Europe

E-GO and Blue Bear work on unmanned aircraft

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Plans to provide an unmanned version of e-Go aeroplanes’ microlight aircraft has been launched through a new partnership between the Cambridge company and Bedford UK neighbour Blue Bear Systems Research. The pilot-free option would meet growing market demand in new…

Bionic bird can be flown with your smartphone

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By Dario Borghino A French startup has turned to crowdfunding to build an extremely light bionic bird that can be controlled using the magnetometer and accelerometer in a smartphone. The bird, currently at the prototype stage, would communicate via Bluetooth for…

Concerns raised over use of drones

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Drones use in British skies will expand rapidly over the next 20 years, posing a serious security risk and significant privacy concerns, intelligence experts have warned. Shopping centres, sporting events and public rallies face being exposed to chemical or biological…

Football stadium drones put ‘lives at risk’

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Flying drone cameras over football grounds poses a safety risk and could endanger lives, a business that specialises in aerial filming says. The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) is investigating after remote-controlled aircraft flew over stadiums in Nottingham and Derby during…

Spy Owl 200 Surveillance

Spy Owl 200 Surveillance Version

UAS Europe, Sweden, is announcing that they have launched a surveillance version of its flight proven Spy Owl 200 Unmanned Aircraft System. The Spy Owl 200 Surveillance Version is a hand-launched, electrically powered UAV with a wingspan of 2 meters.…