Category: UAV/UAS

Rwanda’s Humanitarian Drone Delivery Service Changing the World

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

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 […]

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FAA Contemplating Whether Millions of Drones Will Fill Skies

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

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
New FAA Rules for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Go Into Effect

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
Intel Unveils ‘Aero’ Drone Development Platform

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
UK Orders Third Airbus Zephyr-S UAV

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 […]
Commercial Drones – A New Page In The World Of Labour

The rapidly globalizing world is dramatically accelerating the pace of various innovations occurring within all the spheres possible, and drones are not left aside. Before entering the commercial world, UAVs were mainly engaged in the military sector. Most probably particularly this served the reason for the whole issue of drones being faded into a relative […]

New FAA drone regulations mean new business opportunities
New FAA Drone Regulations Mean New Business Opportunities

It’s clear that drones aren’t just for fun and games, but will help improve our lives in countless ways. Drones are already in operation in a variety of industries, helping to save millions of dollars and support thousands of jobs. Telecommunications companies are now better able to monitor and maintain infrastructure, as well as plan […]

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French Army Rolls for Sagem Patroller Drone

From sources close to the French DGA dossier (French Government Defense procurement and technology agency), the Sagem Patroller (Safran group) has been chosen to renew the French Army fleet of tactical drones. In total, the French Army will acquire fourteen units, of which four will be used for training. First deliveries are expected in early […]