Saudi Arabia already operates the CASC CH-4, seen here at Airshow China 2014. (IHS/Kelvin Wong) Continue reading
The Pendleton Airport Commission has agreed to a short-term plan that will keep the northernmost agricultural pad open for crop dusters.
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The northernmost agricultural pad at the Eastern Oregon Regional Airport is open for business.
Members of the Pendleton Airport Commission held a special meeting Monday to resolve safety concerns between the pad and nearby drone operations. The city recently purchased two 40-foot shipping containers that will act as a blast wall to protect sensitive equipment. The containers are expected to arrive at the airport by Wednesday. Continue reading
Cops launch spy drone ‘flying squad’ to chase criminals and hunt for missing people
Police are set to launch the first 24 hour drone ‘flying squad’ Continue reading
The force is currently looking to recruit a ‘drone team manager’ AFP/Getty
Drones used for EMSA project will be compact and maneuverable
Rotherham, U.K., headquartered Martek Marine is to play a key role in one of the world’s maritime drone projects. The company has been awarded a two year contract for Remotely Piloted Aircraft Services from the European Marine Safety Agency (EMSA) that will see it supply drones (Remotely Piloted Aircraft), pilots, long-range antennae, mission control vehicles and ground crew as part of a EUR 67 million EMSA strategy of improving coastguard monitoring and surveillance of maritime activity. Continue reading
Ron Streiff and Kristen Meadows show off the new Melbourne police drone. (News 13)
Singaporean Air Force’s Heron 1 UAV Combat Ready
The Republic of Singapore Air Forces’ (RSAF) Heron 1 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) has achieved Full Operational Capability (FOC) status and will replace Searcher-class UAV.
“The FOC of Heron 1 brings the RSAF’s unmanned aerial capabilities to the level of advanced militaries globally…The Heron 1 is among the most advanced UAV systems in its class, able to perform several missions simultaneously as with a suite of state-of-the-art sensors and enhanced range… Apart from these conventional operations, it can also be deployed against terrorist threats, because its persistence enables it to cover a wide area of surveillance,” Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen said Wednesday.
Const. Binoy Prabhu with the Major Collision Investigation Unit demonstrates the Edmonton Police Force’s UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) in this 2015 file photo. David Bloom/Edmonton Sun/Postmedia Network