April 14, 2019– Mary Greeley News –The increase us of drone sometimes threatens our privacy and even safety.
Military or governmental organizations use them in less accessible areas, such as war zones. Some of them are light enough to launch by hand. Others, such as spy planes are bigger and take off with the guidance of transmitters.
UAVs, were first developed by the military in the 1990s.
Drones may seem like street cameras because they have the same functions. Both survey and record images.
They are not like surveillance cameras because they take to the air. They fly and can follow a person’s movements wherever they go.
You may have to merge the feeds taken by surveillance cameras. Drones have a continuous live feed and can capture images without interruption.
VIDEO: The New York Police Department has a new fleet of 14 drones. The department says that the potential uses include search and rescue, hard-to-reach crime scenes, hostage situations and hazardous material incidents. https://t.co/MCMSwKhyiS
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 4, 2018
You may think the police need a warrant if they are flying a drone below 400 ft. Not ture.
The police often use aerial vehicles to survey backyards for marijuana.
Janesville Police say they arrested a man for a felony probation violation after finding him with the help of a drone.
Ryan C. Weaver, 30, was taken into custody Monday night after he was allegedly spotted by Janesville Police with a drone capable of detecting heat signatures, according to a news advisory from the Janesville Police Department.
The US Supreme Court has ruled that it is not a violation of constitutional rights to fly a drone at a low altitude. The ruling enables the police to use such devices to fight crime.
Using drone footage is not a violation of constitutional rights either. As long as an officer has the right to be at a crime scene, he can use the evidence he collects. The same applies to drones. The police can use the footage drones record, if it this is not done in a restricted area.
DRONES ON PATROL
A drone can get there faster than a police car and zoom in for a closer look. https://t.co/XpSJHlWflK
— KSAT 12 (@ksatnews) April 13, 2019
Not all drones are mini-drones. The DJi Phantom drones can stay in the air for about half an hour. US military drones can hover for many hours at a time.
Manufacturers are blending robotics, airframe design and sensors in many ways. These innovations have created jobs and increased the competitiveness of companies.
A juvenile was operating the drone that flew over Fenway Park during in a April night’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Toronto Blue Jays, Boston police said in a statement released Saturday.
VIDEO: Bottom of the ninth, and the drone was right over the field at Fenway. pic.twitter.com/XoDj5EMIDF
— Michael Silverman (@MikeSilvermanBB) April 12, 2019
The drone was seized as a result of a joint investigation that included the Boston Police, State Police, the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office, and the FAA. The investigation remains ongoing, and it was not announced if the unnamed juvenile would face criminal charges.
The manufacturer of the drone, DJI, acknowledged in a statement that the drone was one of its products but deflected blame on the individual. DJI spokesman Adam Lisberg said in a statement released to national media outlets, including USA TODAY Sports, that the actions of the individual violated FAA temporary flight restriction.
He added: “Anybody should know that you should not fly a drone over a stadium during a baseball game. It’s clearly illegal and stupid.”
1. The first drones targeted terrorists
The first military drone, the Predator, targeted Osama Bin Laden.
The United States built the first drone before the 9/11 attacks, but it was not ready for deployment.
The first drone killing was in 2001 when UAVs shot Muhammed Atel, an Al Qaeda commander.
— WKOW 27 (@WKOW) April 12, 2019
2. Military uses for drones are increasing
Drones do not just track and survey the enemy. They bear powerful weapons and are lethal devices.
3. Attack drones need people to man them
That all drones are autonomous is a misconception. The higher the attack capability of a drone, the more people need to man it.
4. Israel was the first country to build drones
The first country to manufacture drones was Israel. Israel Aerospace Industries has production facilities about 24 countries around the world.
5. Drones have taken many lives
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, attack drones have killed about 4756 people. Many were children.
— SteelRock Technologies (@SteelRockTech) April 13, 2019
6. Drones help humanity
There are many things a drone can do. Besides having military uses, they enable communication in inaccessible areas. They also survey land for real estate purposes.
— Midwest Drone Racing® (@MWDroneRacing) April 13, 2019
7. Drones fight crime
The police use them for tracking purposes. The aerial footage they capture serves as evidence to convict criminals. There was a case where a drone was used to track down some missing cattle and found and the farmer charged with the theft.
10. The Aerial Target was the first attempt at building an aerial vehicle
The Aerial Target made my A.M. Low, was one of the first attempts at putting a UAV together.
11. Drones deliver food and medicine
You may not realize how helpful drones are. Many bring food and medicine to people in war-torn areas.
12. They are excellent farming tools
Drones are great farming assistants. They survey crops, and their footage will show farmers the damaged ones.
12. Americans are the highest users of drones
Over 181000 Americans have registered their drones with the Federal Aviation Administration of America. Stores report selling over 400000 drones.
There are many unregistered American drones. Failing to register an American drone can lead to a fine of $27500.
VIDEO: French police in the Pas-de-Calais are turning to drones and helicopters to combat illegal Channel crossings by migrants hoping to reach the UK on small boats pic.twitter.com/oH57xvazcY
— AFP news agency (@AFP) April 6, 2019
13. Industry players disagree about what to call drones
Some industry players call these vehicles UAVs, and others, RPAS (Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems). They feel that RPAS are different because a pilot controls them from a distant location.
credit: In part with https://quadcopterarena.com/15-little-known-facts-about-drones/