Weekly Roundup 11/24

One of the drones in "LOOP 60Hz: Transmissions from The Drone Orchestra." Credit: Barbican

If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone As the drone industry grows and becomes more complex, it is both…

Trappy Against the FAA

Raphael "Trappy" Pirker is engaged in a legal struggle with the FAA over the rights of drone hobbyists. Pictured here in Venice. Credit: Aufmschlau.ch

Need to Know provides context and resources to help you get a better understanding of recent developments in the world of drones. By Dan Gettinger Earlier this week, the National Transportation Safety Board, an independent U.S. government agency responsible for…

Industry Intel

Turkey's new Bayraktar II tactical drone will be delivered to the Turkish military by the end of the year. Credit: Daily Sabah

On the Horizon Amazon will begin testing a drone delivery system in Cambridge, England. The online retailer’s decision to move Prime Air to the U.K. is facilitated in part by its acquisition two years ago of tech startup Evi Technologies.…

Weekly Roundup 11/17

A Chinese helicopter drone on display at the 2014 Zhuhai Air Show. Credit: by78 at SinoDefenceForum

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Interview: The Drone That Started It All

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Richard Whittle knows a great deal about the Predator. Not the 1987 movie; rather, the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator surveillance and strike drone, which Whittle contends started the drone revolution. Indeed, the Predator’s distinctive profile has become a symbol for…

Weekly Roundup 11/10

Astronaut Buzz Aldrin visited Fredericksburg, Virginia where he built drones with local students. Credit: WTOP/Mike Murillo

If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone As military drones proliferate, countries are rushing to figure out ways to…

What You Need to Know About Lasers

The U.S. Navy's solid state Laser Weapon System (LaWS) aboard the destroyer USS Dewey. Credit: Credit: U.S. Navy photo by John F. Williams/Released

Need to Know provides context and resources to help you get a better understanding of recent developments in the world of drones. By Dan Gettinger Earlier this month, China unveiled a new system to defend against drones: lasers. According to…

Weekly Roundup 11/3

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Weekly Roundup 10/27

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If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone South Korea wants its citizens to keep an eye on the sky…