Namma UAV Gets Rave Reviews in US

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By Anantha Krishnan M BANGALORE: Dawon, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) named after the mythological tiger of goddess Durga and designed by M S Ramaiah Institute of Technology (MSRIT) students, won rave reviews at an international event held in the United…

Spaceport plans drawn up

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PLANS are being drawn up to ensure that Llanbedr airfield’s bid to become the UK’s first spaceport is successful. Developments at Llanbedr could include improved access to the site, a longer runway, a spaceport hangar and improved rail links. Directors…

Drone Wars: Lawmakers look to regulate them

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By DOUGLAS MORINO / STAFF WRITER Andrew Petersen was working on a film shoot four years ago in New Zealand when bad weather forced production to stop. But once the weather cleared, the helicopter pilot he needed for a required…

US businesses make noise about drones

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JOHN KEHOE When Brandon Torres Declet began considering the potential of unmanned aircraft more than a ­decade ago as a US counter-terrorism official, his main concern was drones falling into the wrong hands. “We were discussing how remote controlled model…

John Cale’s lifelong love affair with drones

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Jonathan Jones This weekend Velvet Underground founding member John Cale will unleash an art installation that tries to redeem the word “drone”. Drones are today synonymous with war and surveillance. They are autonomous flying objects that can fire weapons at (presumed)…

Drones hovering into the mainstream

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BY SARAH BURGE After a semi slammed into a freeway overpass in Perris this summer, causing a collapse that blocked the road, emergency responders and the media descended on the scene as workers cleared the debris. Hovering overhead, taking in…

Dronewerx, LLC. Unveils New Prop Shielded UAS Design

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DRONEWERX, LLC., has recently developed a groundbreaking prop-shielded V.T.O.L. multicopter known, in its first iteration, as the DWX PG-Y6 Guardian.  The “PG” refers to the patent-pending Prop Guard ™ technology and the “Y6” refers to the frame configuration having three…

Peering inside a fledgling industry

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By: Frank Bentayou Cayman Islands residents and visitors may perk up and listen for a faint and slightly irritating buzzing sound, one destined to become more familiar over time. When you hear it, look skyward for a glimpse into the…

Rosy outlook for UAV courier services in China

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Unmanned aerial vehicles used for courier services first appeared in Shanghai and Guangdong last year, and now one firm has acquired a fleet of 500 drones to deliver packages in Guangdong’s Dongguan and Huizhou with maximum speed of about 60…