Tag Archives: unmanned aerial vehicle

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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Will Roper: SCO Supports Pentagon’s 3rd Offset Strategy Through Defense Tech Repurposing Efforts

The Defense Department‘s strategic capabilities office aims to repurpose existing military technologies in support of the agency’s third-offset strategy against threats posed by U.S. adversaries, DoD News reported Tuesday. “We selected the area of repurposing not based on fiscal requirements or because we were told go repurpose stuff, but we think it… is …

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DARPA Test-Flies Autonomous Quadcopter Platform

A team of Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency researchers has flown a new multirotor unmanned aerial vehicle to gather data about its capabilities as part of the agency’s Fast Lightweight Autonomy program. DARPA said Friday it is exploring algorithms under the program in an effort to reduce the amount of UAV processing power, communications and …

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British Security Experts: Regulation, Tech Key to Counter Hostile UAVs

U.K.-based Open Briefing and Oxford Research Group have published a joint report that recommends regulatory, passive and active countermeasures meant to help government organizations stop hostile use of unmanned aerial vehicles by nonstate actors. The report says terrorist organizations, organized crime groups, insurgents, corporations and activists can use commercial drones to gather intelligence …

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