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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 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.
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 – 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.
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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- Using Drones to Rescue Wildlife From Climate Disasters
- Israeli drones in Azerbaijan raise questions on use in the battlefield
- Drone gives North Collier County firefighters, rescue services tactical advantage
- The U.S. may be readying drone strikes in Kenya. That might increase the violence.
- Delta Police using drones to monitor gatherings, look for missing people
- Could China Really Shoot Down a U.S. Military MQ-9 Reaper Drone?
- TempoCap leads $12.1m Funding Round for Dedrone
- Companies are improving capabilities of drones to transport heavier loads
- Mitchell Touts Low-Cost Drones As ‘Force Multipliers’
- Bell flies APT 70 cargo drone through DFW airspace in successful NASA demo
- The Navy Is Building A Network Of Drone Submarines And Sensor Buoys In The Arctic
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