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OB298 — A Preliminary Atlas of Drone Strike Landscapes. It is difficult to describe a drone strike accurately.

OB298 — A Preliminary Atlas of Drone Strike Landscapes

On October 24, 2012, Bibi Mamana and her grandchildren were gathering firewood or picking okra outside their home. Drones to patrol the skies above Olympic Stadium - Crime - UK. It is understood that the Metropolitan Police has taken part in discussions with the Civil Aviation Authority over whether they can use small radio controlled devices in heavily built-up areas, as part of efforts to increase their number of "eyes in the sky".

Drones to patrol the skies above Olympic Stadium - Crime - UK

Next year's Olympics will be the largest security operation the Met has ever had to run, as tens of thousands of athletes and millions of spectators flock to the games in Stratford. The force's Air Support Unit already has three Eurocopter EC145 helicopters based at Lippitts Hill in Loughton, Essex. The aircraft are fitted with an array of high definition cameras and thermal imaging equipment, but officers believe small drones will give them the extra capacity to monitor multiple major events if needed. The use of surveillance drones by Britain's police forces has had mixed results. Merseyside Police used a £13,000 helicopter drone fitted with surveillance cameras for four years. Kerry Say US Drone Program Is "Strict, Accountable And Fair" May 28, 2013. Drones Watch. The Future of Drone Warfare. Over half of Air Force UPT (undergraduate pilot training) grads are now assigned to pilot drones rather than a real aircraft.* The big question is why are drone pilots, guys that fly robots remotely from a computer terminal, going to a very expensive year of pilot training?

The Future of Drone Warfare

I can understand why the Air Force has chosen to send drone jockeys to pilot training: A shift to piloting drones rather than real aircraft is an assault on organizational culture of the Air Force. Ryan Calo: Ten Myths About Drones. Unmanned aerial vehicles ("UAVs"), often called "drones," are coming to American skies.

Ryan Calo: Ten Myths About Drones

In February, President Obama signed a law that requires the Federal Aviation Administration to pave the way for public agencies and, eventually, private companies, to fly drones within the United States.


Surveillance drone industry plans PR effort to counter negative image. An aerial surveillance drone.

Surveillance drone industry plans PR effort to counter negative image

Photograph: John Giles/PA Companies seeking to enable the routine use of surveillance drones across Britain are planning a long-term public relations effort to counter the negative image of the controversial aircraft. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Systems Association (UAVSA), a trade group that represents the drone industry to the UK government, has recommended drones deployed in Britain should be shown to "benefit mankind in general", be decorated with humanitarian-related advertisements, and be painted bright colours to distance them from those used in warzones, details from a UAVSA presentation show. A Swarm of Nano Quadrotors. The Drone Threat to National Security. Editor’s note: This is the first of a two-part series on security and privacy during the age of drone warfare.

The Drone Threat to National Security

Part two is available here. The year is 2020. Two Air Force officers sit in a darkened control center at an Air Force base in Nevada, carefully watching a bank of computer screens. The Drone Threat to Privacy. Editor’s note: This is the second of a two-part series on security and privacy during the age of drone warfare.

The Drone Threat to Privacy

Part one is available here. Technology, as Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in a 2001 Supreme Court opinion, has the power "to shrink the realm of guaranteed privacy. " Teal Group Predicts Worldwide UAV Market Will Total Just Over $94 Billion. Details Published on Wednesday, 28 May 2008 08:38 Written by Tim Storey BERLIN, Germany, May 28, 2008 /PRNewswire/ -- Teal Group Corp. announced today at the ILA Berlin Air Show 2008 its revised figures for the Worldwide Mission Model survey of future space payloads.

Teal Group Predicts Worldwide UAV Market Will Total Just Over $94 Billion

Air Force creates fly-sized drones. Global race on to match U.S. drone capabilities. Little is known about the actual abilities of the WJ-600 drone or the more than two dozen other Chinese models that were on display at Zhuhai in November. But the speed at which they have been developed highlights how U.S. military successes with drones have changed strategic thinking worldwide and spurred a global rush for unmanned aircraft.

More than 50 countries have purchased surveillance drones, and many have started in-country development programs for armed versions because no nation is exporting weaponized drones beyond a handful of sales between the United States and its closest allies. “This is the direction all aviation is going,” said Kenneth Anderson, a professor of law at American University who studies the legal questions surrounding the use of drones in warfare. “Everybody will wind up using this technology because it’s going to become the standard for many, many applications of what are now manned aircraft.” China on fast track. DIY Drones.

Army Tracking Plan: Drones That Never Forget a Face. Perhaps the idea of spy drones already makes your nervous.

Army Tracking Plan: Drones That Never Forget a Face

Maybe you’re uncomfortable with the notion of an unblinking, robotic eye in the sky that can watch your every move. If so, you may want to click away now. $230,000 For a Guard Dog: Why the Wealthy Are Afraid Of Violence From Below. July 29, 2011 | Like this article?

$230,000 For a Guard Dog: Why the Wealthy Are Afraid Of Violence From Below

Join our email list: Stay up to date with the latest headlines via email. “Violence in the streets, aimed at the wealthy. That’s what I worry about.” That was what an unidentified billionaire told Robert Frank of the Wall Street Journal a while back. He noted: The Military Is About To Start Using Robotic Jellyfish For 'Surveying' Those drifting moon jellyfish at the aquarium may not seem like they have much purpose in life, but one group of researchers has been looking to make a jelly-inspired underwater robot that could go on search- and-rescue missions and survey for the military.

Now the team, funded by the U.S. Office of Naval Research, has created a silicon Robojelly that uses hydrogen and oxygen for fuel as it swims, so its only "exhaust" is heat and water. They published their findings March 20 in the journal Smart Materials and Structures. Personal recreation drones being developed. By Daily Mail Reporter Updated: 13:13 GMT, 8 November 2010. Hackers Build Cheap Spy Drone that Rivals CIA Predator. August 10th, 2011 · 10 Comments Garage-built DIY drone plane can cause serious damage worldwideBy Erick Hansen LAS VEGAS (Hollywood Today) 8/10/11 – Hackers have built a DIY flying drone that can launch remote attacks which astounded attendees at the Black Hat/Defcon meet here.

The hackers built their drone for about $6,000, while the CIA coughs up about S4.5 million each for their Predator drones. Though it doesn’t fire a pair of Hellfire missiles like the CIA models, the hacker drone has some serious teeth. Hackers could use them to to intercept all wifi traffic and steal credit card numbers, fly above corporations to steal intellectual property and other data from a network, as well as launch denial-of-service or man-in-the-middle attacks. Tags: Law & Disorder · Tech. ElectriFly VFO EP ARF - Setup Techniques & Flying Tips. Aeryon Scout UAV in use with the Libyan Rebels. Danger Room.

Aerial Vehicle Systems. Aeryon Small Unmanned Aerial Systems Why sUAS? Small Unmanned Aerial Systems (sUAS), also known as Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), provide immediate high-quality aerial intelligence. Aeryon sUAS are deployed in seconds in any weather environment and are easily controlled by ground personnel - for many applications, collection of aerial images and video from Aeryon sUAS is faster, safer, more accurate, and more cost-effective than satellites, manned aircraft, or ground-based alternatives.