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ATPL holder is South Africa’s first qualified RPAS operator

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The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has issued the first pilot's licence for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS). The licence was...

U.S. considering drones in North Africa to monitor Islamic State

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The United States is holding discussions with countries in North Africa about locating drones at a base there to heighten monitoring of...

South African UAV regulations workshop to be held next week

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The Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of Southern Africa (CUAASA) will be hosting an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) conference in Centurion next week...

Minusma gets MD500 helicopters

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The United Nation Multidimensional Integrated Stabilisation Mission in Mali (Minusma) has received three MD500E helicopters from El Salvador, and will use them...

South Africa on the podium at international UAV symposium

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South Africa is one of a number of countries currently presenting draft regulations on remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) at the International...

Progress on regulations for remotely piloted aircraft systems

South Africa's Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) is progressing toward an anticipated promulgation date of March 31 for remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) regulations. The...

South Africa and Algeria conclude aeronautics research agreement

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa and the University of Blida in Algeria signed a Memorandum of...

Paramount investing in robotics

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Paramount Group is investing R100 million in unmanned vehicles with the launch of a new Robotics division, which encompasses unmanned ground, air...

RPAS in, UAVs out – SACAA

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The SA Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has decided its quest to legalise unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in South Africa will see them...

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...

Further flight testing for Seeker 400 and Hungwe

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Denel Dynamics is continuing with flight testing of its Seeker 400 and Hungwe military and civil unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) ahead of...

U.S. drone strikes risk ‘slippery slope’ to endless war, panel says

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The Obama administration's reliance on drone strikes abroad threatens to create a "slippery slope" toward endless war and sets a dangerous precedent...

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...

New challenges spur UN peacekeeping to become a force for the...

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The United Nations will move more into the use of high technology including UAVs and EOD (explosive ordnance disposal) robots in peacekeeping...

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...

The Flying Donkey Challenge

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France's Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), Afrotech Project and the Swiss National Centre of Competence for Research in Robotics (NCCR), have...

No major problems for UAV flight approval in SA military airspace

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The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known as UAS (unmanned aerial systems), in both the military and civil aviation environment...

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...

CAA approval not necessary for UAVs at AAD

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South African defence industry companies such as Denel and Paramount Group along with foreign manufacturers of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), also known...

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