Category: UAV/UAS

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Drone Usage in Agriculture Could Be a $32 Billion Market

A PricewaterhouseCoopers report pegs the agriculture drone market to be worth $32.4 billion. You might be familiar with the idea of drones delivering consumer packages or monitoring security areas, but did you know that drones were first used commercially in Japan for agricultural purposes? In fact, agricultural efficiency is poised to take a big leap […]

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US Approves $1Bln Predator Drones Sale to UK

US Defense Security Cooperation Agency said that the US Department of State has approved a possible $1 billion sale of Predator drones, equipment, training and support to the United Kingdom. The US Department of State has approved a possible $1 billion sale of Predator drones, equipment, training and support to the United Kingdom, the US […]

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India to Test Own Drone to Avoid US, Israeli Makes

India’s state-owned defense research company is about to test a medium altitude long endurance drone. Its success could make the Indian military market for drones out of bounds for US and Israeli companies. The test flight of India’s indigenous military drone named after a medieval Iranian king will determine whether the Indian market will still […]

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Tech Support Team Working on Solution to Deal with Drone Threats

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 […]

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Emirates is Losing Millions to Drones Disrupting Operations

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 […]

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

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]