Drone Opportunities for Law Enforcement, Emergency Response

DRONELIFE is attending the InterDrone conference in Las Vegas this week, and one of the early sessions hits a rapidly growing vertical in the drone industry: law enforcement and emergency response.  In a large room filled mostly with emergency services departments, many in uniform and almost all of whom are currently implementing a drone program, […]

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NC College Launches Drone Academy for Public Safety

A North Carolina college is offering a bird’s-eye view to enhanced public-safety innovation with the opening of a drone academy this fall. Located 50 miles south of Greensboro, Montgomery Community College will launch the NC Public Safety Drone Academy to prepare regional emergency service members and first responders with the needed tools to become effective […]

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Insitu Partners with Esri and FireWhat on UAV Solution for Fire Fighting

Insitu is partnering with FireWhat, and Esri to provide aerial reconnaissance for fighting wildfires. The solution will use Insitu’s ground control station (INEXA Control),  drones (ScanEagle), and payloads including the High Accuracy Photogrammetry (HAP) payload. The Insitu team will work with FireWhat’s fire professionals, using its geographic information system (GIS) customized for firefighters, and hosted […]

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Report: Government Drone Spending to Double by 2025

American government spending on drones is expected to more than double in eight years, according to an American market research firm. A report released by Ohio-based Freedonia Group predicts spending will leap from $100 million to $250 million by 2025 with federal spending alone accounting for $170 million in new UAV tech purchases. “The state […]

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Report: Government Drone Spending to Double by 2025

American government spending on drones is expected to more than double in eight years, according to an American market research firm. A report released by Ohio-based Freedonia Group predicts spending will leap from $100 million to $250 million by 2025 with federal spending alone accounting for $170 million in new UAV tech purchases. “The state […]

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Drone Suspected in Aiding Prison Escape

Multiple sources are reporting that a South Carolina prison officials suspect Jimmy Causey, a prisoner at the Lieber Correctional Institution,  may have used a drone to fly in tools that enabled him to break out of the institution. Mr. Causey was recaptured in Texas Friday. He escapted on July 4th. “We 100 percent know a […]

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Knucklehead Nabbed for Flying Drone Near Arizona Fire

The Associated Press is reporting that a man who posted aerial photos on his web site of a major Arizona wildfire has been arrested. His actions hampered firefighters from bring the stubborn Goodwin Fire under control. The blaze occurred in an area that killed 19 firefighters 4 years ago. The AP reports that: The Yavapai […]

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