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Drones offer extra eyes in illegal fishing battle

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As many African nations struggle to control illegal fishing, some are turning to drones as a relatively cheap way to conduct surveillance over vast...

Counter drone technology comes under the spotlight at first Security Drone...

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, have proliferated over the past decade, with new aircraft and applications appearing all the time. As UAVs become...

Saudis intercept Houthi missile and drones aimed at oil region

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Saudi Arabia intercepted a ballistic missile and armed drones fired at its oil-rich Eastern Region by Yemen's Houthi group on Saturday, and two children...

Three explosive drones destroyed over Yemen, Saudi-led coalition says

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting Yemen's Houthi group said it had intercepted three explosive-laden drones over Yemen on Wednesday, a day after shrapnel from a...

DHL aims to deploy longer distance drones to beat stretched supply...

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Logistics giant DHL is working with Bulgarian aircraft developer Dronamics on rolling out cross-border and inter-city drones aimed at overcoming strained supply chains, executives...

ISS: Drones in the hands of insurgents – how Africa can...

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Like in the Middle East, drones are a new threat posed by armed groups and violent extremists in Africa. The proliferation of drone technology across...

Freight forwarder Hellmann to use drones to beat backed up supply...

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Leading German freight forwarder Hellmann will start using unmanned planes operated by Bulgaria's Dronamics from next year to speed up deliveries of vital goods...

Israel says it is developing airborne laser to down drones

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Israel's Defence Ministry and defence contractor Elbit Systems Ltd are developing an airborne laser weapon to shoot down drones and other flying targets, officials...

Saudi air defences intercept 17 Houthi armed drones – state TV

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Saudi Arabian air defences late on Saturday destroyed six armed drones launched by Yemen's Houthi movement towards the kingdom, bringing the total it intercepted...

New rules allowing small drones to fly over people in US...

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said that final rules announced in December took effect on Wednesday allowing for small drones to fly over people...

Saudi-led coalition destroys Houthi rigged boats, drones – state media

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The Saudi-led coalition battling Yemen’s Houthi forces has destroyed two explosive-laden boats that the Iran-aligned group planned to use in an “imminent” attack launched...

Israeli town abuzz with delivery drones in coordinated airspace test

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The skies above the Israeli town of Hadera were abuzz with delivery drones on Wednesday as national authorities tested a central control room for...

Saudi-led coalition says it downed four drones fired by Houthis towards...

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting the Houthi group in Yemen said it had destroyed four explosive drones fired towards the kingdom on Friday, with the...

Saudi-led coalition says intercepted four Houthi armed drones

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The Saudi-led military coalition engaged in Yemen said on Sunday it had intercepted and destroyed four armed drones launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement...

UAE signs deal with US to buy 50 F-35 jets and...

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The United Arab Emirates has signed an agreement with the United States to purchase 50 F-35 jets and up to 18 armed drones, people...

American Robotics gets FAA nod to fly fully automated drones

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The US Federal Aviation Administration granted Massachusetts-based American Robotics Inc permission to operate automated drones. The decision limits operations to areas with light air traffic...

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen says it intercepted three Houthi drones

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The Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthis in Yemen said on Friday it had intercepted and destroyed three explosive-laden drones launched by the Iran-aligned Houthi movement...

Iran tests ballistic missiles, drones in military exercise, state TV says

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Iran’s Revolutionary Guards fired “abundant” surface-to-surface ballistic missiles and tested locally manufactured new drones in a military exercise on Friday, state television reported. The drill,...

Iran tests drones in military exercise

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Iran launched exercises featuring a wide array of domestically produced drones on Tuesday, Iranian media reported, days after the anniversary of the US killing...

US to allow small drones to fly over people and at...

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Small drones will be allowed to fly over people and at night in the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday,...

Trump administration moves forward with $1 billion Moroccan arms deal

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President Donald Trump’s administration moved forward with $1 billion in sales of drones and precision-guided weapons to Morocco on Friday, sending a notice to...

Drones plant trees from the sky after US wildfires

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After record wildfires ravaged the US West Coast, replanting trees amid the apocalyptic, ash-covered landscape is a daunting task. Seattle-based startup DroneSeed says its fleet...

Yemen’s Houthis targeted two airports and a base in Saudi Arabia:...

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The military spokesman for Yemen’s Houthi movement said in a tweet on Saturday it had targeted the Jizan and Abha airports and the Khamis...

Air taxi firm Volocopter teams up with Schenker to deploy heavy-lift...

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German aviation startup Volocopter has teamed up with logistics group DB Schenker to deploy its heavy-lift drones, in a project that will gather vital...

Houthis fire drones at Saudi airport

Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthi group aimed drones at Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport e on Tuesday and put it out of service for several hours. A...

Houthis say Saudi’s Abha airport targeted with drones, disabled for hours

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A military spokesman for Yemen’s Iran-aligned Houthis said that the group targeted Saudi Arabia’s Abha International Airport with a number of drones. Yahya Sarea wrote...

Medical delivery drones launched in Ghana

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The world's largest medical drone delivery service has been launched across Ghana. It will provide vaccines and treatments to some of the country's most...

California startup aims to monitor social distancing and face masks using...

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Airspace Systems, a California startup company that makes drones that can hunt down and capture other drones, on Thursday released new software for monitoring...

Trump aims to sidestep another arms pact to sell more US...

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The Trump administration plans to reinterpret a Cold War-era arms agreement between 34 nations with the goal of allowing US defense contractors to sell...

SAPS and JMPD see drones in their future

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In a webinar under the theme, “Use of drones in public order policing”, representatives from the South African Police Service (SAPS) and Johannesburg Metro...

Can the commercial UAV industry thrive amid coronavirus?

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On the eve of South Africa moving from a level five national lockdown to level four, Drone Con held its first webinar under the...

Drones to monitor Portugal fires

Portugal will use long range drones and other surveillance to reinforce monitoring of summer wildfires, officials said responding to concerns over readiness to tackle...

Drones enforce Rwanda lockdown

Tech-savvy Rwanda uses drones to keep residents of Kigali informed of coronavirus lockdown measure and help catch those who abuse them. Police stop cars and...

Pilots, drone operators urged to comply with COVID-19 regulations

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Transport Minister Fikile Mbalula urged aviators to comply with regulations and directions of the Disaster Management Act aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19. In...

Drones “new threat” to US security

US Attorney General William Barr issued guidance to Justice Department agencies on the use of protective measures against drones, including destruction of any posing...

Houthi drones downed

The Saudi-led coalition intercepted and destroyed drones launched by Iran-aligned Yemen’s Houthis at “civilian targets” in Saudi cities Abha and Khamis Mushait, state news...

Drones ground flights at Frankfurt Airport

Flights to and from Germany’s largest airport, Frankfurt, were suspended twice on Monday following drone sightings. A spokesman for operator Fraport said 72 flights were...

Drones to deploy in fight against locusts

The UN will test drones equipped with mapping sensors and atomisers to spray pesticides in parts of east Africa battling an invasion of desert...

Coronavirus could fast track drone operations

China’s epidemic could give rise to the drones. Contagion fears and quarantines make deliveries costly and tricky for Alibaba and others. Reducing human contact might...

Drone academy students help map out Africa’s future

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For Ethiopian aeronautical engineer Lydia Elias, building and piloting a drone to support humanitarian and development projects on the continent of her birth has...

US government department grounds its Chinese drones

The US Interior Department is grounding its fleet of 800 Chinese drones but will allow their use for emergency situations, the department said. US...

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...

Drones finding their place in the environment

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Climate change is an irrefutable fact as the globe gets warmer year-on-year. It is therefore crucial to accurately analyse its effects and gather data....

Drones safeguarding SA properties, mines and wildlife

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Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs), also known as drones, have applications in multiple industries due to their ability to conduct surveillance and gather data on...

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 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...

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...

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...

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