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Drones and Privacy – A Global Concern

Drones and Privacy – A Global Concern

  *Article courtesy Israel Homeland Security Editor’s Note: The manufacture, testing and development of drones is becoming a major industry in Ventura County: https://citizensjournal.us/drones-over-ventura-county/ Unmanned systems event 2014 – This is becoming an international problem. The use of drones for domestic security purposes, surveillance of citizens, and putative criminals and organizations raises many legal and […]

Energy Companies Aim for Drones

Energy Companies Aim for Drones

Unmanned systems 2014 – Energy companies are looking forward to upcoming unmanned aerial vehicle regulations that could allow them to use drones to monitor places that are difficult or harmful to reach. Illustration (Wikimedia Commons) The Houston Chronicle reports that energy companies are considering using drones to inspect offshore platforms, pipelines in the snowy Alaska […]

Drones over Ventura County!

Drones over Ventura County!

By George Miller Ventura County, CA is ground zero for “drones,” a common vernacular term for what are actually “UAV’s” (Unmanned Aerial Vehicles) or “UAS’s” (Unmanned Aerial Systems).  An astonishing 86% of all U.S.-made UAV’s are manufactured by AeroVironment, headquartered in Monrovia, with the main UAV manufacturing plant in Simi Valley (they don’t make the […]

New U.S. Army Unmanned Helicopter

New U.S. Army Unmanned Helicopter

*Article courtesy Israel Homeland Security . Editor’s Note: An unmanned helicopter squander (smaller drones at this time) is being relocated to Point Mugu . In cooperation with the U.S. Army, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp. successfully flew an unmanned Black Hawk helicopter recently in an effort to provide autonomous cargo delivery to soldiers on the battlefield. The […]

Unmanned helicopter reconaissance squadron relocating to Point Mugu

Unmanned helicopter reconaissance squadron relocating to Point Mugu

  WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) announced that the Navy’s Unmanned Helicopter Reconnaissance Squadron ONE would be relocating to Point Mugu, effective immediately. “I’m pleased to announce the squadron’s move to Pt. Mugu,” said Brownley. “Naval Base Ventura County is critical to our local economy, and this move will further strengthen […]

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