Drone Defense Stories October 9

Private pilot develops aircraft radar to detect drones and avoid them

Rick Zelenka, a private pilot, is developing a small radar setup for airplanes that detects drones and helps pilots to avoid them. Zelenka has recently been awarded two patents for his radar invention.

Defense contractor Raytheon is working on a DJI Aeroscope alternative

Defense contractor Raytheon is working on a DJI Aeroscope alternative to spot drones flying illegally over stadiums during sporting events and concerts. Raytheon’s solution also locates the drone pilot. Btw if you want to read how you can fly legally near stadiums during events read this article here.

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Drone Defense Stories May 9

Miami Police invited a counter-drone company during the Ultra Music Festival to keep the skies free of drones, but in doing so they may have violated federal law according to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

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Drone Defense Stories March 5

Over the last few weeks or so, we came across this photo of a drone-catching eagle many, many times on social media. What is the background story here? Where did this photo come from? Snopes found out. Jump in to learn more.

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Drone Defense Stories March 3

Weapon makers declare war on drones

Since the recent supposedly drone-caused disruptions at major airports, most notably Gatwick, Heathrow and Newark, the anti-drone or counter-drone industry has seen a strong rise in the demand for their solutions. The Wall Street Journal just published an article on the front page of their online edition titled, “Weapon makers declare war on drones.”

Drone Defense Stories January 29

After the drone incidents at Gatwick, Heathrow, and Newark, all eyes are now on the Super Bowl game between the Los Angeles Rams and the New England Patriots in Atlanta, Georgia this upcoming weekend. To prevent a possible Super Bowl drone drama, a new experimental 3D radar system is planned to be tested. The 3D radar system, better known as a compact solid-state beam-steering MESA radar, is from a start-up, funded by Bill Gates, that goes by the name Echodyne.

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