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sUAS Guide Issue 2 is here

sUAS Guide Issue 2 July 2016

sUAS Guide Issue 2 is here As the first half of 2016 screams into the rearview mirror, sUAS News brings you sUAS Guide Issue 2. Lots of happenings in the last few weeks including the FAA finalizing the Part 107 ‘small UAS Rule’, which we will see come into effect in August this year. A…

FAA Approves Williamson County Sheriff’s Office To Operate Uas In Under 90 Days

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  FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Feb. 26, 2016  In an ongoing effort to utilize technology to be more efficient with taxpayer money,the Williamson County Sheriff’s Office in Tennessee has taken steps to integrate Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) in their operations, achieving approval in less than 90 days. Sheriff Jeff Long said he wants to use the…

NZ:- Police drone trial expected to speed up investigations

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Belinda Feek Police are trialling the use of drones at serious road crash scenes in an effort to speed up the investigation process. That will mean less delays and traffic backlogs on busy roads including the Auckland Harbour Bridge which brings traffic to a standstill as police investigate, taking up several hours in most cases.…

Police drone to monitor Argyle and Exeter match

The drones that are being trialled by Dorset Police. See SWNS story SWDRONE; Police in Devon, Cornwall and Dorset are to embark on a six-month trial of unmanned aerial systems (UAS), more commonly known as drones, to aid officers in a number of policing matters including missing people searches and crime scene photography. Dorset Police is currently undertaking final preparations and is due to begin trialling two drones à a Phantom 2 plus + and a DJI Inspire à from Thursday 26 November 2015. From today, Monday 2 November 2015, police in Devon and Cornwall will begin their trial and will be able to call upon the services of two DJI Inspire 1 Drones. The drones are equipped with high definition (HD) cameras which can capture both video and still images.

Devon and Cornwall Police are preparing to launch their latest weapon against football violence this weekend – drones. The Plymouth Argyle v Exeter City derby regularly sees crowd trouble and additional police units are being deployed for the clash at Home Park on Saturday. The game has been rated as a Category C by police…

Aero Surveillance Introduces A New Multi Purpose Payload Launcher

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Aero Surveillance announces a new Multi purpose Payload Launcher (MPL 30) on its line of VTOL Unmanned Aircraft Vehicles. The MPL 30 system can be adapted on ASV 100, 150 to fire multiple types of payloads such as tear gas grenades, hygroscopic torches, explosives and many others. Key applications include law enforcement, crowd and riot…

Dorset, Devon and Cornwall police forces to trial drones

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Drones are to be used by Dorset, and Devon and Cornwall police to aid in matters including missing people searches and crime scene photography. The six-month trial has begun in Devon and Cornwall, and is due to start in Dorset on 26 November. The drones are equipped with high definition cameras which can capture video…

Aeryon Labs is the UAS Partner for Microsoft’s In-Car Video Platform for Police Agencies

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Aeryon Labs, the leading provider of small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS) for military, public safety and commercial operators worldwide, today announced a technology partnership with Microsoft® to include Aeryon SkyRanger within the new Microsoft® Advanced Patrol Platform (MAPP) vehicle. MAPP will connect its drivers to an unprecedented amount of helpful and easy-to-navigate information. Currently, patrol…

Turkish police to purchase domestic UAV systems

THE BAYRAKTAR II, A TACTICAL UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE (UAV) WHOSE SOFTWARE AND INFRASTRUCTURE SYSTEMS WERE DEVELOPED BY TURKISH ENGINEERS, HAS SUCCESSFULLY GONE THROUGH ITS FLIGHT TESTS AND IS SCHEDULED TO BE DELIVERED TO THE TURKISH ARMED FORCES (TSK) BY THE END OF THE YEAR. THE BAYRAKTAR IS EXPECTED TO MAKE A MAJOR CONTRIBUTION TO THE TSK, ESPECIALLY IN OPERATIONS IN EASTERN AND SOUTHEASTERN ANATOLIA WITH ITS CAPACITY TO FLY SILENTLY.

Two Bayraktar Unmanned Aerial Systems composed of four ground control stations and six planes will be provided to Turkey’s General Directorate of Security, the Undersecretariat for Defense Industries (SSM) announced on Monday. The SSM said that an agreement with Baykar group was signed on October 15 on the purchase of Bayraktar tactical UAV systems for…

Drones give law enforcement a new edge, but raise concerns

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Michaelle Bond, Inquirer Staff Writer As the camera attached to its underbelly snapped pictures, the drone glided a few hundred feet above the quiet, tree-lined suburban streets of North Coventry Township. It was tracing the path of a killer, investigators say. Chester County prosecutors are hoping the images captured by the unmanned device, driven by four…

Somerset Police are first in Kentucky authorized to fly unmanned aircraft

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SOMERSET, Ky (WKYT) – Somerset Police Department is the first law enforcement agency in Kentucky to be authorized to fly unmanned aircraft. The department filed for an FAA Certificate of Authorization in February of 2014. The final certificate was issued on October 20th, 2014. Small unmanned aircraft provide a low-cost benefit to law enforcement and public…