Australia will soon fly surveillance drones over Antarctica. The new drone fleets will establish an eye in the region using integrated cameras and sensors allowing vision and data to be viewed in real time, for the use of climate research and environmental management.

Reported on BBC News: Read the entire article here.

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Our new state-of-the art Remote Operations Centre (ROC) was recently unveiled to support the increasing demand of for Beyond Visual Line Of Sight (BVLOS) drone operations across a range of industry sectors.

The ROC is capable of operating a range of drone platforms, with success recently illustrated by its state-of-the-art Nightingale Security Blackbird, one of the highest calibre and smartest drones in the world.

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An autonomous drone in Sweden helped to save the life of a 71-year-old man who was suffering cardiac arrest.

The man was amazed at how quickly the drone arrived at his side. It took 3 minutes for the alarm to be raised until the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) arrived.

Reported on BBC News: Read the entire article here.

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The Blackbird drone can conduct autonomous scheduled patrols of areas of interest within your dedicated perimeter zone and send out alerts when intruders are detected. If an alarm is triggered, Blackbird can also autonomously respond by deploying within 30 seconds to the threat location and stream live video to the security team. Should a major event occur onsite, the Blackbird can be the first responder via a manual deployment and safely provide live footage and monitor events as they unfold on the ground.

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Soccer fans were left irritated after an English Premier League game was put on pause due to the illegal flight of a drone over the stadium.

The drone was spotted 30 minutes into the match after circling the playing field, then proceeded to hover above the grandstands.

Similar to the recent drone violation at an NFL playoff game, these incidents could have been detected and possibly avoided with the use of our Atlas13 + Scout13 technology. Detect, identify, and locate.

Reported on Drone DJ: Read the entire article here.

How Department 13's advanced technology could assist to recognise and counteract potential threat:

When Department 13’s Atlas and Scout system is combined with a drone management system, they can correlate a live drone with its accredited operator and registered flight mission, to deliver pre, post and in-flight operational awareness and audit functions, making site safety and audit efficient and simple.

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A key oil facility in Abu Dhabi was targeted in a suspected drone attack, killing 3 people, and resulting in a separate fire at Abu Dhabi’s international airport.

The attack, believed to be executed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, has been condemned by government officials globally.

Reported on Aljazeera: Read the entire article here.

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Not all drones are best suited for climate disasters, but sometimes this is the only technology that can assist with controlling wildfires and locating survivors after a bad storm. Read the full article below to find out how drones can be enlisted to fight climate disasters.

Reported on Washington Post: Read the entire article here.

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Drones continue to be a significant component in the pursuit of greater human safety. They can fly into areas unfit for human intervention and provide surveillance for areas beyond our sight. A research team at the University of Zurich could make this surveillance easier with a new approach to training drones flying through complex environments. 

Reported on RT Insights: Read the entire article here.

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Police investigated a drone flying in the Kapiti Coast Airport vicinity after a plane coming into land spotted it at approximately 500ft.

Airport chief executive Chris Simpson said the activity was unauthorised.

“The person flying the drone had not notified us or sought our approval to fly in the airport air space which is incredibly dangerous,” Simpson said.

Reported on scoop.co.nz: Read the entire article here.

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Drugs were dropped from a drone yesterday on the property of Brunswick Academy, a private school in rural Brunswick County, Virginia USA.

Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office says the package, which contained marijuana, tobacco and cellphones, was likely intended for the nearby Lawrenceville Correctional Center. It also weighed about five pounds - which when dropped from a height could have caused serious injury or death on impact.

A spokesperson for GEO group, the private company that runs the jail, said in part “like many correctional facilities across the country Lawrenceville Correctional Center faces challenges related to the use of drones for the introduction of contraband in a correctional setting.”

Reported on wric.com: Read the entire article here.

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Calls emerge to update federal 'line-of-sight' regulations to assist in some emergencies

In 2019, the federal government adopted a wide range of strict regulations governing the use of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in Canadian airspace — rules that applied to both professionals and hobbyists.

Among the regulations: drones would, unless an exemption was granted, have to always stay within eyesight of a human being.

Many drones, however, are capable of flying eight, 10, even 15 kilometres, said Andy Olesen, a now-retired police officer who launched the Halton Regional Police Service's drone program in 2009, one of the first licensed by the federal government.

Reported on drdrone.ca Read the entire article here.

Drone regulations are important to protect the safety of users, search parties and bystanders, however, Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) operations will aid the efforts of search party whilst remaining within drone regulations.

More examples of scenarios where beyond visual line of sight has applied.

Department 13 are the industry thought leader for sUAS and counter sUAV technology. To find out how Department 13 technology can assist your industry or specific requirements, contact us for an initial confidential discussion.

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