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Airborne-Unmanned 10.17.17: Eagles v Drones, DJI AeroScope, Drone Policy

Also: AeroVironment Award, Washington State Patrol, Altavian Nova UAS, Robotaxis

The French Military is training four Golden Eagles to attack drones in flight as a way to defend against potential spying or attacks from the unmanned aircraft. The idea came up after several drones were flown over the French Presidential Palace.

But they were not the first to consider such a plan. The Dutch National Police recently released a video showing an eagle taking down a DJI drone. That bird was trained by a company that is specializing in teaching birds of prey to attack unmanned aircraft. DJI has unveiled AeroScope, a new solution to identify and monitor airborne drones with existing technology that can address safety, security and privacy concerns. AeroScope uses the existing communications link between a drone and its remote controller to broadcast identification information such as a registration or serial number, as well as basic telemetry, including location, altitude, speed and direction. Police, security agencies, aviation authorities and other authorized parties can use an AeroScope receiver to monitor, analyze and act on that information. In a letter to President Trump, stakeholders from throughout the unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) community – from manufacturers to business users to government officials – urged the creation of a pilot program for state and local governments to work with the FAA to integrate UAS into the skies above their communities. The letter, led by AUVSI, details the importance of federal control of the airspace and outlines a pilot program to get input from states and municipalities to develop policy on UAS operations. All this -- and MORE in today's episode of Airborne-Unmanned!!!

Airborne-Unmanned 10.17.17 is chock full of info in this Weekly News Episode, Tuesday, October 17th, 2017... Presented by Aero-TV veteran videographer and Airborne Hosts Brianne Cross, Christopher Odom, and Laura Hutson, and is supported by ANN CEO/Editor-In-Chief Jim Campbell, Chief Videographer Nathan Cremisino, and Aero-Journalist Tom Patton, this episode covers:

  • French Military Trains Eagles To Attack Drones
  • DJI Unveils Technology To Identify And Track Airborne Drones
  • UAS Stakeholders to President Trump: Develop Pilot Program for State and Local Policy Coordination
  • U.S. Navy Awards $2.5 Million Contract To AeroVironment
  • Washington State Patrol Using UAS To Fly Over Crash Scenes
  • Michael Baker International Purchases Altavian Nova UAS
  • Nvidia Unveils World's First AI Computer Designed To Drive Fully Autonomous Robotaxis

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