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Reutech progressing with counter-UAV system

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Reutech is developing a counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system in response to the growing threat from UAVs. Carl Kies, International Executive: Strategic Projects and Business...

Leonardo investing in solar-powered drones

Italian defence and aerospace group Leonardo invested in a company developing solar-powered drones potentially capable of unlimited flight with no refuelling. The drone, expected...

First home drone prescription delivery

United Parcel Service Flight Forward drones glew prescription medications to the front lawn of a private home and a retirement centre, the UPS unit’s...

Drones deployed in the fight against malaria

Scientists seeking a breakthrough in the fight against malaria used drones to spray rice fields in Zanzibar - not with traditional pesticides but with...

Sentian Aerospace wins AVI Awards 2019

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  South African aviation innovation company, Sentian Aerospace, has won the overall winner and small, micro and medium enterprises (SMME) winner accolades at the fifth...

Drugstore drones

United Parcel Service’s new Flight Forward drone unit will soon start home prescription delivery from CVS Health Corp. The service, which will debut in...

Drones help Ghana farmers

Ephraim Kofi Kenney does not like to work in the fields scaring pests away. But today he must. A flock of migratory birds repeatedly...

Drone Con 2019: redefining the future of work with drones

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The theme of this year’s Drone Conference, held in Durban this week, was ‘redefining the future of work with drones’ and saw advances in...

CSIR proposes study into robotic wingman for SAAF

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A robotic wingman, a type of unmanned aerial vehicle, could be well suited to South African Air Force (SAAF) requirements, says a senior a...

Major drone contract for Israeli firm

Israeli defence firm Elbit Systems has won a contract worth $153 million to supply the army of a country in south-east Asia with unmanned...

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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...