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Mesa County given license to operate Trimble UX5 drone

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Caitlin Hendee The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given the Mesa County Public Works Department a license to operate a Trimble aerial imaging rover, Trimble announced Tuesday. Trimble Navigation Ltd. (Nasdaq: TRMB), a location and positioning software company based in Sunnyvale, California, has a…

RPD’s newest tool – unmanned aerial vehicle

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Frank Denzler Rushville Republican Rushville Republican Monday, Rushville Chief of Police Craig Tucker announced that for the past 12 months, the department he heads has had an unmanned aerial vehicle (drone). He added that currently law enforcement departments in Hancock and…

Drones to boost police security effort

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The Public Order Ministry is in talks with Israeli firms regarding the acquisition of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), commonly known as drones, to bolster the efforts of the Greek Police (ELAS) to monitor the country’s borders and curb illegal immigration…

Ky. lawmakers look to limit drone surveillance

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by Scott Wartman, The Cincinnati Enquirer CINCINNATI — Privacy concerns over unmanned aircraft known as drones have united political groups that don’t often see eye-to-eye. Northern Kentucky Republican state Rep. Diane St. Onge has re-introduced a bill she filed for…

Sheriff’s office drone crash still under investigation

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By Bryan Kirk Officials with the National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal Aviation Administration are still trying to determine what caused a $250,000 unmanned aerial surveillance drone operated by the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office to crash in Lake Conroe. The ShadowHawk Unmanned Aerial System,…

Good news for drone: County has insurance

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By Howard Roden As the aircraft sits somewhere on the bottom of Lake Conroe, Montgomery County officials can take solace that their unmanned drove is insured. Called the Shadowhawk, the vehicle crashed into Lake Conroe Friday afternoon during a training session.…

$250K police drone crashes into Lake Conroe

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By Heather Alexander Divers are scouring the bottom of Lake Conroe in the hope of recovering a controversial $250,000 police drone that crashed into the water Friday. The Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office confirms the remote-controlled helicopter drone, which was bought…