Federal Government Shackles Unmanned Aerial System Industry

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By Pamela Barrett Border Sentinel The relatively new technology of modern Unmanned Aerial Systems (UASs) inherently offers potentially great benefits to myriad facets of the U.S. economy. However, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), the lead federal agency responsible for policy,…

Northrop Grumman shows off two new drones

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By Jeanette Steele Northrop Grumman, which engineers the Navy’s Fire Scout unmanned helicopter and the Air Force’s Global Hawk surveillance plane in San Diego, recently showed off two smaller drones at the company’s burgeoning Rancho Bernardo offices. The defense giant has…

Drone sets off security alert at Hull jail

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The Hull jail is aiming to tighten its security after a small drone — potentially dropping off drugs to inmates — flew over its walls. Jail guards spotted the small, unmanned flyer whizzing over the facility just after 11 a.m.…

Support for Oil Spill Response

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The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (www.ogp.org.uk) in conjunction with the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (www.ipieca.org) have commissioned an Oil Spill Response (OSR) Joint Industry Project (JIP). One of the JIP objectives is to review commercial…

FluxData takes cameras to the sky

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Jinelle Shengulette FluxData has been making multi-spectral cameras since 2006. The cameras pick up on specific wavelengths of light. If police were trying to find a red Ford pickup in traffic, for example, the color of the pick-up could be identified…

Amazon testing delivery by drone, CEO Bezos says

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Alistair Barr Amazon.com is testing delivering packages using drones, CEO Jeff Bezos said on the CBS TV news show 60 Minutes Sunday. The idea would be to deliver packages as quickly as possible using the small, unmanned aircraft, through a service the…

16 year old builds UAV with miniature camera

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Amit S. Upadhye Bangalore: As a child Rohit Dey used to wonder how birds fly. Later at school he became passionate about miniature aircraft and similar devices. Today at the age of 16 he is building his own Unmanned Aerial Vehicle…

UAV crashes during trial run by army

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An unmanned aerial vehicle crashed over the forest along Sarti village on the Dalhousie road in Dhar block near here during a Thursday-morning trial sortie. The villagers who saw the machine fall off the sky suspected it to be a…