Counter-Drone

Drone operator cuffed after flying into Barclays’ HQ

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A pilot has been handcuffed trying to retrieve his drone after crashing into Barclays’ New York headquarters. The operator, named as Steven Frunes, was controlling the device from his hotel balcony. His drone was hovering over Christmas shoppers in the busy Times Square on Sunday when he lost control and crashed into the eighth floor at around 4:30pm. According to the New York Post, the building was not damaged and the drone was quickly recovered by the security team. Frunes was arrested when going to get his drone and was issued a desk appearance ticket for navigation in and over
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Drone disrupts play by flying over stadium during League One football match

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The referee officiating Doncaster Rovers and Wimbledon at the weekend was forced to stop play after a drone was spotted over the Keepmoat Stadium. The delay came at the start of the second half on Saturday and meant play was stopped for around ten minutes. On where the drone came from, Doncaster Rovers’ boss Grant McCann told the Yorkshire Post: “I have no idea, the referee said the rules are they could not kick off while there is a drone flying over the stadium. But it moved quite quickly.” He added: “To be fair, it is something I have used
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Security chiefs ‘took all measures’ to repel drone attacks during Russia World Cup

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Russian authorities had to put a stop to drone attacks during this summer’s FIFA World Cup, according to the head of the country’s federal security service. Alexander Borntikov made the announcement at a conference of international security and law enforcement officials. As part of his speech, he said: “Organs of the federal security service took all measures to detect and foil attempts by terrorists to use drones during the preparations and staging of large-scale sporting and political events, first and foremost during the World Cup held in Russia.” According to a report by the Telegraph, missile launchers and anti-drone jammers
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Mayoral aide calls for ‘counter-drone program’

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A mayoral aide in Chicago has called for a ‘counter-drone program’ due to the growing threat they pose across the US. The issue was raised by Alicia Tate-Nadeau, executive director of the city’s Office of Emergency Management and Communications at the city council’s budget hearings. According to the Chicago Sun Times, the issue came to light after a question was raised about whose drone it was that was seen flying over the Chicago Marathon earlier in the month. As part of the meeting, she said: “Whenever a drone is following folks over the marathon, I should not have to put
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VIDEO: Footage shows what damage a drone can do to a commercial airline

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Research from the University of Dayton Institute has shown how small drones can cause significant damage on impact with large aircraft. The test, designed to mimic a mid-air collision at 238 miles per hour, launched a DJI Phantom 2 quadcopter into the wing of a Mooney M20 aircraft. On impact, the drone did not completely collapse meaning it managed to cause serious damage to the wing of the plane. Kevin Poorman, group leader for impact physics at UDRI, said: “While the quadcopter broke apart, its energy and mass hung together to create significant damage to the wing. We’ve performed bird-strike
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