Category: UAV/UAS

Tech Support Team Working on Solution to Deal with Drone Threats

Reading Time: 2 minutes The threat perception is real. Late in 2015, the Intelligence Bureau issued alerts of drone attacks in Delhi. Last month, Mumbai airport was put on alert after a pilot spotted an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), also called drone. But agencies in India don’t have a concrete solution. Unlike shooting down an enemy fighter aircraft on […]

Emirates is Losing Millions to Drones Disrupting Operations

Reading Time: 2 minutes Emirates is losing “millions of dirhams” to drones disrupting operations at Dubai International Airport (DXB), a spokesperson for the airline has said. “Flight diversions and extensive holding are costly. There is always a ripple effect on the rest of our hub operations in terms of securing our passengers’ flight connections, ensuring our disrupted customers are […]

Drone Halts Traffic at Dubai Airport, Third Incident in Five Months

Reading Time: < 1 minute A drone forced Dubai international airport, one of the world’s busiest, to halt air traffic for an hour and a half Saturday evening, the third such incident in less than five months. Air space around the airport was closed from 7:25 pm to 8:49 pm (1525-1649 GMT) “due to unauthorised drone activity resulting in flight […]

Rwanda’s Humanitarian Drone Delivery Service Changing the World

Reading Time: 3 minutes After months of testing among the thousand hills of Rwanda, a partnership involving a humanitarian healthcare shipper, a robotics company, the Rwandan government, and delivery and logistics group UPS has formally launched the world’s first national drone delivery service. The ground-breaking Rwandan project – launched by President Paul Kagame – is said to have the […]

Australian Pilots and Air Traffic Controllers Raise Concerns Over New Drone

Reading Time: 3 minutes Pilots and air traffic controller groups have called for new Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA) regulations on the use of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) to be thrown out due to safety concerns. Under new rules that came into effect from Thursday, commercial operators of RPAs, or drones, weighing less than two kilograms did not have […]

FAA Contemplating Whether Millions of Drones Will Fill Skies

Reading Time: < 1 minute Federal aviation officials say so many people are registering drones and applying for drone pilot licenses, they wonder if there will eventually be millions of drones crowding the nation’s skies. Earl Lawrence is director of the Federal Aviation Administration. Lawrence told a government-industry committee Friday that 550,000 drones have been registered with the agency in […]

Russia to Start Mass Production of Korsar Surveillance UAVs in 2017

Reading Time: < 1 minute Serial production of the Russian Korsar (Corsair) surveillance unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will start in 2017, a manufacturing firm United Instrument Manufacturing Corporation (UIMC) spokesperson told Sputnik. “Russia’s newest tactical surveillance UAVs of the Korsar tactical family will go into production in 2017,” the spokesperson said on the sidelines of the Army-2016 international military forum. […]

New FAA Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Go Into Effect

Reading Time: 3 minutes Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta announced the implementation of the first operational rules for routine non-hobbyist use of small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS or “drones”). The regulations on June 21, 2016 officially took effects yesterday. “People are captivated by the limitless possibilities unmanned aircraft offer, and they are […]

Intel Unveils ‘Aero’ Drone Development Platform

Reading Time: < 1 minute Semiconductor manufacturer Intel Corporation announced the launch of the “Aero Ready to Fly” quadcopter drone, designed as a platform for drone application developers. The quadcopter will be available later this year; it was unveiled at the Intel Developer Forum in San Francisco. “Designed from the ground up to support drones,” the Aero platform is a […]

UK Orders Third Airbus Zephyr-S UAV

Reading Time: < 1 minute The UK Ministry of Defence (MOD) has ordered a third Zephyr-S Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), as part of a £13-million contract with Airbus. Zephyr-S is the latest version of a series of ultra-lightweight UAVs, capable of flying up to 70,000ft – twice the altitude of a commercial airliner – for up to 45 days at […]