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With drones spotted at Port Tampa Bay, international fears hit home

In Rich Bishop’s nightmare, someone flies a drone over Port Tampa Bay and drops an explosive device on a gas tank, causing massive destruction. Feeding this scary scenario is that law enforcement agencies already have received calls about drones over … Continue reading

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FAA Restricts Drones over Statue of Liberty, Other Landmarks

At the request of U.S. national security and law enforcement agencies, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is using its existing authority under Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations (14 CFR) § 99.7 – “Special Security Instructions” – to … Continue reading

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CBP tests small drones for border surveillance

Customs and Border Protection will test three small, hand-launched unmanned aircraft across selected sectors along the country’s southern and northern borders. Starting in September and continuing into early 2018, agents from the Border Patrol will see if the diminutive aircraft … Continue reading

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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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