Why the Whole World Should Watch the African Drone Forum Next Month

The African Drone Forum: February 5 – 7, 2020.   Register here!  The commercial drone industry has developed rapidly over the last five years: and governments, humanitarian organizations and enterprise companies all over the world are working to best utilize the technology to help communities and grow economies.  One continent, however, has been at the […] The post Why the Whole World Should Watch the African Drone Forum Next Month appeared first on DRONELIFE. The African Drone Forum: February 5 – 7, 2020.   Register here!  The commercial drone industry has developed rapidly over the last five years: and governments, humanitarian organizations and enterprise companies all over the world are working to best utilize the technology to help communities and grow economies.  One continent, however, has been at the The post Why the Whole World Should Watch the African Drone Forum Next Month appeared first on DRONELIFE. Read More

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Leonardo’s Falco Xplorer Surveillance Drone Takes Off

Italian aerospace and defense giant Leonardo has confirmed the maiden flight of its new Falco Xplorer drone. The Falco Xplorer drone is a Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) that offers persistent, multi-sensor strategic surveillance. It’s also the largest surveillance aircraft the company has ever built, with a maximum take-off weight of 1.3 tons and an operating ceiling […] The post Leonardo’s Falco Xplorer Surveillance Drone Takes Off appeared first on DRONELIFE. Italian aerospace and defense giant Leonardo has confirmed the maiden flight of its new Falco Xplorer drone. The Falco Xplorer drone is a Remotely-Piloted Air System (RPAS) that offers persistent, multi-sensor strategic surveillance. It’s also the largest surveillance aircraft the company has ever built, with a maximum take-off weight of 1.3 tons and an operating ceiling The post Leonardo’s Falco Xplorer Surveillance Drone Takes Off appeared first on DRONELIFE. Read More

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Kyrgyz Republic: Terra Drone Subsidiary Launches School Inspections for World Bank

A subsidiary of Japanese drone provider Terra Drone is helping keep schools safe in the Kyrgyz Republic (aka Kyrgyzstan). The World Bank recently commissioned KazUAV to conduct drone inspections over older school buildings across the capital city of Bishek. So far, drones have mapped 12 schools in the nation’s capital and largest city. The pilot project, […] The post Kyrgyz Republic: Terra Drone Subsidiary Launches School Inspections for World Bank appeared first on DRONELIFE. A subsidiary of Japanese drone provider Terra Drone is helping keep schools safe in the Kyrgyz Republic (aka Kyrgyzstan). The World Bank recently commissioned KazUAV to conduct drone inspections over older school buildings across the capital city of Bishek. So far, drones have mapped 12 schools in the nation’s capital and largest city. The pilot project, The post Kyrgyz Republic: Terra Drone Subsidiary Launches School Inspections for World Bank appeared first on DRONELIFE. Read More

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DRONELIFE Exclusive: AMA’s Tyler Dobbs on RID and Recreational Drones, “No Viable Options”

The FAA’s proposal for Remote ID for drones appears problematic for the recreational drone community.  Tyler Dobbs, the AMA‘s Director of Government Affairs, says the proposal leaves “no viable options” for hobby flyers.  Dobbs says that without changes, the current proposal will not only force law abiding flyers out of the hobby, but cause a […] The post DRONELIFE Exclusive: AMA’s Tyler Dobbs on RID and Recreational Drones, “No Viable Options” appeared first on DRONELIFE. The FAA’s proposal for Remote ID for drones appears problematic for the recreational drone community.  Tyler Dobbs, the AMA‘s Director of Government Affairs, says the proposal leaves “no viable options” for hobby flyers.  Dobbs says that without changes, the current proposal will not only force law abiding flyers out of the hobby, but cause a The post DRONELIFE Exclusive: AMA’s Tyler Dobbs on RID and Recreational Drones, “No Viable Options” appeared first on DRONELIFE. Read More

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Technical Failure or Unrealistic Expectations? Report Shows U.K. Police Drones Fall in Heavy Rains

Whether technical failure or simply unrealistic expectations, a new report published in the U.K. indicates that the DJI Matrice Series drones fall during heavy rains. As reported by CNN, the U.K.’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) found that 16 DJI Matrice 200 series drones crashed due to “technical failures” while flying in the rain. This month’s […] The post Technical Failure or Unrealistic Expectations? Report Shows U.K. Police Drones Fall in Heavy Rains appeared first on DRONELIFE. Whether technical failure or simply unrealistic expectations, a new report published in the U.K. indicates that the DJI Matrice Series drones fall during heavy rains. As reported by CNN, the U.K.’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) found that 16 DJI Matrice 200 series drones crashed due to “technical failures” while flying in the rain. This month’s The post Technical Failure or Unrealistic Expectations? Report Shows U.K. Police Drones Fall in Heavy Rains appeared first on DRONELIFE. Read More

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