The Customs and Border Protection Predator B drone that appeared over Minneapolis last Friday to provide live video to law enforcement on the ground was called back, said a senior spokesperson.
Here are today’s most important drone news articles. We publish this post every weekday at 5:30 p.m. Some of these stories are from DroneXL.co and some of them will be from other sources. If you’d like to receive this in an email going forward, be sure to subscribe using the form below.
This week new photos appeared online that show the Parrot Anafi Thermal SE outdoor tactical drone in greater detail and also side-by-side to its smaller brother the Parrot ANAFI. As we said before, this seems to be the perfect search and rescue drone.
Update with more info on the name and two different versions here.
If you like to take a peek into the future of air freight transportation, then I would recommend reading the following article that was published today in IEEE Spectrum. In it, Ed De Reyes, a retired Air Force test pilot, and CEO of Sabrewing Aircraft Co., in Camarillo, California explains how the Rhaegal cargo drone could revolutionize air freight transportation in the near future.
The new drone unit of the Nottinghamshire police in the UK has had an impressive first six months and has helped fight crime and save lives.
Drone deliveries are taking off in Scotland 10 weeks after the coronavirus pandemic peaked. Vital supplies, such as personal protective equipment (PPE) and Covid-19 testing kits, now arrive by drone up to four times a day on the isle of Mull in the inner Hebrides.
The state legislature has passed a first of its kind bill that put restrictions on Minnesota’s law enforcement’s use of drones. The bill was signed into law by Governor Tim Walz on May 16 after winning near-unanimous approval from the legislature. As a result, law enforcement agencies will have to get a warrant before using a drone, unless an exception applies.
Here are the most important drone news articles from Thursday, May 28th, 2020. We publish this post every weekday at 5:30 p.m. Some of these stories are from DroneXL.co and some of them will be from other sources. If you’d like to receive this in an email going forward, be sure to subscribe using the form below.
Here’s the latest push against Chinese-made drones from Arizona Sen. Martha McSally. Her proposal, titled “Securing Our Skies Against Chinese Technology Act of 2020,” would prevent state and local agencies from using federal money to buy or operate such technology.
South Dakota law enforcement adds drones to its toolkit according to an announcement of the Pennington County Search and Rescue and the Sheriff’s Office and the Rapid City police.
EHang announced that the company has received approval from the Civil Aviation Administration of China (CAAC) to test its passenger drone, the EHang 216. The company says that it “became the world’s first AAV company approved by a national aviation authority to carry out commercial pilot operation for the category of 330-pound-plus heavy-lift air logistics uses,” in China.
There are no clear solutions to detect and mitigate drone threats, according to experts speaking during a discussion hosted by the Atlantic Council. Numerous challenges will have to be overcome to successfully defend against drone threats in commercial and military environments with counter-drone technology.
In collaboration with deployment partners, Telent and Airpoint International, DGS announces the successful trial of its CLEARSKY™ Drone Threat Management system at Bristol (UK) Airport. As part of a 3-year commitment, DGS will provide a market-leading network capable of providing detection, classification, and location of unauthorized drones and controllers operating in the flight restriction zones.
A truck and drone delivery system could be the future of last-mile delivery logistics, however, significant regulatory hurdles are preventing the model from taking off, say MIT researchers.
Here are today’s most important drone news articles. We publish this post every weekday at around 5:30 p.m. Some of these stories are from DroneXL.co and some of them will be from other news sources. If you’d like to receive this in an email going forward, be sure to subscribe using the form below.
Check out this video that shows a drone in hot pursuit of a great white shark at Dana Point, Calif. Local photographer and drone pilot Matt Larmand captured this amazing drone footage of a shark off the Capistrano Beach area last week.
Acecore Technologies, developer and manufacturer of high end European made commercial multirotors, released their third drone platform today. The new Acecore Noa has a 20kg payload capacity that leaves nothing to be desired and the endurance of a full hour. Its six enlarged rotors give Noa the edge over the competition. Sporting huge 28″ reinforced carbon fiber props, this pixhawk-based hexacopter excels at staying in the air longer than ever before.