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Anti-drone system being developed by Deutsche Telekom

DEUTSCHE TELEKOM (DT) has confirmed development is underway for an anti-drone system in hopes of keeping drones away from airports, stadiums and test tracks. Also the parent company of T-Mobile, DT suggests the anti-drone defense system could launch as early as this year. DroneSec understands a number of car manufacturers are suddenly realizing the big business behind anti-drone defense systems, in...

ISIS deployed drones armed with ‘explosives and mustard gas’

explosion rocks a city

IN AN EXCLUSIVE interview with Reuters on Sunday, a Kurdish-Iraqi official has told of horrific war crimes being committed by ISIS fighters via the use of explosives in commercial drones such as the DJI Phantom 4. Drones strapped with explosives, sometimes carrying payloads filled with chlorine and mustard gas, have been used in the intense battle for Iraq’s second largest city...

Amazon Wants Police to Have Tiny Assistant Drone

As Amazon presses on with its plan to one day send package-carrying drones on delivery runs to customers, the company has revealed it also has an idea for police to utilize its UAV technology in other ways. Described as an “unmanned aerial vehicle assistant,” the miniature quadcopter dreamed up by Amazon engineers would sit on the shoulders of law enforcers until called...

Drone Carrying Meth Crashes on Mexico/US Border

On Tuesday night, a drone loaded with up to 6 pounds of methamphetamine, crashed in a Mexican parking lot near the Californian border on Tuesday. It was reported that the unmanned craft, carrying the prohibited substance, fell from the sky where it crashed in a parking lot of a supermarket in Tijuana around 10 p.m. Officials say it may have...

Iran Navy Unveils New Potential ‘Suicide Drone’

With a lot of tension sparking between the U.S. and Iran's navy, it's no surprise that we are beginning to see drones more frequently used in modern warfare. Recently, Tehran-backed Shia Muslim Houthi rebels from Yemen fired missiles at U.S. Navy ships in the Red Sea. In January, Iran captured 10 U.S. sailors after their two small Navy vessels strayed...

Australian Government to Implement Shark-Spotting Drones

Drone used to spot sharks

A SHARK-SPOTTING SURVEILLANCE DRONE will now be implemented and used to boost beach patrols in Western Australia's South West. The drones will be used for a three-month trial, set to start next month. The $88,000 trial is part of the Government's shark mitigation strategy, according to Fisheries Minister Joe Francis. It would allow Surf Life Saving WA to purchase and...

Drones Snoopin’ on People Poopin’

IN THE DISTRICT OF HARYANA we've seen a very unlikely use of drones. According to officials, Haryana was on its way to becoming an Open Defecation Free (ODF) district. Panchkula and Sirsa (surrounding areas) were recently declared ODF. Unfortunately the district of Haryana have found themselves in a pretty 'crappy' situation. A recent discovery showed that people were defecating in open...

Epic Drone Tag in NYC

IN THE EARLY HOURS of Wednesday morning, the age of robotic graffiti was born. A well-known graffiti artist and vandal know as KATSU, used a hacked Phantom drone to tag a giant red scribble across Kendall Jenner’s face on one of New York City’s largest and most viewed billboards. It is the first time that a drone has been used...

Drone Tracks Down Stolen Boat

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A DJI Phantom drone has been used to track down a boat when two friends noticed some thugs had made off with their speedboat. Two teenage boys, Chris Harris and a friend, visiting from the San Francisco Bay Area, were staying at their family's vacation home on Camano Island in Washington. On the Tuesday evening of their arrival they tied...

WEAPONISED-DRONE: US teen punished for building flamethrower drone

A teen accused of posting videos of a weaponised-drone including a pistol and flamethrower, is now suing the University that expelled him for wrongful termination. Remember the video of the drone with an attached pistol, handling recoil like a boss? Yeah, same guy. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqHrTtvFFIs Austin Haughwout has again gained social media notriety for allegedly posting a second video of a weaponized-drone, this time with...

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