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Hobbyist Drones Have Hampered Aerial Firefighting

Two camera-equipped DJI drones may have helped Parisian firefighters to position their hoses to quench the Notre Dame Cathedral blaze on April 15, but drones have been a problem for aerial firefighting efforts in the United States. “Aerial firefighting missions … Continue reading

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The Case for Air Traffic Control for Drones

In February 2018, Corey Hitchcock traveled to Puerto Rico to assist crews from Georgia Power, Alabama Power and Mississippi Power with restoration efforts following the island’s devastation from Hurricane Maria. This time, Hitchcock and unmanned aircraft system (UAS) pilots from … Continue reading

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FAA Turned Over More Safety Work to Boeing Under Pressure to Regulate Drones

The Federal Aviation Administration is handing off certification work to aircraft manufacturers like Boeing because of pressure on the agency to keep up with the rapidly growing drone industry. Officials from the FAA, National Transportation Safety Board, and Department of … Continue reading

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Researchers warn open sky drone policy poses cybercriminal risk

On Wednesday, academics from Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Fujitsu System Integration Laboratories revealed the results of a new study which examined over 200 techniques and technologies which are currently in use to detect and disable drones. … Continue reading

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