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U.K. has plans to create aerial drone zone superhighways to contain UAV traffic

To help drones take the next step in mainstream adoption, the U.K. is in the process of establishing what could be the world’s first commercial drone corridor.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, U K

Saving the planet with a fleet of seed-bombing A.I. reforestation drones

After a fresh round of funding, Dendra Systems is ready to unleash its drone reforestation squad on the world. But is it too little, too late?
Tags: Trends, Sustainability, Features, Drones, Mapping, Dendra Systems

DGCA approves third-party drone certification scheme

DGCA, India’s civil aviation regulator, has third-parties to carry out certification of civilian drones. The Quality Council of India (QCI) will choose the third-party certification bodies soon, according to Amber Dubey, joint secretary at the Civil Aviation Ministry, and incharge of the drones division. The move is expected to increase exports of Indian made drones. Who can be a certification body? Only a “legal entity” can be accredited as a certification body — so that it can be legally hel...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Drones, Manufacturing, Civil Aviation Ministry, ISO IEC, Medianama, DGCA, Dubey, Ministry of Civil Aviation, NPNT, DGCA Manufacturers, DGCA India, Drone certification, Quality Council of India QCI

Airspeeder's ‘flying car’ racers to be shielded by virtual force-fields

Airspeeder is a company that aims to put on high-speed races featuring electric flying vehicles.The so-called Speeders are able to fly at speeds of up to 120 mph. The motorsport aims to help advance the electric vertical take-off and landing (eVTOL) sector, which could usher in the age of air taxis. Airspeeder, the world's newest motorsport, is set to debut its first race in 2021. What can you expect to see? Something like a mix between Red Bull's air racing and the pod-racing scenes from "Star...
Tags: Technology, California, Future, Cars, Drones, Vehicles, Innovation, Airbus, Red Bull, Morgan Stanley, Pearson, Mojave Desert, Acronis, Matt Pearson, Airspeeder, Uber Hyundai

CBP Drones Conducted Flyovers Near Homes of Indigenous Pipeline Activists, Flight Records Show

Thomas Goldtooth awoke on Feb. 21 expecting a pretty regular day ahead. And by all accounts, his day was normal. He was on the road by 11 a.m. to catch a flight. But unbeknownst to him, around the same time as he left, U.S. Customs and Border Protection was watching his home in Beltrami County, Minnesota, from 20,000…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Protests, Indigenous Rights, CBP, U S Customs, Pipelines, Thomas Goldtooth, Beltrami County Minnesota

Hawk attacks drone that gets too close

"I was flying my drone in my backyard, when I noticed a large bird in a nearby tree watching intently," says the drone pilot who posted this video. "I flew over to find the bird with the drone to get a closer look, and the bird took off and knocked it out of the sky."
Tags: Video, News, Delightful Creatures, Drones

U.S. Troops Asked About Using 'Heat Ray' Weapon Against Protesters, According to Whistleblower

Federal troops in Washington, D.C. considered using high-tech weapons, including sound cannons and so-called “heat rays,” against protesters outside the White House in June, according to sworn testimony from a whistleblower with the D.C. National Guard. The new evidence was obtained by both NPR and the Washington Post…Read more...
Tags: Science, Washington Post, Washington, Attorney General, White House, War, Drones, Darpa, Ads, Npr, Weapons, Air Force, Donald Trump, Whistleblowers, US Air Force, National Guard

Drones could enable daring prisoner escapes, officials warn

Government officials have warned that unless appropriate measures are taken, drones could one day enable prisoner escapes by airlifting convicts to freedom.
Tags: News, Prison, Trends, Drone, Drones, Jail

Prisons Fear Escape By Drone, Presumably Because They've Never Seen a Drone

The Department of Justice released a chilling audit yesterday detailing the imminent threat of drones to prison security. What could these robotic sky criminals of the future look like? Bellies large enough to hold a convicted murderer, chainsaw launchers, invisibility cloaks that allow them to soar at top speed…Read more...
Tags: Science, Drones, Department Of Justice, Bureau of Prisons, Very Real Futures, The Lifting Of An Adult Out Of A Prison

This collision-proof drone helped explore the deepest ice cave in the world

Flyability's collision-resistant drone descended far below ground level on the Greenland ice sheet, helping explore the world's deepest ice cave.
Tags: News, Trends, Drones, Greenland

Pentagon Official Warns About Chinese Drones Without Explaining Specific Security Risks (Again)

Ellen Lord, the top official at the Pentagon in charge of acquiring new technology, appeared on a virtual panel Thursday to discuss the threat posed to the U.S. by small drones made by Chinese companies like DJI. And while it might seem self-evident to many people within the national security establishment that a…Read more...
Tags: Science, China, War, Drones, Dji, Pentagon, Weapons, Defense Department, New Cold War, UAS, Us Department Of Defense, Unmanned Aircraft, Uyghurs, Ellen Lord, Unmanned Aerial Systems

Enjoy this incredibly scenic drone footage from around the world

From breaching humpback whales to European tulip fields to frozen lakes in Antarctica, enjoy a drone's eye view of the world in this relaxing montage of scenic drone footage. [Video link, source: Storyful]
Tags: Video, News, Cool, Drones, Antarctica

Trump accuses military leaders of exactly what his administration is doing — helping US weapons companies profit off of wars

President Donald Trump holds a chart of military hardware sales as he welcomes Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in the Oval Office at the White House in Washington, DC, March 20, 2018. Jonathan Ernst/Reuters President Trump on Monday accused military leadership of wanting to "fight wars" to help arms makers boost profits, but ignored his own record of doing just that.  The Trump administration has consistently sought to expand arms sales around the world, including to co...
Tags: Politics, News, Congress, Washington Post, Washington, Saudi Arabia, White House, US, America, Trends, Ukraine, Analysis, Gop, Drones, Washington Dc, Middle East

Indian drone maker TechEagle to start drone deliveries in Ethiopia

Gurugram-based drone company, TechEagle Innovations has partnered with Ethiopian e-commerce company Addis Mercato to begin beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS) drone deliveries of healthcare and other essential items in Ethiopia, the company said in a statement on Monday. Vikram Singh Meena, TechEagle’s co-founder and CEO told MediaNama that Addis Mercato is in the process of seeking necessary regulatory approvals in Ethiopia, and the two companies are planning to start this operation in the firs...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Drones, Vodafone, Ethiopia, Zomato, Drone Delivery, Home Ministry, Meena, Medianama, DGCA, BVLOS, TechEagle Innovations, TechEagle, Addis Mercato

Paper, Airplanes, and Automated Aviation

Rarely are the dots so closely connected to an epiphany that turns a train of thought on the future of automated aviation in the opposite direction. SkyDrive The first dot was an August 29 New York Times story, Humans Take a Step Closer to ‘Flying Cars’, which discussed the first flight of the SkyDrive, a single-seat quadcopter. Its batteries enabled a flight of just a few minutes at an altitude of 3 meters. The article said that it was a long way from the necessary useful load and endurance ...
Tags: Amazon, Airports, Pandora, Drones, New York Times, Aviation, Airlines, Air Traffic Control, Faa, Aerospace, Garmin, United Airlines, Piper, American Airlines, Airline Pilot, Mark Kurlansky

Drone Makes It Rain Weed in Tel Aviv

A drone over Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square dropped hundreds of bags of weed on Thursday, setting off a mad scramble by onlookers to stock up, the Jerusalem Post reported.Read more...
Tags: Science, Technology, Weed, Drugs, Marijuana, Israel, Tel Aviv, Drones, Jerusalem Post, Rabin Square, Green Drone

Forget drones, person flying jetpack spotted by pilots near LAX

Someone flying a jetpack was spotted by airline pilots approaching LAX
Tags: News, Los Angeles, Trends, Drones, Faa, Lax, Jetpack, Breaking Twitter

Aeroglyphs: long-exposure shots of light drones

Reuben Wu of English band Ladytron is also a photographer, and his Aeroglyphs blew me away: "an ongoing series of large temporary geometries traced by light carrying drones in space. " Prints are available in his online shop.
Tags: Art, Post, Photography, News, Drones, Reuben Wu, Beam Weapons

Amazon’s Prime Air drone delivery plan takes important step forward

The FAA's decision paves the way for Amazon to conduct more ambitious drone tests
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Drones, Prime Air, Faa, Drone Delivery, Delivery Drones, Breaking Twitter

Amazon gets FAA approval for drone delivery trials

U.S. regulatory approval for UAV delivery tests brings Amazon Prime Air closer to goal of delivery times under 30 minutes said Monday its drone-based delivery service has received approval from the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) that allows the company to start testing commercial deliveries with its UAV fleet. Amazon Prime Air is the company's special service delivering packages in 30 minutes or less, reports Reuters: The company joins Alphabet Inc's unit Wing and...
Tags: Amazon, Post, Business, News, Bloomberg, Amazon Prime, Amazon com, Drones, Uavs, Amazon Prime Air, Jeff Bezos, Faa, Cnbc, Drone Delivery, Reuters, Alphabet Inc

The FAA Cleared Amazon's Drone Fleet, So We're a Step Closer to Commerce Hell

The Federal Aviation Administration has given the go-ahead for Amazon’s fleet of Prime Air drones. Yes, that means Amazon can now begin trialing air deliveries. With drones. Commence weeping, for the commerce dystopia is one step closer to coming true.Read more...
Tags: Amazon, Science, Amazon Prime, Drones, Amazon Prime Air, Faa, Federal Aviation Administration, Please No, FAA Cleared Amazon

Terrorist Used Drone to Spy on Mosque Before Killing 51 People, Streaming Live on Facebook

Brenton Tarrant, the terrorist who livestreamed his massacre of 51 people on Facebook in March 2019, used a drone to spy on one of the two New Zealand mosques he attacked, according to newly public revelations by prosecutors this week. The news of Tarrant’s drone operation paints a disturbing picture of the extensive…Read more...
Tags: Facebook, Twitter, Science, Guns, Social Media, Drones, Terrorism, Islam, New Zealand, Violence, Gopro, Extremism, Donald Trump, White Supremacists, Tucker Carlson, White Supremacy

Palantir Tech’s S-1 filing to go public shows deep ties with US govt

American data analytics company Palantir Technologies, that has been embroiled in controversies for the last few years, has filed its S-1 form with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) so that it can be listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE). The company has opted for a direct listing instead of an initial public offering (IPO). Palantir started in 2003 by building software for the US intelligence “to assist in counterterrorism investigations and operations,” the company’s descript...
Tags: Travel, Google, Europe, News, China, US, Surveillance, Gotham, United States, Drones, Middle East, Army, SEC, Silicon Valley, Chinese communist party, Pentagon

Railways procures nine surveillance drones; more in the offing 

The Indian Railways has procured nine surveillance drones for over Rs 31 lakh in a bid to strengthen Railways’ security, the Railways Ministry said in a statement on Tuesday. It is also planning to procure another seventeen drones “in future” for Rs. 97.52 lakh. To handle the influx of these surveillance drones, nineteen personnel from the Railway Protection Force (RPF) have been trained to carry out operations and maintenance, out of which four have received licenses for flying drones. Six more...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Surveillance, Drones, Railway, Indian Railways, Ministry, Ministry of Railways, RPF, Medianama, Central Railway, Drone Technology, Railways Ministry, Railway Protection Force RPF, Mumbai Division of the Railways

Nearly 70% of Indian airspace now open for compliant drones, via Digital Sky

Nearly 70% of India’s airspace has been greenlit for compliant drones to fly in, as of August 15, said Amber Dubey, joint secretary at the Civil Aviation Ministry, and head of the drones division. Drones compliant with the “no permission, no takeoff” (NPNT) protocol will be able to fly in airspaces demarcated as green (free airspace) and yellow zones (controlled airspace). The Ministry had, by July, cleared all green zones in the country, we had reported. The development is expected to give an ...
Tags: Travel, News, China, India, Drones, Ministry, Civil Aviation Ministry, Dubey, Happiest Minds, Digital Sky, Amber Dubey

DGCA approves fourth drone training school in Telangana, state-owned TSAA

DGCA, India’s civil aviation regulator approved Telangana’s state-owned Telangana State Aviation Academy (TSAA) to become a drone training school on August 13. The regulator has so far approved ten such schools, with four of them being in Telangana. This makes TSAA the second government-owned drone training school to get DGCA approval after the regulator had approved Odisha’s Government Aviation Training Institute on August 11. While responding to MediaNama’s queries on earlier this week, Amber ...
Tags: Travel, News, India, Asia Pacific, Drones, Telangana, Civil Aviation Ministry, Medianama, DGCA, Bombay Flying Club, Dubey, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Drone training schools, TSAA, DGCA India, Telangana State Aviation Academy TSAA

As more drone training schools join the fray, drone operators fear steep costs of training, and exclusion

Drone training schools in India were a long time coming. But, as more such schools receive DGCA’s approval — 9 at the time of publishing — and join the fray, drone pilots fear steep costs of training. They also fear that the steep training costs could lead to exclusion of prospective drone operators who come from underprivileged backgrounds. The government, for now, is hoping that market forces decide the pricing of these courses going forward but told MediaNama that it may step in, if it senses...
Tags: Travel, News, India, US, Drones, Mumbai, Bfc, Patel, Federal Aviation Administration FAA, Civil Aviation Ministry, Medianama, DGCA, International Civil Aviation Organisation ICAO, Bombay Flying Club, Dubey, Amethi

Drone’s flight path needs rigour to serve India’s varied parts

By Dr. Poornima Advani, partner, The Law Point From protecting farms to traffic management, India is moving ahead with the use of drones, as contactless operations have caught on amid the pandemic. But their flight path ahead will need rigorous planning, despite many safeguards introduced in recently-notified rules. Under the draft Unmanned Aircraft System Rules issued in June, policymakers have shown prudence by requiring drone operators to seek permits that are renewable every five years as we...
Tags: Travel, News, Privacy, Saudi Arabia, China, India, Surveillance, Drones, Views, Modi, Securities and Exchange Board of India SEBI, SCC, DGCA, Union of India, Drone Rules, Directorate General of Civil Aviation DGCA

Staying Dry & Distant at the EAA Museum

With thunderstorms lined in assaulting waves on radar and pathfinding drops splattering themselves against my office window, changing my Saturday morning plans for a two-wheel ride to Rio, Wisconsin, seemed prudent. Remembering that the EAA Aviation Museum had reopened on the previous Monday, a visit there would be interesting on several levels, especially since it has been several years since I last paced my way around its winged occupants. Turning into the museum driveway, the blue signs sayi...
Tags: General, Minnesota, Navy, Lifestyle, Indiana, Military, Drones, Wisconsin, Aviation, Chicagoland, Michigan, Nagasaki, Saigon, Wright, PAUL, Huey

India to ban import of defence-grade fixed wing mini drones from December 2020

India will place a ban on importing fixed-wing mini drones for military purposes starting December 2020, as the Defence Ministry on Sunday released a list of 101 items for which there will be an import embargo. The import of items included in the list will be progressively be banned from December 2020 to December 2025. Apart from fixed-wing drones, the list contains other technology weapon systems such as radar, assault rifles, and sonar systems, among others. The Ministry also said that it will...
Tags: Travel, News, China, India, US, Drones, Pakistan, Army, Air Force, Hindustan Times, Ministry, Defence Ministry, Balochistan, Gwadar, Medianama, PLA Navy