Wiltshire police drone department scoops top national award

The drone unit at Wiltshire Police has received a top national award following its operational support over the last twelve months. The Special Constabulary Drone team took home the Technical Innovation Award at the Home Office Lord Ferrers ceremony yesterday. The team of volunteers within the unit scooped the prize for providing 24/7 on-call cover to operational policing. The group act as an eye in the sky for the police service in incidents such as missing people, road traffic collisions dangerous environments such as collapsed buildings and firearms. The team, who have now been operating for over a year and
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Lincolnshire Police drone locates rape victim

Lincolnshire Police used a drone to find a girl who called emergency services and said how she was in an unknown location with a man who had just raped her. According to a report by the BBC, the drone’s thermal imaging camera was used to identify the surroundings the girl, 16, described. Inspector Ed Delderfield, of Lincolnshire Police, said officers had the drone and thermal imaging device in their car. After sending the drone up, officers were quickly able to identify the location and exact whereabouts of the girl. Following the incident, the police confirmed the girl was being treated
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BREAKING NEWS: Trump to sign drone shoot-down authorisation bill

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President Donald Trump is expected to sign the bill which gives the US Government new powers to shoot down drones today. The bill will now authorise the Government to shoot down threatening drones in a bid to give officials and members of the public increased protection. Following the approval of the bill, which was secured in a 93 to 6 vote in the U.S Senate on Wednesday, Departments of Justice and Homeland Security will gain new authority to disable or destroy drones if they pose a threat to government facilities. Previously, the Trump administration had said it did not have
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VIDEO: Ainstein unveils new long range drone detection radar sensors

Ainstein has announced new customisable ultra-long range drone detection radar sensors. Two variations have been made available, the airborne ULAB-D1 and the ground-based ULGB-D1. Ainstein hopes the new systems will address the need for highly precise and cost-effective tools to minimise disaster risk caused by drones. Both radars are capable of precise detection more than 1,000 meters away and have been designed to help protect high security facilities such as government buildings, airports and critical infrastructure. Watch how the ULGB-D1 works here: Andrew Boushie, vice president of strategy and partnerships at Ainstein, said: “Customizable long-range radar systems are essential
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Drone ‘accidentally’ captures prison drug smugglers

Two men have been caught packing a drone full of drugs after accidentally leaving its camera switched on. The couple were identified following the drone’s crash on its drone drop off journey. Police discovered the drone and when looking at the footage on the camera, were able to identify the men behind the mission. The duo, named as Paul Reilly and Michael Martin, were allegedly trying to get the drugs to Martin’s brother in Perth Prison, Australia. According to a report by the BBC, Reilly was jailed for 33 months and Martin a year. The report goes on to describe
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