Drones over La La Land for bomb & hostage situations

Drones over La La Land for bomb & hostage situations

© LA County Sheriff’s Dept. / YouTube The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department will employ a $10,000 drone to help deputies during search and rescue missions, bomb threats, fires and similar situations. The unmanned aerial system will not be used for surveillance, the agency promised. On Thursday, Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced that his department (LACSD) has received approval from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to use an […]

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Farewell Phantom 3 Pro, DJI discontinue some of Phantom range

Farewell Phantom 3 Pro, DJI discontinue some of Phantom range

The Phantom 3 Pro and advanced have been removed from their store. For a little while the P3P represented the best bang for buck in the Phantom range. It has been my recommendation when asked, since the Phantom 4 was released. Great performance and able to do everything the Phantom 4 Pro could for half the price (almost). Arriving in the marketplace early in 2015 the Phantom 3 Professional was […]

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How a Sensor Gimbal Improves Efficiency of an Aerial Mapping Mission

How a Sensor Gimbal Improves Efficiency of an Aerial Mapping Mission

Demands on fixed wing drones are growing continually. Other than copter drones, fixed wing platforms are generally used to cover large areas (hundreds of hectares) in a short amount of time. Standards on flight endurance and efficient area coverage are growing throughout different industries such as surveying, agriculture, mining or surveillance. To create a high-quality 3D model of a survey area sensor performance and image overlap is essential. Sensor and […]

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Drone Payload Market to Reach $7,018 Million, Globally by 2022

Drone Payload Market to Reach $7,018 Million, Globally by 2022

Drone Payload Market Report, published by Allied Market Research, forecasts that the global market is expected to garner $7,018 million by 2022, registering a CAGR of 5.5% during the period 2016-2022. Cameras and sensors segment generated the largest market share in 2015 while the weaponry segment is expected to register highest growth rate during the forecast period. North America is expected to be the leading region in the global market […]

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L.A. Sheriff to start using drones

L.A. Sheriff to start using drones

It has officially begun. The use of drones in California law enforcement. Los Angeles County Sheriff Jim McDonnell announced Thursday that his agency will begin to utilize drones in their police work. He assured the public that these drones will not be used for general surveillance but instead used to surveil possible arson sites, bomb threats and hostage situations. The use of drone technology by law enforcement agencies causes concern […]

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