Nuclear UAV Drones Could Fly for Months at a Time

A General Atomics MQ-9 (aka Predator B, Reaper or Guardian) UAV drone’s flight duration could be increased from days to months with the addition of a nuclear power source according to military research. Nuclear-powered unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that would increase operational flight durations from days to months are a technological possibility today, according to…

Americans blast drone privacy policy in emotionally charged call for comments

When it comes to allowing drones to fly over US soil, Americans are of two minds: embrace domestic drones for such uses as crop dusting, high wire inspection, search and rescue, and border security, or run screaming and seek shelter from the surveillance state in the sky. Those dueling views were on display April 3,…

Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2013HR 1262

H.R. 1262: Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2013 HR 1262 Guidance and limitations regarding the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into United States airspace, and for other purposes. IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES March 19, 2013 Rep. Edward “Ed” Markey introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Transportation and…

‘Eye in the sky’ drones flying in San Diego County

They look like small helicopters with onboard cameras. Surveillance drones are taking off in San Diego County, literally. Police agencies, small businesses, even your own neighbor could soon be flying an “eye in the sky.” News 8’s Phil Blauer participated in a demonstration of the $100,000 “Scout” surveillance drone, manufactured by Datron in Vista. “This…

Colorado Town May Issue Licenses To Shoot Down Drones

Drones have not been spotted flying over the little town of Deer Trail, Colo., about 55 miles east of Denver. But that hasn’t stopped an effort by some in the town of 550 residents to make it legal to shoot down the unmanned aerial vehicles. On Oct. 8, people there “will vote on whether to…

Legislation to Promote Transparency, Privacy for Commercial and Government Drone Use

Press Release of Senator Markey Markey Introduces Legislation to Promote Transparency, Privacy for Commercial and Government Drone Use Monday, November 4, 2013 Contact: Giselle Barry (Markey) 202-224-2742 FAA recently gathered public comment on drone privacy policies Washington (November 4, 2013) – With the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) continuing its development of rules governing operation of tens…

To amend the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012

Full Title: To amend the FAA MODERNIZATION AND REFORM ACT OF 2012 to provide guidance and limitations regarding the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into United States airspace, and for other purposes. Summary: Library of Congress » Drone Aircraft Privacy and Transparency Act of 2013 – Amends the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012…

Connections, laws biggest factor in UAS test site for Inyokern

Congressman Kevin McCarthy rolled out an invitation to Gov. Jerry Brown to tour Inyokern Airport and support the Cal UAS Portal team in its bid for an unmanned systems test site designation from the Federal Aviation Administration. This potentially sets the stage for the governor’s office to reexamine what could be a burgeoning industry as…

Nuclear Drones

The Secret Nuclear Drone Tech The US Government Hid Sandia National Laboratories cooks up some of the craziest new technologies you’ll ever see — and some you’ll never see. That’s the fate of a secret method for driving drones with nuclear power. The tech was uncovered in a document acquired by the Federation of American…