US Government Now Warns That Drones Could Be Sending Data Back To China

Recently, the US government seems to be cracking down on Chinese companies who are involved in the communications infrastructure in the US and also their allies. Huawei is one of the more recent casualties where due to the US government’s blacklisting, Google, Intel, and Qualcomm have since suspended their business dealings with them.

DJI Is Not Discontinuing Its Phantom Drones

DJI’s iconic Phantom lineup of drones is not going anywhere, the company has confirmed. The confirmation comes amid rumors that DJI has been thinking about discontinuing the Phantom line. One can imagine why people would think that given that the Phantom 4 has basically vanished while the Phantom 5 is believed to have been shelved.

First Ever Organ Transport Delivery By Drone Conducted

We’ve always known that drones could be used for delivery purposes, where in some countries such a in Australia, we’ve seen how drones are being used to deliver coffee. In fact, it had also been suggested that drones could also potentially be used to deliver organs in instances where emergency transplants had to be done.

$30,000 Drone Keeps Firefighters Safe During Explosive Fire

Drones have long been used to help out in emergency situations and one really came in handy during an explosive welding company fire in Michigan. A $30,000 drone flew above the acrid smoke and booming explosions to transmit video of the carnage to firefighters on the ground.


Drones Start Delivering Food And Coffee In Australia’s Capital

If you’re based in Australia’s capital city of Canberra, you might be able to get your morning coffee delivered via a drone. Wing, a company that’s a graduate of Google’s X program, has begun offering drone deliveries for food and coffee in three suburbs just outside Canberra. The company says that it has tested this service more than 3,000 times over the past year and a half. It’s now rolling […]

Russia’s Anti-Drone Drone Literally Has A Shotgun

Almaz Antey, a Russian defense contractor that manufactures advanced weapons systems like the S-400 Triumf surface-to-air missile, has created an anti-drone drone which is literally a flying shotgun. The drone has a fully automatic Vepr-12 shotgun with a 10-round magazine which allows it to shoot down other drones in the sky.

Air Force To Explore AI Powered Autonomous Drones

For the most part, drones require pilots to help them find their way around. However, the need to have a pilot means that human error is a possibility with regards to certain drone operations. This is why it doesn’t come as a surprise to learn that the Air Force has announced that they will be looking into the possibility of AI-powered autonomous drones.

US Marines Successfully Test Disposable Delivery Drones

The idea of using drones for delivery isn’t new, but the US Marines are testing out the idea of using delivery drones that are also disposable, meaning that they can be thrown away after use. In fact more recently the US Marines have successfully tested the idea of using disposable drones which means that it could actually become a part of their operations.

UPS To Deliver Medical Supplies In North Carolina With Drones

UPS is joining forces with Matternet, an autonomous drone delivery startup, to test deliveries of medical supplies using drones. The companies have announced their partnership today which will see supplies being delivered immediately using Matternet’s M2 quadcopters to WakeMed hospital in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Drone Sighting Halts Flights At Dubai Airport

Dubai International is one of the busiest airports in the world. Any delays at DXB can have a knock on effect that can be felt across the globe. Drone disruptions are thus the last thing that the airport needs but it had to put up with that earlier this week when departures were halted for some time after a drone sighting.

DJI To Improve Airport Geofencing Of Its Drones

DJI’s drones have come with geofencing technology since 2013 but amid recent reports of drones causing disruptions at airports, the company has now decided to further improve the geofencing of its drones. Drones pose serious risks to airplanes and have caused numerous flight delays over the past few years as airports often have to shut down operations until they’re sure that no drones are in the flight path.

Alps Alpine Indoor Positioning For Drones

Alps Alpine has been working on an indoor navigation system that would enable a very precise location acquisition, good enough to let autonomous drones fly accurately and safely for monitoring missions, among other things.

Dubai Police’s Hydrogen Drone Can Fly For Three Hours Continuously

Batteries get heavier as you increase the capacity and that remains a major limitation for quadcopter drones. Thus it’s difficult to get a few hours worth of nonstop flight time out of them. Military drones can obviously fly for much longer but that technology is entirely different from the quadcopters used by hobbyists and many emergency services. Dubai Police has come up with a different solution, it has unveiled a […]

Newark Airport Temporarily Halted Operations Following Drone Sightings

Last year there were reports about how potential drone sightings forced the Gatwick Airport to halt its operations. Now according to a report from Reuters, it seems that recent sightings at Newark Airport might have forced operations to be temporarily halted. This is according to the FAA who confirmed that due to alleged drone sightings flying over Teterboro Airport, operations had to be temporarily halted as a result.