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Daily Drone News – Tuesday August 18, 2020

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.

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DJI's Vision, Mision and Values internal document revealed

DJI’s Vision, Mision and Values internal document revealed – Yesterday, we reported on DJI’s sweeping cuts in the ‘Long March’ reforms based on an article from Reuters. In the article, DJI’s ‘Vision, Mission and Values’ document was mentioned that was published internally by the dronemaker in December of 2019. We were able to get our hands on this document, and are sharing it here with you.

Bird of prey attacks FPV drone in midair

Bird of prey attacks FPV drone in midair – Towards the end of this video, you can see a bird of prey suddenly appearing and attacking an FPV drone in midair. While the footage is spectacular it is best to avoid any interactions and disturbances between drones and wildlife.

Suspicious drone spotted days before burglary says Piers Morgan's wife

Suspicious drone spotted days before burglary says Piers Morgan’s wife – A suspicious drone was spotted hovering over the villa, that Piers Morgan had rented for his family in the south of France, days before the burglary took place says his wife.

Pentagon investigates alleged drone sighting near Air Force One

Pentagon investigates alleged drone sighting near Air Force One – Yesterday we reported on the near-miss between President Trump’s airplane and a small drone. Today, we can confirm that the Pentagon has started an investigation into the alleged drone sighting near Air Force One.

George Steinmetz gets his DJI Phantom 4 Pro back!

Case dismissed. George Steinmetz gets his DJI Phantom 4 Pro back! – Back in April, as he was taking aerial photos of the mass burials on Hart Island, award-winning National Geographic and New York Times photographer, George Steinmetz had his DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian drone confiscated by the New York Police Department (NYPD).

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