Articles Tagged 'drones'
Border Patrol lacks technology to detect, stop drones carrying drugs
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 ProgramLOS 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
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
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