No pricing details announced for new lightweight HD video drone coming later this year.
Thanks to the the FAA’s recent decision to allow civilian drones into public airspace, the skies above us could soon be swarming with helpful robo-fliers. To that end, Parrot’s newest model acts as a personal aerial surveillance system—albeit for only 12 minutes at a time. Read more..
Iran claimed on Sunday that it has successfully recreated an American spy drone allegedly captured in 2011.
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard showed off the copy of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel drone during a ceremony in Tehran, before the country’s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, according to reports by local news agencies.
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In early December of 2011, the Iranian government claimed it had hacked an RQ-170 Sentinel drone, which allowed the country’s cyberwarware unit to land and capture it intact near the city of Kashmar. The U.S
Parrot has unveiled its most advanced drone yet.
The Bebop is tricked out with an HD video camera, built-in GPS, an array of image-stabilizing sensors and Oculus Rift compatibility.
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The Bebop’s camera uses a 14-megapixel fisheye camera that records in full HD. The recorded video can be viewed in real-time on a smartphone or tablet, which is used to control the drone with an iOS or Android app.
The drone can also be used with an optional Skycontroller, which includes four additional antennas that extend the Wi-Fi range of the drone to 2 kilometers (1
Iran Says it Has Copied US DroneNDTVTehran: Iran said on Sunday it has succeeded in copying a US drone it captured in December 2011, with state television broadcasting images apparently showing the replicated aircraft. Tehran captured the US RQ-170 Sentinel in 2011 while it was in its .