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Modified DJI Mavic 2 drone found near electrical substation

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Modified Dji Mavic 2 Drone Found Near Electrical Substation

A government document revealed that an unknown entity tried to take down a portion of the electrical system with a drone strike last summer. A modified DJI Mavic 2 drone with a large copper wire was discovered near a high-voltage substation. It is the first known instance of this sort of assault in the United States.

FAA grounds FOX News drone documenting illegal immigrants

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Faa Grounds Fox News Drone Documenting Illegal Immigrants

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) issued a Temporary Flight Restriction (TFR) over the city of Del Rio, TX for “special security reasons.” The TFR grounded a FOX News drone that was used to document the more than 10,000 illegal immigrants that are waiting for asylum under the Del Rio International Bridge. Updated: The FAA released a statement on 9/17 saying that FOXNews had...

Switzerland establishes the world’s first Remote ID network for drones

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Switzerland Establishes The World'S First Remote Id Network For Drones

In Switzerland, the world’s first Remote ID network for drones just went live. The technology, dubbed Network Remote Identification (NET-RID), may be used to communicate information on drone flights and operators with aviation authorities, law enforcement, other airspace users, and the general public. Switzerland has taken a major step toward the implementation of U-space with the...