Australasia

Gang-gang: Canberra’s champion drone

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Ian Warden A Canberra Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) team has just used its clever drone to save the life of a tourist, Joe, lost in the God-forsaken wastes of Queensland. The drone not only detected him, but dropped the dehydrated…

Crash shots prove drone’s worth

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By Kristin Edge After being stuck in a traffic jam for 30 minutes Daniel Foote decided it was time to launch his drone and find out what was causing the hold-up. He popped the boot of his car and within…

2014 UAV Outback Challenge Rescue Day 1

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From the OBC Facebook page Day 3 of the 2014 UAV Challenge Outback Rescue was flying day number one of the Search and Rescue competition. The day started with teams being fogged-in. The fog lifted at about 8am and the…

Surf Lifesaving UAV wins innovation award

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by Simon Chester Two students from University of Wollongong have won an innovation award for using a quadcopter UAV to quickly deliver a floatation device to a distressed swimmer. The UAV, designed by Nicolas Roach and Leo Stevens, uses magnets to carry a…

Orbital delivers First Engine to Insitu subsidiary of Boeing

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Orbital Corporation Limited (Orbital) has delivered the first purpose-built ScanEagle Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) propulsion system to Insitu Inc, a subsidiary of The Boeing Company, for in-house testing and development. Designed specifically for Small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) class UAVs,…

Forfeiture of UAV equipment to Australian customs

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Cyber Technology (WA) Pty. Ltd. has been in an enduring process with Australians Customs over incorrect paper work relating to the export of parent company equipment. UAV technology, due to it’s proprietary dual-use nature is a controlled export technology. This…