Test flights by first-timers were over water, with the top speed limited to 32 kilometers per hour (20 mph) and the altitude to no more than three meters. The electric aircraft had 10 small lift rotors on its wings, making it capable of vertical take-off and landing like a helicopter.
The new Parrot Anafi drone was introduced recently and already has quite a few reviews out for it. The drone may not beat DJI on all its capabilities, but this drone will definitely develop its own following.
AT&T says the Extreme Weather Drone can withstand a tropical storm with heavy rain and wind gusts up to 50 mph. It is also able to fly in snow and extreme temperatures, ranging from below freezing to ‘sweltering’. It’s armed with a thermal imaging payload, so the drone can see through smoke, tree cover, and other obstacles.
Yet another story about militaries prepping to destroy small civilian drones. This time the french reveal their Milad mobile anti-drone system. Due to a combination of Drones used as weapons in the middle-east, as well as the terrorist events in France, this system was developed to protect sensitive sites and public events.
As we have reported in the past the fashion community has dabbled with drones to help sell fashion items. Last year they used drones to show purses, this year Dolce and Gabbana used drones to show off their clothing line instead of using models.
Plastic Tide’s drones survey beaches and bodies of water to quantify the scale of the problem. Software onboard the drones use algorithms to identify where the plastic is located. For each and every beach the team visits, they take hundreds of pictures which gives them a wealth of data they can learn from and make their algorithms more accurate at identifying plastic in images.
Four of the leading anti-drone companies have teamed up to demonstrate the capabilities of a layered detection, tracking, and classification solution that defends protected airspace against all drone threats.
David Glawe, undersecretary for intelligence and analysis at the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), and Hayley Chang, DHS' deputy general counsel, told the Senate committee that it needs new authority to disable or destroy threatening drones.
The program allowed the Finnish government to trial both a new drone inspection system for airport infrastructure, but also a comprehensive traffic management system that will safely integrate drones and manned aircraft within the same airspace domain.
The CAAS has identified that 12 visitors were caught between April last year and March this year not following the established rules in place for drones. In comparison for the entire year of 2016 they only had 3 violations.
The footage of the heronry filmed at the Woodland Trust-owned Parrs Wood using a drone shows 18 nests perched in the tops of trees.It could provide a more accurate assessment of the number of nests used by herons than estimates made from the ground.These results show the actual population is double that which was previously estimated.
Dropcopter, which uses a drone to pollinate tree crops, successfully demonstrated its Worker-Bee pollinator at the at the 800-acre orchard, which is home to more than 350,000 trees, in Lafayette, New York.
The city’s police department claims the solitary DJI Inspire 1 Quadcopter led to more than 500 arrests and a 10 percent drop in overall crime rates, with a 30 percent drop in home robberies.Over four months, Avendaño’s department flew an average of 25 missions a day (more than 1,600 total), deciding where to fly based on 911 call volumes.
When it came to curbing personal and recreational drone use due to the increase in near-misses between UAVs and commercial aircraft, the panel pleaded with the FAA to consider the scenario from a different point of view. “We do not ground airplanes because birds fly in the airspace, although we know birds can and do bring down aircraft,” they wrote.