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Controversial bill allowing authorities to shoot down private drones heads to the president’s desk

The US government will soon have authority to shoot down private drones considered a threat. Following a House vote in April, the Senate this week passed the FAA Reauthorization Act, which renews funding for the Federal Aviation Administration until 2023. … Continue reading

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Air Force Drone Documents Are Being Sold on Dark Web

Independent analysts claim they have discovered a hacker attempting to sell files relating to a U.S military drone on the dark web. Speaking to The Hill, the research firm Recorded Future (RF) says it is “100 percent certain” that the … Continue reading

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Drone came within 50 feet of hitting a MH-65 Dolphin Coast Guard helicopter

According to the Coast Guard, the aircrew flying an MH-65 Dolphin helicopter came within 50 feet of hitting a drone in Port Angeles last Saturday. At the time of the near-miss with the recreational drone, the crew was 300 feet … Continue reading

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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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