The U.S. military claims to have conducted drone strikes in Syria to remove targets that were preparing to attack the United States. Similar attacks to those in Paris were being planned and encrypted communications is sometimes delaying response. See more at the Washington Post : https://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/post-partisan/wp/2015/11/18/u-s-drones-have-been-striking-islamic-state-members-planning-attacks-in-america/?tid=hybrid_content_2_naAdd to Flipboard Magazine.
Several recent close calls with drones flying near commercial air traffice has prompted a new call for registration of personal drones. It is hoped that this will force amateur users to be accountable for their actions and to act more responsibly.Add to Flipboard Magazine.
This guy is creating really cool custom drones modeled after Star Wars ships. Click the link below to read the story and see a few photos. He has a new XWing fighter now too! These might just be the drones you were looking for!Add to Flipboard Magazine.
Out with the old rules and in with the new rules. Hobby uav/drone fliers probably want to read this.Add to Flipboard Magazine.
If a drone trespasses on your property and takes photos of your children do you have the right to do something about it? I’m not sure if the problem here is that he destroyed the drone owner’s property which was trespassing over his yard or the fact that he did it with a shotgun in a residential area. I’d be a little more worried about people firing guns into the air than I would be about drones spying on me. I wonder if he had just taken it out with a garden hose or something if there would have been less fuss about it?Add to Flipboard Magazine.
ok, I’m not a big fan of losing my drone to random target practice which is why I follow the rules. For those who don’t though the risk may be increasing that you could lose a drone to unfriendly fire.Add to Flipboard Magazine.
At least one company appears to have a vision of automated drone delivery of marijuana. The regulatory hurdles here may be even higher than the technical hurdles. The ideas appears to be to order your weed with a phone app and have a drone drop it off at your home. Dare to dream, I suppose…Add to Flipboard Magazine.
NASA convention to propose method’s for Drone air traffic control. Methods include communication between drones and geofencing to route around restricted areas.Add to Flipboard Magazine.
Google seems to have found a way around the FCC rules by getting NASA’s approval to test drones in the U.S. The new license still seems to prohibit commercial use so not sure how those deliveries are going to work out.Add to Flipboard Magazine.