UK Considers ‘Red Flag Act’ for Drones

Will the Department for Transport's recommendations for drone regulation harm the fledgling industry? In 1865 Britain introduced the 'Locomotives on Highways Act'. Better known as the 'Red Flag Act'. The act stipulated that all mechanically powered road vehicles (cars) must: Have three drivers. Not exceed 4 mph (6.4 kph) on the open road and 2 mph (3.2 kph) in towns. Be preceded by a man o...

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DJI Takes Steps to Remove its Drones From the Battlefield

.The world’s leading commercial drone manufacturer, DJI, appear to have stepped into the conflict in Syria and Iraq. They have designated large areas of both countries as ‘no fly zones’ for its drones. Drones used in conflict Recent reports of ISIS using commercial drones to drop various munitions onto Iraqi forces (supported by the West)  have surfaced. Could these new flight restrictions indicat...

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The Anti-Drone Revolution: 22 Companies Building Killer Drone Tech Today from DronesX

Article from James Carlini on 22 counter drone businesses in the world featuring Drone Defence There have been some new efforts in employing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to inspect and protect critical intelligent infrastructure of organizations (power grids, railways, and communication networks). UAVs have their primary roots embedded in military applications which have also been growing in s...

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Drone Aircraft Recognition Playing Cards – WarDrones

WarDrones - Drone Combat Cards For a little bit of fun and to act as a training aid Drone Defence has launched ‘Top Trumps’ style card game for some of the most popular commercial drones. Following the example of the Cold-War US Army Graphic Training Aids, the cards are designed to be used as aircraft recognition cards for security operatives and contain each drone’s vital statistics. The f...

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UK National Landmarks are being swarmed by illegal drones.

Drone Defence can help protect tourist attractions from unwanted drones A quick search on Google will bring up plenty of videos of illegal drones being flown around UK national landmarks and tourist attractions. Attractions like Stonehenge have a huge draw for would-be drone videographers but little do they know they could be risking injuries or worse to other air users and visitors on the ground...

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Impact of Sweden’s Drone Ban

What impact will Sweden’s effective ban on drones with cameras have on the drone market? This week the Supreme Administrative Court of Sweden has decreed that licenses will be required by people wishing to use a drone with a camera. This move, it is argued, will damage the commercial development of the UAV industry in Sweden. I believe the licensing requirement is borne out of a lack of effective ...

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Fantastic Press This Week Covering Our Drone Security Solutions

Drone Defence receives recognition from around the UK and the Rest of the World about its counter UAV services Jane’s Defence Said: UK company Drone Defence has launched a new concept for protecting infrastructure and events from illicit unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), dubbed Drone Guardians. The Drone Guardians concept sees the company provide trained ex-military and ex-law enforcement personn...

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You Can’t Put a Price on Privacy

UK Firm, Drone Defence, launches a drone jamming device for super yachts. Imagine you are on holiday in the Mediterranean with your family, relaxing on board your yacht when a member of the paparazzi uses their €1000 drone to capture pictures of you trying to relax. No only is this a nuisance but it could be a serious security breach. At Drone Defence , we can stop this from happening. ...

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Dangerous Drones

Drone Security Solutions Drones in the wrong hands can be dangerous. The threat is increasing as paparazzi, criminals, terrorists and activists seek new ways to invade individuals’ privacy or to cause harm. For many nefarious users the drone is the perfect device. They can be far away from the crime scene, guide it using its on-board camera, capture images or carry small payloads. At Drone Defenc...

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Drug Drone Operator Jailed

First prosecution of its kind in the UK Man jailed for smuggling drugs into prisons using a drone. In the first prosecution of its kind in the UK a man from south London was handed a 14 month jail sentence for flying spice and tobacco into a number of prisons. Daniel Kelly, 37, used a small UAV sprayed black to avoid detection.  The small radio controlled system cost only £700 to build and it was...

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