US Border Patrol to Test the Operational Use of sUAS

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US Border Patrol to Test the Operational Use of sUAS
US Border Patrol to Test the Operational Use of sUAS

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) announced that U.S. Border Patrol (USBP) will begin evaluating Small Unmanned Aircraft System (sUAS) in the operational environment this month as part of a pilot program. Testing will take place in three USBP sectors beginning with Tucson followed by Rio Grande Valley and Swanton later this year. The remotely […]

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North Carolina May Use Drones to Map Auto Crash Scenes
North Carolina May Use Drones to Map Auto Crash Scenes

Thanks to the Wright Brothers’ famous maiden voyage, North Carolina is known as the First in Flight State. True to the motto, the Tarheel State (which is a totally different origin story!) continues to take the lead in drone innovation. The state Department of Transportation released a feasibility study last week with a plan to […]

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Drone Opportunities for Law Enforcement, Emergency Response
Drone Opportunities for Law Enforcement, Emergency Response

DRONELIFE is attending the InterDrone conference in Las Vegas this week, and one of the early sessions hits a rapidly growing vertical in the drone industry: law enforcement and emergency response.  In a large room filled mostly with emergency services departments, many in uniform and almost all of whom are currently implementing a drone program, […]

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Texas PD Goes to Drone School
Texas PD Goes to Drone School

They say “Everything’s Bigger in Texas” and for many Lonestar State’s public-safety agencies that includes “going drone or going home.” In the small town of Midlothian, the Southern Regional Response Group recently deployed three members into drone training and certification using DJI Inspire 1, Mavic or Phantom 4 Pro quadcopters. Gene Robinson of Drone Pilots […]

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US Coast Guard Uses Drones to Expand its Reach
US Coast Guard Uses Drones to Expand its Reach

Unmanned aircraft do not have a long, storied history like the Coast Guard. But they already play a role in one of the Coast Guard’s earliest missions – guarding against illicit trade. In a letter to the commanding officers of the Revenue Cutter Service dated June 4, 1791, 10 months after the service was founded, Alexander Hamilton warned of […]

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British Constables Launch Drone Trial Program
British Constables Launch Drone Trial Program

A local British police force will take to the skies to find missing people, investigate crimes and save lives via drone technology. The Norfolk Constabulary announced a three-month UAV trial program this week. The agency will deploy four drone teams and officials hope to extend the program well into the future. The agency purchased a […]

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University of Arizona Using AI and Drones to Help Guard US Border
University of Arizona Using AI and Drones to Help Guard US Border

Whether or not President Donald Trump’s border wall with Mexico ever gets built, a new project coming out of the University of Arizona offers a new solution for surveilling national borders without necessarily having to invest in quite so many bricks: Use smart technologies instead. What University of Arizona researchers have been working on is […]

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US Coast Guard Seeks UAS to Launch from Cutter
US Coast Guard Seeks UAS to Launch from Cutter

The U.S. Coast Guard is looking for a small unmanned aerial vehicle for use on its Legend-class national security cutters. Under a draft request for proposals issued in the spring, the service will evaluate platforms with an eye toward issuing a full RFP by year’s end. A fiscal 2018 award would bring advanced intelligence, surveillance […]

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Media Coverage in the Drone Industry: Perspective Needed
Media Coverage in the Drone Industry: Perspective Needed

Working in DJI’s communications department must come with its ups and downs. Being the manufacturer synonymous with the industry means you get plenty of free publicity whenever a media organization is running a drone-related story. But it also means that your name gets dragged through the mud whenever something bad ‘happens’. Take this for an example. In […]

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Drone Suspected in Aiding Prison Escape
Drone Suspected in Aiding Prison Escape

Multiple sources are reporting that a South Carolina prison officials suspect Jimmy Causey, a prisoner at the Lieber Correctional Institution,  may have used a drone to fly in tools that enabled him to break out of the institution. Mr. Causey was recaptured in Texas Friday. He escapted on July 4th. “We 100 percent know a […]

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