Articles Tagged 'drones'

Border Patrol lacks technology to detect, stop drones carrying drugs

by Stephen Dinan
January 3, 2018
Border Patrol agents are increasingly worried about the threat from drug-cartel-flown drones, after agents spotted 13 drones suspected of carrying drugs across one section of… READ MORE

LAPD Board Approves Controversial Drone Program

by CBS Los Angeles
October 18, 2017
LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) – The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department approved a drone pilot program Tuesday — several months after the… READ MORE

Islamic State Drones Terrorize Iraqi Forces as Mosul Battle Rages

As they advance into Islamic State’s remaining urban stronghold of west Mosul, Iraqi forces are struggling to counter the terror caused by the militant group’s… READ MORE

Federal regulators to require registration of recreational drones

Federal regulators said Monday that they will require recreational drone users to register their aircraft with the government for the first time in an attempt… READ MORE

North Dakota becomes first US state to legalise use of armed drones by police

by HENRY AUSTIN | Independent UK
September 9, 2015
Armed drones could be used by police in the US state of North Dakota after local lawmakers legalised their use. While they will be limited… READ MORE

UK nuclear sites warned over drone terror attack

BRITAIN’S nuclear plants are at risk from a terrorist strike by unmanned drone aircraft. Such an attack could kill tens of thousands of people, a Government adviser has warned. But authorities are “burying their heads in the sand,” according to John Large. His call for an urgent security overhaul comes as figures showed nuclear power plants suffered 37 security breaches… READ MORE

Paul starts new drone war

Rand Paul has warned Sen. Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) that he will place a hold on one of President Obama’s appellate court nominees because of his role in crafting the legal basis for Obama’s drone policy. Paul, the junior Republican senator from Kentucky, has informed Reid he will object to David Barron’s nomination to the 1st Circuit Court of… READ MORE

Federal court: Administration must release memos allowing drone strikes on Americans

April 22, 2014
A federal appeals court on Monday ordered the Obama administration to release a redacted version of secret memos justifying the use of drones to kill American citizens abroad. The decision was hailed as a victory by civil liberties and media organizations who had sought access to the secret papers. The administration, under public pressure, has vowed to make changes to… READ MORE

Prepare for drones that ‘perch’ on power lines to recharge, never have to land

Imagine a world where drones never have to touch the ground after takeoff. That’s what MIT PhD. candidate Joseph Moore did, and now he’s on… READ MORE

FAA kills beer drone deliveries to ice fishermen

A Wisconsin beer company’s attempt to serve suds to Minnesota ice fishermen via drone went swimmingly — that is, until the government intervened. The Federal Aviation Administration quashed Lakemaid Beer’s drone dispatch, citing a federal ban on using drones for commercial purposes, the National Journal reported. Lakemaid President Jack Supple told the Journal on Thursday that the government was “nice”… READ MORE

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