🚀 Uncover the wonders of the DJI Mini 4 Pro in our latest review! Experience upgraded features and stunning 4K/60fps HDR videos. Read all about it: https://www.cryovex.com/dji-mini-4-pro-review/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #DJI #Drones #TechReview
"Ukraine's 'army of drones' are bombarding Putin's forces, hitting a record 205 pieces of Russian military equipment last week, official says"
San Pablo’s new $43M police training center eyed as its largest public works project ever
,,,Conceptual designs for the new headquarters and training center show it is slated to include a 20-lane shooting range, classrooms, a virtual reality simulator, kennels for police dogs, a fitness room, and a drone work area...
To [[fund]] the $43.6M... it is using 3 sources... General Fund Reserves... Covid-19 Federal relief monies...
"Using duct tape and bombs, Ukraine’s drone pilots wage war with low-cost, improvised weapons"
Despite the simplicity of the attack chain, the attackers have employed complex tactics, techniques, and procedures (TTPs) along with obfuscation methods to evade detection.
Russia shows the world its true colors by continuing an air campaign to stop Ukrainian #grain exports that were supposed to ease a global #food #crisis. Russian #air #strikes #killed four people in #Ukraine and caused significant #damage to #infrastructure at the Black Sea port of #Odesa and to grain storage facilities. 19 #drones and 11 cruise #missiles were shot down overnight. The grain storage facilities that were destroyed were hit by 2 supersonic missiles. #war https://www.reuters.com/world/europe/russias-air-attack-odesa-injures-one-damages-infrastructure-ukraine-official-2023-09-25/
The DJI Mini 4 Pro is the company’s new drone with omnidirectional obstacle sensing
The new DJI Mini Pro 4 is a mini camera drone with omnidirectional sensing, weighing 249 grams with a starting price of $759.
Nagorno-Karabakh conflict |AJ#shorts #aljazeeraenglish #armenia #azerbaijan #nagornokarabakh
🔥⏲️ Fudge Sunday "Designed Sealed Delivered" A look at the past, present, and future of homomorphic encryption. 🔐
#newsletter #newsletters #platformengineering #devx #encryption #privacy #drones #autonomousdrones #dataprivacy #cybersecurity #cryptography #digitalsecurity #digitalprivacy #dataprotection #aieverything #aistrategy #productengineering #aiops #mlops #artificialintelligence #ai #aiandbusiness #dataengineering #realtimeanalytics #realtimedata #dataintegration
#Germany 🇩🇪 announced a new package of military aid to #Ukraine. Its volume is 400 million € :
#Gepard self-propelled anti-aircraft guns
#IRIS-T anti-aircraft missile systems
200 #MRAP armored vehicles with anti-mine protection
#Ammunition for 155 mm #artillery systems...
+50 naval #drones 🌊 🚢 💥 😎
Você fala Droidish? O Pentágono está investindo milhões em uma linguagem para drones
Drones Aid Shirley Contracting, VDOT On Route 29 Project https://www.constructionequipmentguide.com/drones-aid-shirley-contracting-vdot-on-route-29-project/62522?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=mastodon #ClarkConstruction #Drones #Infrastructure
The event, to be held till September 25, is drawing attendees from various backgrounds, thanks to its array of stalls encompassing art, technology, healthcare, and agriculture, promising a successful show
#InternationalTradeShow #PMModi #WallArt #Drones #Men #Farmers
"Russia's Crimea navy headquarters attacked
The naval base in Sevastopol is the headquarters of Russia's Black Sea fleet — which has been involved in a blockade of major Ukrainian shipping routes."
"SBU: Attack on Crimean Airfield Left ‘30 Dead Russians and Multiple Aircraft Damaged’
Ukrainian missiles struck the Saki military airfield where there were at least 12 combat aircraft, Pantsir air defense systems and an operator training base for the Mojaher UAV."
First Person View #drones (FPV) are proliferating outside Ukraine and are now being used in Sudan.
Kamikaze Drone Videos From Sudan Conflict Signal Rapid Proliferation
Cooperation between the U.S. and its allies and partners will be critical for Washington's new Replicator initiative to succeed, experts say, as the Pentagon seeks to negate China's military advantage in numbers by fielding thousands of smart, affordable drones. https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/09/13/world/politics/us-military-small-drones-allies/?utm_content=bufferfb4b4&utm_medium=social&utm_source=mastodon&utm_campaign=bffmstdn #worldnews #politics #us #usmilitary #drones #pla #china #taiwan
FAA Authorizes Zipline International, Inc. to Deliver Commercial Packages Using #Drones That #Fly Beyond Operator's Line of Sight
#Armenia, on the other hand, traditionally had good relations w/ #Russia. There is a Russian military base in Armenia, & both are members of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (#CSTO) military alliance of 6 former #Soviet states.
Such a pleasure to join Alexandre Jubelin on Le Collimateur to talk about #drones in Ukraine.
Our discussion here (in French):
Ce que l'Ukraine nous apprend sur les drones - Le Rubicon
Drone espião dos EUA voa por 24 horas e atinge 575 km/h
Iranian reconesance drones have been seen flying over the border with Azerbaijan, Artsakh and Armenia.
Iran haa repeatedly said they recognize Artsakh (Karabakh) as part of the Azerbaijan and don't recognize the independence of the #Artsakh.
" Small and affordable attack drones reshaping Ukraine's military landscape
Drone hobbyists forced to turn their passion into a business amid full-scale conflict with Russia"
Ce que l'Ukraine nous apprend sur les drones - Le Collimateur | Acast
🇷🇺 Watch: For its war on Ukraine, #Russia has set up a production line for some of its most destructive #drones in a former shopping mall. Here’s how Russia is catching up with Kyiv on the use of low-cost explosive drones.
Just over 1 week until the Gophercon Hardware Hack Session on Tuesday, Sept 26 starting at 10AM
GoBadge giveaways, drones, robots, sensors, electronic musical instruments and more. This is going to be awesome!
No separate ticket required, your normal conference ticket gets you in.
See you there!
Beijing this summer announced the drone export restrictions, which came into effect on Sept. 1, after Washington accused it of aiding Moscow's war efforts in #Ukraine
Check out Episode 303 of the EdTech Situation Room: “Happy Birthday Google!” (our show from 30 August 2023)
Ah, nothing can go wrong with "artificial intelligence-loaded and weaponized unmanned fighter companion vehicles" #robot #drones #AI #military https://www.thedrive.com/the-war-zone/collaborative-air-combat-drones-will-head-to-pacific-en-masse
Ah, there it is. The FAA has announced they will delay the implementation of the Remote ID standard until March, giving pilots an additional six months to work through supply issues related to obtaining RID modules.
This is very good news and a smart decision on their part. As I've been documenting over the summer, supply issues have existed since at least April-May and I still only have one of the two RID modules that I ordered for my drones.
Acc to @christogrozev #SevMorZavod , #Russia 's 'main Black sea fleet shipbuilding and maintenance plant was hit.' C. says 'Russian propaganda channels had announced it would host Russia's #marine #drones building program'
Jydging by the pics it looks like the drydock has been hit too
Russian MOD confirms two ships undergoing repair damaged too
Making Arctic Field Geology Accessible By Digitizing Outcrops
https://phys.org/news/2023-09-arctic-field-geology-accessible-digitizing.html <-- shared technical article
https://doi.org/10.1130/GES02606.1 <-- shared paper
https://youtu.be/UH3S0TK7tBE?si=kTwDPYmp6hOV6SMN <-- video overview
#GIS #spatial #mapping #geology #fieldwork #outcropmapping #DigitalOutcropModels #model #modeling #DOM #featureextraction #geoscience #3dmodeling #outcrop #Arctic #laserscan #drone #drones #UAVs #Svalbox #Norway #opendata #opensource #geologic #geological #metadata #remotesensing #visualisation #stratigraphy #structuralgeology #Svalbard #FAIR #dronedata #photogrammetry #geomorphometry
Musk's cowardice blocked Ukrainian #Drones then...
"Here is the part you might not have heard...
The same team launched a similar attack again a few weeks later... They put one Russian frigate, the Admiral Makarov, out of commission. They believe that they damaged at least one submarine, and, the engineers say, at least two other boats as well.
And then? Nuclear war did not follow."
The maker of Tasers has "proposed embedding weaponized drones in school classrooms, armed with surveillance cameras and microphones, to be used to incapacitate active shooters." #drones #schools #guns #surveillance #robots #dystopia https://themarkup.org/hello-world/2023/09/09/private-companies-like-axon-expand-their-reach-with-public-dollars-we-want-to-look-into-that
Just like with anything else.
Not to mention Starlink's ToS ban use for weapons systems...
There's a reason why shit like #Drones are done on dedicaded satellites with dedicaded equipment in dedicaded bands...
I'm really hard thinking about if I should quit the hobby in the long run.
Not because it's no fun.
a) it got regulated to hell (places where I can fly legally are really rare now)
b) my hardware is somewhat out of date
I'd have to switch from #frsky and analog video to something new at some point in the future. That's like "replace ALL my gear" expensive.
USA #NYC #NYPD #Drones #Surveillance #Privacy #LaborDay: "In a statement to the Guardian, Daniel Schwarz, the senior privacy and technology strategist at the New York Civil Liberties Union, said: “Deploying surveillance drones over New Yorkers gathering with their friends and families to celebrate J’ouvert is racialized discrimination and it doesn’t make us safer.”
Schwarz also accused police of “playing fast and loose” with New Yorkers’ constitutional rights to due process and to freely hold peaceful gatherings. He added that the drone ploy was also antithetical to the 2021 Public Oversight of Surveillance Technology Act, which requires New York police to publish impact and use policies on its surveillance technologies.
“As the NYPD keeps deploying these dystopian technologies, we must push for stricter guardrails – especially given the department’s lengthy history of surveilling and policing Black and brown communities,” he continued.
Albert Fox Cahn, the executive director of the Surveillance Technology Oversight Project, called the decision a “terrible plan that should never have gotten off the ground”.
“We see that there’s a real pattern with the NYPD and with Eric Adams (the New York City mayor) – whenever there’s a risk of bad headlines, they’ll turn to the next technology gimmick,” Cahn told the Guardian."
Only 3 weeks until the Gophercon US Hardware Hack Session!
Make your travel plans to arrive in San Diego by 10AM Tuesday, Sept. 26 and you could receive one of 200 GoBadge programmable badges we will be giving away. We will also fly drones, control robots, and much more all using Go and TinyGo.
Your regular conference ticket gets you in, no extra charge for this amazing community event. Do not miss it!
"How Cheap Hobby Drones Became One of Ukraine’s Most Vital Weapons
Single FPV drones worth $260 have been taking out Russian tanks worth millions of dollars. Ukraine's armed forces need more and one man has a plan to make that happen."
#Romania has condemned #Russia 's latest attack against a port on the #Danube River, saying it was a violation of intnl law. Several waves of #Russian #drones were launched on Sat, hitting port infrastructure in the #Ukrainian city of Reni. The port sits just across the river from Romania, a member of the NATO alliance. Russia has repeatedly attacked ports on the Danube, since Ukraine increased its use of the river for exporting crops. (cont.)
"Mutant Soviet Armored Vehicles Have Come to Ukraine
They look like something straight out of Mad Max."
"Ukrainian troops wipe out 3 Russian Buk missile systems with kamikaze drones"
NYPD will use drones to monitor backyard parties this weekend, spurring privacy concerns
New York City Mayor Eric Adams wants police to embrace the “endless” potential of drones, citing Israel’s use of the technology.
But privacy advocates say regulations have not kept up, opening the door to intrusive surveillance that would be illegal if conducted by a human police officer.
On Ukraine's drone ships / USVs, a/k/a Sea Baby
These look to be improvised from generally-available parts, including aluminium-hulled skiffs, Sea-Doo (a/k/a JetSki), and impact fuses possibly salvaged from Russian missiles. Payload in excess of 350 kg, range of 800 km. Top speed "faster than anything else on the Black Sea".
Ukraine calls these "Sea Baby".
What the boats are not is electrically-powered drones, which someone had been strongly implying on Hacker News.
I'd also be curious whether or not fibreglass hulls (possibly fabricated by Ukraine) might have even lower radar signatures as compared to aluminium, though with wave chop detection's already likely challenging.
Video (CNN): https://yewtu.be/watch?v=Iv1WbNY-yB0
Adapted from a recent HN discussion: https://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=37327036
The Russians are struggling to detect Ukraine drone swarms that are appearing unexpectedly.
Australia is supplying Ukraine with 100 cheap cardboard drones per month and they are difficult to detect on radar.
#NYPD announces that police #drones will surveil private #backyard gatherings over Labor Day weekend. https://apnews.com/article/drones-labor-day-eric-adams-nypd-jouvert-c2787e87bcad8fa87aa8d34b454ee6cf
Who knows some good strategies to blind or interfere with drones?
Asking for a friend.
Again bananas, but quite interesting. The fallout from this should be very useful for asteroid missions and sole system exploration (moraveks).
US Pentagon's 'Repl icator' will churn out thousands of drones https://interestingengineering.com/innovation/us-replicator-thousands-of-drones
"Russia Sinks Line Of Ships To Protect Kerch Bridge
Russia is working to create an improvised barrier in an attempt to protect its critical Kerch Bridge against future drone boat attacks. "
"“It’s a very strange feeling,” USAF test pilot Major Ross Elder told the New York Times. “I’m flying off the wing of something that’s making its own decisions. And it’s not a human brain.” The USAF has been quick to point out that the drones are to remain firmly under the command of human pilots and commanders." #AI #drones #AIpocalypse
#USAF is seeking $6 billion to create a fleet of #AI controlled #drones #AIpocalpyse https://www.engadget.com/the-air-force-wants-6-billion-to-build-a-fleet-of-ai-controlled-drones-204548974.html
Stumbled across this. It might have seemed like a funny idea at the time, but probably not!
"Minnesota sheriff's office locates operator of drone that approached kids, dropped candy"
Sad, but not surprising given DJI's dominance: Skydio bailed out of the consumer drone market and is focusing on its commercial business. https://www.skydio.com/blog/skydio-to-sunset-consumer-drone-offerings
#BBCWorldService news - from the latest bulletin:
#Russia says it's destroyed three #Ukrainian unmanned boats that were trying to attack two Russian #naval ships in the #BlackSea. The defence ministry said it happened in the early hours, three-hundred and forty kilometres south-west of #Sevastopol in #Crimea
Ukrainian #marine #drones were said to have been behind an attack two weeks ago on the bridge linking occupied Crimea with Russia. (cont.)
What’s the best place to post photos online these days?
I’m getting back into drone photography and photography in general. Is Flickr still the best place? 500px.com??
Not looking for all the algorithmic feeds of instagram etc if possible, but it would be nice to have some community aspect too!
#Kyrgyzstan witnessed a striking expansion of import-export companies that do business mainly with #Russia The firms are profiting from soaring sales of sanctioned Chinese and European goods — from #drones and #aircraft parts to #rifle scopes and advanced #bomb #circuitry — most of which are flown or shipped overland to companies in Russia
Drones are disturbing critically endangered shorebirds.
Yet another threat to shorebirds along the coastline - habitat destruction, dogs and boats
"Drone disturbance can interrupt birds as they rest or feed. It can even cause them to avoid some locations altogether. This is particularly concerning for species such as the eastern curlew, which migrate thousands of kilometres to breed."
'Regulating drone use near critical shorebird habitats will help us to avoid exacerbating population declines, while still allowing the use of a valuable tool, where appropriate."
#endangered #shorebirds #conservation #harm #disturbance #Birds #Drones #gadgets #technosphere #sky
Et... La Préfecture de Police de Paris reconduit ses 2 arrêtés fétiches du moment :
- Hélico avec caméra de ce soir 18h à samedi matin
- #Drones sur les mêmes dates.
À chaque fois, dans "certaines communes" du 92 et l'ensemble du 93.
À chaque fois, ils sont publiés après le début de leur application (documents créés vers 19h40)
On note aussi un *très* grand élargissement de la durée. (Les prochains feront 15 jours à ce rythme).
My pinned intro is still pretty accurate, so here I'll just put in a bunch of tags that I like to read/toot/chat about
There's probably more, but that's a good start - feel free to chat with me about any of this :) Some of this is just a bud of interest I need to learn more about, you can help!