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Pentagon Plans Citywide Drone-Catching Dragnets

The U.S. government is a step closer to deploying a new system for tracking small drones flying over busy cities. But there’s no guarantee it will be affordable. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s two-year-old Aerial Dragnet initiative could begin … Continue reading

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Can You Teach Drones to Hunt Each Other? Falcons May Hold the Secret

Falcons might be the secret to defeating drones. As unmanned aerial vehicles become cheaper and more accessible, everyone from police forces to the International Air Transport Association to the U.S. Military are looking for ways to overpower drones. Now zoology … Continue reading

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Prisons Work To Keep Out Drug-Smuggling Drones

Drone technology is quickly becoming more sophisticated — and more affordable. Now, criminals are using drones to smuggle drugs, cell phones and even weapons to inmates in prisons. https://www.npr.org/2017/11/15/564272346/prisons-work-to-keep-out-drug-smuggling-drones NPR Morning Edition | Nov. 14, 2017

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Border Patrol Spots Meth-Carrying UAV in San Diego

The Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection says it recently arrested a man for using a consumer unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to transport several pounds of methamphetamine across the Mexican border. On Aug. 8 at about 11:25 … Continue reading

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