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Flawed BBC Drone Documentary Does Further Damage to UK Drone…

Commentary.  The UK drone industry has taken a beating in recent weeks. First, the head of Unmanned Traffic Management at NATS, Andy Sage, took it upon himself to categorize drone pilots as either “clueless, careless, and criminal” in a parliamentary hearing – a mistake he has since apologized for. And …

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Team Studies Drone Strikes on Airplanes by Firing Them into …

The institute has begun to perform initial impact tests with drone batteries and motors. “Using compressed air, we accelerated these two components to speeds ranging from 115 to 255 meters per second and fired them at aluminum plates up to eight millimeters in thickness that were mounted in a test bench,” …

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NASA’s Dragonfly: the Drone that May Change What We Know Abo…

This illustration shows NASA’s Dragonfly rotorcraft-lander approaching a site on Saturn’s exotic moon, Titan. Credits: NASA/JHU-APL The drone industry is constantly achieving new firsts and new missions – and the Dragonfly may represent a whole new measure for what drones can achieve.  Previous longest missions will be dwarfed by the 8 …

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Singapore’s Changi Airport Reports 63 Flights Disrupted by D…

Two drone sightings over the last week, combined with bad weather, have led to 63 flights being effected at Singapore’s Changi Airport – one of the largest civiliant transportation hubs in Asia.  As well as being one of the busiest airports in the world, Changi is also consistently ranked as …

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That Amazon Surveillance Drone Patent – and What it Really M…

(JORDAN STEAD / Amazon) Amazon’s patent to turn its delivery drones into home surveillance drones isn’t a new idea: the company filed the patent in 2015.   The patent was granted this month, however; the same month that Amazon revealed its new delivery drone technology and the FAA granted the …

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DJI Aims to Ease Security Fears for Good with Government Edi…

A recent CNN report revealed that the Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency had warned that Chinese-manufactured drones pose a “potential risk to an organization’s information.” No particular manufacturer was named in the report. But DJI, the Chinese industry leader that’s been the target of similar accusations …

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