Most popular and innovative Chinese drone companies

Most popular and innovative Chinese drone companies

by He Huifeng Since 2006, China’s DJI has gone from start-up to the world’s No 1 drone manufacturer. The company now has a 70 per cent share of the global civilian drone market and is also one of the world’s most highly priced start-ups, with some estimates giving it a valuation of as much as US$10 billion. DJI’s great success has inspired many Chinese entrepreneurs and companies, and sparked the […]

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Resource Group Assist Royal Navy with Drone Inspection of Wartime Ships

Resource Group Assist Royal Navy with Drone Inspection of Wartime Ships

by MARITIME COMBAT SYSTEMS UAV DRONE TRIALS Resource Group has again demonstrated their capability to effectively deploy high tech drones in a highly regulated, safety conscious environment by carrying out an inspection of the Royal Navy Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond’s 150m long hull. The Royal Navy commissioned the trial via the Defence UAS Capability Development Centre (UAS CDC) at Portsmouth Naval Base earlier this week. Despite challenging environmental conditions […]

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Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon says it’s coming

Delivery by drone in 30 minutes? Amazon says it’s coming

by STEPHEN OHLEMACHER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) – Borrowing a pizza delivery motto, online retail giant Amazon told Congress Wednesday it is developing the technology to use drones to deliver packages in 30 minutes or less, a broad expansion of unmanned flight that is raising concerns about safety, security and privacy. Using commercial drones to quickly deliver packages is probably years away. But when government regulations catch up with […]

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FAA expects to clear U.S. commercial drones within a year

FAA expects to clear U.S. commercial drones within a year

by U.S. commercial drone operations could take flight on a large scale by this time next year, as federal regulators finalize rules allowing widespread unmanned aerial system use by companies, according to congressional testimony on Wednesday. A senior Federal Aviation Administration official said the agency expects to finalize regulations within the next 12 months. Previous forecasts had anticipated rules by the end of 2016 or the beginning of 2017. “The […]

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