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Ultimate Heliport briefly shut down due to illegal drone activity

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The Ultimate Heliport in the Waterfall precinct in Midrand was shut down for an hour on Monday after drones were observed flying in the...

Denel lost a Seeker 400 in a 2020 crash

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A Denel Seeker 400 crashed during a test flight last year, resulting in significant damage being sustained to the airframe. Photos recently emerged on social...

UAV Industries hired to inspect and quantify fire damage at UCT...

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Following the devastating mountain blaze that raged through the University of Cape Town (UCT) campus and surrounding areas, insurance companies have sought the assistance...

Explosives-laden drone targets US forces at Iraq’s Erbil airport

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A drone dropped explosives near US forces stationed at Erbil airport in northern Iraq late on Wednesday, Kurdish officials said, with no immediate reports...

Kenyan drone academy founder hopes to help aspiring pilots soar

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In 2017, Nairobi-based producer Tony Mwangi headed to South Africa to retrain as a drone pilot instructor, hoping to get a head start in...

Anti-Euro 2020 drone interrupts La Liga game

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A drone carrying a flag opposing Euro 2020 matches in Bilbao interrupted Athletic Bilbao’s match at home to Eibar in La Liga on Saturday. Play...

Drone strike on Riyadh oil refinery claimed by Houthis causes fire

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An air attack on an oil refinery in the Saudi capital Riyadh on Friday caused a fire that was brought under control, the energy...

Chinese drone maker’s stock plunges as short-seller takes aim

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Drone manufacturer EHang Holdings Ltd’s shares plunged on Tuesday after an investment research firm said it had shorted the stock and questioned the accuracy...

Saudi-led coalition: Houthi drone interception leaves shrapnel near Abha airport

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen’s Houthi group said it had intercepted a drone on Tuesday fired by the Iran-aligned group towards the kingdom but...

Drone company Wingcopter gets more firepower in vaccine delivery race

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German start-up Wingcopter has secured fresh funding to strengthen its position in the race to offer COVID-19 vaccine distribution by air, seeking to get...

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Public service pay increase – and gratuity – add up to bigger headache for...

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At nation/state level South Africa faces no major current and medium term threat. This is an indicator of why those in charge of the...
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