Facebook scraps connectivity drone project

solar-powered drones to provide internet connectivity in hard to reach areas – including underserved regions and areas affected by natural disasters. In a statement Facebook said its project made significant progress in both drone design, through its … Full story

Drone Maxx taking the bird's eye view

My wife knew of my interest so she got me a drone for Christmas.” As his interest grew, Scott learned more about Federal Aviation Administration regulations from his son, who’s a commercial pilot. Today’s drones have GPS, anti-collision sensors … Full story

The Rapid Rise of Federal Surveillance Drones Over America

A little more than a decade ago the border patrol started using surveillance drones. The technology and the mission were a perfect match, and few did any worrying … Full story

Illicit drone flights surge along US-Mexico border as …

Smugglers are using video cameras and small drones to spot vulnerabilities along the U.S.-Mexico border, and the Department of Homeland Security is … Full story

We Flew a Drone Over the Fires Raging Around Gaza. This Is What We Saw

The present leading solution is to knock the kites and balloons out of the air using high-speed drones that collide with them. As of last week, about 600 incendiary kites and balloons had been intercepted this way. That number sounds impressive … Full story

Chasing Innovation Underwater Drone Company Gets $3M Boost

portable and high-tech underwater drones,” said Chasing Innovation CMO Jacky Yang. “We’re pleased that a respected, long-term partner like Shenzhen Capital Group shares our view about the incredible opportunities ahead for the submersible drone … Full story

Israel says fires Patriot at drone from Syria, which turns around unhit

Israel’s military said it launched Patriot anti-aircraft on Sunday at an incoming drone from Syria, which turned away unscathed, reports Reuters. A Syrian commander said the pilotless plane was engaged in local operations. The Syrian army with the help … Full story

Drone drug flights surge along U.S.-Mexico border as smugglers hunt for soft spots

Smugglers are using video cameras and small drones to spot vulnerabilities … to 12 years in prison for flying a drone over a fence near the bustling checkpoint between San Diego and Tijuana, Mexico. The unmanned aircraft was carrying a plastic bag … Full story

IAI tests new capabilities of latest Rotem 'suicide drone'

Able to be assembled and deployed in under a minute by one single soldier is a lethal assault ‎drone, which along with the grenade it carries weighs in at 6.5kg, allowing an infantry battalion soldier to able to carry several of these drones at once. Full story

Space invaders – danger drone flies too close to crowded kids’ playground

“I saw that drone and it seems very close to the playground and kids,” the ranger said. “But unfortunately, in the ACT, I can’t do much about it – I wish I could!” It is disappointing that there currently are no local laws governing drones … Full story