The approval from the Federal Aviation Administration means that Wing can operate commercial drone flights in part of Virginia, which it plans to begin later this year.
With a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation, a group of Virginia Tech researchers hope to harness the power of unmanned aerial robots, or drones, to assist human searchers.
The drone incursion that caused travel chaos for tens of thousands of passengers at London’s Gatwick Airport last December could have been an inside job, according to British police.
New technologies and strategies are being developed and tested to attempt to ensure safety as drones become more prevalent in airspace they share with planes.
Fairfax County’s Public Safety Unmanned Aircraft Systems program would be used for traffic management, search and rescue missions, post-disaster assessments and more. Find out when and where public meetings will be held.
Amid concerns about privacy, Fairfax County supervisors Tuesday put off plans to expand the use of drones by police and other first responders in the county.
Manassas, Virginia-based Aurora Flight Sciences, developing next-generation unmanned aircraft, will keep its base in Manassas and add 135 new jobs, paying an average of $100,000.
The bill would allow local and state police, as well as the Virginia Department of Transportation, to use drones in accident reconstruction.
A package delivery robot test that’s been underway around Logan Circle, in the District, since last summer hasn’t been entirely without incident.
A drone purchased by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Department as part of it’s Project Lifesaver Program played a huge role in locating a 92-year-old hunter who got lost in the woods in Shenandoah County.
Over a 26-day period that began in July, 52 drone flights were detected by equipment at Fort McNair. Then, over a 30-day period beginning in August, 43 drone flights were picked up at Fort Myer.
Approximately a dozen police, fire, and emergency agencies surrounding Washington, D.C. are using drones to capture criminal suspects and fight fires, but are also sparking privacy concerns and legislation.
You may well have received some new toys to play with outside and are probably tempted to test them out, or show them off, at your local park. But some of your gifts are not welcome in Fairfax County’s parks.
“Security will be robust during the July Fourth celebration,” said Lt. James Murphy from the U.S. Park Police.
Starship, a European company started by the co-founders of Skype, got approval last week from the D.C. Council to begin testing their delivery robots on Washington sidewalks.
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