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No Ban on Chinese Drone Tech in NDAA

Congressmen in the U.S. have rejected a House version of the National Defense Authorization Act which would ban the purchase of Chinese drone tech by U.S. federal agencies or with federal funding. Manufacturers, government agencies, and public safety agencies that utilize public funding have been awaiting the outcome of negotiations …

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Drone Flight Over People When its Allowed

Part of an occasional series, “Things the FAA Wishes More Pilots Knew.”  This article explains what drone flight over people really means, and when it is – and isn’t – allowed. This fall, DRONELIFE had the privilege of speaking on a panel with representatives from the FAA.  After some discussion, …

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Iris Automation CEO on Onboard Detect-and-Avoid

DRONELIFE talks to Jon Damush about the place of onboard detect-and-avoid in the complex system of drone safety. Drone startup Iris Automation offers a cutting edge solution for a foundational problem: how to prevent drones from running into anything.  Iris’ onboard detect-and-avoid system, Casia, offers a new layer of safety …

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FIrst Commercial Night Drone Delivery

Singapore based F-drones has successfully completed what the company says is the first commercial night drone delivery. F-drones is filling a significant need with drone delivery.  Working in the maritime sector, F-drones offers on-demand drone delivery to ships in port.  The application offers a tremendous benefit in time and cost …

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Drone Legislation Op-Ed Warns Against Sweeping Bans

An op-ed from former Reps. Bill Shuster (R-PA) and Jeff Denham (R-CA), published in Morning Consul today, spoke directly to drone legislation which seeks to limit purchases of drones based on country of origin or other broad criteria. Republished in full below with links, the article is strongly critical of …

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