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Teen’s Homemade Gun-Equipped ‘Drone’ Sparks FAA Investigation

Teen’s Homemade Gun-Equipped ‘Drone’ Sparks FAA Investigation

A short YouTube video of a quadcopter has prompted an investigation from the Federal Aviation Administration. This 14-second clip is simply titled “Flying Gun” and shows a handgun mounted on a quadcopter hovering above a wooded area. The gun fires a few shots and the video ends. “Homemade multirotor with a semiautomatic handgun mounted on it. Note: The length from …

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Drone Farmer Arrest Results in 3-Year Sentence

A North Dakota man has become the first American sentenced to jail time due, in part, to the use of an unmanned aerial vehicle (a.k.a. “drone” or UAV). The story goes back to 2011, when half a dozen wayward cows wandered onto the property of Rodney Brossart. When asked to return the cattle, he refused and a SWAT team out …

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Washington D.C. Buzzing Over UFO Reports

The residents of Washington D.C. started blowing up Twitter last night over what they thought was a UFO being hauled by an 18 wheeler. Turns out he people were freaking out on Twitter over nothing. What they actually saw was Northrop Grumman’s X-47B drone. The Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has a very similar look, but on a much smaller scale, …

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U.S. Army Unveils Newest U.A.V.

The United States Army has a new tool in their arsenal. A UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) named the A-160 Hummingbird. The Hummingbird has no pilot and therefore no risk while using it. It was under development from Boeing since 2004 The A-160 joined Boeing’s line of UAVs in May 2004 with the acquisition of Frontier Systems Inc., at Irvine, Calif. …

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