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CRACUNS Drone Able to Deploy from Underwater Station Developed

Drones may be beginning to fill the skies and seas for a number of purposes, but what if a drone could lurk beneath the surface, just waiting to be deployed on an aerial operation? A drone…

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US Drones Experience Spike in Unexplained Crashes

20 US military drones inexplicably crashed during 2015, and the Pentagon refuses to say why, The Washington Post reports. Half of the unmanned aerial vehicles involved are the US’s new Reaper drone, which cost $14 million…

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Selex Develops Falcon Shield Anti-Drone System

Despite the rise of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), from hobbyist to commercial and military, in the US, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has so far failed to properly regulate the use of drones, famously culminating in…

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FLARES – A New Drone Launch and Retrieval System

Just like a full-sized aeroplane, landing a fixed wing drone is no easy feat, made even more difficult under poor ground conditions and lack of space. Most drone makers accept this issue by designing their drones…

A small view of the drones used in the exercise

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US Army Tests New Drone Swarm

The latest drone test exercise run by the US Army was different to most, in that instead of showcasing a brand new multi-million-dollar aircraft, it instead used a swarm of standard off-the-shelf consumer drones. The objects…

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Anti-Drone Rifle Disables UAVs Up to 400 Metres Away

Drones are one of the latest areas of technology that the public has widely accepted. Ranging from their use at filming sports events from different angles to being used for racing, weapons and more, they are…

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China Bans Supercomputer and UAV Exports Based on National Security Concerns

The Chinese superpower seems to be a bit concerned about its latest tech getting into the wrong hands and has banned the export of unlicensed supercomputers and some UAV models. The ban seems to forbid any…

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Drone Seized over Sporting Event Again!

As drones are becoming cheaper and more commercially available, owners are getting more experimental with what they could fly over and potentially record. Earlier this year police arrested a pilot for attempting to film a Premier…

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US Military Catches up With the UK with Drones

Drones! These really expensive remote controlled annoyances are huge. If you don’t own one, you will have probably seen one or at least heard of them. This story comes to us from the US military; they…

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FAA Signs off on AIG Using Drones for Insurance Inspections

The Federal Aviation Administration gave the go ahead to AIG this week to use UAVs for tasks that may be too risky for people to actually do. The FAA also gave permission to State Farm and…

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Watch: The Millennium Falcon Drone

Drones come in all shapes and sizes these days, but we’ve never seen one quite like this. Olivier-FR designed this drone to resemble everyone’s favourite spacecraft – the Millennium Falcon. The drone is probably as close as you…

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DJI to Disable Drones Over Washington, DC After Incident

DJI will disable its drones over Washington, DC after an earlier incident which involved one of its Phantom drones crashing on the White House lawn. The Chinese company told The Wall Street Journal that they will be…

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How to Make Your Own Racing Drone

Popular tech-centric YouTube channel ‘Tested’ has produced a handy guide to producing your own racing drone. Racing quadcopters have been the subject of a number of enthralling YouTube videos, showing packs of drones whizzing past trees…

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FAA Proposes Restrictive Drone Regulation

The Wall Street Journal reports that the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is proposing incredibly restrictve drone regulation. The most frightening news for drone pilots, is the possibility of the FAA making it mandatory for operators to…

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Video Shows UAV Communicating with UGV to Land Autonomously

Robohub has an ongoing effort to make the latest papers in robotics accessible to the general audience. Striking once again on that subject, they have shown us a video of an unmanned Areal Vehicle (UAV) communicating via…

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UK Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Reaper Fleet in Afghanistan Increases

The UK Ministry of Defence recently confirmed the addition of five new MQ-9 Reaper unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), used for reconnaissance and combat operations. The 10 Reaper UAVs are flying from the Kandahar airfield with a…

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UPS Now Delivering $400,000 Drones

Ever fancied having your very own UAV to spy on those pesky neighbours or the psychotic other half that has been stalking you for the last 6 months? Well fear not as it appears UPS are…