Weekly Roundup 7/25/16

Facebook's Aquila drone flew for the first time last week. Credit: Facebook

July 18, 2016 – July 24, 2016  If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News A federal judge ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration has the authority…

Weekly Roundup 7/18/16

A DJI Inspire drone delivered ice cream to beachgoers in Mablethorpe, U.K. Credit: SWNS

July 11, 2016 – July 17, 2016  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 A cache of personal…

The Abbottabad Documents: Part Two

The compound that belonged to Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Via: Wikipedia

By Dan Gettinger On July 1, 2016, the Obama administration released an official tally of U.S. counterterrorism airstrikes that have occurred outside of declared war zones over the past seven years. According to the report, since 2009 the U.S. has…

Weekly Roundup 7/11/16

The German military began UAV reconnaissance operations as part of the UN mission to Mali last week.

July 4, 2016 – July 10, 2016  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 Growing numbers of robots are…

Law Enforcement Robots Datasheet

Image of an iRobot 510 Packbot by Staff Sgt. Maria Bowman.

        Background Robots are an increasingly common sight in U.S. police departments. These unmanned ground vehicles are used for roles that are deemed too hazardous for law enforcement officers, such as inspecting and disarming explosive ordnance. The…

Weekly Roundup 7/4/16

Libya Reaper

June 27, 2016 – July 3, 2016  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 The ongoing conflict in Iraq…

Drone Videos from Syria and Iraq

drone syria

By Dan Gettinger Drones are a becoming a popular tool for conveying what is happening on the front lines in Syria and Iraq. New drone videos from this conflict are released on nearly a weekly basis, enabling high and low…

Weekly Roundup 6/27/16

Workers with Virginia-based Hazon Solutions inspect a telephone poll using a drone. Credit: Dan Gettinger

June 20, 2016 – June 26, 2016  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 The Federal Aviation Administration…

Significant Aspects of the FAA’s Drone Rules

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  By Arthur Holland Michel Today, the Federal Aviation Administration released its much anticipated Part 107 rules, which cover the use of drones for non-recreational purposes in the U.S. airspace system. Up until now, non-recreational drone users such as commercial…

Weekly Roundup 6/20/16

The Korean Army experimented with a delivery drone system. Image via The Korea Times

June 13, 2016 – June 19, 2016 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 The U.S. Senate and…

Drone Spending Update: The NDAA

A Shadow UAV is launched during a training exercise at Camp Roberts, CA on June 11, 2016. Credit: Staff Sgt. Ryan Sheldon

By Dan Gettinger In an 85 to 13 vote on June 14, 2016, the U.S. Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, bringing Congress a step closer to finalizing next year’s military budget. The NDAA is a…