‘Growing global tension’ to drive drone sales, seen doubling by 2025: Research

‘Growing global tension’ to drive drone sales, seen doubling by 2025: Research

by Katy Barnato Sales of drones are set to nearly double over the next decade, due to increased geopolitical instability and the growing use of unmanned technology in military operations, IHS Jane’s said on Sunday. The defense information provider forecasts global sales for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) would jump to more than $11 billion per year by 2025 from $6 billion today. “Growing global tension and the foreseen increasing role […]

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Otway drones used to monitor koala populations, planned burns

Otway drones used to monitor koala populations, planned burns

Drones have been used in the Otways to monitor koala numbers and planned burns. SHANE FOWLES DRONES are taking to the skies over the Otways to monitor planned burns and the region’s koala numbers as the State Government embraces the new technology. A 12-week trial of the effectiveness of the aircraft for surveillance initiatives has been deemed a success, with the drones proving effective in remote areas of the region. […]

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First Dual Robot Arm Large-Format Drone

First Dual Robot Arm Large-Format Drone

Prodrone Co., Ltd. is pleased to announce it has developed the PD6B-AW-ARM, a large-format drone equipped with two internally-developed robotic arms, enabling it to directly accomplish a variety of tasks. PRODRONE will showcase the new model at its booth at InterDrone, The International Drone Conference and Exposition, to be held September 7-9, 2016 in Las Vegas. PRODRONE, headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, has developed a wide range of commercial and industrial […]

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Please do not fly your drones at the Elk Island National Park bison: Parks Canada

Please do not fly your drones at the Elk Island National Park bison: Parks Canada

They pose dangers to wildlife at Elk Island, Parks Canada says. These bison do not like it when you fly a drone at them. After having to remind multiple visitors to put away their drones this summer, officials at Elk Island National Park would like to remind everyone the technology is not allowed. Drones were banned in the park — along with all national parks — in 2014. But spokesperson […]

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Epson and DJI partner on drones that allow pilots to see in first-person perspective

Epson and DJI partner on drones that allow pilots to see in first-person perspective

Though potential privacy issues abound, the companies themselves don’t seem too concerned A drone aircraft with a payload of simulated blood, and other medical samples flies during a ship-to-shore delivery simulation Wednesday, June 22, 2016, in Lower Township, N.J. How to distribute lifesaving supplies quickly and safely after a natural disaster has long been a puzzle for responders. Now, drones might be the lifesaver. That idea was put to the […]

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