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Press Release: Campaigners call for cancellation of US drone flights from Lincolnshire base on safety grounds

01865 243688 / 07854 099551 ukdronewatch@gmail.com                              ukdronewatch.net Peace House 19 Paradise Street Oxford OX1 1LD Campaigners call for cancellation of US drone flights from Lincolnshire base on safety grounds Campaigners are urging a rethink on safety grounds of plans to allow US companyContinue reading “Press Release: Campaigners call for cancellation of US drone flights from Lincolnshire base on safety grounds”

Police use of drones to monitor political protests revealed

Chris Cole Freedom of Information requests submitted by UK Drone Watch have revealed that a number of British police forces have been using unmanned drones to monitor political protests, with Black Lives Matter demonstrations receiving particular attention. The revelation comes as new polling shows significant public concern about government plans to expand the use of drones withinContinue reading “Police use of drones to monitor political protests revealed”

New polling shows significant public concern over plans to expand use of drones in the UK

Chris Cole A new poll has found significant public concern about proposals to open UK skies to large drones. A poll of 2,000 people carried out for UK Drone Watch by polling company Yonder on plans to open UK airspace to drones that fly ‘beyond visual line of sight’ (BVLOS) found that: 51% were worried about theContinue reading “New polling shows significant public concern over plans to expand use of drones in the UK”

General Atomics plan flights of its new drone in UK – safety fears prevented previous flights in the US

Chris Cole A SkyGuardian UAV at General Atomics’ California factory. General Atomics is to bring a company-owned SkyGuardian drone to the UK in the summer to undertake “a series of operational capability demonstrations” for the UK and other NATO members.The RAF’s soon to be acquired Protector drone is a version of the SkyGuardian with a range ofContinue reading “General Atomics plan flights of its new drone in UK – safety fears prevented previous flights in the US”

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