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Israel Refuses to Sign US Document on Regulation of Drone Exports

2016-10-26
Israel Refuses to Sign US Document on Regulation of Drone Exports
Israel has refused to sign an US document on regulation of drone exports saying the American document could damage Israeli exports. The one-page document covers international legal standards, oversight of exports and transparency in the use and export of armed drones, Haaretz reported Sunday.

Did Sweden Really Ban Camera Drones?

2016-10-25
Did Sweden Really Ban Camera Drones?
Sweden, usually viewed as forward thinking and innovative, has now effectively banned camera drones. A decision by the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court places photos taken by drones in the same category as heavily regulated surveillance cameras.

Drone World Expo Announces Keynote Presentation  The Realities of Drone Delivery

2016-10-23
Drone World Expo Announces Keynote Presentation The Realities of Drone Delivery
The concept of drone delivery may have originally seemed like a marketing gimmick, but it has become a serious program for many companies. Consequently, Drone World Expo has announced that this year the keynote presentation, “The Realities of Drone Delivery”.

Facebook to Test Wireless Technology on Low-Flying Drones Above its Headquarters

2016-10-17
Facebook to Test Wireless Technology on Low-Flying Drones Above its Headquarters
The skies above Facebook’s Silicon Valley headquarters may soon be buzzing with the sound of quadcopter drones. Thats because the company plans to fly at least one small, wireless-beaming drone at an altitude of 400 feet around its headquarters in the coming months.

5 Ways Part 107 Waivers Will Improve the Drone Industry

2016-10-16
5 Ways Part 107 Waivers Will Improve the Drone Industry
When the FAA announced the enactment of Part 107, the Small UAS Rule, they also announced that operators could apply for drone waivers – exceptions to the basic provisions of Part 107. The FAA has issued at least 75 waivers so far, and many operators have applied for exceptions including night flight, flight over people, and operations in restricted airspace.

US General in Europe Wants Anti-Drone Weapons

2016-10-13
US General in Europe Wants Anti-Drone Weapons
The commander of U.S. Army Europe said that, among other equipment, he wants anti-drone weapons to counter potential threats from Russia.

RAF Wants British Weapons for Protector Fleet

2016-10-12
RAF Wants British Weapons for Protector Fleet
The UK Royal Air Force remains confident that it will introduce British-made weapons onto its future Protector unmanned air vehicle, although a final decision on this element of the programme has yet to be made.

Japan Wants Combat Drones That Can Fly in Formation With Its Fighters

2016-10-10
Japan Wants Combat Drones That Can Fly in Formation With Its Fighters
The Japanese Ministry of Defense has released new details about its plans for future unmanned aircraft that would fly in supporting roles, aiding piloted fighters in the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force, or JASDF.

Silent Archer Detects and Destroys

2016-10-09
Silent Archer Detects and Destroys
With counter-UAS (C-UAS) technology a quickly expanding market with an immediate requirement, SRC will be showcasing its Silent Archer C-UAS to the US Army at AUSA in Washington DC.

Droneports for the Future ?

2016-10-03
Droneports for the Future ?
The Federal Aviation Administration should support efforts to create a “droneport” where unmanned aircraft systems can land and take off, according to a consultant on commercial drone applications.


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