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Daily Drone News – Thursday October 1, 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 Matrice 300 locates swimmer and drops flotation device during test

DJI Matrice 300 locates swimmer and drops flotation device during test – Last week in The Netherlands, drone company DroneQ Aerial Services used a DJI Matrice 300 to locate a swimmer and drop a flotation device during a test. The exercise was part of the Dutch Drone Delta coalition and took place in partnership with the SAR organization, the Dordtse Reddingsbrigade.

Dutch Drone Delta delivers package to moving vessel in port of Rotterdam

Dutch Drone Delta delivers package to moving vessel in port of Rotterdam – Dutch Drone Delta held a new trial during which a drone delivered a package to the inland vessel Duancis. During this operation, Duancis was moving at normal speed along the waterway near Brienenoord Island. This was the second of a series of trial flights with delivery drones, a DJI Matrice 300 in this case, in the port of Rotterdam, the company said in its release.

On Monday afternoon, Killeen Police Department officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of Legacy Lane, in reference to a report of a person with a firearm and shots fired. The ensuing standoff, during which the police drone was shot at, has the suspect facing both a felony and a misdemeanor charge. Police drone shot at during standoff in Killeen, Texas A witness told police that the suspect, 41-year-old Fredrick Eldon Ralls was emotionally upset. He has been charged with deadly conduct and discharging a firearm in the city — a felony and a misdemeanor, respectively, according to two separate criminal complaint affidavits, reports the Killeen Daily Herald. Before the police arrived two shots had been fired in the direction of a fence in the backyard of a residence. According to two witnesses, Ralls had pointed a gun at them and fired two shots in the ground warning them to'stay back.' The KPD SWAT was activated and police officers had a lengthy conversation with Ralls. The standoff with the police lasted nearly 2 1/2 hours before Ralls was taken into custody. No injuries were reported. According to KPD Chief Charles Kimble said at least one shot was fired before police arrested the man. KPD body camera footage shows Ralls shooting his firearm in his backyard in an attempt to shoot down a KPD drone. Ralls’ bond for the felony and misdemeanor charges have been set at $100,000 and $5,000, respectively. Shooting down an aircraft is a federal crime, whether it is a manned or unmanned aircraft. Over the last few years, we have seen a number of cases in which a drone was being shot at. However, we have yet to see anybody being prosecuted under federal law for any of these offenses. Flying drones as a career? If you want to turn your hobby into your career, practice how to fly your drone safely, and learn what it takes to get your Part 107, be sure to check out the excellent training modules from The Drone U. Stay in touch! If you’d like to stay up to date with all the latest drone news, scoops, rumors, and reviews, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, or... Subscribe to our Daily Drone News email.* Submit tips If you have information or tips that you would like to share with us, feel free to submit them here. Support DroneXL.co: You can support DroneXL.co by using these links when you make your next drone purchase: Adorama, Amazon, B&H, BestBuy, eBay, DJI, Parrot, and Yuneec. We make a small commission when you do so at no additional expense to you. Thank you for helping DroneXL grow! FTC: DroneXL.co uses affiliate links that generate income. * We do not sell, share, rent out or spam your email, ever. Our email goes out on weekdays around 5:30 p.m.

Police drone shot at during standoff in Killeen, Texas – On Monday afternoon, Killeen Police Department officers were dispatched to the 2600 block of Legacy Lane, in reference to a report of a person with a firearm and shots fired. The ensuing standoff, during which the police drone was shot at, has the suspect facing both a felony and a misdemeanor charge.

Police take suspect into custody with help from police drone and K9s

Police take suspect into custody with help from police drone and K9s – In Allen County, Indiana, a suspect was taken into custody with the help of a police drone and K9s. The suspect was apprehended on Wednesday after a high-speed chase through southeast Fort Wayne.

Washington needs to reconsider drone-banning proposals, says CEO Drone Amplified

Drone Amplified: Washington needs to reconsider drone-banning proposals – Washington needs to reconsider drone-banning proposals, argues Carrick Detweiler, CEO of Drone Amplified. He explains in an open letter why drones play such a crucial rule in monitoring, preventing, and fighting wildfires. Detweiler also argues for the U.S. government to create data security standards for drones instead of simply looking at the country of origin. You can read the entire letter below. I recommend reading it as it gives an important perspective on how drones can help to keep us safe in a saver and less expensive way compared to traditional methods.

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