Impossible Aerospace US-1 Drone Assists in a SWAT Team Capture

For some time now we’ve been advocating for longer flying times for unmanned multicopters, since this expanded capability will open up countless commercial opportunities. However, this capability is especially important in life and death situations which require that the vehicle stays in position to help first responders for extended periods of time. One of the…

Integrating and Understanding UAVs in Public Safety at the UAS DRONES Disaster Conference | Los Angeles

What is the primary objective of disaster recovery? How do public safety officials approach situations that range from routine police calls to wildfires? These are questions that public safety officials ranging from firefights to police officers to first responders will answer in different ways, but their replies will ultimately come down to efforts to keep…

What Does It Mean for Public Safety Departments to Successfully Manage Drone Data?

When it comes to drone data management, professionals across various industries are getting better and better at turning data into answers. Surveyors are actively considering which drone data processing solution best fits their business needs, while companies focused on aggregate mining are turning data into insights. Public safety officials are similarly focused on these bottom-line…

5 Minutes with Tony Hallet, CEO of Unmanned Response

A case in Sharpsville, PA pits a lone drone enthusiast against a neighbor and local authorities who say drone operator Robert Layman was harassing the dogs intentionally, causing them to harm each other. He is charged with Eco-terrorism and Taunting. Tony Hallet, an expert on drones who trains others how to use them and who…

PA Drone Case Could Be Landmark Testing FAA Control

A court case involving local authorities, a drone enthusiast and his neighbor—an ex-police officer dog kennel owner who trains police dogs as part of his business—could set a precedent for how local law enforcement in the United States deals with perceived crimes involving drones. Drone enthusiast Robert Layman of Sharpsville, PA, is facing felony charges…

Will InterUSS Define How Remote ID Can be Enabled for Drone Operators?

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 gave the FAA the flexibility to regulate all drones, but the recent demonstration performed by AirMap, Alphabet’s Wing, and Kittyhawk.io showcased what it could mean to see that authority make practical sense. The three companies worked together to create a remote identification (Remote ID) solution that Acting FAA Administration…

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