Daily Drone News – Friday October 9, 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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Mavic Mini 2 specs and release date that we anticipate – We know DJI has some more products up its sleeve to surprise us with before this year will be over. One of which, we believe, will be a small and very lightweight drone. Not the DJI FPV as it seems to be delayed. Here are the DJI Mavic Mini 2 specs and the release date we anticipate, based on the latest rumors and whispers.
Certain foreign-made drones cannot be bought with DOJ grant funds – On Thursday, the Justice Department's Office of Justice Programs (OJP) announced the issuance of new guidance that bans the use of agency grants to purchase foreign-made drones and other unmanned aerial systems from foreign groups deemed threats. Updated with response from DJI.
Former drone show operator indicted for fraud and identity theft – On September 2, 2020, former drone show operator David J. Oneal was indicted by a grand jury in the Western District of Texas for wire fraud and aggravated identity theft.
Teen helps older drone pilot who fell down Mississippi River bluff – An older drone pilot who was looking for his unmanned aircraft somehow fell down a Mississippi River bluff in Minneapolis, MN. Luckily a teenager heard his shouts for help and came to the man's rescue.
The Bakken is a natural test ground for drones in North Dakota – The Bakken is a natural test ground for drones in North Dakota, says Matt Dunlevy, president and CEO of SkySkopes in a guest column for the Grand Forks Herald.
Drone group photo of EMS workers outside Robeson County Emergency Operations Center – A drone group photo is not yet a regular occurrence, but it something that we see happening more often since unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have become less expensive and easier to fly. Here's a drone group photo of emergency medical services (EMS) workers outside the Robeson County Emergency Operations Center in Lumberton, NC.
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