Drones in the News

Can Drones Control Locusts in India?

Image by Charles J Sharp – Own work, from Sharp Photography, sharpphotography, CC BY-SA 4.0, Locusts are invading India and other parts of the world in large numbers.  The locusts do tremendous crop damage when they swarm, consuming all of the crops in their path.  Spraying pesticides is the primary …

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DRONELIFE Minute Survey: Pricing Drone Services

Image by Public Domain Ever wonder how drone services are priced?   In this DRONELIFE minute survey, we report what some DRONELIFE followers had to say about how much and how drone services are priced. There are a lot of very significant drone business surveys, and a lot of very official …

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Unmanned Leadership Forum Soars: Drone Experts Talk Regulati…

Unmanned Leadership forum The first Unmanned Leadership Forum took place yesterday. Over a dozen unmanned experts spoke to a global audience of over 300 people about topics that included Covid 19, drone company financing, Chinese based air-frames and components, and FAA regulations.   In the absence of many of the …

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Search and Rescue Drones: Finding a Cell Phone Signal, and a…

Image Provided by the Centrum Search and rescue drones have been used for several years now, and are incredibly effective at finding missing persons.  Using thermal imagery, searches for missing persons can continue in the dark and under ever more challenging conditions. This new search and rescue drone solution covers …

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DRONELIFE Minute Survey: The Coronavirus Effect on Drone Bus…

Business is not as usual – but just how bad is the coronavirus effect on drone business?  In this DRONELIFE minute survey, we report what some DRONELIFE followers say. There are a lot of very significant drone business surveys, and a lot of very official forecasts for the drone industry.  The …

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Drone Delivery to Ships Takes off in Singapore

Benh LIEU SONG (Flickr) / CC BY-SA  In a recent press release, start-up F-drones announced the first commercial beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) drone delivery in Singapore.  This is the first time that authorized drone delivery to ships has taken place in Singapore. The company recently obtained the first ever authorization in Singapore for …

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DJI Mavic Air 2 Announcement: Today is the Day

DJI Mavic Air 2 Announcement is scheduled for today. DJI Mavic Air 2 Closed Leaked Image The long anticipated and often rumored DJI Mavic Air 2 announcement will occur tonight – we think.  DJI is going to announce something later today, April 27 at 9:30 pm EDT, or the webmaster …

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Zipline Begins Drone Delivery of Covid-19 tests in Ghana: Is…

Zipline has started drone delivery of covid-19 tests in Ghana.  Separately but related,  Zipline has been working with the US FAA to launch of U.S. operations for drone delivery including the ability to distribute test kits and PPEs via drone. Zipline covid-19 delivery As we have written before about Zipline,  …

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