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Born killers: French army grooms eagles to down drones

MONT-DE-MARSAN: Faced with the risk of drones being used to snoop or carry out attacks on French soil, the air force is showing its claws. At Mont-de-Marsan in southwestern France a quartet of fearsome golden eagles is being trained to take out unmanned aircraft in mid-flight. The roar of a departing Rafale fighter jet gives way to the buzz of a drone lifting into the air on a runway at the air base, some 130 kilometres (80 miles) south of Bordeaux. Suddenly, a loud squawk fills the air as a…

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Dubai Expects Pilotless Drones by Summer

Look out, Uber and Airbus, two companies already on record as seriously involved in efforts to offer pilotless drones to transport people around urban areas. Enter the city of Dubai’s transportation agency, which this week announced plans to offer rides aboard computer-operated drones around the Middle Eastern city beginning this July. Dubai’s head of transportation said the city has already been testing the UAV around the city. Dubai expects to use the Chinese-made Ehang 184, a four-propeller drone capable of trips as long as 31 miles. READ MORE! >> Source:…

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Unmanned Flight: The Drones Come Home – Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine

At the edge of a stubbly, dried-out alfalfa field outside Grand Junction, Colorado, Deputy Sheriff Derek Johnson, a stocky young man with a buzz cut, squints at a speck crawling across the brilliant, hazy sky. It’s not a vulture or crow but a Falcon—a new brand of unmanned aerial vehicle, or drone, and Johnson is flying it. READ MORE! >> Source: Unmanned Flight: The Drones Come Home – Pictures, More From National Geographic Magazine Drone

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Utah Couple Arrested Over ‘Peeping Tom’ Drone

Here’s one more thing you have to worry about: Drones sent by neighbors to spy on you in your home. Police arrested a Utah man with a history of voyeurism and his girlfriend on suspicion of flying a drone was spotted on area “patrols.” The drone videotaped people in their bathroom or bedrooms in the city of Orem, investigators said. One apparent target who spotted the tiny machine outside of his bathroom window chased it in his truck and grabbed it when it landed. He found several videos of people…

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Bill would prohibit drones flown over private property

HELENA – People who spoke in opposition to a bill that would limit where drones can fly said they were worried the legislation, if not amended, would prohibit the production of films and the use of aircraft by companies like railroads who use the technology to inspect their track. AT&T uses drones to inspect its wireless towers, company lobbyist Mark Baker told the Senate Judiciary Committee, which heard the bill Tuesday. “It’s a much safer approach than sending personnel up on the tower for initial review,” he said. Senate Bill…

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How to start a new hobby in drones

By Mark Judson | 682-6524 | @cnbMark | mjudson@crestviewbulletin.com CRESTVIEW—From halftime shows to online deliveries to the backyard, drones are increasingly visible. However, getting in the air isn’t quite the buy-and-fly process it once was. RULES OF THE AIR Even recreational users still have to meet certain requirements and register their drone if it weighs more than .55 pounds. Operators must keep their unmanned craft within sight and not fly within 5 miles of an airport or within an established no-fly zone, such as the area around a military base….

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More great drone applications – May edition

  Our friends at Flyver once again took time to identify some of the cool drone applications they came across in May FirmBee / Pixabay There are too many drone applications to identify them all, even all of the most amazing of the month.  However, our friends at Flyver again take time out of their busy schedules to identify a few of their favorites. 1. Runway Fashion Models Leave it to silicon valley to turn an elitist industry on its head. At Silicon Valley Fashion Week this month, drones were…

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Drone Industry Infographic – Real and potential uses

The Drone Industry is on fire, this infographic shows many current and potential uses Leslie Bates of SheDrones took some time to put together this wonderful infographic to show the true potential of the drone industry.  Are there potential or existing use cases that have not been included?  Please let us know if you see any as we will take time to update the infographic to ensure it reflects a complete picture of the state of the industry. [Tweet “.@SheDrones created a gr8 infographic to show potential of the #drone industry…

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Russia: Kalashnikov to produce drones

Russia: Kalashnikov to produce drones OpenClips / Pixabay Originally published on the Russia and India Report. “Kalashnikov Concern has decided to create a joint venture producing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), the company’s CEO Alexei Krivoruchko said on at the International Defence Exhibition IDEX 2015 in Abu Dhabi. The Russian weapons manufacturer has decided to purchase a controlling stake (51 percent) in ZALA Aero, which specializes in making unmanned aircraft. “We have made a decision to purchase a share and to create a joint venture to produce reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicles on the basis of Kalashnikov Concern and Russian…

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Using drones in Mexico to save endangered porpoise

People often think of the drug trade when discussing using drones in Mexico.  This story points out that unmanned aircraft (UAVs) have many uses, one of the most important being animal protection and animal conservation.  We have seen UAVs used to save rhinos and elephants from poachers and the use of this technology for protection is increasing across the world. Using drones in Mexico to save animals We will continue to monitor and will keep you updated as we learn more.  Please continue reading the article below which was originally published on Fox News Latino.  This is…

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