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U.S. agency seeks new authority to disable threatening drones

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The head of the U.S. Homeland Security Department on Tuesday told Congress that the agency needs new legal authority to track threatening...

German military to move forward with plan to lease Israeli drones

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The German Defence Ministry will notify lawmakers shortly that it will proceed with plans to lease Israeli-built Heron-TP surveillance drones, a programme...

Drone fever attacks South Africans

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Remotely-piloted aircraft systems, or drones, have steadily increased in popularity in South Africa since regulation was passed in 2015. While once considered an...

Airbus, Uber, MS join new US drone programme

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Apple will soon be capturing images of North Carolina by drone; an unmanned aircraft will look for mosquitoes in Florida; and start-up...

Chinese firm breaks record with 1,374 dancing drones

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A Chinese drone company has broken the Guinness World Record for most drones flown simultaneously in a 13-minute flight that involved 1,374...

‘Breakthrough’ in mosquito-packed drones to combat Zika in Brazil

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Millions of sterile mosquitoes will be released from drones over parts of Brazil to combat the Zika virus, after successful field tests...

Saudi issues drone restrictions following palace incident

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Saudi Arabia's Interior Ministry on 22 April instructed drone enthusiasts to obtain permission to fly the devices until regulations were finalised, a...

Deployable counter-UAV system unveiled by Hensoldt

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Sensor solutions provider Hensoldt has unveiled its new compact and deployable Xpeller Rapid counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system. Based on the existing Xpeller,...

Drone incidents rise less than expected in Germany in 2017

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Incidents involving drones and commercial aircraft rose last year in Germany though less than expected given the popularity of the devices, air...

Feature: Peacekeeping’s eye in the sky

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The Democratic Republic of the Congo serves as a testing ground for using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for surveillance, with the United...

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...

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