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US relaxes rules to export more aerial drones

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The Trump administration will reinterpret a Cold War-era arms agreement between 34 nations to allow US defense contractors to sell more drones to allies,...

Drones assisting healthcare take to African skies

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Reaching remote locations for a blood sample or delivering a vaccine in the centre of a vast lake, thick jungle or a rural village...

Lake Kivu Challenge highlights Africa’s need for drones

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The use of drones is on the rise in Africa, from delivering blood in Ghana to monitoring property in South Africa. Drones, or unmanned...

Drone Council South Africa launches

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The Drone Council South Africa has been launched by Department of Communications and Digital Technologies (DCDT) minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams under the theme “Strategic partnerships...

Germany renews service contract with Airbus for Heron UAV in Mali

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Germany’s Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has signed a renewed service contract agreement with Airbus Defence and Space...

With drones and masks, African innovators keep COVID-hit economies afloat

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Ghanaian pilot Eric Acquah started a drone company in 2017 to spray crops with pesticides, but when coronavirus hit the West African country he...

High-flying facemasks arrive at Mexican hospitals by drone

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To eliminate the risk of contagious human beings, a Mexican company has launched a drone delivery service to get clean medical supplies to hospitals...

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...

SpiceJet to run drone trials for cargo deliveries

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Budget airline SpiceJet said on Friday it received permission to conduct drone trials that will allow it to deliver medical supplies and e-commerce products...

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...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...