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MSP writes to senior police officer over drone use

An MSP has written to a senior officer saying Police Scotland’s intended use of drones goes significantly beyond what was agreed. John Finnie, convener of the Scottish Parliament’s policing sub-committee, sought clarity on a number of issues around the use of drones. He said Police Scotland’s data protection impact assessment …

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Police officer accidentally sends a search and rescue drone plummeting

A UK police officer has accidentally sent a drone plummeting 70 feet into a pond after unintentionally initiating the emergency cutoff. The drone was being used in a search and rescue mission when the unfortunate event took place. During a recent night-time search and rescue mission at the Maidenbower Pond, …

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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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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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Navy unveils warrant officer specialty to operate MQ-25 Stingray refueling drones

The Navy has unveiled a new warrant officer specialty for those who will be operating the MQ-25 Stingray carrier-based refueling drone. The service is gearing up to recruit approximately 450 warrant officers, in grades W-1 through W-5, for the new aerial vehicle operator (AVO) warrant officer specialty, designated 737X, over …

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Austin Haughwout, Clinton man who designed drone that fires gun, shoots flame gets year for assaulting officer – Hartford Courant

Austin Haughwout, Clinton man who designed drone that fires gun, shoots flame gets year for assaulting officer  Hartford Courant Austin Haughwout, the Clinton man who designed drones that could fire a gun and shoot flames, and who has had multiple run-ins with police, was sentenced … Article Source

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Drone helped find man who shot at Georgetown officer, deputies say – News – Austin American-Statesman

An Austin man who shot at police during a chase near downtown Georgetown on Saturday was located with the help of a drone from the Williamson County sheriff’s office, an official said. Malik Anthony Rashan Jackovich, 22 was charged with two counts of aggravated assault against a peace officer, a …

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