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Large unmanned aerial vehicles and the next major shift in aviation

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Earlier this month the Aerospace Industries Association of America (AIA), in cooperation with management consulting firm Avascent, published an analysis of the...

Trump to boost exports of lethal drones to more U.S. allies

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President Donald Trump will soon make it easier to export some types of lethal U.S.-made drones to potentially dozens more allies and...

Israel gets ready to counter UAV swarm attacks

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In recent years, UAVs have been used by terror organizations in Lebanon and the Gaza strip to penetrate Israeli airspace. All these...

Nigerian Air Force graduates first locally trained UAV pilots

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The Nigerian Air Force on 2 March graduated its first locally trained unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) pilots and also confirmed that it...

Industry bemoans CAA’s slow progress on UAVs

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The slow process of granting companies and pilots permission to commercially operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in South Africa is causing a...

EU agrees registration rules for drones, downloads of flight recordings

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Drone owners in Europe will have to register their devices if "dangerous" and aircraft makers ensure that black box recordings can be...

Global military UAV market worth $80 billion over next decade

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The global military unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market will be worth an estimated $80 billion over the next decade, according to new...

AREND UAV to be flight tested in 2018

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A team of university students is preparing to begin flight tests early next year of their AREND unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which...

U.N. aviation agency to call for global drone registry

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The United Nations' aviation agency is backing the creation of a single global drone registry, as part of broader efforts to come...

Buzz as world’s biggest drone drug deliveries take off in Tanzania

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Tanzania is set to launch the world's largest drone delivery network in January, with drones parachuting blood and medicines out of the...

Drone simulator market to grow 15% by 2022

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The global drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) simulator market is projected to grow from an estimated $376.9 million in 2017 to...

SA UAV industry frustrated by red tape

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South Africa's emerging unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, industry is showing growing frustration with what many view as an overly rigid...

Worldwide civil UAV production to soar $73.5 billion over the next...

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Civil Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) promise to be the most dynamic growth sector of the world aerospace industry this decade, report Teal...

Drone support boosts firefighting efforts

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With fires recently causing a spate of disasters both in SA and globally, modern drones stand to offer multi-faceted support in combating...

Somali police get first drones to combat Islamist bombings

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A former U.S. intelligence specialist has donated surveillance drones to police in Somalia, aiming to help combat a jump in deadly bombings...

AeroVironment unveils palm-sized surveillance drone for U.S. military

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Drone-maker AeroVironment Inc unveiled a small four-rotor surveillance helicopter on Tuesday that can be carried in a small pouch and launched from...

Uganda Wildlife Authority seeks new aircraft, drones to boost game surveillance...

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The Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) has unveiled a Shs11.5 billion ($3.1 million) budget for the acquisition of one helicopter, a fixed wing...

Drone industry tipped for job creation

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The drone industry has the potential to address South Africa's lack of skills and create around 1 000 commercial job opportunities in...

Connecticut may become first U.S. state to allow deadly police drones

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Connecticut would become the first U.S. state to allow law enforcement agencies to use drones equipped with deadly weapons if a bill...

US Air Force uses drone for C-17 post flight inspection

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The US Air Force 412th Test Wing's Emerging Technologies Combined Test Force (CTF) used a quadcopter to conduct a maintenance inspection of...

Local flight magazine editor notified with protection order over drone flights

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Athol Franz, the editor of local magazine African Pilot, has been served with a protection order after his neighbours complained of being...

Desert Wolf marketing Black Hornet 2 handheld UAV in SA

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Desert Wolf now has the license to market the PD-100 Black Hornet 2 nano unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in South Africa, and...

Middle Eastern country buys DroneGun to combat UAVs

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The ministry of defence of an undisclosed country in the Middle East has bought the DroneGun tactical unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) jammer...

Stemme and S-Plane partner to develop optionally piloted aircraft

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Germany's Stemme AG and South Africa's S-Plane Automation have agreed to integrate S-Plane subsystems into the Ecarys ES15 aircraft to create an...

‘Drastic’ increase in SA drone traffic

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The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) says over the last year, the number of registered remotely-piloted aircraft systems (RPAS), commonly known...

CSIR partnering with US-based company to produce long endurance UAV

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is currently in discussions with US company ArgenTech Solutions over the certification and production...

Islamic State uses drones to attack Iraqi army in Mosul

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Islamic State has been using drones to attack Iraqi troops advancing in the northern city of Mosul, the militant group's last major...

Flying drone smuggles cell-phone, saw blade into Danish prison

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Not a cake with a file in it, but maybe the modern equivalent. A drone flew a load of illegal items to an...

Heron UAV flies first mission in Mali for Germany

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The Heron I unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) has flown its first operational mission in Mali on behalf of the German military as...

Dubai testing drone detectors after several airport incursions

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Dubai is testing out ways to detect and track drones after a series of high-profile incursions upset flights at one of the...

US military leaders visit Niger’s Air Base 201

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General Thomas D. Waldhauser?, Commander, U.S. Africa Command, visited Niger Armed Forces' Air Base 201 to meet with U.S. troops, members of...

Chinese UAV company targets Middle East, African customers

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China is pushing hard to win export contracts for its unmanned air vehicles (UAVs). Beijing is not shy about selling UAVs, including...

First drone blood drop in Rwanda

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Robotics company Zipline International has started using unmanned aerial vehicles to deliver much-needed medical supplies to remote clinics in Rwanda. The company has...

Islamic State drone kills two Kurdish fighters, wounds two French soldiers

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A booby-trapped drone launched by Islamic State militants killed two Kurdish Peshmerga fighters and wounded two French soldiers earlier this month north...

Air Shepherd launches funding drive as anti-poaching UAV flights begin in...

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The Air Shepherd programme, which supports the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to combat wildlife poaching, has announced an additional UAV...

U.S., other countries issue declaration on export, use of armed drones

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The United States and more than 40 other countries issued a declaration on Wednesday laying out principles they said should govern the...

Ultimate Unmanned unveils Viper 100C UAV

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South African company Ultimate Unmanned has launched its new Viper 1000C unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), which is based on a Stemme motor...

Task Force Hurricane teaches Kenyan Defense Forces how to fly

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Members of US military Task Force Hurricane, 1st Battalion, 124th Infantry Regiment, are conducting unmanned aerial vehicle training with members of the...

S-Plane unveils xKIT optionally piloted vehicle conversion kit

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Cape Town-based S-Plane is launching its xKIT automation solution at Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2016, which converts an existing manned aircraft...

Zimbabwe and Malawi using South African UAVs to combat poaching

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South Africa's UAV and Drone Solutions (UDS) is providing unmanned aerial vehicles to national parks in Zimbabwe and Malawi to combat wildlife...

UN flying Hermes 900 UAVs in Mali

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The United Nations is flying Hermes 900 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Mali in support of its Minusma mission. The aircraft are built...

Hawks, SACAA probe Koeberg drone crash

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The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation (Hawks) have taken over investigations into a drone that crashed at Eskom's nuclear plant, Koeburg Power...

Drones emerge from shadows to become key cog in U.S. war...

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When U.S. drones obliterated a car carrying Taliban leader Mullah Akhtar Mansour last month, it was the kind of targeted killing that...

Rwanda to start using drones to supply vaccines, blood in August

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President Paul Kagame said on Friday Rwanda was keen on plans to use drones to deliver blood supplies and vaccines, and was...

UPS-backed Rwandan blood deliveries show drones’ promise, hurdles

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International delivery company UPS is backing a start-up using drones in Rwanda to transport life-saving blood supplies and vaccines, underlining the wide...

British airliner may have collided with drone at Heathrow, lands safely

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A British Airways passenger aircraft was hit by what most likely was a drone as it prepared to land at Britain's Heathrow...

Mozambique orders Camcopter UAVs for its patrol vessels

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Mozambique will operate Schiebel Camcopter vertical takeoff and landing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from its Ocean Eagle 43 offshore patrol vessels, and...

Lufthansa reports near miss with drone over Los Angeles

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The pilot of a Lufthansa passenger jumbo jet reported a drone aircraft nearly collided with the airliner on Friday on its landing...

SAAF confirms reactivation of 10 Squadron

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The South African Air Force (SAAF) has confirmed that it is reactivating 10 Squadron, which used to operate Scout and Seeker unmanned...

14 SA pilots get UAV licences

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UAV Industries, a Western Cape-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) pilot training centre, has released its first batch of 14 graduates. These are the...