ABC NewsHamas drone injects new element into Arab-Israeli conflictLos Angeles TimesAn image from a video released Monday by the military wing of Hamas shows the Ababil drone. Hamas said it had launched a drone flight deep into Israel from the Gaza Strip. An image from a video released Monday by the military wing of Hamas shows the
Image: ShutterstockIn May 2013, the Department of Homeland Security awarded police in San Jose, California, $418,000 in grants, including $8,000 to purchase a drone for the San Jose Police Department’s bomb squad. But when we asked five months later for any records related to drones, SJPD claimed to have no documents whatsoever.The DHS Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) awards millions of dollars in grants each year for law enforcement, emergency response, and critical infrastructure security in major metropolitan areas. For fiscal year 2013, the Bay Area UASI group received more than $27 million for a wide range of projects, a fraction of which was slotted to SJPD’s unmanned aerial vehicle.Per a memorandum approved by the San Jose City Council in November 2013 and unearthed by a policy fellow at the ACLU of Northern California, the SJPD bomb squad “will acquire an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) which will provide the capability to inspect suspicious packages in areas with limited accessibility or in a confined space
The awesome power to attack from above, unseen and out of harm’s way, was once the stuff of science fiction. It became reality in the early 2000s, when an American fleet of ominously named Raptors, Predators and Reapers brought U.S. military superiority into the 21st century. But the U
What’s cooler than watching a fireworks show? Watching them from a drone, of course! But what’s even cooler than having a bird’s eye view? Watching fireworks in reverse as I recently discovered.
U.S. export-control officials appear poised to ease some rules that have restricted sales of American-made military drones overseas.