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Connecticut Police Seek Safety Rules Before Investing in Drones

Across the region, police officials have big ideas about how drones could bolster residents’ safety and wellbeing. They could spot missing people, houses with blight or uncovered manholes. They could document accident scenes from the sky. They could determine when …

Chicago Drone Operator Fined $200,000 Over Illegal Flights

A drone photography company that was the subject of the highest-profile attempt by a U.S. regulator to enforce aviation law on unmanned aircraft has agreed to pay a $200,000 fine to settle a 2015 case. SkyPan International Inc., whose website …

Underwater Drone to Check on Sonar Contacts in MH370 Search

A ship involved with the deep-sea sonar search for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 is being fitted with a drone that will examine several sonar contacts of interest on the remote seabed west of Australia, officials said Wednesday. None of …

Drones to Assist FDNY in Battling Major Fires

Drones will soon be taking to the skies to help New York City firefighters battle major fires and emergencies. The New York Times reported Thursday the Fire Department of New York will deploy a drone to 2-alarm fires or greater …

Drone Tested for Use During Natural Disasters in North Dakota

A 20-foot-long drone that was brought to North Dakota to test precision agriculture methods is now part of a trial run to see if can help crews restore power to areas hit by natural disasters. The Israeli-manufactured Elbit Systems Hermes …

Researchers Working to Create Devices to Take Down Errant Drones

The drone intruder was roaming around the Rose Bowl Stadium as 94,000 fans cheered, oblivious to the threat. But scientists testing a new security device at the game knew: they detected its radio signals and seized control of the gatecrasher. …

Commentary: State and Federal Law Can Help Stop Peeping Drones

In October, a Kentucky judge dismissed criminal charges against a man who had shot down a drone flying over his property. Now the drone’s owner has brought a federal civil suit against the shooter, William Merideth, arguing that the Federal …

EagleView Welcomes Parchment as VP of Drone Product Strategy

EagleView Technology Corporation, an aerial imagery, data analytics and GIS solutions technology provider, named Antony Parchment vice president of Drone Product Strategy. Parchment will lead the development and implementation of a product strategy that commercializes drone technology and provides scalable …

Donan Receives Second FAA UAV Exemption

Donan, one of the first two forensic investigation firms to receive an FAA exemption for the commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs, also known as drones)—has received a second exemption for its fleet of multirotor drones. Donan now has …

In-Depth Study Reveals How Drones Can Help in All Phases of a Disaster

Though drone usage is mainly used in disaster response currently, a new report highlights the benefits of using drones in all four stages of the disaster life cycle: prevention, preparation, response and recovery. Zurich North America, a co-sponsor of the …