Tag Archives: drones

Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh: Marine Corps Wants Wider Robotic Applications

Lt. Gen. Robert Walsh, deputy commandant of the U.S. Marine Corps, sees unmanned systems as tools to help the military branch surpass its enemies in terms of force size, Breaking Defense reported Tuesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes Walsh has solicited industry input for amphibious systems meant for deployment in the front line …

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WSJ: FAA Gives First-Ever Nighttime Drone Operation Approval to Industrial Skyworks

The Federal Aviation Administration has given its first-ever approval for nighttime small commercial drone operations to Industrial Skyworks for inspections of buildings and roofs in order to detect potential structural issues, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. Andy Pasztor writes the FAA handed down its decision weeks before industry observers expect the agency to issue …

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LA Times: Air Force Unveils $3B Drone Program Expansion Proposal

The U.S. Air Force looks to buy an additional 75 drones and add up to nine flying squadrons over the next five years under its proposed $3-billion unmanned aircraft program expansion, the Los Angeles Times reported Thursday. W.J. Hennigan writes the plan is still to subject to approval by Congress and also calls for the hiring of …

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Sen. Charles Schumer to Propose Drone Geofencing Regulation

Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) is pushing for an amendment to require the adoption of geofencing technology in unmanned aerial vehicles as part of a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill. Schumer said Wednesday he believes that geofencing equipment or other no-fly zone devices will help prevent UAVs from operating near airports …

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Reuters: Interagency Tech R&D Project Aims to Curb Unauthorized Drone Operations

Several federal agencies have partnered with state and local law enforcement agencies to build technologies for monitoring unauthorized commercial use of unmanned aerial vehicles, Reuters reported Thursday. David Morgan writes the Federal Aviation Administration and the departments of Defense and Homeland Security launched the interagency technology development project to stop …

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Report: UK Looks to Invest in Drones, ISR Platforms

The British defense agency is examining the U.K.’s counterterrorism capabilities as part of a strategic defense and national security review, Defense News reported Monday. British Prime Minister David Cameron was quoted as saying he asked defense officials to explore technologies for the U.K. to counter threats emanating from Islamic State …

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