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Modified DJI Mavic 2 drone found near electrical substation

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

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

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...