Live Science
Live Science
Instead of extending your arm or using a selfie stick to snap shots of you and your crew, you could use a new pocket-size drone — dubbed the "AirSelfie" — to help you remotely capture aerial photos and

Man Who Says Relatives Were Killed by US Drone Strike Heads to Federal Court

Tuesday 13th December 2016
ABC News
Faisal bin Ali Jaber, a Yemeni man who claims he lost members of his family in a U.S. drone strike, was set to attend a U.S. appellate court hearing today regarding the alleged incident in what could become a landmark case. Jaber, an

Create a 3D model of your house with this drone

Tuesday 13th December 2016
Wired.co.uk
Wired.co.uk
Drones may be seen as the reserve of the hobbyist, but they have so much more potential. They can be used for mountain rescue missions, deliver packages, and provide internet connectivity. Their most popular use to

Agricultural drone jobs taking off

Monday 12th December 2016
ABC Online
ABC Online
The jobs are stacking up for a newly-established drone business in the far north of Western Australia. From crop inspections, to filming promotional videos and even tree-counting for one of the local forestry

Best drones 2016/2017 UK: plus drone buying guide

Monday 12th December 2016
PC Advisor
Drones are all the rage at the moment, but the sheer amount of choice as well as the huge range of prices can make it difficult to know what to buy and how much to spend. Here we explain what you need to know about buying a drone,

UK investigators reveal further serious drone encounters

Monday 12th December 2016
Oxted County Border News
Flightglobal
UK investigators have revealed another two serious drone encounters with commercial aircraft took place in the same week as three previously-disclosed incidents. The encounter involved an Embraer 190

Azerbaijan downs Armenian drone

Monday 12th December 2016
Anadolu Agency
Anadolu Agency
Azerbaijani troops have shot down an Armenian drone, the Defense Ministry in the capital Baku said on Monday. The ministry said in a statement that an Armenian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) had been detected

Make Use of Your Drone Video with WebODM

Sunday 11th December 2016
Hackaday
Hackaday
If you ever watch the original Star Trek, Captain Kirk and crew spend a lot of time mapping new parts of the galaxy. In fact, at least one episode centered on them taking images of some new part of space. It might not be

Drone disasters: popular toys causing injuries, crashes - KTRK

Sunday 11th December 2016
KTRK-TV
Drone disasters: popular toys causing injuries, crashes
KTRK-TV
Guests saw a drone hovering above the dance floor, but then it crashed into the crowd below. Two guests claimed they left with concussions, cuts and fractures. So

Telemedical Drone Project Debuts in Miss.

Sunday 11th December 2016
EMSWorld (press release) (blog)
EMSWorld (press release) (blog)
BOLTON, Miss., Dec. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Two new disaster drones delivered telemedical packages to victims and rescue personnel in a simulated mass casualty

What to know before buying a drone this Christmas: ICAO

Sunday 11th December 2016
GMA News
GMA News
MONTREAL - UN aviation officials cautioned anyone Friday who might want to leave a gift of a drone under the Christmas tree this season, to learn how to safely operate it first. "Drones can pose a serious threat to manned

Women sue groom, event company after being hit by drone

Saturday 10th December 2016
NBC4i.com
BRENTWOOD, N.H. (AP) — Two women are suing a groom and the event company that ran his wedding reception after they allege he flew a drone that hit them in the head at the New Hampshire event. Kneena Ellis, of Seabrook, and

US says drone strike kills French ISIS operative - CNN.com

Saturday 10th December 2016
CNN
CNN
Boubaker Hakim, a French ISIS operative suspected of ties to a terrorist attack on a Tunisian beach, was killed by a US drone strike, the Pentagon says.
Daesh Jihadist Behind Tunisia Resort Attack Targeted by US Drone ...Sputnik

Pressure is tough on Air Force drone pilots

Saturday 10th December 2016
Colorado Springs Gazette
But number of strikes by Air Force drone pilots and systems units has exploded in recent years. In 2010, remotely piloted aircraft fired on 243 targets. This year, just through October, strikes totaled 2,473. The

Russia tests new underwater nuclear drone amid growing tensions with the West

Saturday 10th December 2016
The Independent
The Independent
Russia has carried out a test of a revolutionary unmanned nuclear submarine, according to US intelligence sources. Unnamed Pentagon officials reportedly said the underwater drone was launched on 27 November

Drone strike kills militant linked to Charlie Hebdo attack: US

Friday 9th December 2016
Reuters
Reuters
WASHINGTON A U.S. drone strike in Syria has killed an Islamic State militant linked to the Jan. 7 2015 attack on satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo in Paris, defense officials said on Friday. Boubaker el Hakim was killed late

Air Hogs Connect Augmented Reality Mission Drone Review: Not Quite There Yet

Friday 9th December 2016
iDigitalTimes.com
iDigitalTimes.com
Virtual and augmented reality are major buzzwords these days in both tech and gaming, so it was only a matter of time until toys started getting the high-tech treatment. Air Hogs takes the popularity of

What to know before buying a drone this Christmas

Friday 9th December 2016
Phys.Org
In a list of tips and facts for recreational users titled "Ten things to know before buying a drone this Christmas," it said a drone weighing more than 25 kilograms (55 pounds) requires a permit to operate it. The ICAO also urges

Ford patents include self-driving car with a drone

Friday 9th December 2016
USA TODAY
USA TODAY
Ford has registered 1,442 patents this year, most among the largest automakers, including one for a self-driving car that has its own drone. Based on data compiled by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Toyota was

Embrace the Drone

Friday 9th December 2016
Bearing Drift (press release) (blog)
Bearing Drift (press release) (blog)
There is a mixed brew of opinions on the spread of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS, or “drone”) technology. While many see their benefits, ... A drone is

Football-sized drone flown 20m from Heathrow-bound plane

Friday 9th December 2016
BBC News
BBC News
A drone the size of a football was flown as close as 20m (66ft) from a passenger jet over south-east London, an investigation has revealed. The plane was above Biggin Hill, heading to Heathrow, when the drone was spotted

Russia Preparing For War? Moscow Tests Nuclear-Capable Drone Submarine Posing Threat To US

Friday 9th December 2016
International Business Times
International Business Times
Russia conducted a revolutionary nuclear-capable drone submarine test that could pose a major threat to U.S. ports and harbors, according to reports Thursday. U.S. intelligence

Local Motors unveils 3D printed autonomous car with drone

Friday 9th December 2016
ReadWrite
ReadWrite
Working directly with Grant Imahara of Mythbusters, the engineers have produced a 3D printed, autonomous vehicle that comes equipped with its own 3D printed drone. Mouser Electronics provided the autonomous software,

Drone-Delivered Blood Is Fresh on Arrival

Thursday 8th December 2016
Seeker
Seeker
The cooler was attached to the unmanned aircraft, a commercial S900-model drone, and then flown by remote control a distance between 8 and 12 miles at 328 feet above the ground. The longest of the flights took about 26

Wireless Video and the Commercial Small Drone Market to Bring Operational Efficiencies to New Heights

Thursday 8th December 2016
MarketWatch
SCOTTSDALE, Arizona, Dec. 8, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Increasingly favorable regulatory environments expand the roles for small drones, also known as small unmanned aerial vehicles (sUAVs), in commercial applications. While autonomous

Russia Tests Nuclear-Capable Drone Sub

Thursday 8th December 2016
Washington Free Beacon
Washington Free Beacon
Russia conducted a test of a revolutionary nuclear-capable drone submarine that poses a major strategic threat to U.S. ports and harbors. U.S. intelligence agencies detected the test of the

Ambulance Drone System Takes Off

Thursday 8th December 2016
EMSWorld (press release) (blog)
EMSWorld (press release) (blog)
A collaboration between William Carey University and Hinds Community College has led to the development of a new type of drone—the "HiRO drone" or Health Integrated

Giving or getting a drone for Christmas? Know the rules - KTRK

Wednesday 7th December 2016
KTRK-TV
Giving or getting a drone for Christmas? Know the rules
KTRK-TV
Drones - more formally known as Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) - are gaining prominence for both recreational and commercial use. Beginners can use drones to race,

Women sue groom, say drone struck them at wedding

Wednesday 7th December 2016
Seacoastonline.com
Seacoastonline.com
BRENTWOOD — Claiming they were struck in the head with a drone at a wedding this year, two women filed a suit against the groom for flying the drone and the event company for not stopping him.

Study shows blood products unaffected by drone trips

Wednesday 7th December 2016
EurekAlert (press release)
EurekAlert (press release)
The Johns Hopkins team previously studied the impact of drone transportation on the chemical, hematological and microbial makeup of drone-flown blood samples and found that none were

MIT System Simplifies DIY Drone Building

Wednesday 7th December 2016
PC Magazine
PC Magazine
A new system allows users to design, simulate, and build their own custom drone based on specific requirements including payload, cost, flight time, battery usage, and other factors. Change the size, shape, and

Top 3 Christmas toys and big drone deals

Wednesday 7th December 2016
WGRZ.com
WGRZ.com
BUFFALO, NY - The countdown to Christmas is on! In my continued quest to save you more cash than anyone else in the country, today we celebrate insane toy savings. HATCHIMAL DISCOUNTS: We are currently working around the

Obama Sends Messages to Trump on Terrorism, Drone Strategies

Tuesday 6th December 2016
Roll Call
Roll Call
Obama, speaking to elite troops at the U.S. Special Operations Command in Tampa, argued so-called “targeted killings” -- which rely on armed drone strikes and commando raids — kill fewer citizens in

New joystick enables drone flying with one hand

Tuesday 6th December 2016
Reuters
The "Shift" controller, produced by Seoul-based "this is engineering Inc", comprises a wireless thumb ring and small joystick which the developers say can make flying a drone more intuitive. The user holds the joystick in one hand and

This edible food drone could offer aid in disaster zones

Tuesday 6th December 2016
ZDNet
ZDNet
Pouncer: Next year the compay plans to demonstrate the drones being launched from a C130 Hercules cargo aircraft." Illustration:Windhorse Aerospace. A UK company is developing lightweight and edible food drones to bring

Yuneec Breeze First-Person View Controller lets you be onboard your drone

Tuesday 6th December 2016
SlashGear
The problem for many people who want to fly drones is that they can be a bit hard to pilot when they are coming towards you. Anyone who has ever found one knows the challenges controls making the drone move in the opposite direction

German govt finally admits hosting key US drone war base – Die Linke MP

Tuesday 6th December 2016
RT
German govt finally admits hosting key US drone war base – Die Linke MP
RT
Die Linke is among the forces in Germany calling "to end this drone war" and to "end the possibility" of the US using Ramstein. The use of unmanned

German govt finally admits hosting key US drone war base, Die Linke MP tells RT

Tuesday 6th December 2016
RT
RT
Die Linke is among the forces in Germany calling "to end this drone war" and to "end the possibility" of the US using Ramstein. The use of unmanned aircraft piloted remotely halfway across the world to kill suspected terrorists was

State approves $1.5M for Springfield airport drone research

Monday 5th December 2016
Springfield News Sun
Springfield News Sun
The Ohio Department of Transportation agreed to a $1.5 million contract with the Air Force Research Laboratory to work on a ground-based “sense-and avoid-system” for unmanned aircraft

Drone Proliferation Matters, But Not For the Reasons You Think

Monday 5th December 2016
War on the Rocks
With President-elect Donald Trump poised to become commander-in-chief, a number of debates have arisen about the legacies that will be left behind by his predecessor and the ways those legacies shape the options available to

Utah police seek owner of window-peeping drone loaded with voyeur videos

Monday 5th December 2016
UPI.com
UPI.com
The Orem Police Department said the quadcopter drone was seized Saturday morning when a man spotted it hovering near his window and followed the unmanned aircraft to a church parking lot, where it landed without any sign of

Futuristic, sustainable Urban Droneport could act as a hub for drone deliveries

Monday 5th December 2016
Inhabitat
Inhabitat
Companies from Amazon to Facebook have bet on drones as the aerial vehicles of the future. But many locales lack the appropriate infrastructure to support the day-to-day management of hundreds of zooming devices. Enter

This flash-drone is the future of MTB photography

Monday 5th December 2016
Red Bull
Red Bull
Two-and-a-half years ago, when photographer David Robinson first saw the Octocopter drone (an eight-blade, camera-mounted microcopter) his imagination went into overdrive as he realised how it could help him achieve his

International Drone Expo races into LA

Sunday 4th December 2016
New Atlas
New Atlas
. Aaron Heinrich. 2 hours ago. 7 pictures. The International Drone Expo will take place in Los Angeles, December 9-10. View gallery - 7 images. For casual drone pilots and expert racers, the International Drone

Behind The Scene Apple Campus 2 Drone Flyover

Thursday 1st December 2016
Forbes
Forbes
Below is our exclusive interview – edited for length and clarity – with Roberts sharing the behind the scene of his aerial footages and his experience on flying a drone over the Apple Campus 2 for the past few

Brit upstart releases free air traffic app for drone operators

Thursday 1st December 2016
The Register
The Register
British startup Altitude Angel has, in conjunction with air traffic control service NATS, launched an air-traffic-as-a-service app for drone operators. Drone Assist "presents drone pilots with an interactive map

GoPro makes cutbacks after drone crashes

Wednesday 30th November 2016
Nasdaq
BBC News
Action camera-maker GoPro is cutting 200 jobs and shutting down some of its services. The announcement follows a series of drone crashes that made the company recall its much anticipated Karma aircraft. In addition, the US

Watch this drone gun jam a flying drone

Wednesday 30th November 2016
Washington Post
Washington Post
November 30, 2016 10:04 AM EST - A company called DroneShield has introduced a 13-pound rifle field jammer that it says can take down drones from a distance as far as 1.2 miles away. (Drone Shield). November

Deutsche Telekom Wants to Sell You an Anti-Drone Safety Shield

Wednesday 30th November 2016
Bloomberg
Deutsche Telekom AG will start selling products designed to protect companies and authorities from drones linked to spying, smuggling or vandalism as the German carrier turns to security products and services to unlock fresh

DJI reduces the the maximum speed of its new Inspire 2 drone

Wednesday 30th November 2016
The Verge
DJI has announced that its impressive Inspire 2 drone — announced earlier this month — will be slightly less speedy than originally planned. The Chinese drone manufacturer stated last night that the Inspire 2 would now

Drone Used to Track Down Robbery Suspects

Tuesday 29th November 2016
Breitbart News
Breitbart News
A drone has helped catch two suspected burglars in a short chase across the town of Tusla, Oklahoma, it has been revealed. An eyewitness of the incident said that he was talking to a man with a drone before

A Tiny Drone Will Replace Your Selfie Stick Once and For All

Tuesday 29th November 2016
The Creators Project (blog)
The Creators Project (blog)
The selfie stick, in all its awkward ubiquity, might now have a serious challenger to its selfie throne. The challenge arrives via AirSelfie, a tiny, pocket-sized drone that doubles

Leidos begins operational testing for Sea Hunter drone

Tuesday 29th November 2016
UPI.com
UPI.com
. By Ryan Maass | Nov. 29, 2016 at 12:02 PM. Follow @upi. Comments. share with facebook. share with twitter. The Sea Hunter anti-sub drone is scheduled to undergo operational testing through fall ...
and

Urban drone test site coming to Henderson - KLAS

Tuesday 29th November 2016
KLAS-TV
Urban drone test site coming to Henderson
KLAS-TV
The City of Henderson wants to lead the way in drone technology by hosting the first urban test site for unmanned aircraft in the state. Three years ago, Nevada became one of six

Before you buy: 11 drone safety tips

Monday 28th November 2016
Santa Rosa Press Gazette
Think Cabbage Patch kids, Tickle Me Elmo and the Nintendo Wii. This year, as was last year, Unmanned Aircraft Systems, or Drones, are the hot ticket item. During the 2015 holiday season, drone sales increased 445

Watchdog group looking for answers in Savannah River Site drone investigation

Monday 28th November 2016
Aiken Standard
Aiken Standard
By late July, there were nine reported drone-sighting incidents in the area, each prompting site-wide security alerts. A potential 10th sighting in September stirred things up, but U.S. Department of Energy

GoPro Karma Drone Latest News & Update: Recalled Karma Causing More Revenue Loss For Company; Free Hero 5 ...

Monday 28th November 2016
Gamenguide
Gamenguide
GoPro, a leading American technology company, created a stir a few weeks back due to the product recall of Karma, its first generation of drones. Incidentally DJI, the leading civilian drone industry company, also

Raytheon Sets Phasers to Drone Destruction with Directed Energy Weapon Test

Monday 28th November 2016
IEEE Spectrum
IEEE Spectrum
There are all kinds of creative ways of dealing with rogue drones: Radio jamming. Other drones with nets. Trained eagles. None of these are really designed to handle military drones, however, and large,

Amazon Testing Drones In UK Since 2015

Monday 28th November 2016
PYMNTS.com
PYMNTS.com
It has recently come to light via a chain of email correspondences that Amazon has been testing its drone technology in U.K. airspace for much longer than initially believed. The correspondences were written between

Chinese drone maker DJI to open new authorized retail store in Seattle area

Monday 28th November 2016
GeekWire
However, DJI noted in its opening announcement that drone flights are not allowed outside Factoria mall. Recreational users are not allowed to fly drones within 25 feet of another person, and the unmanned aircrafts are not allowed in

Global Commercial Drone-enabled Services Market to Grow 35% by ...

Monday 28th November 2016
IT News Africa
Business Wire (press release)
The report forecasts the global commercial drone enabled-services market to grow at a CAGR of 35.47% during the period 2016-2020. Drones are UAVs that ...
Drone Racing Could Be the Next

Global Commercial Drone-enabled Services Market to Grow 35% by 2020 - Driven by Emergence of Drone Racing as ...

Monday 28th November 2016
IT News Africa
Business Wire (press release)
The report forecasts the global commercial drone enabled-services market to grow at a CAGR of 35.47% during the period 2016-2020. Drones are UAVs that are flown and controlled using handheld or

Drone footage shows recent clashes at #NoDAPL protest in Standing Rock

Sunday 27th November 2016
Mashable
Mashable
New drone footage shot over the Thanksgiving holiday shows the continued clashes between protesters and police at Standing Rock. Protesters comprised of Native Americans, environmentalists and their supporters have set up

The new frontier for drone warfare: Under the oceans

Sunday 27th November 2016
Tampabay.com
Tampabay.com
The goal is to have the unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) deploy from manned submarines or even large autonomous drone subs the way fighter jets take off from aircraft carriers, he said. The Chinese and others

Could a drone be used to survey electric lines?

Sunday 27th November 2016
Worcester Telegram
Worcester Telegram
"They were using the drone to inspect the vegetation that surrounds our infrastructure," said Jacquelyn Bean, of National Grid. Safety inspections "are now done with foot patrols and helicopter

Dot Earth | In Madagascar Test, Drone Delivers Medicine by Air

Saturday 26th November 2016
New York Times (blog)
New York Times (blog)
In test flights last summer, several organizations used a drone to connect remote villages in a roadless region of Madagascar with Centre ValBio, a Stony Brook University research hub. Medicines

Latest Apple Campus 2 stunning drone flyover video shows complete buildings w/solar, landscaping, main atrium

Saturday 26th November 2016
9 to 5 Mac
9 to 5 Mac
In our latest installment of Apple Campus 2 flyovers, we see that Apple is nearing completion for its 2017 opening. The main structures are almost complete from the outside and trees and fountains and other

Holiday Drone Gifts Come With Responsibility, Regulations

Friday 25th November 2016
NewsChannel5.com
NewsChannel5.com
NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Drones have become one of the hottest holiday gifts, but what shoppers may not know is that they come with a lot of regulations. David Smith has been flying drones for a few years, a few

Drone Usage in Agriculture Could Be a $32 Billion Market

Friday 25th November 2016
Fox Business
Fox Business
You might be familiar with the idea of drones delivering consumer packages or monitoring security areas, but did you know that drones were first used commercially in Japan for agricultural purposes? In fact,

Drone warfare heads under the seas as US seeks advantage over rivals

Thursday 24th November 2016
Washington Post
Washington Post
As unmanned aerial drones have become a critical part of modern warfare, the Pentagon is now looking to deploy autonomous robots underwater, patrolling the sea floor on what one top Navy official called an

After near misses, careless British drone pilots told to heed Dronecode

Thursday 24th November 2016
Ars Technica
Ars Technica
In an effort to stamp down on irresponsible drone flights, the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA)—which regulates all flights in the UK—has launched a new version of the "Dronecode." The Dronecode is a set

Hover Camera Passport drone review

Thursday 24th November 2016
Digital Trends
Digital Trends
Drones have evolved rather quickly in the past few years, but lately we seem to be entering a new era. Instead of stuffing drones with every feature known to man, manufacturers are starting to build them with

Missile tech helps boffins land drone on car moving at 50 km/h

Wednesday 23rd November 2016
The Register
The Register
Robotics boffins have landed an autonomous quadcopter on a car moving at 50 km/h and think doing so might just change the drone business. As explained at arXiv by a group of researchers from Mobile Robotics and

Drone racing takes off in Cincinnati

Wednesday 23rd November 2016
WLWT Cincinnati
WLWT Cincinnati
But a group of Ohio hobbyist racers are pushing tiny quad-copters to their limits. Drone racing is growing in popularity, and a group in Milford is riding that wave. Drone racing has all the speed and

The drone-catching drone is here to keep the skies safe from drones

Wednesday 23rd November 2016
The Daily Dot
The Daily Dot
From delivering pizzas to flying over concerts to scanning your local skies, drones are more prevalent than ever. The folks at Airspace Systems believe the end result of all this drone expansion is the

US drone war expands to Niger

Wednesday 23rd November 2016
Deutsche Welle
Deutsche Welle
"These regions can be monitored better from Agadez. That is the biggest advantage over the capital, Niamey," Moore said, referring to the long-time US spying presence there. An additional drone base is planned

Shawnee County Emergency Management looking for drone pilots

Wednesday 23rd November 2016
WIBW News Now
Radio controlled helicopters with four propellers for stable flight and a high resolution camera connected to the pilot is not just the hottest gift idea this Christmas season, they can be used to help during emergencies. And

Epic drone footage captures giant cracks left by New Zealand earthquake (VIDEOS)

Tuesday 22nd November 2016
RT
RT
The videos were created by GNS Science, a geoscience research company. They sent a drone over both the Kekerengu Fault and the Papatea Fault in the northeast South Island with captivating results, highlighting the damage sustained as

Government Drone Regulations Nearly Killed Disney Holiday Light Display

Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Daily Signal
The Part 107 commercial drone regulations, implemented in August 2016, affect everyone from the individual drone enthusiast who wants to get into the drone photography business, to large companies such as Amazon, Google, and

This Thanksgiving, Let A Drone Do All The Work In The Kitchen. Or Not

Tuesday 22nd November 2016
Huffington Post
Co.Create
In a video to promote its X‑Star Premium drone, the team at Autel Robotics demonstrates pretty much the exact opposite of what you should use a drone for. The video starts with vegetable prep, and the drone

Drone Video Shows Police Using Water Cannons on Dakota Access Pipeline Protesters

Monday 21st November 2016
Inverse
Inverse
Protests in North Dakota against the Dakota Access pipeline continued this past weekend, with tensions between protesters and police coming to a head on Sunday night. For months, opponents of the pipeline have gathered in

Drone narrowly escapes water cannon jet during DAPL protest (VIDEO)

Monday 21st November 2016
RT
RT
Though mainstream media largely turned a blind eye to the latest Dakota Access Pipeline protest, a committed drone at the scene would not be deterred from capturing aerial footage of the demonstration – even by blasts from a

Drone certification? New trend in China

Sunday 20th November 2016
China Daily
China Daily
Drone is increasingly a popular item here in China and with it, more and more people are considering becoming certified. Becoming a certified drone pilot is not easy. In some cases it can cost a maximum of 27,000

What Hobbyists Should Know About Drone Insurance

Friday 18th November 2016
Insurance Journal
Insurance Journal
If a drone is on your holiday shopping list, be sure to check your insurance coverage before you crack open that instruction manual and take flight. Damage from a drone is a bit more complicated than

Do you need insurance for your drone?

Wednesday 16th November 2016
Reuters
Reuters
A drone operated by Brett Woods, a pilot who co-founded the drone company Aerial Concept Unmanned Systems, was supposed to climb 400 feet, but instead flew into the 27th floor of a building. Luckily, the apartment it

More and more law enforcement are happily expanding their drone fleets

Wednesday 16th November 2016
Ars Technica
Ars Technica
Also in July 2016, Ars reported on an incident in which the ACSO used a drone to monitor the bust of an illegal casino that was being operated out of a house in San Leandro. That incident marked the third time in

12 awesome drone-photography shots on Instagram

Tuesday 15th November 2016
CNET
CNET
I was browsing Twitter earlier and came across a tweet from James Martin, one of our CNET photographers. He was sharing a piece called 12 drone photographers changing the way we see the world from the Feature Shoot website. There

AT&T And NASA To Build National Drone Tracking System

Tuesday 15th November 2016
Vocativ
10, AT&T announced that it was collaborating with NASA to develop an Unmanned Aircraft System Traffic Management program to allow agencies to monitor drones. An AT&T release states this program will make it safer for drone

JD.com is expanding its drone delivery program

Monday 14th November 2016
Business Insider
Business Insider
After launching its drone delivery program in June, China-based e-commerce company JD.com is looking to expand to 100 regular drone delivery routes by the end of 2017, reports Bloomberg. If JD.com can

Drone Video Shows Devastation in Eastern Aleppo

Monday 14th November 2016
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
. 11/14/2016 12:37PM. Video footage from the rebel-held eastern Aleppo neighborhood of Shaar shows the damage following repeated bombing by the Syrian government and its allies. Photo: Aleppo

$30 Million Airfield for Drone Hub in New York

Monday 14th November 2016
Construction Equipment
Construction Equipment
Andrew Cuomo announced last week that a $30 million dollar airstrip for testing unmanned aircraft systems will be built in central New York. The 50-mile flight corridor managed by a new flight

Air Force, Ohio to invest in drone research at local airport

Sunday 13th November 2016
WKYC-TV
WTOL.com
Small drones are being flown in tests at a western Ohio airport as a step toward eventually flying the unmanned aircraft out of sight of their operators. The Springfield News-Sun (http://bit.ly/2fs2lAy ) reports the new

Corvallis drone company helps with whale study

Saturday 12th November 2016
HeraldNet
CORVALLIS, Ore. — A Corvallis company supplied and piloted aerial drones used in a first-of-its-kind whale study in the East Canadian Arctic this summer. Complier Enterprise was part of a University of British Columbia

This Elegant, Black and White Drone Photography is Not What It Seems

Saturday 12th November 2016
The Creators Project (blog)
The Creators Project (blog)
Military Age Males, Tomas Van Houtryve, 2015. All photos courtesy of the artist and Anastasia Photo. When thinking of drone photography, aerial visages of major metropolises or rare

US man detained for flying drone near Taj Mahal

Saturday 12th November 2016
TopYaps
The Hindu
A US national has been apprehended by police after he allegedly flew a drone near the high-security Taj Mahal. Officials said the incident was reported around 2 p.m. yesterday when a small white-coloured drone was spotted

Flying Robot Drone Film Festival Returns to San Francisco

Friday 11th November 2016
Variety
Variety
The Flying Robot International Film Festival is returning to San Francisco next week, once again presenting a selection of short films shot with the help of drones on November 17th. Attendees will get to see a selection of

Zipline has raised $25 million for humanitarian drone deliveries

Friday 11th November 2016
Business Insider
Business Insider
Leading the round of investment, which the company will use to expand its humanitarian drone delivery service in Rwanda, was Visionnare Ventures, joined by Sequoia Capital and Andreessen Horowitz, among

After initial denial, Pentagon discovers it killed 10 allies in drone strike in Somalia

Thursday 10th November 2016
Washington Post
Washington Post
NAIROBI — An American drone strike thought to have struck Islamist militants in Somalia actually killed 10 members of a regional force allied with the United States, according to results of a Pentagon

AT&T and NASA Collaborate on Drone Traffic Management System

Thursday 10th November 2016
PR Newswire (press release)
VIENNA, Va., Nov. 10, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- AT&T* and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are researching traffic management solutions for Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The goal is an

Consumer Drone Market to Grow at 23.4% CAGR to 2020

Thursday 10th November 2016
PR Newswire (press release)
The global consumer drone market analyst says one of latest trends in the market is adoption of drones for sports. The use of consumer drones for sports is increasing with its growing popularity. Mountain Dew, a

Central New York hosting prestigious NASA Drone Conference

Wednesday 9th November 2016
WSYR
WSYR
Central New York now joins the Silicon Valley as the only places in the United State to play host to a prestigious Unmanned Aircraft Systems conference. Nearly 700 people from all over the world are in the Syracuse area for the

Man who used drone to deliver barbecue sausage to friend in hot tub could be fined

Wednesday 9th November 2016
Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.uk
Authorities in Australia are investigating a man who used a drone to pick up a sausage from a barbecue and deliver it to a friend in a hot tub. The man faces a £5,600 [$AUS9,000] fine after he posted a

Pilot of departing jet at Los Angeles International Airport spots drone

Monday 7th November 2016
The Daily Breeze
The pilot of a commercial airliner reported seeing a drone flying Monday near Los Angeles International Airport. The crew of a departing WestJet Boeing 737 spotted the drone 1,500 feet above the ground shortly after noon,

Mysterious drone spotted flying near LAX

Monday 7th November 2016
MyNewsLA.com
MyNewsLA.com
The crew of a departing WestJet Boeing 737 spotted the drone 1,500 above the ground shortly after noon, according to Ian Gregor of the Federal Aviation Administration. The jetliner was departing runway 24L when

Behind the Music: How "Robot Drone Man" Built His Flying Avatar

Monday 7th November 2016
IEEE Spectrum
IEEE Spectrum
Robot Drone Man is an avatar drone, in the same category as other telepresence robots like Double and Beam. It allows a remote human to have an embodied physical presence through a mobile robot, although in this

Sheriff blasted for sending drone to “track down some loose cattle”

Monday 7th November 2016
Ars Technica
Sheriff blasted for sending drone to “track down some loose cattle”
Ars Technica
According to WHO TV, Boone County attorney Daniel Kolacia chastised the sheriff for deploying a drone to “track down some

Drone Surveys Improve Automated Road Construction

Monday 7th November 2016
Construction Equipment
Construction Equipment
Automated machine guidance (AMG) links construction equipment with onboard computers that use data from 3-D models and GPS to guide operations. The Oregon Department of Transportation is

In search for missing Woodbury man, local company offered its drone

Sunday 6th November 2016
Daily Globe
Green launched his drone — and also helped launch the future of search-and-rescue work. “This was our debut,” said Green, who is a co-owner of Green Remote Aviation of White Bear Lake Township. “This was

DroneDeploy launches first drone industry app store

Sunday 6th November 2016
ZDNet
ZDNet
When the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released its Part 107 commercial drone guidelines in August, more than 3,000 people immediately signed up to take the test to become pilots. Those were just the early adopters. Now

Man critical after trying to retrieve drone off roof

Sunday 6th November 2016
New York Post
New York Post
An East Village man remained in critical condition Saturday, a day after falling off a building while trying to retrieve his malfunctioning drone. Cris Piedrahita, 55, was flying his expensive quad-copter drone

Watch: Police drone spies on Blues and Villa fans at derby game

Sunday 6th November 2016
Birmingham Mail
Birmingham Mail
Police have released footage of their first ever use of a drone to monitor fans at the Birmingham City vs Aston Villa game. 14 people were arrested during the second city derby - but the game passed off

Russian military testing 1st-ever VR helmet for drone pilots – report

Saturday 5th November 2016
RT
Russian military testing 1st-ever VR helmet for drone pilots – report
RT
The high-quality image enables an operator to see terrain in detail, distinguishing between not only tanks and infantry fighting vehicles, but also

Man injured after falling two stories to retrieve his drone

Friday 4th November 2016
New York Post
New York Post
A man playing around with a drone tried to lower himself from a roof with a homemade rope made of blankets and sheets when the gadget got stuck on a lower level — and the doofus fell two stories, witnesses

DJI is trying to deliver its delayed Mavic Pro drone by the end of the year

Thursday 3rd November 2016
Engadget
Recode
The company published a blog post today noting that orders for one of the small, foldable aircraft placed before Nov. 3 may not ship for seven to eight weeks — roughly the end of 2016. As Recode reported a couple of

China to export CH-5 drone

Thursday 3rd November 2016
UPI.com
UPI.com
China has granted an export license for the CH-5 reconnaissance and combat drone, the state-run China Daily website reported this week. The drone here is shown here during a test flight last year. Screenshot via

Drone World Expo to Feature 50% More Speakers Including Representatives from Facebook, Southern California ...

Thursday 3rd November 2016
Business Wire (press release)
SAN JOSE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In two weeks, Drone World Expo will bring together thousands of commercial drone professionals to see products and services on an expansive show floor and hear from 120 thought leaders

Watch a drone hack a room full of smart lightbulbs from outside the window

Thursday 3rd November 2016
The Verge
The Verge
The Internet of Things is turning into a security nightmare. Following that massive DDoS attack that used an IoT-botnet to interrupt major swaths of the internet a few weeks ago, The New York Times outlines a threat

PowerUp FPV drone: Our first take

Wednesday 2nd November 2016
Digital Trends
Digital Trends
One of the earliest flying devices kids become familiar with is paper airplanes, as rudimentary as they may be. Taking that concept and applying it to a consumer drone is all the more interesting when

Houthi forces shoot down Saudi drone in Asir Province - AMN Al

Wednesday 2nd November 2016
AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)
Houthi forces shoot down Saudi drone in Asir Province
AMN Al-Masdar News (registration)
DAMASCUS, SYRIA (10:10 A.M.) - The Houthi forces downed another Saudi Army drone that was seen flying over their

Drone Tone lets you summon dark, witchy sounds

Tuesday 1st November 2016
Kill Screen (blog)
Conor McCann has made lots of wonderful digital toys recently. Black Gold was one of them—a game that let you ruminate on life while sipping cold beer with a friend under the stars. The Echo Initiative was another,

Singapore puts drone plans in motion

Tuesday 1st November 2016
ZDNet
ZDNet
The Ministry of Transport announced on Tuesday that it had awarded a main contract for the deployment of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), or drones, to three key vendors, from which government agencies would then approach to

Review: PowerUp FPV drone looks good, on paper

Monday 31st October 2016
New Atlas
New Atlas
In a world of remote-controlled toys, PowerUp stands out by reinvigorating the oft-forgotten pastime of folding and flying paper airplanes. Back in 2013, the company released its third-generation paper airplane

Drone Footage Reveals Birds-Eye View of the Staggering Devastation to Historic Basilica

Monday 31st October 2016
ABC News
Drone footage has captured a birds-eye view of the staggering damage done to a beloved 14th-century basilica in central Italy following the 6.6-magnitude earthquake that struck the area on Sunday. Only a skeleton of the historic

Northrop Grumman receives $190 million Hunter drone contract

Monday 31st October 2016
UPI.com
UPI.com
WASHINGTON, Oct. 31 (UPI) -- Northrop Grumman Systems Corp. has received a $190 million U.S. Army contract for support work on the MQ-5B Hunter drone program. In particular, the cost-plus-fixed-fee contract covers

Drone operator job ads suggest US military is flying kill missions from Britain

Monday 31st October 2016
RT
RT
... ISR Mission Intelligence Coordinator at RAF Molesworth. The Reaper is the main strike drone used by the US and is armed with Hellfire missiles and Paveway bombs. Ads have also been spotted for intelligence-gathering operators and

US Pressure Threatens Fast-Growing Drone Industry In Taiwan

Sunday 30th October 2016
Forbes
Forbes
Taiwan voiced support this month for a U.S.-led declaration that would limit sales of unmanned aerial vehicles for military use, and Washington said thanks for the nod. Diplomatically isolated Taiwan wants to be seen as a

Police force uses drone to keep football match in check

Sunday 30th October 2016
Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.uk
A police force has used a drone to keep tabs on a football match for the first time as rival clubs met in a derby clash. West Midlands Police launched a drone yesterday at the tie between rival clubs

Drone Footage Shows Quake Damage to Italian Towns

Sunday 30th October 2016
ABC News
ABC News
. More. Just two months after earthquakes killed more than 300 people in central Italy, towns in the area were again damaged in a series of strong tremors. 1:52 | 10/30/16. buffering. Replay.

Russia develops cheap, easily replaceable miniature reconnaissance drone

Sunday 30th October 2016
RT
RT
“Each drone or a group of drones will be chosen to perform specific missions depending on the objective, weather conditions and the landscape,” the company added. The Russian mini-UAVs will challenge the 16-gram

Drone captures hapless Uber driver racing rising sea tide at Holy Island with stranded Buddhist monk in back

Sunday 30th October 2016
Mirror.co.uk
Mirror.co.uk
Drone footage has captured the moment a hapless Uber driver tried to race the rising sea tide at Holy Island - and gets horribly caught out. The taxi was spotted getting caught in the water when travelling back to

UAE providing life-saving drone delivery service in Africa

Sunday 30th October 2016
The National
The National
DUBAI // Humanitarian work in Dubai is giving drones a good name, as the aerial devices are being used to carry blood supplies to remote parts of Africa. Scores of drones are being shipped out from the Dubai

That drone over the Sewalls Falls Bridge construction was there for a visual purpose

Saturday 29th October 2016
Concord Monitor
Concord Monitor
The newly rebuilt Sewalls Falls Bridge is almost set to reopen. City officials say the span will be open to the public by mid-November. BELOW: Drone images provided by Todd Woodfin take you from the old

Blood, pain, and spectacular crashes: Behind the scenes at a drone race

Saturday 29th October 2016
CBC.ca
One of the first times Sohaib Ourraiss tried flying a drone it ended with blood loss. The lesson he learned that day: Always disarm your copter. "Disarm basically means that nothing moves even if you touch it. I forgot to disarm it and

Moving beyond just frequency jamming, now drones can be hijacked

Saturday 29th October 2016
Digital Trends
Digital Trends
Drone pilots may want to brush up on their Greek mythology. In one tale Icarus, the son of master craftsman Daedalus, plunged to his death in the sea when he flew too close to the sun wearing wings made of

Drone scare shuts down traffic at Dubai International airport — again

Saturday 29th October 2016
CNBC
Drone scare shuts down traffic at Dubai International airport — again
CNBC
Dubai airport closed on Saturday, after a drone was spotted in its airspace. The airport was closed for a little over an hour, grounding flights at

ANALYSIS: Just where are the US drone bases in North Africa?

Saturday 29th October 2016
Middle East Eye
Middle East Eye
For a year now, not a month has gone by without the Flightradar24 flight supervision site detecting a sortie in Northern Africa or the Sahel by an ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance) aircraft,

FAA investigates drone close call at local airport

Friday 28th October 2016
KRDO
KRDO
The FAA is investigating a close call between a drone and a passenger jet just south of the Colorado Springs airport on Wednesday. Around 10:45am, the pilot of an MD-80 jet contacted the air traffic control tower to report an

Senior Al Qaeda Commander Targeted by US Drone Strike: US Official

Wednesday 26th October 2016
NBCNews.com
NBCNews.com
BAGHDAD — A senior al Qaeda commander involved in plots against the United States and Europe was targeted in a U.S. drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, U.S. officials said Wednesday. Nayef Salam Muhammad

Air Force offers bonuses up to $175000 for drone pilots

Monday 24th October 2016
AirForceTimes.com
To be eligible, drone pilots must be in the 18S special operations RPA pilot, 11U pilots who started on manned aircraft and permanently transitioned to RPAs, 11X pilot, 12U RPA combat systems officers, or 13U RPA air battle

Female drone pilots flying towards employment equity in science and technology

Sunday 23rd October 2016
ABC Online
ABC Online
Scientist, lecturer and drone pilot, Dr Karen Joyce is on a mission to attract more women to the fields of science and technology. But the more important job, she said, is to keep them there. According to the

Bowhead whales: Spectacular drone video reveals their social behaviour

Saturday 22nd October 2016
International Business Times UK
International Business Times UK
Spectacular drone video of bowhead whales reveals their social behaviour. Research shows that the whales spend mornings feeding in deep water and rest in shallows during

Battle Creek Air Guard prepares for drone aircraft operations in 2017

Friday 21st October 2016
MLive.com
MLive.com
Different branches of the U.S. military use unmanned aircraft of various sizes, from those that can be hand-held to those the size of the MQ-9 Reaper. The MQ-9 is the drone aircraft flown solely by the U.S. Air Force.

Researchers sabotage 3D printer files to destroy a drone

Friday 21st October 2016
TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Researchers at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU), the University of South Alabama, and Singapore University of Technology and Design have successfully injected malicious code into a computer which, in turn,

Just how close are we to getting Amazon deliveries by drone?

Friday 21st October 2016
Recode
Recode
If you live in a techie area like Silicon Valley, you may know one or two people who have a drone. But how long will it be till drones really (ahem) take off? On the latest episode of Too Embarrassed to Ask, Kara Swisher and

Eddie Paige, known in Huntington Beach as Drone Eddie, died doing what he loved

Thursday 20th October 2016
OCRegister
OCRegister
Eddie Paige, a 40-year resident in the city and popularly known as Drone Eddie for the aerial still photographs and videos he shot of Huntington Beach and its environs, had become a fixture at local events and could

Taser Explores Concept of Drone Armed With Stun Gun for Police Use

Thursday 20th October 2016
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
In a conference room away from the busy San Diego Convention Center floor where law-enforcement officials from around the world perused the latest police technology, a Taser employee showed some

Experimental Drone Recharges Without Landing

Thursday 20th October 2016
Inverse
Inverse
Imperial College London announced on Thursday that its researchers have created a drone that can recharge without having to land. While this technology is still in its early stages, it could eventually lead to drones that

Drone and Satellite Images Show Aleppo in Ruins as Russia Calls on Rebels to Evacuate

Thursday 20th October 2016
ABC News
International human rights group Amnesty International released dramatic drone footage and satellite imagery showing whole areas of the besieged Syrian city of Aleppo in ruins, in a plea to the United Nations and the international

How Police Protected The Presidential Debates With Drone Jammers

Wednesday 19th October 2016
Forbes
Forbes
The third and final Presidential debate in Las Vegas is over and there were no major security incidents. Some credit may be due to a new technology that allowed police to enforce a no-fly zone for drones within a secured

Lake Forest resident sees drone business flying high

Tuesday 18th October 2016
Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune
In 2004, when Lake Forest resident Mike Borkowski and his wife adopted the first of their two children they decided he would be the primary caregiver. The decision was a major change for Borkowski who had

Engadget giveaway: Win a DIY Lego drone kit courtesy of Flybrix!

Tuesday 18th October 2016
Engadget
Engadget
One of the caveats for buying a drone is that you may only enjoy a few minutes of flight before ham-handedly smashing it into a constellation of bits and pieces. Usually, those fragments mean the end of your amateur pilot

This flying 1000 watt spotlight drone creates eerie, beautiful footage

Monday 17th October 2016
The Verge
The Verge
God bless YouTubers and their insatiable desire for messing around with electronics and drone. The latest fruits of their collective labour comes from YouTube channel rctestflight, which managed to strap a 1,000 watt

Ambarella: The FAA Just Handed A Huge Win To This Leading Drone Supplier

Saturday 15th October 2016
Seeking Alpha
A regulatory breakthrough sets the stage for commercial drone sales to become one of the fastest growing industries in the world in the next five years. Ambarella is a pick and shovel play on the drone industry, selling

Call for tougher rules over drone danger to livestock and wilflife

Saturday 15th October 2016
Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.uk
The CLA is calling for the Government to work with the CAA and representatives of the drone industry to draw up tougher new regulations and has submitted proposals to the European Aviation Safety Agency. It

FLYPRO Announces Double Bonus Plan for Global Drone Competitions

Friday 14th October 2016
PR Newswire (press release)
PR Newswire (press release)
SHENZHEN, China, Oct. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- The World Drone Prix 2016 Dubai has attracted much attention from drone players around the world and raised the visibility of

Bauer cuts finger on drone, should start Game 3

Friday 14th October 2016
USA TODAY
ESPN
... injury to the tip of his right pinkie finger. Josh Tomlin will start Game 2 at Progressive Field in place of Bauer, who cut his finger while doing routine maintenance on his drone. The free-spirited Bauer is a long-time

Drone conference draws businessmen, hobbyists to Cape May

Friday 14th October 2016
Press of Atlantic City
Press of Atlantic City
Lincoln Black (left), 19, a sophomore at Rutgers, and Marcus Silva, 30, of Rutherford, prepared their drones for racing Friday afternoon on the beach behind Convention Hall in Cape May. Their

Drone captures beautiful rainbow over Niagara Falls - WTVD

Thursday 13th October 2016
WTVD-TV
Drone captures beautiful rainbow over Niagara Falls
WTVD-TV
Drone pilot Michael Hach was able to capture stunning footage of Niagara Falls during a visit last month. Hach posted the video to YouTube featuring sweeping shots of

Teen Accused of Weaponizing Drone Charged With Attempted Sex Assault

Thursday 13th October 2016
NBC Connecticut
NBC Connecticut
A Clinton, Connecticut teenager who posted online videos of flying drones shooting a gun and a flamethrower in his backyard has been arrested, accused of enticing a minor and attempted sex assault. Austin

Air Force computer outage hits drone center

Wednesday 12th October 2016
CNET
CNET
An Air Force spokeswoman confirmed the outage to Buzzfeed and told the publication the outage was not related to drone targeting malfunctions that occurred around the same time, leading to civilian deaths in Afghanistan as well

Turn a DJI Phantom 4 into a search & rescue drone with the Exo 1 exoskeleton

Wednesday 12th October 2016
TechCrunch
TechCrunch
The DJI is a fantastic all-purpose drone, but with the Exo 1 exoskeleton, it becomes a dedicated search and rescue tool. The 3D-printed add-on quickly attaches to the drone and adds a host of features key to making

ISIS killed enemy fighters with an exploding consumer drone

Wednesday 12th October 2016
The Verge
The Verge
The small, commercially available drone was shot down in Northern Iraq and taken back to an outpost, the Times writes. But during disassembly, the drone exploded, killing the two fighters. Le Monde reports that two

Opposed to government use, Woodstock board supports drone use for videographer

Wednesday 12th October 2016
The Daily Freeman
The Daily Freeman
... clock, in public spaces or through the windows of private homes, and to continuously monitor cell phone and text messaging, and police departments throughout the country have begun implementing drone

Drone that explodes is latest threat from ISIS

Wednesday 12th October 2016
Popular Science
The Seattle Times
In the last month, the Islamic State has tried to use small drones to launch attacks at least two other times, prompting U.S. commanders in Iraq to issue a warning to forces fighting the group to treat any

ISIS used an armed drone to kill two Kurdish fighters and wound French troops, report says

Tuesday 11th October 2016
Washington Post
Washington Post
In a possible first-of-its-kind attack on Western forces, the Islamic State used a drone loaded with explosives to strike a Kurdish and French position in northern Iraq earlier this month, according to a

Know this drone? It crash-landed in Bend driveway

Monday 10th October 2016
KTVZ
KTVZ
BEND, Ore. - Bend Police responded to a "found property" call back on Sept. 16 -- but not just any found property, a drone aircraft that crash-landed into the driveway of an unsuspecting neighbor in southeast Bend. "Fortunately,

French Drone Service Provider Acquires Trimble Business

Monday 10th October 2016
Aviation International News
Aviation International News
based company, which changed its name from Trimble Navigation earlier this month, will now focus on software for unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) instead of platforms. Its distribution

Historic Solar Plane Team Planning Drone

Monday 10th October 2016
Seeker
Seeker
"We are evaluating the benefits" of pressing ahead with an unmanned aircraft. Piccard, an explorer who came up with the idea for the round-the-world flight, said that aside from working on a new aircraft, the Solar Impulse

James Corden chased after a drone that spied on his family

Monday 10th October 2016
Recode
Recode
Speaking on the latest episode of Recode Decode, hosted by Kara Swisher, the “Carpool Karaoke” creator explained how he retooled the late-night talk show formula for the internet, becoming a viral video star in

Counter-Drone Wars Begin as Drones Spread Nationwide

Sunday 9th October 2016
Breitbart News
Breitbart News
With increasing numbers of individuals firing errant bullets at quadcopters, the FAA warned, “regardless of the situation, shooting at any aircraft — including unmanned aircraft — poses a

Drone safety review called by Turnbull Government

Sunday 9th October 2016
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Sydney Morning Herald
The Turnbull Government has launched a safety review into rules governing the use of drones. Minister for Infrastructure and Transport Darren Chester will announce the review on Monday

GHS class uses drone for assignments, projects - Cleburne Times

Sunday 9th October 2016
Cleburne Times-Review
GHS class uses drone for assignments, projects
Cleburne Times-Review
Godley High School seniors Tristan Williams, right, and Brianna Perkins, left, set up the class drone — the Phantom 3 Standard DJI —

Mysuru police seize drone fitted with camera

Sunday 9th October 2016
The Hindu
Mysuru City Police Commissioner B. Dayananda recently issued a statement banning the use of drones or Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) and Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS), citing a public notice issued by the Director General of Civil

Orange Leaf Successfully Delivers Frozen Yogurt by Drone

Friday 7th October 2016
Fortune
Fortune
Drone delivery is indisputably the way of the future—even on college campuses where some students crave frozen yogurt. Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, a self- serve fro-yo franchise, announced on Wednesday that it has

Verizon Has Plans To Sell Drone Wireless Data Plans Soon

Friday 7th October 2016
Tech Times
Tech Times
Verizon said that it plans for the drones to be enrolled in its data plan, and it will cost $25 a month for 1 GB and $80 a month for 10 GB of data. Verizon is also hopeful that the service could extend to remote

New drone export rules could give foreign firms an edge over US industry

Friday 7th October 2016
Fox News
"Soft language" in a new agreement governing international armed drone exports could give foreign companies an advantage over U.S. industry, according to analysts. The administration on Wednesday announced that 44 nations had signed

Chiba drone alliance pushes for delivery service by 2019

Friday 7th October 2016
The Japan Times
The Japan Times
CHIBA – A city near Tokyo has joined hands with the central government and other partners to commercialize a drone-based delivery service it calls “the first step of an industrial revolution in

Haiti devastated by Hurricane Matthew – drone video

Friday 7th October 2016
The Guardian
Haiti devastated by Hurricane Matthew – drone video
The Guardian
Low-level aerial footage shows the extent of the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. At least 330 people have been killed by the storm, which

New drone export rules could give foreign firms an edge

Thursday 6th October 2016
Washington Examiner (blog)
The new document requires the countries to commit to the "responsible export" of armed UAVs and continue conversations about standards for drone use and sales, the use of drone strikes in accordance with

FAA may issue drone-flight restrictions near...

Thursday 6th October 2016
WKMG Orlando
Unauthorized unmanned aircraft system or drone operations may prevent other aircraft from performing life-saving missions and increase the risk of midair collision. Authorities said anyone, including hobbyist or recreational

Belgium boss uses drone at training

Thursday 6th October 2016
ESPN FC
ESPN FC
Belgium coach Roberto Martinez has used a drone to film his players training in an attempt to improve their understanding of his tactical demands. Martinez, appointed in succession to Marc Wilmots, who was sacked after the

Drone photos reveal the dazzling geometry of everyday roads and intersections

Wednesday 5th October 2016
Quartz
Quartz
Although satellite images provide a glimpse of the world from above, it is really with drone photography that we are brought up close to these stunning man-made structures. With more photographers piloting drones these days,

A 3D-Printed Autonomous Car With An Onboard Scout Drone

Wednesday 5th October 2016
Popular Science
Popular Science
Local Motors, creator of 3D-printed cars like the Strati, teamed up with Mouser Electronics to sponsor the Essence of Autonomy Challenge. Competitors were to use the Strati as a starting point to create an

Syracuse to host drone industry convention

Tuesday 4th October 2016
Syracuse.com
Syracuse.com
Based at Griffiss, NUAIR is a coalition of more than 100 private and public entities and academic institutions that are working together to operate unmanned aircraft system test ranges at Griffiss and sites in

How to build your own drone

Tuesday 4th October 2016
TechRadar
Quadcopters (drones) used to take hours of practice to master as even the simplest manoeuvres, such as takeoff and landing, could prove difficult. Learning to fly one took time and ultimately determination and before you even took

Nusra Front Says Drone Killed a Senior Leader in Syria

Monday 3rd October 2016
Business Insider
New York Times
AMMAN, Jordan — A leading figure in Al Qaeda who became a prominent member of its Syrian offshoot, the Nusra Front, was killed in a drone attack on Monday, according to the group. Abu Faraj al-Masri,

How Not to Think About Drone Policy

Monday 3rd October 2016
Cato Institute (blog)
Cato Institute (blog)
When it came to non-lethal weapons Miller noted, “in our experience, considering the risks of unmanned aircraft and then also the risks of use of less-than-lethal munitions, you know, such

Shwedagon Pagoda a no-drone zone

Monday 3rd October 2016
Bangkok Post
Bangkok Post
YANGON - Shwedagon Pagoda is now a no drone zone. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are not welcome to fly over the famed pagoda or its grounds without prior permission, the pagoda trustee committee has announced.

So where exactly can you fly a drone? And what are the rules?

Sunday 2nd October 2016
WCPO
WCPO
When Noah Vaniglia took his DJI Phantom 3 Professional drone up over NKU last fall he was immediately approached by students and asked a flurry of questions about what he was doing and what exactly was he flying. Dan Nadler, VP

Drone technology, price and popularity improve

Saturday 1st October 2016
New Zealand Herald
Drones will be flying into Christmas stockings this year as prices hit an all-time low. The remote control devices have rapidly become a hit with Kiwis - being used by commercial photographers, surveyors and recreational

Start your drones: An inside look at the rise of the Drone Racing League

Saturday 1st October 2016
Sports Illustrated
Read about the latest sports tech news, innovations, ideas and products that impact players, fans and the sports industry at SportTechie.com. “It has that thrill of a 100-meter dash or horse racing.” Yes,

This Concept Drone Will Drive You Up the Wall—Literally

Friday 30th September 2016
WIRED
This Concept Drone Will Drive You Up the Wall—Literally
WIRED
Last year, Disney created the VertiGo, a robot that can climb walls. I wanted to take that concept further, with a powered-up version of the drone, strong enough

US Drone Kills 15 Civilians in Afghanistan: UN

Friday 30th September 2016
Newsweek
Newsweek
At least 15 civilians were killed and 13 injured in a suspected U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan on Wednesday, according to a U.N. statement. The U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) reported that the strike in

United Nations says US drone strike kills 15 civilians in Afghanistan

Friday 30th September 2016
The Guardian
Reuters
KABUL At least 15 civilians were killed and another 13 wounded in a U.S. drone strike in eastern Afghanistan, the United Nations said late on Thursday, calling for an independent investigation into the incident. The

Brown vetoes drone geofence bill - Press

Thursday 29th September 2016
Brown vetoes drone geofence bill
Press-Enterprise
A bill that sought to prevent rogue drones from straying into the paths of airliners and firefighting aircraft through technological means has been rejected by Gov. Jerry Brown. Brown said

Firms make national rounds to conduct training as drone industry grows

Thursday 29th September 2016
INFORUM
INFORUM
Aerial photographer Sam Girardi (right) operates a drone outfitted with a mapping system called LiDAR, which uses lasers to create 3-D maps of environments, while another drone pilot, Cory Vinger, watches Sept. 21. Photo by

SIU to offer drone certification course

Thursday 29th September 2016
The Southern
Reports last week were that in the nine months since the FAA created the drone registration system, more than 550,000 unmanned aircraft have been registered with the agency. The FAA began issuing drone pilot licenses to

Suspected US drone strike targeting Isis killed civilians in Afghanistan, UN says

Thursday 29th September 2016
The Guardian
The Guardian
... where civilians were sleeping after having gathered to welcome home a tribal elder from hajj pilgrimage to Mecca. While the UN did not mention the US specifically, it said the strike had been carried out by an

Dogs, Children, and Other Obstacles to Drone Deliveries

Thursday 29th September 2016
Motley Fool
Motley Fool
Will drone delivery ever be able to establish itself in the retail world, or does the technology better suit other sectors? In this clip from Industry Focus: Consumer Goods, Motley Fool analysts Vincent Shen and

How Do Amazon and Wal-Mart Shape Up for Drone Delivery?

Thursday 29th September 2016
Motley Fool
Motley Fool
Shen: So, what do you see in terms of shipping, the drone opportunities, how do you see that playing out? Because Amazon, obviously, with about 44% penetration within 20 miles, that seems, potentially, in the

Why were Harrisburg police using a drone to film a man by the Susquehanna River?

Wednesday 28th September 2016
PennLive.com
PennLive.com
HARRISBURG—A drone demonstration for Harrisburg police last week ended up creating a social media stir after an officer asked the contractor to assist in the search for a possible jumper from the Walnut

Avianca develops autonomous drone for airliners

Wednesday 28th September 2016
Flightglobal
Flightglobal
Avianca is internally developing an autonomous drone to inspect grounded aircraft for damage caused by lightning and bird strikes, the low-cost Latin American carrier says. Unlike other airlines that have

Lawmakers urged to use caution in drafting drone laws

Wednesday 28th September 2016
News On 6
Tulsa World
James Grimsley, vice president of the Unmanned Systems Alliance of Oklahoma, said the Federal Aviation Administration recently released small-drone rules that took many years to develop. The rules limit small-drone

Woman Sues USC Frat After Drone Falls On Her Head During Party

Wednesday 28th September 2016
LAist
A woman is suing the USC chapter of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and an event planning company called Perfect Event Inc., alleging that a drone had fallen on her head during a 2015 party hosted by the frat, reports the Daily Trojan. Alina

Russian Man Suspected of Breaking Law With Drone in Warsaw

Wednesday 28th September 2016
ABC News
Warsaw prosecutors have officially informed a Russian citizen that he is suspected of violating Polish aviation law by flying a drone over Polish government buildings in Warsaw. In Poland, this is the first step toward charges being

Suspected US drone strike on Isis kills 18 people in Afghanistan

Wednesday 28th September 2016
The Guardian
The Guardian
A suspected US drone strike against Islamic State in Afghanistan has killed 18 people, Afghan officials have said. The strike in Nangarhar province on the eastern border with Pakistan killed 15 militants and three

Drone laws could lead to mid-air collisions, pilots and air traffic controllers warn

Tuesday 27th September 2016
ABC Online
ABC Online
Pilots and air traffic controllers have called for new regulations over the use of drones to be scrapped, warning they could lead to catastrophic mid-air collisions. The new laws are aimed to cut the cost and red tape

Real estate drone use on the rise

Tuesday 27th September 2016
OCRegister
OCRegister
Sweeping views of Newport Coast and the ocean are captured with a drone. The video/still production were used to sell a $1.6 million home. The Federal Aviation Administration issued new rules on Aug. 29 for commercial

Needed: neighborhood heliports for drone deliveries

Tuesday 27th September 2016
MarketWatch
MarketWatch
Drone delivery is expected to take off, literally, in the next few years, as the Federal Aviation Administration has cleared delivery drones to begin service as early as 2017, including the about-to-take-flight

Best battery-saving practices every drone owner should know

Tuesday 27th September 2016
CNET
CNET
Consumer and prosumer drones have come a long way in the last few years, but battery life continues to be an issue for most drone owners. Despite more powerful cameras, collision detectors and better navigation systems, and even

Uber is Planning Self-Flying Drone Taxis

Monday 26th September 2016
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report
Uber has been pioneering self-driving technology for a while now, debuting the first self-driving taxis in Pittsburgh last month. But it seems the ride share company wants to push

How Drone Usage Will Revolutionize the Security Industry

Monday 26th September 2016
Motley Fool
Motley Fool
Everything from a bank to national security can benefit from drone usage, saving cost and making the world safer. A recent report from PwC called Clarity from above: PvC global report on the commercial applications

Pouncer drone can be packed to the propellers with disaster relief

Monday 26th September 2016
New Atlas
New Atlas
Delivering life-saving supplies to victims of natural disasters and war zones often relies on inexact air drops requiring good weather to pull off. The Pouncer, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from Windhorse Aerospace,

Russians Release Drone Video of Radicals Attacking UN Convoy

Sunday 25th September 2016
American Free Press
American Free Press
U.S. and Russian officials have been trading accusations that each side bombed a massive UN aid convoy that was traveling to the war-ravaged city of Aleppo in Syria. Late last week, the Russians

As authorities write drone rules, model airplane hobbyists take on the FAA

Sunday 25th September 2016
Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun
"It is imperative that the FAA is able to consistently promote the safe operation of unmanned aircraft systems for all airspace users," said Corey Caldwell, a spokeswoman for the Air Line Pilots Association.

As authorities write drone rules, model airplane hobbyists take on ...

Sunday 25th September 2016
Baltimore Sun
Baltimore Sun
As hundreds of thousands of drones take to the sky, competing for space with passenger airliners, cargo planes and other manned aircraft, the federal ...
Editorial: FAA steps up drone oversight | Opinion

Tech school students using drone in agriculture program

Sunday 25th September 2016
Kansas City Star
After weeks of sitting in the classroom, several Mitchell Technical Institute students were able to spend a few hours outside earlier this month— flying a drone. The drone, which was purchased for $49,995 by MTI in

RAF pilot in the UK diverted a missile shot from a drone to avoid a passer-by

Saturday 24th September 2016
Daily Mail
Daily Mail
comes the command as the drone launches a Hellfire missile towards the vehicle. Then the officer sees an innocent man walking into the kill zone. The decision alone is his: must he sacrifice the civilian in pursuit of

Mike Rowe: I pulled a shotgun on a drone filming me nude - WKBW

Saturday 24th September 2016
WKBW-TV
Mike Rowe: I pulled a shotgun on a drone filming me nude
WKBW-TV
SAN FRANCISCO - "Dirty Jobs" host Mike Rowe went "Dirty Harry" on a camera drone he claimed was spying on him in the buff this week at his home in California. The

Demo Shows Drone Flying Under Wireless Power - Fortune

Saturday 24th September 2016
Fortune
Fortune
No battery? No problem. London-based electrical engineering researcher Dr. Samer Aldhaher recently posted a video demonstrating what could be the future of ...
This drone flies indefinitely using wireless power

Four al Qaeda members killed in suspected US drone strike: officials

Saturday 24th September 2016
Al-Arabiya
Reuters
It was the second drone strike in two days to target a local commander of the Islamist militant group regarded by U.S. officials as one of the most dangerous branches of al Qaeda. A drone strike on a vehicle in al-Bayda

3 Al-Qaida Suspects Killed in Drone Strike in Yemen

Friday 23rd September 2016
NDTV
ABC News
Yemeni security officials say a suspected U.S. drone has struck a car traveling in eastern Yemen, killing three suspected al-Qaida fighters. They said the car targeted in the Friday attack was traveling in the province of

How Solar Can Keep a Drone Flying All Day

Friday 23rd September 2016
Fortune
Fortune
While solar companies use drones to help design sprawling solar panel farms, drone makers are turning to solar to help drones stay airborne longer. Drone maker AeroVironment has outfitted some of its small Puma drones with

Australian child golf prodigy takes down drone with a single swing of her club

Thursday 22nd September 2016
Digital Trends
Digital Trends
Eight-year-old Ruby Kavanagh has a swing that rivals golfers five times her age. Her swing is so good that the junior golfer was able to knock a Yuneec Typhoon H hexacopter drone out of the sky with a single

Drone Strike: TV-News Outlets Gear Up With New Eyes in the Sky

Thursday 22nd September 2016
Variety
Variety
Steve Harrigan was on the ground in Homosassa, Florida earlier this month to try to show Fox News viewers the extent of flooding damage caused by the hurricane known as Hermine. The best view of the havoc, however, really

Legos take flight with new DIY drone kit

Thursday 22nd September 2016
CNNMoney
CNNMoney
About 90% of the drone is made with Legos, with the exception of parts of the circuit board, motors and propellers. "Kids figure out how to build the drone, wire it and get it up in the air," said Kasun. "This involves

What if Terrorists Got Their Hands on Explosives and a Drone?

Wednesday 21st September 2016
Big Think (blog)
Big Think (blog)
Imagine if you will a terrorist cell getting their hands on a drone, or a number of them, and some explosives. No, this is not an episode of 24. The military calls drones unmanned aerial systems (UAS), and

Safran, Urban Aeronautics sign deal for Cormorant drone

Wednesday 21st September 2016
UPI.com
UPI.com
Safran Helicopter Engines and Urban Aeronautics have signed a memo of understanding that will support development of the Cormorant drone, among other initiatives, Safran announced Wednesday. Screenshot courtesy Urban

The REAL RoboCop: Startup designs security drone that uses spotlights and warning messages to scare off intruders

Tuesday 20th September 2016
Daily Mail
Daily Mail
Some say the best way to catch a criminal is to be one-step ahead, but a California startup believes it is better to be one-step above. Aptonomy has developed a self-flying drone that it claims is much cheaper than

Israeli fighter jet shoots down Hamas drone over Gaza

Tuesday 20th September 2016
Jerusalem Post Israel News
Jerusalem Post Israel News
During the summer 2014 conflict with Hamas, a drone that took off from Gaza breached Israeli airspace, and the IAF shot it down over Ashdod with a Patriot surface to air missile. In

Drone Security Guard Scolds Intruders from the Sky

Monday 19th September 2016
MIT Technology Review
MIT Technology Review
Startup Aptonomy thinks this experience can keep intruders out of factories, warehouses, and other facilities more cheaply than human guards can and more effectively than cameras and alarms. I

Man arrested after crashing his drone in Midtown

Monday 19th September 2016
New York Daily News
New York Daily News
A 22-year-old man was arrested after crashing his drone in Midtown, police sources said on Monday. Cops spotted Gonzalo Medina operating the drone near W. 43rd St. and Broadway shortly before he

Photographer Takes Vibrant Aerials with Drone (PHOTOS) | The Weather Channel

Monday 19th September 2016
The Weather Channel
The photographer, who is currently a student in United Kingdom, also takes his drone photography to other cities. “As for my themes around the world, I love traveling and I hope to capture all the amazing wonders of

Drone used in turnpike bridge inspection crashes into water

Monday 19th September 2016
cleveland.com
cleveland.com
The drone-based bridge inspection – organized by the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, the Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft System Center, the Ohio Department of Transportation and a UAS company,

Japanese firm unveils dual robot-armed drone

Monday 19th September 2016
Reuters
The PD6B-AW-ARM drone weighs 20 kilograms and can carry objects with a maximum weight of 10 kilograms. It can fly for up to 30 minutes, with a maximum forward speed of 60 kilometers per hour (37 miles per hour), and has a maximum

ESPN to Air Drone Racing Games | Broadcasting & Cable

Monday 19th September 2016
Engadget
Broadcasting & Cable
ESPN announced it has partnered up with New York-based Drone Racing League (DRL) to broadcast first-person-view drone racing competitions, beginning ...
ESPN will air a drone race series starting

Will a selfie drone help GoPro?

Sunday 18th September 2016
Marketplace.org
Marketplace.org
Selfie drones fall into the category of smaller crafts typically aimed at hobbyists, or more mainstream consumers, and have some sort of auto-follow feature or tethering to make it easy for the user to

Drone Warfare: Should the Air Force Be Using Contractors as Pilots?

Sunday 18th September 2016
The Fiscal Times
The Fiscal Times
As the Air Force beefs up its drone warfare squadrons, it has opened the door for more enlisted personnel to be trained as pilots of the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) used for surveillance and targeted

Battle Creek Air National Guard unveils new drone facility - WWMT

Saturday 17th September 2016
WWMT-TV
Battle Creek Air National Guard unveils new drone facility
WWMT-TV
Officials say the benefit of the drone is it can stay airborne longer than a piloted aircraft- completing more missions. U.S. Senator Gary Peters attended the

Battle Creek Air National Guard unveils new drone - WWMT

Saturday 17th September 2016
WWMT-TV
Battle Creek Air National Guard unveils new drone
WWMT-TV
Air National Guard officials say the drone will be used mainly for peaceful missions. 110th Attack Wing Col. Bryan Teff said, “It will be that intelligence,

Drone: The farm multiplier

Saturday 17th September 2016
Chandigarh Tribune
Chandigarh Tribune
Farmers want to cut input costs in an environment of uncertainties: Weather, pests, fertiliser costs, water availability and soil health. Drones, the unmanned aerial vehicles, equipped with sensors and

Stealthy underwater comms drone for nuclear subs tested in Russia

Saturday 17th September 2016
RT
RT
Fugu is intended to be used as both a sensor platform and a communication relay, which would allow a submerged submarine to communicate via satellite link without surfacing and exposing it to the enemy, Mikhail Ryabtsov, head of the

2 Stocks That Will Thrive in the Drone Revolution

Friday 16th September 2016
TheStreet.com
TheStreet.com
In the nine months since the FAA launched a drone registration system, more than 550,000 unmanned aircraft have been registered with the agency. At the first meeting of a new government-industry drone advisory

Skynet Anti-Drone Rifle Can Jam Signals In The Air

Thursday 15th September 2016
Popular Science
Popular Science
Terminator, the 1984 film about a time-traveling robot assassin, looms large in the popular understanding of drones. At the core of the Terminator universe is SkyNet, an artificial intelligence that nukes

Russia begins ground, drone live webcast of Aleppo to monitor cease-fire

Thursday 15th September 2016
UPI.com
UPI.com
The Syrian civil war has devastated parts of the country, including the besieged city of Aleppo. The war involves the Islamic State, the Syrian government and multiple Syrian rebel groups. In this image, a Syrian man looks

This camera wants to take down an unwanted drone

Thursday 15th September 2016
CNBC
CNBC
The development of unmanned aerial vehicle technology has made areas and buildings vulnerable to drones where bad actors can either attempt to gain information or attempt to cause harm, which is why the anti-drone system is

Yemeni officials: drone kills 5 suspected al-Qaida fighters

Wednesday 14th September 2016
Press TV
Fox News
SANAA, Yemen – Yemeni security officials say a suspected U.S. drone has struck a car traveling in the southern Bayda province, killing five suspected al-Qaida fighters. They said the car targeted in the Wednesday

Red Sox slugger David Ortiz debuts his snack-delivering drone

Tuesday 13th September 2016
CNET
CNET
Perhaps that explains why Boston Red Sox slugger David Ortiz is debuting his new JerkyBot. This is slightly different from a jerky bat, which all sluggers display once in a while. The JerkyBot is a drone that delivers your

DropIn brings drone-based video streaming to insurance biz

Tuesday 13th September 2016
TechCrunch
TechCrunch
DropIn, an LA-based startup wants to change the way the insurance companies process claims with two-way video claims processing and drone-based appraisals. The company, which launched in 2015, provides on-demand live

Australian drone pilot accidentally crashes into his own head

Tuesday 13th September 2016
UPI.com
UPI.com
The pilot shows off his skills by flying the drone under a bridge and through some tree branches, but runs into some trouble after an attempted back flip causes the drone to crash into his own head. The uploader described

Tactical Robotics expands Cormorant drone testing

Tuesday 13th September 2016
UPI.com
UPI.com
WASHINGTON, Sept. 13 (UPI) -- Tactical Robotics is expanding the flight testing of its Cormorant drone, the Urban Aeronautics subsidiary announced Monday. The company has been expanding the flight envelope of the drone,

Syria claims shooting down Israeli warplane and drone

Tuesday 13th September 2016
Aljazeera.com
Aljazeera.com
Syrian state media has said the army has shot down an Israeli warplane and a drone after an Israeli attack on Syrian military position in Quneitra, near the Israeli border. Just minutes after the Syrian claim on

Palm Beach drone ordinance violates FAA authority, needs revision

Sunday 11th September 2016
Palm Beach Daily News
Palm Beach Daily News
After receiving several letters from drone operators, officials realized the ordinance is illegal because the Federal Aviation Administration governs air space, not local governments.

These drone videos give a rare view inside the secretive headquarters of Scientology

Sunday 11th September 2016
Business Insider
Business Insider
But someone has been able to fly a drone over Gold Base and record two 4K-quality videos showcasing life inside Gold Base. Scientology journalist Tony Ortega has published an in-depth examination of the

Google parent Alphabet unit to drop burritos by drone

Friday 9th September 2016
Phys.Org
Phys.Org
US officials announced last week that Alphabet is joining tests for drone deliveries, as the White House unveiled accelerated rulemaking for commercial unmanned aircraft operations. Teller said that a Wing prototype is

Qualcomm has expanded its drone and IoT network projects

Thursday 8th September 2016
Business Insider
Business Insider
Qualcomm, one of the leading mobile and device chipset designers, announced a pair of partnerships that will have implications for IoT development in the coming years. Verizon and Qualcomm have announced a

Steele Knights football team using drone to reach new heights

Thursday 8th September 2016
KSAT San Antonio
KSAT San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO - The Steele High School football team is used to being one of the elite teams in the San Antonio area, but the use of a small drone during practice could take the Knights to new heights.

The FAA Continues to Wage War on Drone Users

Wednesday 7th September 2016
Daily Signal
Daily Signal
But hobbyists could fly freely, until December 2015 when the FAA contorted the text of the law and its own regulations to force hobby drone fliers to register themselves as drone owners. Hobbyists must now comply

ICYMI: Autonomous drone prototypes take flight

Wednesday 7th September 2016
Engadget
Engadget
Today on In Case You Missed It: The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley has developed augmented reality power tools to help DIY-ers with a variety of actual home repairs by projecting information and

Drone regulations approved 13-0 by Holyoke Council with fines for violations

Tuesday 6th September 2016
MassLive.com
MassLive.com
Police would enforce the drone ordinance with the first offence bringing a written warning, the second a fine of $100, the third a fine of $200 and subsequent offenses fines of $300, under the proposal. The

Drone catches three whales in water ballet around a boat - CNET

Tuesday 6th September 2016
CNET
CNET
Whales are large, but graceful. A drone looks down on a whale-watching expedition and spots three of the big mammals dancing around a boat.
Spectacular Drone Footage of Three Curious Whales Checking Out ...Gizmodo
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Monaco Yacht Show: The Spectacular TIME Superyacht With Passenger Drone and Lodge (Exclusive)

Monday 5th September 2016
Forbes
Forbes
This remarkable new superyacht design will officially launch at the upcoming Monaco Yacht Show, the most prestigious conference of the yachting industry. Set in the iconic Port Hercules of the Principality of Monaco since

Drone captures rarely seen white whale calf cuddling up to mommy

Monday 5th September 2016
New Atlas
New Atlas
Drones are becoming hugely valuable tools for adding to what we know about the creatures of the ocean. We have seen them put to use to watch over killer whales in Canada and track rarely seen shark-chases in all their

Royal Navy test unmanned drone on the River Thames

Monday 5th September 2016
Daily Mail
Daily Mail
The vessel, which weighs 2,000kg and can reach speeds of up to 50 knots, has been designed using the Bladerunner hull structure which is commonly used on elite racing boats. Passersby on-shore could be forgiven for

Air Force, Running Low on Drone Pilots, Turns to Contractors in Terror Fight

Monday 5th September 2016
New York Times
New York Times
The contractors who are now serving as drone pilots are based in the regions where the drones are flown, and they are legally prohibited from being “trigger pullers” and firing weapons, Air Force

Blast kills 20 Yemeni government troops, six Qaeda militants dies in drone...

Monday 5th September 2016
Antiwar.com
Reuters
On Sunday, residents reported that a drone believed to be operated by the United States attacked a house in the Wadi Obeida tribal area in Marib province, killing six suspected al Qaeda militants. Washington has kept up

Jeremy Clarkson flies a drone at a rare birds of prey nesting spot

Sunday 4th September 2016
Daily Mail
Daily Mail
But his appearance provoked a reaction because the drone was flown in a key nesting area for peregrine falcons. The birds of prey are the fastest animal on Earth and have legal protection from persecution. Council

Paris suspends drone ban to let devotees take flight

Sunday 4th September 2016
Deutsche Welle
Deutsche Welle
Organizers of the Paris Drone Festival were eager to show off a wide range of uses for drones, which have had their image tarnished by security fears and concerns of a lack of regulation. With a playful and

Local drone firms see improvement with new rules

Sunday 4th September 2016
The Advocate
In announcing the new rules, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Fox said unmanned aircraft will be "a transformational technology" that will improve crops, lead to safer inspections of critical infrastructure and change the

Public comment period open after environmental draft released on potential drone home base at Mayport - Florida Times

Saturday 3rd September 2016
Florida Times-Union
Public comment period open after environmental draft released on potential drone home base at Mayport
Florida Times-Union
Mayport is one of three locations under consideration for the basing and maintenance of the

Drone Video Shows Destruction Caused by Hurricane Hermine in the South

Friday 2nd September 2016
ABC News
Drone video shows the destruction Hurricane Hermine caused in the south when it made landfall Friday. The category 1 storm hit the Gulf Coast of Florida early this morning with maximum sustained winds of 50 mph. Drones captured video

Greek Police Foil Drone Plot to Fly Drugs, Phones, Into Jail

Friday 2nd September 2016
ABC News
Greek police say they have foiled a plot by inmates to smuggle drugs and cellphones into a prison using a drone operated by accomplices outside. A police statement Friday said four Albanian prisoners — including one who was out

This Hubsan drone offers first-person-view is on sale for $260

Friday 2nd September 2016
Digital Trends
Digital Trends
Hubsan might be relatively unknown to some consumers, but this Chinese manufacturer makes an impressive array of unmanned aircraft, as we noted during the 2016 Consumer Electronics Show. Currently, its Hubsan

Experts Question New Armed Drone Export Policy

Thursday 1st September 2016
DefenseNews.com
DefenseNews.com
WASHINGTON and TEL AVIV – As US State Department officials try to convince foreign nations to sign on to a new set of guidelines for the export and use of armed unmanned systems, experts are split on

Watch This Girl Crush A Drone With Her Wicked Golf Swing

Thursday 1st September 2016
Huffington Post
Huffington Post
Eight-year-old golfer Ruby Kavanagh obliterated a drone that was filming her when she recently teed off at the Magenta Shores Golf Course in New South Wales. Footage shows the flying gadget go into a

Unauthorized drone raises concerns at Spirit of Boise

Wednesday 31st August 2016
KTVB.com
KTVB.com
BOISE - An incident Wednesday morning at the Spirit of Boise Balloon Classic involving a drone has left organizers warning drone pilots in the area. Organizers say they saw the drone, fortunately, before the balloon

Kill Box is a troubling game about drone warfare

Wednesday 31st August 2016
Polygon
Polygon
As a drone pilot, far above, I click on a confirmed enemy target inside a farmhouse. The user interface locks on automatically. I try to ignore the tiny human shapes moving about on the fringes of my screen. I execute my

Archos will release its first drone in October

Wednesday 31st August 2016
The Verge
The Verge
Archos is the latest company to get in on the drone craze with its aptly named Archos Drone. The £79.99 ($104) quadcopter is designed for beginners, with an easy-to-use controller, a selection of automated flying

Local businesses ready to fly under new FAA drone rules

Wednesday 31st August 2016
WTOP
WTOP
“Talk to anyone with a drone and they will tell you about a near miss, or a time their drone was damaged, so it will be important to manage this as more and more drones take to the skies to deliver packages, inspect

Drone pilots start getting their licenses

Tuesday 30th August 2016
Houston Chronicle
Houston Chronicle
. By Lindsay Ellis. August 30, 2016 Updated: August 30, 2016 9:16pm. A drone with a camera mounted in front flies above Brisbane, Calif. on Friday. A Freefly Alta 6 drone is flown during an AviSight

Height of stupidity: Heathrow airliner buzzed by drone at 7000ft

Tuesday 30th August 2016
The Register
The Register
An airliner circling Heathrow narrowly missed colliding with a drone flying at 7,000 feet – while another aircraft approaching the London airport saw a drone hurtle past just 30 feet from its cockpit. The

How drones are turning everyday citizens into superheroes

Tuesday 30th August 2016
Business Insider
Business Insider
Most people associate commercial drone flight with cool aerial photography or video shooting. But people all around the world are stepping up to use their drones for good. Specifically, to aid in

The compact Yuneec Breeze drone is built for 4K selfies

Tuesday 30th August 2016
Engadget
Engadget
Yuneec is known for high-end drones with features like 4K and collision avoidance, but is going straight for Joe Consumer with its latest model. The Breeze is a $500 compact drone with five flight modes and an on-board 4K

New Federal Laws Ease Commercial Drone License Requirements

Tuesday 30th August 2016
CBS Local
CBS Local
Drones have certainly taken off in popularity over the last few years, and on Monday, the Federal Aviation Administration held a press conference outlining new federal laws for commercial drone operators. Under the new

New FAA Drone Regulations

Monday 29th August 2016
ABC News
ABC News
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Woman shoots drone: “It hovered for a second and I blasted it to smithereens.”

Monday 29th August 2016
Ars Technica
Woman shoots drone: “It hovered for a second and I blasted it to smithereens.”
Ars Technica
It marks the third such shooting that Ars has reported on in the last 15 months—last year, similar drone

Feds turn to NASA for small-drone traffic plan

Monday 29th August 2016
Salt Lake Tribune
Salt Lake Tribune
Grand Forks, N.D. • As the unmanned aircraft industry continues to evolve, the United States is depending on its space agency to help manage small drone traffic close to the Earth. NASA is currently

New Kespry Drone 2.0 Has Twice the Aerial Coverage

Monday 29th August 2016
Business Wire (press release)
Business Wire (press release)
MENLO PARK, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kespry, which designs automated drone systems for commercial use, today announced the new Kespry Drone 2.0. The new lighter-weight drone flies

US drone innovations to take off with new laws

Monday 29th August 2016
CNBC
CNBC
New rules by the U.S. Federal Aviation Authority (FAA) go into effect Monday, clarifying what is acceptable commercial usage of small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones. Commercial drones must weigh less than

USAIG Launches Safety Program for Unmanned Aircraft Systems

Monday 29th August 2016
Insurance Journal
United States Aircraft Insurance Group (USAIG) has introduced a safety program called Performance Vector Unmanned, created specifically for policyholders who insure unmanned aircraft systems. The new program aims to keep

Business-Drone Rules to Take Effect - WSJ

Sunday 28th August 2016
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
The first detailed U.S. rules for flights of small commercial drones go into effect Monday, including nationwide licensing requirements for pilots and a ban on ...
Feds brace for new drone

Feds turn to space experts NASA for small-drone traffic plan

Sunday 28th August 2016
seattlepi.com
seattlepi.com
GRAND FORKS, N.D. (AP) — As the unmanned aircraft industry continues to evolve, the United States is depending on its space agency to help manage small drone traffic close to the Earth. NASA is currently

This is what it looks like to crash a brand new $1300 plane-like drone

Saturday 27th August 2016
Quartz
Quartz
When most of us think of consumer drones, what comes to mind are the buzzing quadcopters currently ushering in a new era of aerial photography (and paranoia). But, French drone company Parrot wants you to think differently.

New process for drone operators begins Monday - Las Vegas Review

Friday 26th August 2016
Las Vegas Review-Journal
New process for drone operators begins Monday
Las Vegas Review-Journal
web1_drone_class_05_6884793.jpg William OՄonnell, left, of AviSight Aerial and Drone Services, tutors Sam Zamarron of Irondale,

The new drone rules: What journalists need to know

Friday 26th August 2016
Chicago Tribune
Columbia Journalism Review
New rules governing the use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), also known as drones, come into effect on August 29. The changes, released by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), make

In Bid to Control Global Drone Use, US Attempts to Establish Export Rules

Friday 26th August 2016
Sputnik International
Sputnik International
"This is an attempt by the Obama Administration to confront the inevitability of drone proliferation in a way that promotes the responsible use of drones by other countries," former Pentagon

NC man uses drone to help rescue lost kayaker

Friday 26th August 2016
WNCN
WNCN
John Frink used his drone to show rescue boats a clear path to a lost kayaker. (Source: WECT). SUNSET BEACH, N.C. (WECT) – A Sunset Beach man used his own drone to help law enforcement rescue a lost kayaker. John Frink

A drone revolution may have just begun on a farm in the middle of Tasmania

Thursday 25th August 2016
Business Insider Australia
Business Insider Australia
This year, drone racing really hit mainstream. The Drone Racing League was founded and funded by the owner of the US NFL Miami Dolphins league. And courtesy of DJI, South Korea now has

Ruins & rubble: Drone VIDEO captures scale of devastation of Italian quake

Thursday 25th August 2016
RT
RT
Houses in ruins, piles of rubble – a drone video captured what the small village of Pescara del Tronto has been reduced to by a devastating earthquake that hit central Italy on Wednesday. LIVE UPDATES: 6.2 earthquake hits

New drone laws mean big business, local professor says

Wednesday 24th August 2016
FOX43.com
FOX43.com
Albert Sarvis recognizes the future of small unmanned aircraft, more commonly referred to in society as drones. Federal Aviation Administration regulations will soon go into place, giving companies easier access to fly

Top Navy admiral: New Stingray drone will be a tanker

Wednesday 24th August 2016
NavyTimes.com
NavyTimes.com
“The Navy is very clearly aligned on an unmanned aircraft that will provide, first and foremost, tanking to the air wing,” Richardson said in an Navy Times interview Monday. “We feel the need

Drone rule takes effect Monday, awaited by thousands

Wednesday 24th August 2016
USA TODAY
USA TODAY
WASHINGTON – The first comprehensive federal rule governing drones takes effect Monday, when government and industry officials say thousands of pilots of remote-controlled aircraft are eager to start their

Menlo Park nears drone ban in parks

Wednesday 24th August 2016
SFGate
SFGate
Menlo Park, home to social media giant Facebook, took a major step limiting the use of drones in the city on Tuesday, joining a rising number of locales that are restricting the aircraft popular with hobbyists and businesses.

CNO: New Stingray drone will be a tanker

Wednesday 24th August 2016
NavyTimes.com
NavyTimes.com
“The Navy is very clearly aligned on an unmanned aircraft that will provide, first and foremost, tanking to the air wing,” Richardson said in an Navy Times interview Monday. “We feel the need

Poll: Do you consider a drone a toy or an airplane?

Wednesday 24th August 2016
FOX43.com
FOX43.com
And, the gravity of the unmanned aircraft systems has yet to be determined. New federal regulations will soon be implemented. Among the areas that feds are considering mindful oversight include, new reporting

Aerial Footage Shows Italian Town Devastated by Earthquake

Wednesday 24th August 2016
ABC News
ABC News
Drone footage that captures the aftermath of a deadly earthquake in Italy today shows the contrast between the chaos in one hard hit town and the serenity of the sprawling countryside beside it. The video pans from the

Calls for stricter drone regulations after study finds technical glitches to blame for most crashes

Tuesday 23rd August 2016
The Independent
The Independent
The majority of drone accidents were caused by technical problems rather than errors by the operator, according to the first study to investigate the issue. Researchers in Australia found that a problem with

Robocop lives: AI security guard drone flies low, fast and recharges

Monday 22nd August 2016
RT
RT
An idea that could transform the security tech sector is a roving self-flying security guard drone that uses artificial intelligence to patrol a property or prison. The drone comes equipped with night-vision cameras, can fly low and

Drone being tested in North Dakota for use during disasters

Monday 22nd August 2016
Bismarck Tribune
Bismarck Tribune
FILE - In this May 20, 2016, file photo, an Israeli-built Elbit Systems Hermes 450 unmanned aircraft is towed out of a hangar at the Hillsboro, N.D. airport before its first flight to collect agriculture

Need drugs in jail? Try using a drone

Monday 22nd August 2016
The Register
Reuters
They were later alerted to another drone being flown at low altitude toward the prison. The unmanned aircraft was stopped in mid-flight by a police officer and a package containing large amounts of drugs and two mobile

Drone startup Aptonomy introduces the self-flying security guard

Monday 22nd August 2016
TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Aptonomy Inc. has developed drone technology that could make prison breaks, robberies or malicious intrusions of any kind impossible for mere mortals. Dubbing it a kind of “flying security guard,” the

Drone allows maintenance inspection of old bridge

Sunday 21st August 2016
Waikato Times
Waikato Times
Last month Waipa District Council used a drone for the first time to inspect the 108-year-old bridge as a pre-cursor to scheduled maintenance. The drone allowed engineers to see the structure close-up at minimal

Take test to fly your drone legally for pay

Sunday 21st August 2016
WTVM
(RNN) - Drone operators who want to fly the small unmanned aircraft for pay should mark their calendars for August 29, the first date they can take the FAA aeronautical knowledge test that commercial pilots are required to

Pentagon Developing Secret Anti-Drone Death Laser and They Want Your Help!

Sunday 21st August 2016
Sputnik International
Sputnik International
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has issued requests for designs of an omnipresent laser system that can defend America from the scourge of hundreds of miniature

Connecticut DOT to inspect bridge with unmanned drone

Sunday 21st August 2016
The Daily Progress
In this case, DOT will assess the ability of the drone to photograph areas typically difficult to reach using traditional means, such as ropes and climbers or snooper trucks, which have an arm and bucket that extends under

Drone business ready to break into crop dusting - Galesburg Register

Sunday 21st August 2016
Galesburg Register-Mail
Drone business ready to break into crop dusting
Galesburg Register-Mail
GALESBURG — Once it receives its final license, a local drone business plans to work with farmers to survey land and spray pesticides

Area drone businesses ready to get off the ground - The Herald

Saturday 20th August 2016
The Herald-Times (subscription)
Area drone businesses ready to get off the ground
The Herald-Times (subscription)
The Federal Aviation Administration will enact its relaxed regulations on that date for commercial drone pilots,

In 1898, Nikola Tesla Predicted Drone Warfare

Saturday 20th August 2016
Gizmodo
Gizmodo
Nikola Tesla was both of his time and ahead of it (he has a car company named after him, after all). Besides his contributions to altnerating current electrical systems, the inventor predicted smartphones, television, and

New FAA drone rule lowers pilot requirements

Saturday 20th August 2016
Wichita Eagle
Wichita Eagle
29 requires the pilot to hold a remote pilot airman certificate with a small UAS (unmanned aircraft system) rating, which is awarded after passing a written aeronautical knowledge test at an FAA-approved testing

VIDEOS: See drone footage from Acadiana flooding

Friday 19th August 2016
The Daily Advertiser
The Daily Advertiser
x. Share. SEE DRONE FOOTAGE FROM ACADIANA FLOODINGDRONE FLOODING VIDEO: I-10 and E. Willow | 3:53. Drone footage from around I-10 and E. Willow Street on August 14, 2016 during the flooding in

The Art of Drone Freestyle

Friday 19th August 2016
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
First-person-view, or FPV, drone racing is a competitive sport that has taken off within the gaming community. Now, artistic online videos have sparked the emergence of drone freestyle as a more

Woman facing prison for S. Fla. plot to sell $50M drone to China has mental health issues, defense says

Friday 19th August 2016
Sun Sentinel
Sun Sentinel
Wenxia Man, 45, was convicted of a federal charge she illegally tried to export an unmanned missile-firing drone and jet fighter engines to China via Broward County. She has been locked up since a bizarre incident

Weekend of drone events precede start of major conference in Grand Forks

Thursday 18th August 2016
Grand Forks Herald
Grand Forks Herald
... the start of the 10th annual UAS Summit and Expo, which brings together hundreds of representatives from business, government and military organizations to showcase the latest technology and

Relaxed drone rules to impact businesses, local airports

Thursday 18th August 2016
Dayton Daily News
That is a positive because it opens up more commercial airspace,” said David Gallagher from the Ohio/Indiana Unmanned Aircraft Systems Center and Test Complex in Springfield. Still, more drones in the air is a concern

CNN is launching a drone-based news collecting operation

Thursday 18th August 2016
TechCrunch
TechCrunch
CNN has been using drones to gather video for a some time now, having employed aerial vehicles to cover such recent key stories as the Flint water crisis and the floods that ravaged Louisiana. Unmanned aerial vehicles

Qualcomm: Snapdragon Flight Powers An Autonomous Drone For Everyone

Thursday 18th August 2016
Seeking Alpha
Seeking Alpha
Earlier this year, Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM) previewed at CES Snapdragon Flight, a single board solution for controlling drones. A group of energetic PhD engineers fresh out of Stanford have turned that into a

Autonomous drone brain being tested at University of Manitoba

Thursday 18th August 2016
MetroNews Canada
MetroNews Canada
The weighty load and long flight time pose several practical and engineering problems: the drone cannot rely on user input or GPS signals, which are spotty in the north, and the autopilot has to be

Malmö police deploy drone to catch fire-starters

Thursday 18th August 2016
The Local.se
Malmö police deploy drone to catch fire-starters
The Local.se
A camera-mounted drone, borrowed from the national police force, hovered above the Rosengård and Kroksbäck districts as police continued to

Queenstown drone forces plane to divert

Wednesday 17th August 2016
Radio New Zealand
Radio New Zealand
An incident where a plane in Queenstown had to change course to avoid hitting a drone was extremely dangerous, the Civil Aviation Authority says. An Air New Zealand flight coming into Queenstown Airport

Queenstown drone investigation ongoing

Wednesday 17th August 2016
Stuff.co.nz
Stuff.co.nz
Police are investigating after a mystery drone flying near Queenstown Airport delayed a flight fom landing on Wednesday afternoon. Sergeant Steven Watt said police attempted to search for the operator on Wednesday

Drone demonstration day gives producers food for thought

Wednesday 17th August 2016
ABC Online
ABC Online
Horticulture group, Growcom, has hosted a drone demonstration to introduce south-east Queensland producers to the technology. Strawberry, stone fruit and avocado growers joined a group interested to learn how a near

Drone disrupts Queenstown Airport landing

Wednesday 17th August 2016
Scene Queenstown
Newshub
A drone flying near Queenstown Airport forced a passenger plane to delay its landing on Wednesday. The remote-control UAV was seen in the air near the Lake Hayes end of the airport runaway, alarming air traffic

The Political Role of Drone Strikes in US Grand Strategy

Wednesday 17th August 2016
Observer
Observer
How do you feel about drone strikes? Chances are you have an opinion – or at least a gut reaction. Years of debate on the issue show that many Americans have reservations. People are concerned that drone strikes

Wanna build your own drone? Intel emits Linux-powered x86 brains for DIY flying gizmos

Tuesday 16th August 2016
The Register
The Register
IDF16 Intel has a bunch of new and updated hardware kits for engineers to toy with and use to build prototypes – from a DIY drone kit to a bunch of beefy Internet of Things packages. The most interesting is

Drone Footage Highlights Dangers in Notorious Vermont Swimming Spot

Tuesday 16th August 2016
NECN
A Vermont rescue squad hopes new drone footage will alert people to risks inside the Huntington Gorge, a natural swimming hole with hidden dangers and a long list of victims. "It looks inviting, but it very quickly turns into something

Drone operator helps find body of missing hiker in Utah

Monday 15th August 2016
Q13 FOX
Q13 FOX
LITTLE COTTONWOOD CANYON, Utah (KSL) — A drone made a big difference in the weekend search for a fallen teenager in Little Cottonwood Canyon. James Wade, 17, was hiking with his family Saturday when he was separated

Unique Gigastone iPhone Flash Drive Proves Perfect for Drone Enthusiasts

Monday 15th August 2016
PR Newswire (press release)
PR Newswire (press release)
15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Gigastone the Leading Global Mobile Technology Accessory Brand announced that the latest Gigastone CR8600 iPhone and iPad Flash Drive is fast becoming the

Army drone wrecked in computer glitch crash

Monday 15th August 2016
Telegraph.co.uk
Telegraph.co.uk
A multimillion pound Army reconnaissance drone was written off when it nose-dived into a runway because of a computer glitch. The Watchkeeper remote-control aircraft plunged into a Welsh runway when its

Nelson company develops drone technology to for farmers

Monday 15th August 2016
The Nelson Mail
The Nelson Mail
A Nelson company has developed an agricultural farming drone which enables growers and horticulturalists to analyse the health of their crops at the click of a button. The DroneMate Agriculture device

WATCH: Drone footage documents flooding in Zachary

Saturday 13th August 2016
WBRZ
WBRZ
ZACHARY - Local drone operator Atmosphere Aerial had a drone up on Saturday afternoon in Zachary to capture flood waters before they recede. The drone was up over Plank Road in Zachary where the amount of flood water is shocking

Air Force Drone Drivers Can Cash in with $35000 Bonus

Saturday 13th August 2016
Military.com
Military.com
Drone drivers can cash in with a new Air Force bonus program with bonuses of $35,000 per year. The annual bonuses will go to drone pilots who have completed their first tour at the controls and sign up for another

Bellevue Fire Company using a drone

Friday 12th August 2016
WGRZ.com
CHEEKTOWAGA, NY - When you think of drones, many people think of their neighborhood weekend warrior having some fun, or perhaps you think of drones on the battlefield. Now the first fire department in Western New York has purchased

Business encouraged to explore drone opportunities as start date for new rules nears

Thursday 11th August 2016
Grand Forks Herald
Grand Forks Herald
With the start date for new regulations for commercial drone use just weeks away, speakers at a Grand Forks event looked to give residents an idea of what the rules could do for their business. ...

Startup Flock is developing a new drone platform that would assess flight risks in real time

Wednesday 10th August 2016
Business Insider
Business Insider
London startup Flock is developing a real-time risk assessment platform to evaluate the risks associated with drone flight-plans in real time, according to TechCrunch. The platform aims to map physical

Drone Racing Takes Flight With Olympic-Sized Ambitions

Wednesday 10th August 2016
ABC News
Almost 3,000 miles from home and standing on an island that was once the site of a military installation, Ken Loo stared intently into a set of goggles, his fingers twitching over controls as he reacted to the scratchy drone video

Drone Racing Takes Flight With Olympic-Size Ambitions

Wednesday 10th August 2016
ABC News
Almost 3,000 miles from home and standing on an island that was once the site of a military installation, Ken Loo stared intently into a set of goggles, his fingers twitching over controls as he reacted to the scratchy drone video

Goose knocks drone out of the sky at Netherlands historical site

Wednesday 10th August 2016
UPI.com
UPI.com
Michiel Rote posted a video to YouTube showing the footage his DJI Phantom 3 drone recorded at the site of a historical building in the Netherlands. The footage shows the drone slowly descending while filming the building,

Danish Photographer Takes Work to New Heights with Drone (PHOTOS) | The Weather Channel

Monday 8th August 2016
The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel
Rasmussen also takes into account the weather of that day as windy conditions could affect the control over his drone. Aerial photography has changed the way he looks at photography, and it has

Flock is building a risk assessment platform for drone flights

Monday 8th August 2016
TechCrunch
TechCrunch
Hard engineering challenges can sometimes appear simple beside the amorphous challenges of regulating cutting edge technology use within existing societal structures. But early stage startup Flock is viewing the

On-demand drone insurance launches in the US

Monday 8th August 2016
Engadget
Engadget
Drone accidents can be even more expensive than the drones themselves. However, giving your robotic flyer full insurance coverage might be overkill when you may only fly in short bursts every now and then. What to do?

New Russian drone technology is a real kicker

Monday 8th August 2016
Russia Beyond the Headlines
Light Air is a technology that helps the user direct a drone by just stepping on an image that is projected onto a surface. This new system received the Laval Virtual Award, a prestigious prize given to developers.

Israel believes Russian drone breach an accident -- report

Monday 8th August 2016
The Times of Israel
The Times of Israel
The Russians initially denied they sent the drone and only later admitted it was theirs. The UAV was launched from a Russian-controlled base near Damascus. After it crossed the border, Israeli

The Weather Company now provides forecasts for drone operators

Sunday 7th August 2016
SiliconANGLE (blog)
SiliconANGLE (blog)
The Weather Company is the latest organization to take to the skies, but instead of using drones to help provide weather reports, its idea is to provide drone operators with up to the minute

N.D. drone camp inspires future pilots

Sunday 7th August 2016
INFORUM
INFORUM
About 70 participants in the Tioga Drone Camp prepare to fly their drones on Sunday, Aug. 7, 2016, in Tioga, N.D. Amy Dalrymple/Forum News Service2 / 3. Riley Pederson, left, of Tioga, N.D., and Emma Rosario, Mandaree,

North Dakota drone effort lauded at White House workshop

Sunday 7th August 2016
Bismarck Tribune
The “Workshop on Drones and the Future of Aviation” assembled leaders from areas of industry, academia and government to outline the future of integrating unmanned aircraft, also known as drones, into the national

ND drone camp inspires future pilots

Sunday 7th August 2016
Bismarck Tribune
Bismarck Tribune
TIOGA – A free camp for kids in Tioga may have launched the careers of future drone pilots. About 75 students attended a two-day drone camp in the northwest North Dakota town, with every participant

White House releases drone policy playbook: A model for the world?

Sunday 7th August 2016
Christian Science Monitor
Christian Science Monitor
In an earlier step towards greater transparency, the White House for the first time released data on civilian deaths from its drone program, reporting on July 1 that as many as 116

White House races to finish drone rules

Sunday 7th August 2016
The Hill
The Hill
For years, commercial drone operators have been forced to apply for a special waiver exemption from the FAA if they wanted to fly unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), a process which proponents of the technology say is timely

Drone startups jockey for business as FAA relaxes rules | TribLIVE - Tribune

Saturday 6th August 2016
TechCrunch
Drone startups jockey for business as FAA relaxes rules | TribLIVE
Tribune-Review
New Federal Aviation Administration regulations on commercial drone use should make it easier for small operators to jump into the business of

New rules fuel the growth of the commercial drone industry

Friday 5th August 2016
TechCrunch
TechCrunch
The FAA has finally released its new rules (Operation and Certification of Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems), which will be added as a new section (Part 107) to the Federal Aviation Regulations (FAR) to allow for safe

Delivering internet with a drone?

Friday 5th August 2016
Arutz Sheva
Arutz Sheva
With a drone project code-named “Aquila”, Facebook has developed a low-powered, low-maintenance unmanned aircraft the size of a passenger airliner that uses the same amount of energy as three hairdryers.

White House annnounces new drone initiatives

Thursday 4th August 2016
Mashable
Mashable
The White House Office of Science and Technology held a conference on Tuesday to discuss the future of commercial drone use and announced several initiatives to encourage its growth. “We need to incorporate unmanned

Drone pilots race for a chance to win the Liberty Cup

Thursday 4th August 2016
New York Daily News
New York Daily News
The battle for the best drone pilot was spread out over two days with 150 pilots ready to eliminate the weak. The second day of competition was originally set for July 31, but it got rained out.

A drone company is planning to build a giant arena in Korea to show off its products

Thursday 4th August 2016
Business Insider
Business Insider
Drone manufacturer DJI is planning to open a 1,395-square-metre arena in Korea later this month to show off its drones, The Next Web reports. DJI says the arena will be open for people to learn about

New York Today: A Drone Invasion

Thursday 4th August 2016
New York Times
New York Times
Starting tomorrow on Governors Island, more than 100 drones will zip across the sky, some as fast as 60 miles per hour, at the second annual U.S. National Drone Racing Championships. To fly them, nearly 150

Watch This Massive Saltwater Crocodile Launch Itself At A Drone

Thursday 4th August 2016
Huffington Post Australia
Huffington Post Australia
It was the biggest crocodile Sean Scott had seen all day so he sent out his drone, not realising he might not get it back. The photographer captured the massive crocodile launch itself at

Drone found by firefighters in burn zone at South Table Mountain Fire

Thursday 4th August 2016
The Denver Channel
The Denver Channel
“This pilot project makes initial wildfire location data publicly available to commercial mapping providers that support UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) operations, alerting drone pilots before