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  • New legislation to extend the ‘no-fly’ zone around UK airports came into force 13 March 2019. It is now illegal to fly a drone within 5km of an airport, with major penalties for those who break the law. The government has acted to bring the law cha...

    UK Expands ‘No-Fly’ Zone to 5 Kms Around Airports

    New legislation to extend the ‘no-fly’ zone around UK airports came into force 13 March 2019. It is now illegal to fly a drone within 5km of an airport, with major penalties for those who break the law. The government has acted to bring the law cha...

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  • Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. Airbus claims that this marks the first time drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions to deliver a variety of small, time-critical maritime ess...

    Airbus’ Skyways Trials Shore-to-Ship Deliveries

    Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. Airbus claims that this marks the first time drone technology has been deployed in real port conditions to deliver a variety of small, time-critical maritime ess...

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  • At the World ATM Congress in Madrid Unifly presented an e-Identification and tracking solution for drones. The device works in a completely independent fashion, with its own power source and sensors for position, altitude, temperature, pressure, speed ...

    Unifly Launches e-Identification and Drone Tracking

    At the World ATM Congress in Madrid Unifly presented an e-Identification and tracking solution for drones. The device works in a completely independent fashion, with its own power source and sensors for position, altitude, temperature, pressure, speed ...

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  • The US Army launched a manned-unmanned aircraft teaming demonstration programme on 14 March which is intended to help rotorcraft pilots better coordinate with autonomous drones in combat. Called the Advanced Teaming Demonstration Programme (A-Team), ma...

    US Army Starts Manned-Unmanned Training Programme

    The US Army launched a manned-unmanned aircraft teaming demonstration programme on 14 March which is intended to help rotorcraft pilots better coordinate with autonomous drones in combat. Called the Advanced Teaming Demonstration Programme (A-Team), ma...

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  • The UK’s Dstl (Defence Science & Technology Laboratory), in partnership with the AFRL (US Air Force Research Laboratory), are hosting the ‘Swarm and Search AI 2019 Fire Hack‘. Simultaneous competitions in the UK and US will explo...

    Swarming Drone Hackathon Challenge

    The UK’s Dstl (Defence Science & Technology Laboratory), in partnership with the AFRL (US Air Force Research Laboratory), are hosting the ‘Swarm and Search AI 2019 Fire Hack‘. Simultaneous competitions in the UK and US will explo...

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  • Back in 2009 Justin Gong and a group of friends he calls “The Geeks” designed their first drone. For the 21-year-old Chinese business student, the prototype was a means to an end. As a freelance cameraman and passionate nature lover, he cou...

    Chinese Startup Focusses on Agritech

    Back in 2009 Justin Gong and a group of friends he calls “The Geeks” designed their first drone. For the 21-year-old Chinese business student, the prototype was a means to an end. As a freelance cameraman and passionate nature lover, he cou...

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  • A drone has been likened to a grasshopper because of its unique ability to leap into the air using its specially designed legs. The cargo-carrying automated vehicle is equipped with legs that let it jump 6.5 feet (two metres) into the air, taking off ...

    ‘Grasshopper’ Cargo Drone Leaps 6.5ft into the Air

    A drone has been likened to a grasshopper because of its unique ability to leap into the air using its specially designed legs. The cargo-carrying automated vehicle is equipped with legs that let it jump 6.5 feet (two metres) into the air, taking off ...

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  • Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance radars for government and commercial markets, announced that its radar platform has been selected by two Technology Capability Level 4 (TCL4) awardees of NASA’s UAS Traffic Management (UTM) p...

    Echodyne to Provide Radar for NASA UTM Program

    Echodyne, the manufacturer of innovative, high-performance radars for government and commercial markets, announced that its radar platform has been selected by two Technology Capability Level 4 (TCL4) awardees of NASA’s UAS Traffic Management (UTM) p...

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  • Servicemen of Russia’s 201st military base in Tajikistan have received advanced Eleron drones to form a battalion of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the press office of the Central Military District said in a statement circulated on Wednesday. &#8220...

    Russia Deploys 5 Eleron UAVs to Tajikistan

    Servicemen of Russia’s 201st military base in Tajikistan have received advanced Eleron drones to form a battalion of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), the press office of the Central Military District said in a statement circulated on Wednesday. &#8220...

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  • senseFly, a provider of fixed-wing drone solutions, and MicaSense, a producer of drone sensors for agriculture, have announced a new dual solution for efficient, in-depth crop analysis—the senseFly eBee X with MicaSense RedEdge-MX. “We know from...

    eBee X Adds RedEdge-MX for Crop Analysis

    senseFly, a provider of fixed-wing drone solutions, and MicaSense, a producer of drone sensors for agriculture, have announced a new dual solution for efficient, in-depth crop analysis—the senseFly eBee X with MicaSense RedEdge-MX. “We know from...

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