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Trump Shooter Used Drone to Review Rally Site

The craft flew on a 'predetermined path' reports the Wall Street Journal

(Newser) - Hours before Thomas Matthew Crooks positioned himself on the roof of the American Glass Research building, he used a drone to get aerial footage of what would be Donald Trump's rally site later in the day, law enforcement officials tell the Wall Street Journal . The paper reports the drone...

NYC Deploys Drones to Look for Sharks, but Birds Are Mad

Shorebirds are fighting drones, and wildlife experts fear the stress it is causing them

(Newser) - A fleet of drones patrolling New York City's beaches for signs of sharks and struggling swimmers is drawing backlash from an aggressive group of seaside residents: local shorebirds. Since the drones began flying in May, flocks of birds have repeatedly swarmed the devices, forcing the police department and other...

Cops: Homeowner, 72, Shot Walmart Drone

Dennis Winn, 72, is arrested in Lake County

(Newser) - A 72-year-old Florida homeowner is in hot water after police say he opened fire on a Walmart delivery drone, reports ClickOrlando . He allegedly scored a direct hit, to boot. The Lake County Sheriff's Office says in a release that David Winn admitted to pulling out a 9mm pistol and...

911 Calls in NYC Will Soon Draw a New 'First Responder'

NYPD says it plans on deploying drones in response to 'certain' emergency calls

(Newser) - If you call 911 in New York City in the coming months, drones may show up to assist as the NYPD's newest first responders. Per the New York Daily News , station houses in five precincts—including the one that covers Central Park, as well as three in Brooklyn and...

Russian 'Foothold' in Ukrainian Town Ends in Utter Devastation

Drone footage from Ocheretyne suggests no building was spared from Russia's attacks

(Newser) - The Ukrainian village of Ocheretyne has been battered by fighting, drone footage obtained by the AP shows. Russian troops have been advancing in the area, pounding Kyiv's depleted, ammunition-deprived forces with artillery, drones, and bombs. Ukraine's military has acknowledged the Russians have gained a "foothold" in Ocheretyne,...

Houthis Show Video of Downed US Drone
Houthis Show Video
of Downed US Drone

Houthis Show Video of Downed US Drone

Pentagon acknowledges an MQ-9 'crashed in Yemen'

(Newser) - Yemen's Houthi rebels on Saturday claimed they shot down another of the US military's MQ-9 Reaper drones, airing footage of parts that corresponded to known pieces of the unmanned aircraft. The Houthis said they shot down the Predator with a surface-to-air missile, part of a renewed series of...

Russia Accuses Ukraine of Massive Drone Strike

Moscow says 50 drones were shot down over 8 Russian regions, with 2 people reportedly killed

(Newser) - Ukraine launched a barrage of drones across Russia overnight, the Defense Ministry in Moscow said Saturday, in attacks that appeared to target the country's energy infrastructure. Fifty drones were shot down by air defenses over eight Russian regions, including 26 over the country's western Belgorod region close to...

Insurers Have Aerial Intel on 99% of US Homes

More homeowners are being dropped based on drone photography

(Newser) - The Wall Street Journal dives into the sticky topic of home insurance companies utilizing fly-by footage from drones, planes, and high-altitude balloons to assess properties. They report that the industry-funded Geospatial Insurance Consortium has aerial footage of 99% of properties in the US, and insurers are using it to make...

Air Force Secretary to Go Airborne in AI-Operated Jet

Frank Kendall to enter the cockpit of F-16 that has been converted for drone flight

(Newser) - The Air Force is betting a large part of its future air warfare on a fleet of more than 1,000 autonomously operated drones, and later this spring its top civilian leader plans to climb into an artificial intelligence-operated warplane and let it take him airborne. Air Force Secretary Frank...

One Town in the US Can Get Wendy's by Drone

Pilot program with DoorDash, Wing expected to reach more cities this year

(Newser) - A very different kind of pioneering is happening in Daniel Boone's Virginia hometown. On Thursday, Christiansburg residents became the only people in the US who get Wendy's delivered by drone. In a news release , DoorDash said the delivery pilot program with partner Wing follows a program launched in...

Ukraine: We've Sunk Another Russian Warship

If verified, the sinking of patrol ship Sergey Kotov via sea drone would be a big hit against Russia

(Newser) - Ukraine claimed Tuesday that it has sunk another Russian warship in the Black Sea using high-tech sea drones as Kyiv's forces continue to take aim at targets deep behind the war's front line. Russian authorities didn't confirm the claim, and it couldn't be independently verified. The...

In Ukraine, Accusations of a 'Symbolic and Cynical' Strike

Russia launches record 90 drones over Ukraine, per latter nation's air force; teen dead from debris

(Newser) - Russia launched a record 90 Shahed-type drones over Ukraine during the early hours of the new year, the Ukrainian air force said Monday, while Russia also reported Ukrainian attacks. A 15-year-old boy was killed and seven people wounded after falling debris from one of 87 downed drones hit a residential...

US, UK Shoot Down Dozen- Plus Drones Over Red Sea

Houthi rebels in Yemen attack vessels as Israel-Hamas war threatens to spread

(Newser) - Houthi rebels in Yemen have launched a series of attacks on vessels in the Red Sea, one of the world's busiest shipping routes, and have launched drones and missiles targeting Israel, as the Israel-Hamas war threatens to spread. US Central Command said that the destroyer USS Carney "successfully engaged...

Your Prescriptions Could Soon Fall Out of the Sky

Amazon is testing 1-hour drone deliveries for meds in College Station, Texas

(Newser) - Amazon will soon make prescription drugs fall from the sky when the e-commerce giant becomes the latest company to test drone deliveries for medications. The company said Wednesday that customers in College Station, Texas, can now get prescriptions delivered by a drone within an hour of placing their order, reports...

On NYC's Labor Day Weekend, a 'Sci-Fi Inspired Scenario'

NYPD says it will deploy surveillance drones to check on too-large holiday gatherings

(Newser) - Americans across the nation are gearing up for their final summer weekend, but for residents of New York City, there may be what the AP calls "an uninvited guest looming over their festivities." The NYPD announced Thursday it will deploy surveillance drones throughout Labor Day weekend to check...

Drones Descended on Moscow. Now, on Crimea

Russian Defense Ministry says it shot down 14, jammed 6 electronically; Ukraine is staying mum

(Newser) - Russia thwarted an attack by 20 Ukrainian drones targeting Moscow-annexed Crimea overnight, the Russian Defense Ministry said Saturday. Fourteen drones were shot down by Russian air defenses and a further six were jammed electronically, the ministry said in a Telegram post. No casualties or damage were reported, per the AP...

Russia Accuses Ukraine of Drone Attack on Moscow

The attack briefly shut one airport

(Newser) - Three Ukrainian drones attacked Moscow in the early hours on Sunday, Russian authorities said, injuring one person and prompting a temporary closure of traffic in and out of one of four airports around the Russian capital. It was the fourth such attempt at a strike on the capital region this...

Russia Threatens Payback After Drones Strike Moscow

No injuries are reported in attack near Defense Ministry

(Newser) - Ukraine demonstrated the range of its drones on Monday, launching strikes that damaged buildings in Moscow and saying more such attacks are ahead. No injuries were reported in the strikes, which hit two nonresidential buildings, one of which is near the Ministry of Defense headquarters, CNN reports. Russia called it...

US: Harassed Drones Later Killed ISIS Leader

Usamah al-Muhajir was riding a motorcycle near Aleppo, official says

(Newser) - A US drone strike killed an Islamic State group leader in Syria hours after the same MQ-9 Reaper drones were harassed by Russian military jets over the western part of the country, the Defense Department reported Sunday. Three Reapers had been flying overhead searching for the militant on Friday, a...

US: Russia's Third Harassment Went On for Almost 2 Hours

Follow the standards of a professional air force over Syria, general again urges

(Newser) - The Defense Department said Russian fighter jets harassed US drones over Syria for nearly two hours on Friday, the third time this week the nations' forces had a close encounter. "Russian aircraft flew 18 unprofessional close passes that caused the MQ-9s to react to avoid unsafe situations," US...

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