Category: Asia

Xiaomi rumored to unveil its own drone priced at just 699 RMB at Mi 5 launch event later this month

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By Alex Linder If we are to believe all the whispering going on in the China tech world right now, Chinese smartphone giant Xiaomi is ready to launch its very own and very reasonably-priced drone. On February 24th, the company will hold its launch event for the Xiaomi Mi 5. Speculation is that it may also…

Israeli, South Korean firms forming JV for UAV production

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Hankuk Carbon, a Korean composite manufacturer, and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have signed a MOA (Memorandum of Agreement) to establish a Joint Venture to develop, manufacture, and sale Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV). Both companies will co-develop and co-manufacture the next generation VTOL UAV. The Joint Venture will begin by developing…

Graphene batteries charge forward with HobbyKing

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Longer life, cooler running and faster charge times. Whats not to like. I will follow these with interest as they end up in users hands. Once we start hearing real world reports we shall know if its all true! TURNIGY, the name synonymous with performance, reliability and innovation is excited to release a powerful new…

Drone survey plan draws flak

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V. RAGHAVENDRA The decision of Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC) to award the contract of the drone survey of properties in the city to the PAGE UM Services Pvt. Ltd., a Singapore-based company, has drawn flak from the corporators of the YSR Congress and the CPI (M). They are fuming at the civic officials alleging that…

Drone Schools Spread in China to Field Pilots for New Sector

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By Gerry Shih Associated Press Joysticks at their fingertips, the mostly male students packing the classroom lift their virtual helicopters into the air, part of a new cottage industry that’s sprung up in China: drone pilot schools. China is already the world’s biggest drone manufacturer, churning out remote-controlled flying machines that range from 3-D urban…

DJI to Open Flagship Retail Store in Korea

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DJI, the world leader in unmanned aerial vehicle technology, said Thursday it will open a flagship store in Seoul’s Hongdae district. The five-story, 870-square-meter store will open in March 2016 and feature a full range of DJI’s consumer products. The aim is for consumers to see, touch and learn firsthand about the company’s latest aerial…

Strat Aero PLC Enters Rapidly Growing Chinese UAV Market

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Strat Aero plc (LON:AERO), the AIM quoted international aerospace company focused on the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (‘UAV’) sector, has today announced its entrance into the rapidly growing Chinese and Asian UAV markets through the signing of two agreements. The Chinese UAV market has been identified by the Board as an area of strategic importance for…

Japan:- Man facing charges for allegedly flying drone without approval

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TAKAMATSU, KAGAWA PREF. – Police on Monday turned over to prosecutors their case against a man suspected of flying a drone in a crowded residential area without obtaining permission from the authorities. The 50-year-old photo studio manager allegedly violated the Civil Aeronautics Law on the same day that revisions took effect banning drones from flying…

Delhi Police work on SOP for use of drones

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by Alok Singh | Delhi Delhi Police are working on a standard operating procedure (SOP) to regulate the use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and drones in the city, said sources. The SOP is being planned for whenever the use of drones becomes common, but there could be restrictions on using them in high-security zones…

DJI Hiring – Industrial designers for new flagship product

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I guess it’s obvious something new has to be in the wings (pun intended) an opportunity to work for the worlds most successful RPA manufacturer. Job description We are looking for We are looking for talented industrial designers with the ambition to create products that are not only exciting but world leading. The successful candidate…