Get Ready, Because Flamethrower Drones Are Going on Sale Very Soon

Get Ready, Because Flamethrower Drones Are Going on Sale Very Soon By Elias Marat Considering that extreme and growing heat is one of the biggest problems facing human society today, it would be safe to assume that the last thing we need is more fire in our lives. But who are we fooling? Fire has always been an inseparable part of what makes us human, be it as a means to make food edible, a tool in battle or, according to Sigmund Freud, an element that’s been a key point…

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U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin Officially Introduce Directed Energy Weapons Into Warfare

U.S. Navy and Lockheed Martin Officially Introduce Directed Energy Weapons Into Warfare By Nicholas West Nearly 5 years ago, I wrote an article entitled, “Lasers and Electronic Warfare To Be Used in New World of Drones and Anti-Drones,” wherein I detailed the trend toward using directed energy weapons in warfare. Unfortunately, it appears that much of the speculation at that time about whether or not this was merely the military-industrial complex looking to fund more boondoggle projects that would never see the light of day actually has become reality. Fox…

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RoboBee Insect Drone Does Not Need a Power Source to Take Flight for Surveillance

RoboBee Insect Drone Does Not Need a Power Source to Take Flight for Surveillance By Nicholas West For many years we have been discussing the arrival of drones that are designed to mimic nature.  The concept of insect drones, however, dates back much further into the 1970s when a dragonfly drone was created by the CIA. Curiously enough, the dragonfly structure was, at the time, thought to be more efficient than the bumblebee drone they had been working on.  As stated by IEEE Spectrum, In the 1970s the CIA had…

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Local Police Receive DHS Grant for Drones to Use in Crime Search and Crowd Control

Local Police Receive DHS Grant for Drones to Use in Crime Search and Crowd Control By Nicholas West Police departments around the U.S. continue doing their best to acquire drones for a range of uses. This move is buoyed by the fact that Homeland Security is funding their arrival into local communities. Portsmouth, New Hampshire is the latest to receive federal funds to the tune of $75K for “one large drone, two medium drones and a few small drones,” according to a report from the Portsmouth Patch. As I’ve reported…

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Police Use Drones To Spy On Suspicious People At “Potential Crime Scenes”

Police Use Drones To Spy On Suspicious People At “Potential Crime Scenes” By MassPrivateI For years, law enforcement has been claiming that drones will only be used for natural disasters, crime scene investigations, car accidents and rescue operations. That is the bill of goods being sold to the public, but it is all a lie. A perfect example of how law enforcement promises the public one thing and, after time passes, uses it for something else is taking place in Texas at the Memorial Villages Police Department (MVPD).  Two…

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What’s That Buzzing Overhead? It’s An OSHA Drone

What’s That Buzzing Overhead? It’s An OSHA Drone By Walter Olson “That buzzing noise over a construction site could be an OSHA drone searching for safety violations,” notes Littler Mendelson lawyer Tammy McCutchen in a piece for the Federalist Society. Quoting a U.S. Department of Labor memorandum from May of last year obtained by Bloomberg Law, McCutchen writes that “your friendly neighborhood OSHA inspector is now authorized by the Labor Department ‘to use camera-carrying drones as part of their inspections of outdoor workplaces.’” What about the Fourth Amendment, you may ask? Well, court…

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Russia Tests Hypersonic “Avangard” State Of The Art Projectile; And Nuclear Capable Underwater Drone

Russia Tests Hypersonic “Avangard” State Of The Art Projectile; And Nuclear Capable Underwater Drone By Aaron Kesel Russia has tested its hypersonic weapons that Activist Post reported Putin had teased just last week. The hypersonic weapon’s name is Avangard, a state-of-the-art hypersonic projectile, that can travel at more than 30,000km/h, according to Russia’s Deputy Prime Minister Yuri Borisov, RT reported. Borisov told Rossiya 24 TV channel that the test of the weapon proved the hypersonic glider can travel an incredible speed at Mach 27, stating no known weapon can intercept…

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DARPA Seeks FAA Approval For Military Drones Over American Cities By 2030 – At The Latest

DARPA Seeks FAA Approval For Military Drones Over American Cities By 2030 – At The Latest By Nicholas West Just a little over 10 years after drone surveillance inside U.S. borders was declared a conspiracy theory, it is now an indisputable fact of life. So, too, are military grade drones along the “border,” which in reality constitutes a 100-mile-wide swath that encircles the continental United States and 2/3 of its population. According to a new report from Defense One, this level of access is still seen as a restriction by…

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DARPA Wants Drone Swarms To Master Urban Operations

DARPA Wants Drone Swarms To Master Urban Operations By Technocracy News & Trends This is DARPA’s third major push to develop coordinated and autonomous drone swarms, up to 250 per swarm, to be used in urban areas. DARPA uses universities (Carnegie Mellon, Cornell, Univ. of Colorado) and giant Tech companies (Siemens, Heron) to build their military technology. ⁃ TN Editor By Brian Wang DARPA’s OFFensive Swarm-Enabled Tactics (OFFSET) envisions swarms of 250 collaborative autonomous systems providing critical insights to small ground military units in urban areas where vertical structures, tight spaces,…

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Drones Unleashed to Find Tax Evaders as Greece Sets Disturbing Precedent

Drones Unleashed to Find Tax Evaders as Greece Sets Disturbing Precedent By Nicholas West Anyone who is looking to understand exactly what the term “mission creep” means and why privacy advocates warn of its negative impact, here is another case study. Greece is apparently battling a “black economy” in one of its most popular tourist attractions: the island of Santorini. According to tax authorities, the area has become a hotbed of tax evasion, primarily by day trip organizers who are not properly recording their income. As reported by Yahoo News,…

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