Tag Archives: Australia

Australia Will Have 60m Drone Flights By 2043.

Analysis commissioned by Airservices Australia predicts the annual number of drone flights in Australian skies will surge from 1.5 million a year in 2023 to 60.4 million a year by 2043. The report, Sizing the future drone and advanced air mobility market in Australia, was produced for Airservices to inform …

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Australia, US, UK forge high-tech deal to counter China

AP, MOUNTAIN VIEW, California From underwater drones to electronic warfare, the US is expanding its high-tech military cooperation with Australia and the UK as part of a broader effort to counter China’s rapidly growing influence in the Indo-Pacific region. US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on Friday met with Australian …

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US, UK, Australia to carry out maritime drone drills in 2024…

The exercises will build skills, improve integration and “rapidly accelerate” the sophistication and scale of autonomous maritime systems that the allies can deploy and operate, Austin said. The top defence officials also explained that the military technologies powered by AI would, for instance, improve a network of buoys operated by …

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Australia uses drones to ensure social distancing at the bea…

Australian surf patrol guards are using drones to survey beaches and ensure beachgoers are following social distancing guidelines. Guards are flying remote aerial drones around Sydney’s beaches to keep track of crowds this summer and prevent future beach closures, Bloomberg reported. Authorities were forced to close Bondi Beach in March …

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Security experts warn Australia vulnerable to hacking by Chi…

The paper warned that government, defence and business sites, critical infrastructure and crowded places were vulnerable to drones used as both kinetic and cyber weapons for image and signals gathering, espionage, data exfiltration or physical attack. “Both recreational and commercial operators are at risk of unauthorised access of sensitive information, …

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Northrop Grumman nabs $65M for drones for Navy, Australia

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $65 million contract for parts for production and delivery of drones for the U.S. Navy and the Australian government. The deal, announced Wednesday by the Department of Defense, calls for long-lead production components for three Lot 5 MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft. The contract also …

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World first Google drone delivery approved in Australia

Known as Project Wing, and operated by Google parent Alphabet, food, medicine and more will be delivered to suburbia in airborne style. Project Wing is an ongoing initiative which has been in operation for about 4 years. The suburban deliveries are tied to partnership agreements with local businesses and can …

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Surf Life Saving Australia extends drone operations this sum…

(Image: Alexander Mayes Photography) Surf Life Saving Australia (SLSA) and Westpac have teamed up to deploy 51 drones around Australia during the nation’s beach-going months. The drones are intended to provide aerial vision and surveillance to help spot rips and swimmers in distress, and could in future drop buoyancy devices …

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