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New ‘Specialist Squad’ Takes on Drone Threat to U.K. Jails

The U.K. government has formed a “specialist squad” of prison and police officers to tackle the threat drones are posing to prison security, Prisons...
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Drones to Strengthen Security of Boston Marathon

For this year's event, which is expected to draw more than a million spectators, officials are bringing in tethered drones from local unmanned aircraft systems company CyPhy Works.
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FAA Enacts UAS Restrictions Around 133 Military Facilities

The federal agency says this marks the first time it has established airspace restrictions that apply only to unmanned aircraft systems.
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Insitu’s ScanEagle UAV Deployed for Monitoring Pirate Activity

Insitu’s ScanEagle unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is being credited with helping patrol Somalia’s coastline for pirate activity, the European Union Naval Force ATALANTA (EU...
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SoCal Police Covering All the Bases Before Bringing in Drones

The emergency response departments of Chula Vista, Calif., located in San Diego’s metropolitan area, are finalizing their procedures for unmanned aircraft system (UAS) use...
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Case Dismissed for Kentucky Drone Shooter

A Kentucky man who used a shotgun to take down a drone back in 2015 recently emerged victorious in a court case that pitted...
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North Carolina DOT Comes up with Best Practices for UAS in First Response

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) has established best practices and recommended policies for agencies using unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) in first response,...
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Texas Sheriff’s Office Upgrading from Helicopter to UAVs

Thanks to a private donation, the sheriff's office of Smith County, Texas, is bringing on board two unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).Located in the eastern...
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Arizona National Forest Deals with UAS Disruption

The Cococino National Forest, located in northern Arizona, is reporting a disruption by an unmanned aircraft system (UAS) during recent firefighting efforts over a...
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Welcome Home, Cherry! UAS Finds Missing Pup in Tunnel

A thermal camera-equipped unmanned aircraft system (UAS) is being credited with finding a missing Chihuahua-Pomeranian dog in the U.K. on Monday morning.According to a Facebook...

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