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UAVs to help fight and prevent crime on the way

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The SA Police Service (SAPS) is turning to the sky for assistance with crime prevention in the form of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The soon...

Drones offer extra eyes in illegal fishing battle

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As many African nations struggle to control illegal fishing, some are turning to drones as a relatively cheap way to conduct surveillance over vast...

UAVs to the rescue for Botswana’s pregnant population

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), popularly known as drones, are providing lifesaving care to women in remote parts of Botswana, who face the possibility of...

UAVs give police an edge in border livestock theft ops

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Landlocked Lesotho provides South African defence and law enforcement agencies tasked with border protection ongoing problems of which livestock theft is one. This was confirmed...

Alkantpan adds UAV test flights to product offerings

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Armscor’s Alkantpan test range in Northern Cape undoubtedly qualifies for the title of a Big Sky location making eminent sense to use the site...

Combat capable drones for Iran

Iranian armed forces acquired three bomb-carrying drones with a range of 1 500 kilometres, Defence Minister Amir Hatami said. The drones can monitor “enemy movements...

Drone academy students help map out Africa’s future

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For Ethiopian aeronautical engineer Lydia Elias, building and piloting a drone to support humanitarian and development projects on the continent of her birth has...

Big drone on campus

United Parcel Service has won the US government’s first full approval to operate a drone airline, giving it a lead in the nascent US...

Zambia receives UAVs for counter-poaching operations

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The Zambian Department of National Parks and Wildlife (DNPW) has taken delivery of several unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that will be deployed...

Feature: UAVs in UN service

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In South Africa there is currently no space in the defence sector for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) with only as yet unconfirmed...

Defence Industry Strategy document identifies two military UAV suppliers

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The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the military is acknowledged worldwide but the South African National Defence Force appears slow...

CSIR’s endorsement of UAVs must be followed up by the SANDF

The endorsement given by what is arguably the leading scientific and technology research organisation in Africa to the use of unmanned aerial...

UAVs “a remarkable support tool” in counter-poaching ops – CSIR

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The national conservation agency SANParks in partnership with the Peace Parks Foundation (PPF) next month launches what is termed an "innovative wide...

SANDF “not operating” UAVs – spokesman

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) maintains it is not operating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at present. Over the past four weeks defenceWeb...

SANDF “not operating” UAVs – spokesman

The SA National Defence Force (SANDF) maintains it is not operating unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) at present. Over the past four weeks defenceWeb...

Unmanned aerial systems make MONUSCO more efficient

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MONUSCO's unmanned aerial systems (UAS) are now in the third year of operations in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and their...

U.S. says kills up to 116 civilians in strikes outside war...

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The U.S. government accepted responsibility on Friday for inadvertently killing up to 116 civilians in strikes in countries where America is not...

ProWings is South Africa’s first SACAA approved RPA flight training school

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Gauteng-based ProWings Training is the first flying school in South Africa to be approved by the SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) as...

ProWings is South Africa’s first SACAA approved RPA flight training school

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Gauteng-based ProWings Training is the first flying school in South Africa to be approved by the SA Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) as...

Unmanned aviation can boost GDP and provide work

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South Africa's fledgling unmanned aviation sector could find itself well and truly grounded in a morass of regulations even before it demonstrates...

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