Australasia

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…

UNR to conduct drone research with Australian company

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Lenita Powers, RGJ Flirtey, an Australian firm that uses drones to deliver textbooks to customers, announced today it is partnering with the University of Nevada, Reno to help develop a commercial drone delivery service. Matthew Sweeny, Flirtey’s chief executive officer, said the…

Customs seizes $80k worth of unauthorised drones

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By Paris Cowan A magistrate’s court in Perth has prosecuted WA drone manufacturer Cyber Technology for attempting to export thousands of dollars worth of sophisticated aircraft without approval. Last Friday the company was ordered to forfeit drones and other unspecified electronics…

Google drones tested in Queensland

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Cameron Atfield A Queensland farm on the Darling Downs has become the unlikely testing ground of one of the most technologically advanced Google projects that could see autonomous drones deliver anything from chocolate to life-saving medicines. Google X, a division…

Will They Finally Rescue Outback Joe?

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Poor old Outback Joe has been lost near Kingaroy since 2007, but would-be rescuers haven’t given up hope of finding him and taking home $50,000 in prize money. “Outback Joe” is a dummy who is lost in the bush –…

Unmanned systems Australia announces joint venture with UVS

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Unmanned Systems Australia announces that it has agreed with UVS to jointly market Maritime Unmanned Systems. Unmanned Systems Australia Pty Ltd is a UAS consulting and training services company that assist companies understand and enter the Unmanned Systems market. The joint marketing…

Common sense from CASA

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Australian aviation regulator have updated their drone page and what’s not to like. Plenty of useful links and information. http://www.casa.gov.au/scripts/nc.dll?WCMS:STANDARD::pc=PC_100374 What are RPA? The term RPA refers to remotely piloted aircraft, but these aircraft are also known as unmanned aerial…