sUAS Developments in the News
The Huntington Beach Police Department received the City Council’s unanimous approval Monday night for a one-year pilot program to learn how two drones can be used to enhance public safety.
The US Department of Transportation announced that 10 state and local governments were selected to test advanced drone applications as part of a program to ease them into American skies.
Police across Illinois could use drones to monitor crowds at sporting events, music festivals and other large gatherings under legislation the state Senate approved Wednesday.
The Texas Department of Public Safety, the Denton County Sheriff, the Fort Worth Police Department, the Texas Forest Service, and the Texas Rangers will be using technology from a company called DroneShield to protect the skies during the 2018 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series at the Texas Motor Speedway.
Citing a growing threat of drone use by terrorists for surveillance or as weapons, the Trump Administration is seeking authority to intercept drone communications.
In addition to the creation of a model policy, 14 recommendations address topics such as licensure, training, protocols, and data/records management.