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The dizzying possibilities of drones in Africa

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Nigeria deploys drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), at border crossings to increase security along its porous frontier and to identify potential threats while...

UAVs’ flying start in defence is triggering new maintenance and sustainment...

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The use of drones and unmanned systems in the defence industry is maturing from a reliance on human input and remote control, to increasingly...

ISS: Can a new wave of drone tech make Africa’s seas...

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The growing sophistication and affordability of unmanned systems could ease Africa’s shortage of maritime security resources. On 29 October, Ukraine attacked Russian naval ships in...

ISS: Weaponised drones – the latest tech threat to reach Africa

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Drones have for some time been used by regular armed forces on Africa’s battlefields, such as in Ethiopia and Mali. But now they’re increasingly...

Global military UAS spending to total $187.6 billion over next decade

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) will continue to be one of the most dynamic growth sectors of the world aerospace industry this decade, with procurement...

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,...

Terrorism, UAV proliferation drive anti-UAV market

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Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), also known as unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and drones, were once limited to a few technologically advanced nations, but the...

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...

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...

World civil unmanned aerial vehicle market to see massive growth

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The Teal Group has released its new market profile and forecast for World civil Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS). The Fairfax, Virginia-based consultancy...

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...

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...

Yemen’s Houthis say they attacked Aramco refinery in Riyadh with drone

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The Iranian-aligned Houthi movement in Yemen said it had attacked a Saudi Aramco refinery in Riyadh on Wednesday using a drone, but...

The challenges of integrating UAVs into national airspace

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In a recent report published in June about the integration of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, into the U.S. national airspace,...

CAAS, EASA and Airbus collaborate on urban UAV flights

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The Civil Aviation Authority of Singapore (CAAS), the European Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) and Airbus have agreed to collaborate on the development...

Airbus and Wilhelmsen to develop UAV for maritime deliveries

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Airbus and Wilhelmsen Ships Service have entered into collaboration to drive the development of an end-to-end service for safe deliveries of parcels...

Increasing number of states using armed UAVs

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Over the last five years the number of countries actively using armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) has quadrupled, according to new research. A...

SA Civil Aviation Authority promises flexibility on UAV regulations

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The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has acknowledged issues with its unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) regulations, and pledged to work with...

Elios – a unique collision-tolerant drone

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It looks like a soccer ball and bounces about like one - but it's actually a drone inside a tubular cage. This is...

Aviation insurance for drones

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"Is there anyone here without a licence? Anyone here without an ID card or book?" Pieter Niemand asks the serried ranks of...

Drones are a disruptive technology

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Valter Adao is not a drone specialist. He's Deloitte's chief digital officer and he's fascinated by technological disruption. Drones, he told the...

DroneCon bringing local drone industry together

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The who's who of the local drone industry are meeting this week at Vodaworld in Midrand, north of Johannesburg, at the second...

South Africa needs a drone register

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The first insurer to offer commercial drone insurance has called for the drafting of a register of all drones in South Africa. Bryan...

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...

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...

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...

CSIR hosting UAV User Forum

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) will later this week be hosting the fourth unmanned aerial systems (UAS) user forum,...

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...

Black Hornet micro UAV showcased in South Africa for the first...

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Desert Wolf and FLIR have for the first time brought the Black Hornet micro unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) to South Africa, where...

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...

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...

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...

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...

2015 World unmanned aerial vehicle analysis

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According to the Teal Group's latest market analysis, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) continue as the most dynamic growth sector of the world...

Global military UAV market will shrink then grow to $5.26 billion...

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The global market for military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) is expected to witness a slight decline in the medium term due to...

Paramount to develop mid-size UAV as it grows unmanned product range

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Paramount Advanced Technologies will start development work on a light medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle (MALE UAV) next year, after expanding its...

CAA on track to introduce UAV regulations by March 2015

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The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) says it is on track with the finalisation of unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) regulations, which...

Uncertain future for UAV industry

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Warnings over the future of the UAV industry due to legal, operational, and industry competition issues have emerged from a London seminar....

Global UAV market worth $77 billion over next decade – report

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Global spending on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will almost double over the next decade from $5.7 billion annually at present to $9.9...

Drones are illegal

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The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) says it has not banned drones from operating in SA's civil aviation airspace, but rather...

Desert Wolf unveils riot control drone

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South African company Desert Wolf yesterday unveiled its Skunk riot control drone at the IFSEC security exhibition outside Johannesburg. Armed with four...

UAV market to see major growth in next decade – Forecast...

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A thousand unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) of all types will be manufactured this year, with output rising to 1 100 units in...

SA Civil Aviation Authority to crackdown on illegal drone flying

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The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) says it is set to clampdown on the illegal flying, in civil airspace, of unmanned...

Denel Seeker 400 takes to the skies

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Denel's new Seeker 400 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) completed its first round of flight tests earlier this month at the Alkantpan test...

Lockheed sees huge potential for military, commercial drones

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The Pentagon's No. 1 arms supplier Lockheed Martin Corp sees significant growth potential for its range of unmanned aircraft, given continued military...

Saab signs contract for Skeldar UAS for maritime operations

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Defence and security company Saab has signed a contract to deploy the Skeldar Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) for maritime operations. Skeldar UAS...

Maiden flight of Cassidian’s Atlante unmanned air vehicle in Spain

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Cassidian today successfully performed the maiden flight of the Atlante Unmanned Aerial System (UAS). The flight took place at Rozas airfield, in...

Stratfor: The challenging politics of UAVs in Southwest Asia

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US President Barack Obama on Monday publicly acknowledged that the CIA has been conducting unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) strikes in Pakistan's tribal...

Stratfor: Armed UAV operations 10 years on

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One of the most iconic images of the American-led wars in Iraq and Afghanistan -- as well as global U.S. counterterrorism efforts...

Second X-47B takes to the air

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Northrop Grumman's second X-47B unmanned aerial vehicle has taken to the air for the first time, increasing the pace of flight testing...