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Minnesota Police Drone Deployments Nearly Quadruple in Four Years, Proving Cost Effective

State Report Reveals Dramatic Increase in Drone Flights Despite Modest Budget Growth By DRONELIFE Features Editor Jim Magill The state of Minnesota reported that the number of times police agencies in the state deployed drones without a warrant nearly quadrupled over the past four years, from 1,171 such missions in 2020 to 4,326 flights in […]

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FAA Data Shows Law Enforcement Drone Programs Rely Upon Chinese Drones

FAA Data Highlights Predominance of Chinese-Made UAVs in Texas Law Enforcement Fleets *Editor’s note: While the author examined data for the state of Texas, the data reflects trends found throughout the country. By DRONELIFE Features Editor Jim Magill If the Countering CCP Drones Act, currently pending before the U.S. Senate, becomes federal law, it could […]

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Axon and Skydio Launch Comprehensive Drone Solution for Public Safety

New Offering Enhances Drone as First Responder Capabilities for Emergency Response Axon, a global leader in public safety technology, and Skydio, a premier U.S. drone manufacturer, have announced a new end-to-end offering aimed at enhancing the use of drones in public safety. This comprehensive solution focuses on the Drone as First Responder (DFR) program, enabling […]

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FAA Approves BVLOS Operations for Oswego City Police Department’s Drone as First Responder Program

Enhanced Safety and Efficiency for Emergency Response uAvionix, a prominent provider of command, navigation, and surveillance technologies for drones, announced that the Oswego City Police Department’s Drone as a First Responder (DFR) program has received Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval for Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations without the need for Visual Observers (VOs). […]

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First Responders Oppose Inclusion of Countering CCP Drones Act in NDAA

Letter to Senate Armed Services Committee highlights severe impact on public safety operations In a letter sent to the Senate Armed Services Committee today, the California Fire Chiefs Association, representing over 800 fire agencies in California, along with public safety advocacy groups DRONERESPONDERS, the Law Enforcement Drone Association (LEDA), AIrborne Public Safety Association, and other […]

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BRINC Unveils First Purpose-Built 911 Response Drone

BRINC’s New Platform Enhances Emergency Response with Rapid Drone Deployment BRINC, a leader in drone technology for first responders, has announced the launch of the Responder drone and Responder Station, marking a significant advancement in Drone as First Responder (DFR) operations. This new platform is designed to assist first responders in arriving at emergency scenes […]

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Aerodome Secures $21.5M in Series A Funding for Drone-As-First-Responder Technology

Investment led by CRV to accelerate development and deployment of advanced public safety solutions. Aerodome, a company specializing in Drone-As-First-Responder (DFR) technology, announced it has raised $21.5 million in Series A funding. The funding round, led by CRV with participation from Andreessen Horowitz (a16z), Karman Ventures, Immad Akhund (CEO of Mercury), and Ford Street Ventures, […]

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Skyfire SF2 Drone Selected by Thales USA for Vantis Network Integration

Partnership aims to enhance advanced UAS operations in North Dakota Skyfire Consulting, a leading public safety UAS consulting group, has announced a partnership with Thales USA, a prominent global player in advanced technologies, to integrate the Skyfire SF2 drone into Vantis, North Dakota’s advanced UAS operations system. Thales selected the Skyfire SF2 for its versatility […]

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Congressional Hearings Propel Drone Integration for Public Safety: Key Insights and Future Directions

Shaping the Future: The Critical Role of Congressional Hearings in Advancing Drone Integration for Public Safety by DRONELIFE Contributing Editor Paul Rossi Stay tuned for the upcoming Weekly Wings Podcast, a discussion of trends and technology from the pilot’s point of view.  Hosted by Paul Rossi on DRONELIFE.com!  In today’s increasingly connected world, the integration […]

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DJI Unveils Zenmuse H30 Series: Versatile Aerial Payloads for Enhanced Visuals

New Payloads Offer Advanced Features for Public Safety and Infrastructure Inspection DJI, a leading company in civil drones and creative camera technology, has launched the Zenmuse H30 Series. These new all-weather, multi-sensor aerial payloads are designed to enhance the capabilities of public safety responders and professionals in various industries, such as emergency rescue and energy […]

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