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Legislation holding the drone industry back in South Africa

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Restrictive UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) or drone regulations in South Africa are holding the industry back, with major reforms needed, especially in the security...

Niger’s National Guard to receive an additional Delair UAV

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Niger’s National Guard is set to take delivery of a fourth unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) from French company Delair, after having received three aircraft...

Commercial UAV market to hit 2.91 million units by 2023

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The surge in the demand for commercial unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, by the professional segment is inflating the global commercial UAV market,...

Advances in drone technology come under the spotlight

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Advances in unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, technology were once again under the spotlight at a Drone Conference held at Emperor’s Palace last...

Mind the unmanned aerial rifle

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In recent years, many videos of recreational drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) fitted with weapons have abounded on YouTube. A recent video shows...

Drones vs airports

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Last December, during the holiday rush, Gatwick airport, the second busiest of the UK was paralyzed for three days due to drone sightings. The disruption...

FAA details impact of drone sightings on Newark airport

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The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday that 43 flights into New Jersey’s Newark Liberty International Airport were required to hold after drone sightings...

Newark Airport resumes normal operations after drone sightings temporarily halt traffic

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Reports of drone sightings in northern New Jersey temporarily halted arrivals at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday, but normal operations had since been...

Commercial UAV market has $15.1 billion potential

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The global unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market will be worth $15.1 billion by 2027, according to a new study. Asif Anwar, Executive Director and expert...

Hensoldt tests UAV collision warning radar

Hensoldt has successfully concluded flight tests with its new collision avoidance radar system for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). This sensor is intended to improve...

Sale of armed UAVs growing to the Middle East

Countries in the Middle East are increasingly buying armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), especially from countries like China and Turkey which are stepping in...

Canada cracks down on drones with new rules

Canada's federal government is clamping down on drones with new rules it announced on 9 January that will ban their use near airports and...

Algeria operating new UAV types

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Algeria's military has greatly expanded its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) fleet, and is now operating aircraft acquired from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) as...

Gatwick, Heathrow airports order military-grade anti-drone equipment

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London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports have ordered military-grade anti-drone defenses worth "several million pounds" after drones caused three days of disruption at Gatwick last...

Vanuatu baby treated in world’s first commercial drone-delivered vaccine

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A one-month-old baby in Vanuatu has become the first person in the world to be immunized using vaccines delivered by a commercial drone, the...

Frontex testing unmanned aircraft for border surveillance

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Frontex, the European Border and Coast Guard Agency, has begun testing the use of Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) in Greece, Italy...

Proliferation of drones a risk for US military

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As of January 2018, over 1 million micro drones were registered with the US Federal Aviation Administration, with about 878,000 of those...

UAV market to reach $25 billion by 2023

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The global market for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, is anticipated to reach $25 billion by the end of 2023, witnessing...

Drone light show has commercial operators seeing Absa red

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As part of a rebranding exercise, Absa partnered with Intel's Drone Team for a drone light show above the Johannesburg CBD to...

Yemen’s Houthis say they attacked Abu Dhabi airport using drone

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Yemen's Iranian-aligned Houthi movement said on Thursday it had attacked Abu Dhabi airport in the United Arab Emirates with a drone, though...

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