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Drone news – Thu May 28, 2020

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.

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Securing Our Skies Against Chinese Technology Act of 2020, the latest threat against Chinese-made drones – 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.

Securing Our Skies Against Chinese Technology Act of 2020, the latest threat against Chinese-made drones

Smuggling contraband by drone into Mansfield prison in Ohio – Ohio State Highway Patrol Troopers said that a Cleveland man was caught red-handed while smuggling contraband by drone into Mansfield prison in Ohio.

Smuggling contraband by drone into Mansfield prison in Ohio

Truck and drone delivery system hindered by regulatory hurdles – 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.

Truck and drone delivery system hindered by regulatory hurdles

South Dakota law enforcement adds drones to its toolkit – 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.

South Dakota law enforcement adds drones to its toolkit

Digital Global Systems announces CLEARSKY™ Drone Threat Management System selected at Bristol Airport – 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.

Digital Global Systems Announces CLEARSKY™ Drone Threat Management System Selected At Bristol (UK) Airport

No clear solutions to detect and mitigate drone threats – 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.

No clear solutions to detect and mitigate drone threats

EHang obtains approval from Chinese authorities to test passenger drone – 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.

EHang obtains approval from Chinese authorities to test passenger drone

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Drone footage of widespread damage on East Lake Street following violent protests overnight – Drone video of the widespread damage on East Lake Street in Minneapolis Thursday morning after protesters set fires and ransacked businesses overnight.

Drone video of fires still burning morning after violent protests in south Minneapolis – Aerial footage taken the morning after protests over the death of George Floyd devolved into fires and looting shows some businesses on East Lake Street still burning.

Those flying drones reminded of federal regulations – The Rhode Island Airport Corporation (RIAC) reminds owners of Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), often referred to as drones, of state and federal regulations requiring the safe operation and registration of drones.

Huge fireball erupts during George Floyd protests and drone footage captures carnage. – Thousands took to the streets of Minneapolis as the second night of protests over the death of George Floyd turned violent with gunfire, several buildings torched and stores ransacked.

Helicopter, drone and dogs involved in major police manhunt – Police officers swarmed Ruabon as they searched for the man on Thursday morning. A police helicopter, drone and dogs were all involved in a major search for a burglary suspect. Officers swarmed the Ruabon area of Wrexham on Thursday morning as they launched a search for a man suspected of committing a burglary offence. The police helicopter was seen circling over the area for around 30 minutes. Officers also brought in a drone to assist with the search, while police dogs were also spotted in the area.

Drones Are Advancing the Study of Active Volcanoes – Studying active volcanoes without using drones can be challenging for volcanology researchers due to the real dangers and risks involved in life and limb. The inaccessibility and extreme risk for explosions and death have made the task of imaging these active volcanoes very challenging and difficult. It is an area of volcanology that needs progress.

Searchers find wreckage, human remains at scene of Canadian Forces chopper crash – Drone submersible found the crash site 3,143 metres beneath the surface of the Ionian Sea.

Dramatic drone footage shows Wrexham landfill blaze as 40 firefighters battle flames – This drone footage shows the huge scale of a blaze in Wrexham in the UK. Around 40 firefighters have been called to the blaze at Hafod Quarry Landfill site on Bangor Road in Johnstown.

UK Coastguard plans to add drones to air fleet – Drones are expected to play a role in coastguard search and rescue (SAR) operations in the near future. The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) wants to make greater use of the technology as part of a new SAR contract to be awarded in 2024.

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