On the U.S.-Mexico border, drones are already being used to spy on federal law enforcement operations and smuggle contraband through the sky. The first drug smuggling incident via drone was documented in Nov. 2015. Now, it's a daily occurrence in some regions of the southern border, but it's rarely reported because CBP is unable to seize the devices. Arrests are rare.
Bell Helicopters intends to market a drone that can carry 1,000 pounds of cargo. Their plan is to make multiple models with various capacities, from 50 up to 1,000 pounds. The company does not call it a drone, of course. It will be an electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) vehicle
The Xenon Adventure Drone is an ultra-portable alternative that aims to make the setup process a cinch so you can do more playing and less assembling. Better yet, it’s simple to store and transport so it will be ready when you are.
There’s a new drone on the market for the surveying and mapping vertical of the drone industry—meet the Phantom 4 RTK. DJI announced the drone on Monday, October 15, at the European Drone Summit in Frankfurt, Germany.
SimActive‘s Correlator3D is one of the tools that enables commercial drone operators to level up and play at the enterprise level. SimActive has been a major player in the creation of photogrammetry solutions from aerial data since 2003.
The legislation, Act 78, was signed into law last week by Gov. Tom Wolf. It makes using an unmanned aircraft to “intentionally or knowingly conduct surveillance of another person in a private place or to place another person in reasonable fear of bodily injury” a summary offense.
A mail delivery drone on Tuesday last week assisted in the delivery of a package containing coffee beans and tea leaves from Tainan’s Zuojhen District to National Development Council Minister Chen Mei-ling’s office in Taipei.
A man who flew his DJI Phantom 4 in restricted airspace close Yellowknife Airport, Canada, pleaded ignorance of drone rules for the fourth time. The judge reportedly had difficulty accepting the plea bargain that was proposed by both the prosecution and the defense.
The 47th annual Balloon Fiesta kicked off earlier this month and has a new obstacle to contend with. The flagship event held in Albuquerque, NM has had logistical problems in the past, but a new problem has arisen in the form of drone enthusiasts looking for the perfect shot.
Back in 2017, Mitsubishi teased the public with its e-Evolution concept, a car with the ability to launch a drone. Although the wild prototype never saw production, the idea of a vehicle-deployed aircraft may still be incubating, according to an article by SAE.
The drones under development will map out underground facilities, even under fire, before troops venture inside.The ultimate goal, therefore, to one day field drones that can invade underground facilities and provide U.S. forces a map of the space.
As reported by Entertainment Weekly, Game of Thrones' producers used drone killers to prevent leaks for the final season. The device shuts down drones flying above attempting to grab videos or photos of the show's set.
Mining and energy giant BHP Billiton is trialing the use of drones to speed up its port operations. The firm intends to deploy small unmanned aerial vehicles to take draft readings and inspect holds on giant bulkers as they wait to load rather than dispatching human inspectors for the purpose.