Chinese Air Force’s Drone-Tracking Unit

Chinese Air Force’s Drone-Tracking Unit

China’s Air Force has created a new unit dedicated solely to tracking and responding to drones, according to China Daily . In a press release, the PLA Air Force said the unit would focus on “small, slow-moving drones flying at an altitude of less than 1,000 meters,” China Daily reported. The language in the report makes it seem as though military drones are the main target. The article mentions that […]

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Ground drones coming to America

Ground drones coming to America

A British invasion of “ground drone” delivery robots that could easily be mistaken for rolling toilet bowls is set to begin this spring. Starship Technologies, based in England and Estonia, plans to start trial bot deliveries in London next month. U.S. trial runs are set for April. Starship CEO Ahti Heinla says the company’s bots are compact, safe, environmentally sound “and best of all, earthbound.” And he said they can […]

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Return-To-Home Automated Flying

Return-To-Home Automated Flying

DJI is leading the pack in the consumer drone market with its specs and performance and the Phantom Advanced 3 is fast becoming a favorite choice. However, many are asking if its specs worth its price tag. The DJI Phantom Advanced 3 is sits in the middle of the company’s current generation of entry-level drones. According to PC Mag , the Advanced 3 is essentially a twin brother of the […]

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Drone operators say FAA safety app needs tweaking

Drone operators say FAA safety app needs tweaking

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) – The Federal Aviation Administration’s B4UFly smartphone app is supposed to instantly show drone operators if there are restrictions on the air space they want to occupy. A map in the app, though, displays icons for airports but not all the helipads and heliports on Oahu. Drone operators say that’s problematic. “As a hobbyist it’s my job to make sure that I know all the regulations, know where […]

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NZ:- Transpower permits RPAS (drones) for grid works

NZ:- Transpower permits RPAS (drones) for grid works

Transpower today released guidelines to enable the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) for work to be carried out on New Zealand’s National Grid. The guidelines for RPAS follow Transpower’s trial flights in 2013 as well as ongoing work with the Civil Aviation Authority, Airways Corporation Ltd, and other airspace users to understand how RPAS can be used to carry out work in a high-voltage transmission environment. The guidance […]

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Airbus unit, CAAS to trial using drones for parcel delivery

Airbus unit, CAAS to trial using drones for parcel delivery

Airbus Helicopters, a division of Airbus, and the Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS) signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to conduct Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) trials in Singapore. The agreement, signed at the sidelines of the Singapore Air Show on Wednesday (Feb 17), will see the two parties collaborating on the Skyways Experimentation Project, which aims to develop an airborne infrastructure solution to address the sustainability and efficiency of […]

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