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Ultimate Heliport briefly shut down due to illegal drone activity

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The Ultimate Heliport in the Waterfall precinct in Midrand was shut down for an hour on Monday after drones were observed flying in the...

Additional UAVs being acquired for the Nigerian Air Force

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The Nigerian Air Force has ordered eight unmanned aerial vehicles from China, with training of 70 personnel ready to begin. This is according to the...

ALTI signs partnership agreement with Argentech on UAV distributorship

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Knysna-based unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) specialist ALTI has signed a partnership agreement with the United States’ Argentech to supply the US government with a...

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...

Nigeria, Uganda to receive Aerosonde UAVs

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Nigeria and Uganda will be receiving Aerosonde Mk 4.7 unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from the United States after contracts were placed with Textron Systems. The...

New South African UAV start-up accelerator launched

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South African unmanned aviation technology start-up Mzansi Aerospace Technologies and engineering consultancy firm Royal HaskoningDHV have officially launched Africa’s first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)...

CLEARSKY counter-drone system aiming at African market

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Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or "drones") are becoming increasingly more available and affordable to the public. With that comes the risk of where and...

Turkish drone industry advances

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When compared to major players, Turkey’s defense sector might not look that impressive, and yet it has been delivering of late. According to the...

Armed UAV proliferation update

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It has been a year since Drone Wars UK published Drone Wars: The Next Generation, which gave an assessment of who is operating armed...

CSIR progressing with UAV developments

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is getting ready for flight testing of its Long Endurance Modular Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (LEMU), which...

Israel establishes counter-drone task force

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The use of drones has become widespread over the past years. Besides their advantages, there also exists the risk for malevolent use....

Israel’s Elbit speeds up race to fly military drones in civil...

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Israeli defence firm Elbit Systems on Thursday unveiled a 1.6 tonne unmanned aircraft vehicle (UAV) designed to fly in airspace currently reserved...

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...

Deployable counter-UAV system unveiled by Hensoldt

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Sensor solutions provider Hensoldt has unveiled its new compact and deployable Xpeller Rapid counter-unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) system. Based on the existing Xpeller,...

Drone rescues swimmers in Australia in world first

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A drone rescued two swimmers off an Australian beach on Thursday, a world first for the fast-developing technology that seems perfectly suited...

Industry bemoans CAA’s slow progress on UAVs

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The slow process of granting companies and pilots permission to commercially operate unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in South Africa is causing a...

Global military UAV market worth $80 billion over next decade

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The global military unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) market will be worth an estimated $80 billion over the next decade, according to new...

SA UAV industry frustrated by red tape

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South Africa's emerging unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone, industry is showing growing frustration with what many view as an overly rigid...

Drone support boosts firefighting efforts

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With fires recently causing a spate of disasters both in SA and globally, modern drones stand to offer multi-faceted support in combating...

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