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YEC Unveils Silent Arrow Cargo Drone in London

It’s been a busy few weeks in the cargo drone industry. Both Elroy Aerial and Bell have recently released test footage of their new delivery systems. The field is growing crowded. Yesterday, a cargo-carrying autonomous glider with a 28ft (8.5m) wingspan with a potential payload of up to 1,631 pounds (740 kg) was unveiled at the…
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Delair and Geosys Partner on Precision Agriculture

French enterprise drone manufacturer and aerial data provider Delair and Geosys, a specialist in satellite and weather data analytics for agriculture, have announced a partnership to expand data gathering and analysis in precision farming. The result of the partnership will be a single analytics platform that integrates drone and satellite data for agriculture companies worldwide.   Initially,…
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DJI Calls on Drone Pilots to Prepare for Hurricane Dorian

As Hurricane Dorian bears down on Florida, DJI is urging authorized pilots to begin preparations for post-storm operations. For regular DJI pilots, the manufacturer has asked that all FAA guidance is followed, including the requirement to ground aircraft during rescue and recovery operations. As always in the case of emergency efforts, it’s important to ensure…
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Defining Drones: What is a Drone?

‘Drone’ has become a common term used to describe a new technology that’s making an impact in all sorts of industries. But what does drone actually mean? Is it possible to define ‘drone’ when so many parties have their own acronyms and intended meanings? In 2010, Parrot unveiled the AR.Drone, kickstarting what we now know…
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Skydio Releases More Test Footage From Upcoming Drone

The Skydio 2 is coming, and the more teasers we see from the California manufacturer, the more excited we get for the launch. In July we reported that a new Skydio drone is coming this Fall. The company didn’t say much at the time apart from advising would-be buyers to wait for the new release.…
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FAA Reiterates That Weaponized Drones Are a Bad Idea

Back in July, we reported that Ohio-based flamethrower company Throwflame had launched a flamethrower designed to be attached to commercial drones. The TF-19 Wasp can shoot fire 25ft and, with its 1-gallon fuel capacity, offers 100 seconds of fire between gas refills. That’s right: 100 seconds of fire from above. At the time we discussed…
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What Can We Read into DJI’s Drone Racing Ambitions?

This week the drone industry’s leading manufacturer, DJI, launched an FPV kit for drone racing enthusiasts. One thing to point out first of all is that the kit doesn’t actually include a drone, which may come as a surprise to many. Instead, DJI is essentially making its low latency transmission and camera technology available to…
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Met Police to Use Drones to Tackle London’s Speeding Motorists

London’s Metropolitan Police is set to become the first UK police force to use a drone to monitor road users. Rather than reporting on congestion or accidents, the drone will be used to spot dangerous drivers, in particular those who are speeding or racing on London’s roads. DS Andy Cox, the head of the Met’s…
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Flawed BBC Drone Documentary Does Further Damage to UK Drone Industry

Commentary.  The UK drone industry has taken a beating in recent weeks. First, the head of Unmanned Traffic Management at NATS, Andy Sage, took it upon himself to categorize drone pilots as either “clueless, careless, and criminal” in a parliamentary hearing – a mistake he has since apologized for. And then on July 1st, the…
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DJI Partner Heliguy Awarded Contract With Major UK Rail Operator

UK-based Heliguy, one of DJI’s largest European enterprise partners and distributors, has been awarded a nationwide contract with Network Rail as part of a drone services framework worth up to £2.6million. Heliguy will supply, maintain, repair and service Network Rail’s drones, as well as delivering training courses to the infrastructure group’s team of in-house pilots.…
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