2018 Already Busy for Police Drones

From the green hills of Northern Ireland to the sunny shores of Trinidad, police drones are on patrol – saving lives, pursuing bad guys and protecting borders. Estonia Last week, the Estonian Police and Border Guard Board demonstrated nine recently pur…

French Drone Project Boosts Africa’s Crop Yields

A French drone company is teaming up with a major European inspection service to improve agricultural yields in West Africa. Delta Drone and Bureau Veritas Afrique announced plans last week to consolidate Bureau Vertitas’ soil analysis data with aerial data harvested by Delta drones to optimize precision farming for poverty-stricken areas in Côte d’Ivoire and […]

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Dutch Project Snags Rogue Drones in Nets of Justice

A Dutch company debuted a drone-snagging drone at one of Europe’s top defense industry expos this week. Delft Dynamics unveiled the DroneCatcher project, a program backed by the Royal Netherlands Marechaussee (Military Police), the Dutch National Police and the Dutch Ministry of Safety and Justice, during Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI) in London. The […]

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North Carolina May Use Drones to Map Auto Crash Scenes

Thanks to the Wright Brothers’ famous maiden voyage, North Carolina is known as the First in Flight State. True to the motto, the Tarheel State (which is a totally different origin story!) continues to take the lead in drone innovation. The state Department of Transportation released a feasibility study last week with a plan to […]

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Are Drones the Soldier of the Future for Israel?

A Florida-based drone company has earned major kudos from Israel’s top defense officials with a futuristic military drone that could save lives on the battlefield. Duke Robotics announced yesterday that the Israeli Ministry of Defense endorsed the company’s TIKAD drone as “innovative future battlefield technology.” The ministry’s Administration for the Development of Weapons (equivalent to […]

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AUDS-standing: British Group Beefs Up Anti-Drone Tech

One of Europe’s best known counter-drone defense consortiums is ready to hit the road after enhancing its design for deployment on military and security vehicles. Anti-UAV Defense System recently announced new upgrades to its hardware allowing the solution to “more effectively defeat swarm attacks by malicious unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), including long-range winged drones,” according […]

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Is DRONEFAX the New Craigslist for UAS?

A Florida-based startup hopes to be a one-stop shop for drone brokerage services, running the gambit from inspection/repair to buying and selling used drones. DRONEFAX launched last week and the company says it will offer physical inspection services by a licensed FAA technician and a safe, fair market space for drone sellers and buyers. “We’re […]

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NC College Launches Drone Academy for Public Safety

A North Carolina college is offering a bird’s-eye view to enhanced public-safety innovation with the opening of a drone academy this fall. Located 50 miles south of Greensboro, Montgomery Community College will launch the NC Public Safety Drone Academy to prepare regional emergency service members and first responders with the needed tools to become effective […]

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Commercial Drones Market Projected to Reach $3.5 Billion by 2024

A new drone study from Esticast Research & Consulting Market Research has these key insights: The European market is expected to have the fastest growth with a CAGR of 18.7% over the forecast period. Europe generated the revenue of $285 million in 2016. Government sector holds almost half of the commercial drone market in the […]

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