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Firefighting Drone Will Make U.S. Debut This Summer

Spain-based start-up DRONE HOPPER has designed a heavy-duty firefighting drone that the company says offers “safety, flexibility and efficiency over traditional fire suppression technology.”Fueled...
Anchorage, Alaska, USA

Alaska DOT Gears Up for Big UAV Deployment

The Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities (ADOT&PF) is reportedly making a big push toward the use of drones.According to a recent request...
Connecticut State Capitol

Police Drone Weaponization Bill Gets Axed in Connecticut (For Now)

A legislative committee has decided to take no action on a bill that would have permitted law enforcement officers to deploy UAS, including those that are weaponized, under certain circumstances.
sawmill fire

Arizona Governor Requests UAV for Fighting Major Wildfire

Yesterday, in a call to the Office of the Secretary of Defense General James Mattis, Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey requested the use of an...
montana cows

Wanted: Unmanned Aircraft Services in Northwestern Montana

Realizing what the technology can bring to the table in a number of applications, Lake County, Mont., is looking to hire federally certified commercial...
police

The Police Foundation: Tips for Agencies Bringing sUAS on Board

The Police Foundation has released a new infographic suited for law enforcement agencies looking to establish a program for small unmanned aircraft systems (sUAS).The...
oil and gas

Trumbull Unmanned Brings in Photogrammetry Solution for ‘Critical Applications’

Trumbull Unmanned, a Houston-based provider of drone services for the oil and gas industry, has incorporated SimActive’s Correlator3D software into its emergency response services.SimActive...
uk police

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...
boston marathon

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.
military helicopter

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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