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A drone might have been used in deadly Taliban attack – In Kunduz, a province in Afghanistan that has seen heavy fighting, a deadly Taliban attack has most likely been carried out by an over-the-counter drone. Four security officials were killed and at least eight more were wounded.
U.S. Air Force bought 57 DJI drones in September – The U.S. Air Force bought 57 DJI drones in September of this year for training and other purposes. Some lawmakers and other experts warn of the data security risks involved, as the Department of Defense continues to use Chinese-made drones.
DJI announcement hints at possible Mini 2 launch on November 5th – This morning, a DJI announcement surfaced hinting at a possible DJI Mini 2 launch on November 5th at 9 am Beijing, China time. News that we first broke on October 21st. Update: DJI made the same announcement on Twitter for the U.S.
Researcher makes drones smarter, team-oriented, and situationally aware – A researcher makes drones smarter, team-oriented, and situationally aware as part of an NSF-funded project to allow UAVs, taking into account various situations, to track themselves and each other.
The FAA’s Remote ID for Drones may be ready this year – Steve Dickson, the FAA Administrator, said Wednesday during the virtual UAS Summit & Expo that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) might be able to launch Remote ID for Drones in December. The remote ID system, a fundamental component of the introduction of UAS into the national airspace, would allow a centralized system to identify UAS in the airspace in real-time.
Anonymous donor gives drones to Albertville police and fire departments – On Monday night in Albertville, Alabama, city officials presented a new drone to both the police and fire departments. The unmanned aircraft were donated by an anonymous individual.
Off-the-shelf drones to detect dangerous jellyfish in Australia – Off-the-shelf drones are tested in Australia to see if they can be used to detect dangerous jellyfish. the research project specifically focuses on the Chironex fleckeri, a massive jellyfish that can kill a human being in less than three minutes.
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