Weekly Roundup 8/31/15

A Yuneec drone. Credit: Yuneec.

8/24/15 – 8/30/15 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. National Guard operates a substantial—and strategically critical—fleet…

National Guard Drones

An Air National Guard MQ-1 Predator at the 163rd Reconnaissance Wing in California Credit Air National Guard Photo/ Master Sgt. Julie Avey)

By Dan Gettinger On August 28, 2013, an MQ-1 Predator drone took off from March Air Reserve Base in Southern California and headed north. The Predator’s mission was to provide aerial imagery to support almost 4,000 firefighters battling the Rim…

Weekly Roundup 8/24/15

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8/17/15 – 8/23/15 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 On Friday, the Federal Aviation Administration released a database…

Drone Sightings and Near Misses

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By Dan Gettinger and Arthur Holland Michel As domestic drone use has expanded in recent years, so too has the number of incidents in which manned aircraft have come into close contact with drones, as well as incidents in which…

Weekly Roundup 8/17/15

A SkyLife helicopter narrowly avoided a drone in Southern California. Credit: Evan Baker/Flickr

8/10/15 – 8/16/15 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 Like many other regions of the world, Southeast Asia…

Drones in Southeast Asia

Muhammad V, the Sultan of the Malaysian province of Kalentan, at a police UAV demonstration Credit Microdrones

By Tekendra Parmar Need to Know provides context and resources to help you get a better understanding of recent developments in the world of drones. This past July, the United States and Singapore conducted their annual joint maritime warfare exercises;…

Weekly Roundup 8/10/15

A DJI Phantom drone above a protest in Baltimore on April 25. Credit: Dan Gettinger

8/3/15 – 8/9/15 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 Even though it is less than a year old,…

Mapping the Drone Industry

Commercial Exemptions

In July, we released a database of every company and individual currently operating drones commercially in the U.S. The dataset, which will be updated regularly as the FAA continues to grant exemptions, contains a wealth information about the scope and…

Weekly Roundup 8/3/15

A California Air National Guard MQ-9 Reaper drone was used in a search and rescue mission last week. Credit: Air National Guard Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Quiboloy

7/27/15 – 8/2/15 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 While drones have received the lion’s share of attention…

Weekly Roundup 7/27/15

Mythbusters co-host Jaime Hyneman test flies a drone. Credit: DLC. Via: io9

7/20/15 – 7/26/15 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News The United Kingdom’s Civil Aviation Authority has unveiled a public awareness campaign to familiarize drone hobbyists with…