Yesterday

A drone helped a hurt hiker rappel 400 feet during a daring rescue at Snow Canyon State Park in Utah on Sunday. It was the first time an unmanned aircraft was used this way by the Washington County Search and Rescue team.

Update: we just got confirmation from the Washington County Sheriff Search and Rescue that the drone in question was a DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Dual with an aftermarket drop system. Impressive!

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New DJI Matrice 300 (or M300) specifications and information has been leaked exclusively to DroneDJ before the launch of this new enterprise drone late February. The M300 will be accompanied by a brand new hybrid thermal camera called the DJI Zenmuse H20.

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DJI introduces Zenmuse XT-S, a new high frame-rate thermal imaging camera

While we were all in shock of the FAA’s NPRM for Remote ID for drones, DJI quietly slipped this piece of news by us. It even seems that the Chinese drone maker forgot about the DJI Zenmuse XT-S themselves because the information is not yet up on their website, even though they do provide a link to it.

The police shot a reporter’s drone out of the sky in the municipality of Ciudad Cuauhtémoc, Mexico, on Monday morning.

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Heathrow Airport recently deployed anti-drone systems around its runways and taxiways to prevent rogue drones from coming into the airspace near the airport. The system is also able to locate the pilot and share their location with the authorities.

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Earlier this month, a bushfire in the Perth suburb of Baldivis, Australia, didn’t allow firefighters to take advantage of aerial support for some time due to a rogue drone being spotted close to the fire. The aerial support was forced to hold off while the drone finally made its way back to the ground.

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