The U.S. government now patrols nearly half the Mexican border by drones alone in a largely unheralded shift to control desolate stretches where there are no agents, camera towers, ground sensors or fences, and it plans to expand the strategy to the Canadian border.
Texas EquuSearch has been fighting the FAA for the right to use unmanned aircraft in its search operations.
A Texas-based group involved in searches for missing persons around the nation filed a lawsuit on Monday asking a federal court to set aside an order that prohibits the nonprofit from employing drones in its work.
Unmanned aircraft would be limited on Louisiana private property if lawmakers agree to a bill that won the support of a Senate judiciary committee Tuesday.
Texas to be among 6 states that will host testing facilities.
Texans who use drones to photograph people on private property could be charged with a crime under a bill on its way to the governor’s office.
Scientists propose using drones to cloud seed in an effort to reduce the intensity of a hurricane.