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U.S. sent message to Iran after drone downing, warning of li…

U.S. sent message to Iran after drone downing, warning of limited strike – Iranian official  Reuters UK The United States conveyed a message to Iran warning of a limited strike against the country after its unmanned drone was shot down in the Gulf, Iran’s civil … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo …

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DJI Partner Heliguy Awarded Contract With Major UK Rail Oper…

UK-based Heliguy, one of DJI’s largest European enterprise partners and distributors, has been awarded a nationwide contract with Network Rail as part of a drone services framework worth up to £2.6million. Heliguy will supply, maintain, repair and service Network Rail’s drones, as well as delivering training courses to the infrastructure …

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Unauthorised drone flying disrupts flights at Singapore airp…

Unauthorised drone flying disrupts flights at Singapore airport  Reuters UK One of two runways at Singapore’s main airport closed for short periods on Tuesday and Wednesday because of “confirmed sightings of unauthorised drone … >> Osmo Pocket vs. Osmo Mobile 2: Which One Should You Buy? Source link Share Tweet Share …

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PwC Research: Public Perception a Barrier to Drone Adoption

We have long suspected that the generally negative public perception of drone technology isn’t good for business. Now, with the release of PwC’s research – Building trust in drones – we have some data to back that up. PwC’s latest UK research is based on a survey of the public …

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Altitude Angel Announces Austria Expansion Plans

UK aviation company and UTM provider Altitude Angel is expanding operations and opening an office in Vienna, Austria. The move appears to be a step to mitigate any issues caused by the UK’s planned departure from the European Union. As the terms of that departure are still unclear, many companies seeking to …

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Flock Launches Monthly Drone Insurance Coverage

UK insurtech startup Flock has launched a monthly subscription product, Fly Unlimited, to provide commercial drone operators with flexible month-to-month insurance. Complementing Flock’s existing on-demand coverage, Fly Unlimited provides a middle ground for commercial pilots flying multiple missions each month. Instead of an annual commitment with significant upfront costs, the new subscription provides …

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Astigan: Ordnance Survey To Launch High-Altitude, Solar-Powe…

National mapping agency for Great Britain and leading geospatial data organization Ordnance Survey (OS) has announced plans to launch a solar-powered drone that will fly at high altitude to complement existing satellite mapping systems. The aim of the High Altitude Psuedo Satellite (HAPS) project, called Astigan, is to provide faster, higher quality images …

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UK Ministry of Defence Withdraws Military Counter-Drone Tech…

The UK’s Ministry of Defence has taken the decision to withdraw military personnel and equipment from London’s Gatwick airport. The measures were deployed in the run-up to Christmas after drone sightings near the airfield grounded air traffic and led to 1,000 flight cancellations over the course of 36 chaotic hours. 140,000 …

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Déjà Vu As UK Media Starts 2019 With More Drone Scaremongeri…

After a Christmas period that served up plenty of drone-related angst in the UK, it looks as though 2019 is set to feature more of the same. The trauma of the Battle of Gatwick is starting to fade, like a drunken Christmas party incident that everyone involved in is now too embarrassed …

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DJI Supports UK UTM Tests

Much has been made about the need for an unmanned traffic management (UTM) system if we are to explore the potential of drone technology. The concept covers a range of capabilities that together could further integrate drones into the national airspace. Among them are the ability to identify drones remotely, …

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