Nevada lawmakers reviewing drone privacy bill

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by Riley Snyder , Associated Press CARSON CITY – Nevada lawmakers are vetting a bill that would create a regulatory framework for drones and seeks to protect privacy. Democratic Assemblyman Elliot Anderson is sponsoring AB239 and presented the bill Thursday to…

FAA grants two more approvals for UAV inspections

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by BY PATRICIA L. HARMAN Two more firms have joined a handful of insurance carriers and received approval to use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or unmanned aircraft systems (UASs) commonly called drones for the aerial inspection of structures. Rimkus Consulting Group, Inc. received…

MIDCAS hails RPAS integration progress

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by by Aimee Turner The MIDCAS (Mid Air Collision Avoidance System) consortium together with the European Defence Agency (EDA) have now completed flight test and simulation campaigns conducted as part of the MIDCAS project. Major milestones included fully automatic avoidance manoeuvres…

European pilots want rules on drones in the sky

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by Matthew Vella The commercial advantages and possibilities of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) or ‘drones’ seem almost unlimited. And because of decreasing costs, recreational users and companies using drones will be new actors in the airspace. But this new…

PESIT showcases UAV at US forum

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by The aero modelling team of PES Institute of Technology made their college proud by showcasing their Unmanned Aero Vehicle (UAV) at the SAE Aero Design West 2015 held in California, US last month. Team Aeolus bagged the ninth position…

Counter drone Anti-UAV system unveiled by British trio

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by Blighter Surveillance Systems (electronic-scanning radar target detection), Chess Dynamics (electro-optic tracking and classification) and Enterprise Control Systems (radio frequency disruption) join forces to combat growing threat of micro, mini and larger unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones. Anti-UAV Defence…

Unique mapping of Prague castle area by UAS

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by Czech company UPVISION (all services with unmanned aerial systems) is the first in the Czech Republic carried out a detailed mapping of the Prague Castle- the residence of the Czech President. Prague castle Prague Castle is the most important Czech castle standing above the Vltava river in the center of Prague.…

Boeing Envisions a Future Laser-Carrying Unmanned Aircraft

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by by Bill Carey Boeing Defense is exploring uses for its Phantom Eye high-altitude, long-endurance unmanned aircraft system (UAS) with the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD) and possible commercial customers. Among longer-term applications, the aircraft demonstrates the potential of a “stratospheric, persistent directed…

Hunters using drones risk stiff fines

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by BY LARRY PYNN, VANCOUVER SUN Anyone who uses an unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, for hunting in B.C. risks a minimum fine of $2,500, a provincial wildlife official warns. Steve MacIver, acting manager of the province’s wildlife management section,…

Italy, France, Germany sign European drone project

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by Reporting by Robin Emmott; Editing by Toby Chopra Italy, France and Germany agreed on Monday to develop a European drone program for reconnaissance and surveillance, seeking to inject momentum into a proposal first considered in 2013 to reduce reliance on…

Burglars use drone helicopters to target homes

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by By David Barrett Unmanned drones are being piloted over private homes by burglars in a bid to identify potential targets, police have confirmed. Detectives fear the mini-helicopters, which can be bought for as little as £30, are being deployed to…