Skip to main content

Black Listed News
Trending Articles:
Trending Articles:

DHS: Tethered drone tested in securing Trump’s vacation golf course in New Jersey

Published: August 7, 2017
Share | Print This


DHS has announced it will test a tethered drone for surveillance over the Trump National Golf Course in New Jersey, where the president is on a 17-day vacation which started on Friday. Tethered drones fly at altitudes of 300-400 feet. The fly autonomously, but an operator on the ground can control the cameras.

DHS has announced it will test a tethered drone for surveillance over the Trump National Golf Course in New Jersey, where the president is on a 17-day vacation which started on Friday.

“The Proof of Concept will help determine the potential future use of tethered UAS in supporting the Agency’s protective mission,” says DHS in a statement.

Dronelife notes that DHS did not name amanufacturer in the statement, although Massachusetts-based CyPhy Worksis the industry leader in tethered drone technology. The company’s drones have been used in security missions at the Boston Marathon and other major public events.

“The tethered sUAS used in the Proof of Concept is operated using a microfilament tether that provides power to the aircraft and the secure video from the aircraft to the Operator Control Unit (OCU),” says the DHS. “The sUAS is equipped with electro-optical (EO) and infrared (IR) camera.”

Tethered drones fly at altitudes of 300-400 feet. The fly autonomously, but an operator on the ground can control the cameras.

DHS says that as part of the proof of concept, the Secret Service is conducting a “privacy impact assessment (PIA) to evaluate the privacy risks associated with tethered sUAS’s surveillance and image capturing capabilities.” As required by the PIA, residents and other people who live and work near the golf course and who may be captured by the drone’s cameras, have been notified. The PIA has a procedure for securing and destroying the drone-collected data after the test.

Share This Article...



Image result for patreon

Emigrate While You Still Can!

Loading...


Image result for patreon


PLEASE DISABLE AD BLOCKER TO VIEW DISQUS COMMENTS

Ad Blocking software disables some of the functionality of our website, including our comments section for some browsers.





Login with patreon to gain access to perks!

SIGN UP TO GET BLACKLISTED NEWS DELIVERED RIGHT TO YOUR INBOX

Enter your email address:




More Blacklisted News...

Blacklisted Radio
Blacklisted Nation
On Patreon
On Gab
On Twitter
On Reddit
On Facebook
Blacklisted Radio:
Republic Broadcasting
Podcasts on Youtube
Podcasts on Demand
On Iheart Radio
On Spreaker
On Stitcher
On iTunes
On Tunein

Our IP Address:
198.245.55.242

Sponsors:
Garden office

good
longboard
brands


Advertise Here...






BlackListed News 2006-2019
Privacy Policy
D.M.C.A. - Fair Use