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Police using ‘drone killers’ to disable flying devices in emergency situations

Drones have been used for a lot more than making videos and delivering pizzas. They have dropped drugs into prison yards, scouted out illegal border crossings and grounded lifesaving efforts by accidentally wandering into the flight paths of firefighting aircraft. … Continue reading

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FAA Issues Refresher on Flying Drones Commercially

Today, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released a refresher on its Part 107 rules for small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) operations, covering commercial and government uses for drones weighing less than 55 pounds. If you’re looking to brush up on … 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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Can We Prevent a Drone Terror Attack?

The uncontrolled market in toy or hobbyist drones makes their future use in a domestic terrorist attack “likely,” says a researcher and lecturer on drone warfare. But it will still require sophisticated technical skills to deploy them effectively, according to … Continue reading

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