Drones

Tropical Storm Edouard as of the 5 p.m. advisory September 18, 2014.  (Source: wunderground.com)

Hurricane Edouard Perfect For Storm Research With Drones

Meteorologists believe the storm was among the best to test new data-collecting drones because the storm was strong, had a well-defined eye and never threatened land, U.S. government scientists said Thursday.

09/18/2014

U.S. Southern Command (SOUTHCOM), shown here, is located in Doral and will serves as a hub for U.S. military coordination.

Southcom Gets High Tech Gadgets To Help In Emergency Situations

First responders under the direction of the U.S. Southern Command will have new high tech gear to work with during disaster relief and humanitarian assistance missions.

09/03/2014

June 6, 2013:   In this handout infrared satellite image provided by National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) showing the overshooting cloud tops (colored dark orange) associated with the most intense areas of convection, and threat for tornadoes, Tropical Storm Andrea, the first named storm of the 2013 Atlantic hurricane season, intensifies June 6, 2013 in the Gulf of Mexico. The storm is expected to make landfall later today near Steinhatchee, Florida.  (Photo by: NOAA via Getty Images)

Drones Are Newest Hurricane Research Tools

Hurricane season is right around the corner, and as many South Floridians know, some hurricanes gain strength while others fall apart.

05/27/2014

(Source: CBS4)

Unmanned Drones Now Patrolling South Florida Skies

When you hear the word ‘drone’ you probably think about a small unmanned military airplane flying over a battlefield that are often used overseas to do surveillance and drop missiles; but did you know that these drones have been in your backyard for years?

05/09/2013

The Micro Air Vehicle, or MAV for short, is a small radio controlled drone aircraft equipped with a portable camera system.   (Source: MDP)

Legislature Passes Bill Which Limits Police Drones

A bill that would set limits on when police departments in the state could deploy remotely controlled aircraft known as drones has passed in the Florida Legislature.

CBS Miami–04/17/2013

Predator Drone (credit: General Atomics/Getty Images)

Drone Bill Moving Quickly Through Legislature

Could drones soon be patrolling the skies over the Sunshine State. A bill that would allow law enforcement to use the unmanned aircraft under narrow guidelines is moving quickly through the Florida House on Thursday.

CBS Miami–03/07/2013

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