US Predator not as good as China’s CH-4 drone

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The People’s Liberation Army’s CH-4 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is receiving high-profile publicity in China after being touted as being superior in all key indicators to the American MQ-1 Predator. The CH-4, otherwise known as the Cai Hong-4 or Rainbow-4…

SteadiDrone MAVRIK

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The SteadiDrone MAVRIK is here! A new breed of multicopter, the MAVRIK does not replace the popular QU4D but is its new bigger, more grown up brother, a medium lift workhorse that will do, well,  just about anything. We’ve spent…

Sending a Drone to Spy on Apple’s New Headquarters

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By Belinda Lanks The latest stealthy use for a drone: sidestepping Apple’s (AAPL) legendary commitment to secrecy. A drone equipped with a GoPro (GPRO:US) camera helped make possible the first video footage of the tech giant’s sprawling corporate campus under construction in Cupertino, Calif. The doughnut-shaped headquarters,…

After the Flood: microdrone is finding land mines

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Bosnia and Herzegovina/Croatia, 26 August 2014 – Airborne support in the search for survivors and land mines: in the wake of a natural disaster in Serbia/Bosnia and Herzegovina, rescue teams have been using German-made drones. This past May, flooding and…

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…

It’s Coming: Air Traffic Control for Drones

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Liz Klimas With so many instances of amateur or commercial unmanned aerial vehicles causing concern for traditional airplanes, the government is in the process of creating an air traffic control system specifically for drones. While the Federal Aviation Administration is…

UAV course at Chattahoochee Tech this fall

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Marietta-based Chattahoochee Technical College will be taking to the skies this fall with its first Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Technology class. A hot topic in today’s technology field, the UAV class will be held over two and a half days and…

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…

How flying robots can increase your yields?

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Tomasz Maik, CEO of Trigger Composites, manufacturer of Pteryx UAV Recent years brought a dynamic development of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, commonly called drones. Everyday press races in descriptions of newly appearing, not only military, applications of these appliances. This year…