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Drones cement their place in the construction and industrial sector

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Construction, land surveying and town mapping require extensive knowledge of sites. Drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), in conjunction with their payload and software,...

SANBS hope to get blood in the air

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Transport and delivery of items using drones is a highly regulated and often red-taped affair. It is currently illegal to drop anything from a...

Radio signal combats drone swine fever infestation attempt

One of China’s biggest animal feed producers used a radio transmitter to combat crooks using drones to drop pork products contaminated with African swine...

First French UAV air strike in Mali

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France has for the first time conducted an air strike with one of its Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles in Mali, days after guided bombs...

SANBS hope to get blood in the air.

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Transport and delivery of items using drones is a highly regulated and often red-taped affair. It is currently illegal to drop anything using a...

Drones proving to be allies for public safety

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The proliferation of drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles, is seeing widespread use to improve public safety, with a growing number of specialised drones being...

Drones providing valuable skills to SA children

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Drones, also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), are being used by athletes and coaches to improve performance and by the media to enhance...

Balloon internet service for Uganda

Loon, a unit of Google’s owner Alphabet, which uses high-altitude balloons to provide mobile internet to remote areas, signed a key access airspace agreement...

US drone apparently shot down in Libya

The US military believes an unarmed American drone reported lost near Tripoli was shot down by Russian air defence and is demanding return of...

US loses UAV over Libya

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The United States military has lost an unarmed unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) over Libya, a day after an Italian Predator went down. US Africa Command...

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Check before you speak, Minister!

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South African Defence and Military Veterans Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula needs to verify her facts before she speaks, or risk further embarrassment to the South...