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China Launches First Crewless Drone Carrier

Last week, China announced its launching of the world’s first crewless drone carrier, which operates using artificial intelligence to navigate open water autonomously. The Chinese government has said that this vessel...

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Zipline Announces New Drone Detection and Avoidance System

This week, Zipline, a California-based automated logistics company that designs, manufactures, and operates drones to deliver vital medical products, announced its new Detection and Avoidance (DAA) system for drones. This is...

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Irish Aviation Authority Prosecutes Drone Operator for Illegal Use and Public Safety Risk

In a first of its kind prosecution, the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) successfully prosecuted a drone operator for a safety violation while flying a drone outside of a former Israeli embassy...

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U.S. Navy Tests Unmanned Aerial Vehicles at Sea

The U.S. Navy will begin testing logistics drones on an aircraft carrier to see if the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) is practical in this environment. These drones are capable...

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Texas Drone Law Unconstitutional

U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman struck down a Texas drone law (one of the most restrictive in the U.S.), for violating the First Amendment’s protections of freedom of speech and the...

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Drones Are Changing Forestry – Here’s How

A Philadelphia-based company, Treeswift, has created a drone called SwiftCruise, that can maneuver below the forest canopy and gather plentiful data from heavily-forested areas. The drone uses a combination of cameras,...

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FedEx Express and Elroy Air Take Off with Autonomous Drones to Ease Supply Chain Issues

FedEx Express and Elroy Air, a California-based autonomous systems and software company, are teaming up to build the first end-to-end autonomous vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) aerial cargo system. FedEx will...

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Drones for Increased Public Safety in NYC?

Easy Aerial, creator of military grade drone-in-a box solutions, recently presented its plans for the New York Soteria Project with a goal of putting an “eye in the sky” to enhance...

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Final BVLOS ARC Report Issued with over 70 Recommendations for the FAA

Last week, the Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) Beyond Visual Line of Sight (BVLOS) Aviation Rulemaking Committee’s (ARC) Final Report was released. The report has been much anticipated by the drone industry...

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Police Use Drones and Other Innovative Technology for Public Safety Efforts

Police across the United States are increasingly relying on emerging technologies to make their jobs more efficient and to increase public safety. Police are using drones, license plate readers, gunshot detection...

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