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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...

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Coronavirus shows why the SANDF needs to be adequately funded

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The deployment of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to help fight the COVID-19 novel coronavirus yet again demonstrates the need for a...