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Police have no plans to use drones covertly, Chief Constable says

Police Scotland has no plans to use drones “covertly”, Chief Constable Iain Livingstone has said. He described the high-tech devices as having a “critical” role to play in policing, saying their use in areas which would otherwise be impossible to reach meant they could help save lives. While Mr Livingstone …

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Indonesian military chief praises Turkish-made drone

JAKARTA  The head of Indonesia’s military, Marshal Hadi Tjahjanto, instructed his military on Tuesday to expand the use of its primary weapons systems, Alutsista, especially unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones.  “Drones are cheap, easy to operate and can be equipped with other capabilities,” said Tjahjanto during a military leadership …

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Cranfield – Unmanned Aerial Systems Chief Pilot – sUAS News

Cranfield Airport is a commercial and GA airport situated in Class G airspace situated between Bedford and the City of Milton Keynes with a 1799m runway which can accommodate business jets such as the Falcon, Gulfstream and Boeing Business Jet, which currently do not require runway slots. The UAS Chief …

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BSF Chief General Rakesh Asthana

Pakistan is seeking to augment its counter drone capability, BSF Chief said. (File) Bengaluru: Pakistan is very effectively using drones for surveillance and smuggling arms, explosives and narcotics across the border, BSF Director General Rakesh Asthana said on Wednesday. “In 2019, there were 167 recorded sightings of drones on the …

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Ukrainian Navy chief meets with Turkish drone maker

Aleksey Neizhpapa, the Ukrainian Navy chief, met with the Turkish drone manufacturer Baykar to discuss a possible supply of drones to the Eastern European country. The two met for a meeting in Odessa, Ukraine, along the Black Sea. The meeting took place on Tuesday and is reported to be have …

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DroneUp Appoints Former Apple Executive as Chief Strategy Officer – sUAS News

 Carl Smit to lead DroneUp’s drone delivery portfolio DroneUp names Chief Strategy Officer to oversee corporate development Virginia Beach, Virginia, January 19, 2021 – DroneUp announced today that Carl Smit had been named Chief Strategy Officer. Smit will advise the CEO Tom Walker and the senior leadership team to set …

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Biden taps ex-FDA chief to lead Operation Warp Speed amid rollout of COVID plan

President-elect Joe Biden has picked former FDA chief David Kessler to lead Operation Warp Speed, a day after unveiling a nearly $2 trillion pandemic relief plan that includes $400 billion for directly combatting the virus. Why it matters: Biden’s transition team said Kessler has been advising the president-elect since the …

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MasterClass Expands C-Suite with Announcement of Vanna Krantz as Chief Financial Officer

Prior to joining MasterClass, Krantz most recently served as CFO of Disney Streaming Services successfully launching both ESPN+, the largest global DTC sports streaming offering, and Disney+, which reached 26 million paid subscribers within seven weeks and launched in 14 international countries in nine months. During Krantz’s tenure, she was responsible …

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The S&P 500 could fall 10% on tax-hike fears if Democrats win both Georgia run-off elections, says one chief investment strategist

Spencer Platt/Getty Images The S&P 500 could fall up to 10% if Democrats flip the Senate on Tuesday, said Oppenheimer’s John Stoltzfus.  “Increased uncertainty over taxes and spending could likely weigh on the equity market at least until the intentions of the Biden Administration are given greater definition as to …

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Biden’s pick for intelligence chief, Avril Haines, is tainted by drones and torture

Even before President-elect Joe Biden sets foot in the White House, the Senate Intelligence Committee may start hearings on his nomination of Avril Haines as director of national intelligence.  Barack Obama’s top lawyer on the National Security Council from 2010 to 2013, and then CIA deputy director from 2013 to 2015, …

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