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UK to Consider Training Reaper Pilots

2016-07-03
UK to Consider Training Reaper Pilots
As the number of slots available to foreign allies at the US Air Force’s unmanned air vehicle training school continues to be limited, the UK is considering establishing its own domestic capability, ahead of a planned acquisition of a new fleet of remotely piloted aircraft.

Veteran Pilot Loses Simulated Dogfight to Artificial Intelligence

2016-07-01
Veteran Pilot Loses Simulated Dogfight to Artificial Intelligence
Fighter pilots undergo extensive specialized training to be able to outwit opponents in battle, and that professional experience seems like it would be hard, even impossible, to replicate. But a new artificial intelligence system, ALPHA, has been besting expert pilots in combat simulations, even when the A.I. is given a handicap.

Drones Will Patrol Post-BREXIT Chunnel Terminals

2016-06-30
Drones Will Patrol Post-BREXIT Chunnel Terminals
Drones could play a key role in stopping what many say will be a surge in illegal immigrations following Britain’s recent exit vote from the European Union.

S. Korea and Israel to Jointly Develop Amphibious Drone

2016-06-28
S. Korea and Israel to Jointly Develop Amphibious Drone
South Korea and Israel have agreed to jointly develop an amphibious drone as part of their cooperation in financing research and development projects, the trade ministry announced.

Detect Drones ?  Now Theres an App for That !

2016-06-27
Detect Drones ? Now Theres an App for That !
DeTect hs announced the release of the free public version of the DroneWatcher app that makes smartphones and tablets using the Android operating system into detectors for consumer drones and small unmanned aerial vehicles.

British Police Ramp Up Drone Purchases

2016-06-26
British Police Ramp Up Drone Purchases
British police agencies are keeping the “Game of Drones” alive and well as more departments deploy UAVs to fight crime and search for missing persons.

Hollywood Applauds FAAs New Regulations

2016-06-24
Hollywood Applauds FAAs New Regulations
Members of the Hollywood community are applauding the Federal Aviation Administration’s final regulations for the commercial use of small drones, which includes those used in Hollywood production.

Qatar and Texas A&M University Sign MoU for Drone Technology Research

2016-06-23
Qatar and Texas A&M University Sign MoU for Drone Technology Research
Texas A&M University at Qatar and Qatar’s Reconnaissance and Surveillance Center (RSC) have signed a memorandum of understanding on 16 June to enhance collaboration and explore mutual opportunities for strategic partnerships.

Big Potential for Drones in the Arctic

2016-06-22
Big Potential for Drones in the Arctic
Kirt Ejesiak wasn’t very impressed with his first drone, purchased to take aerial photos of houses listed with his Property Guys real estate franchise in Iqaluit, Nunavut. But when a friend asked him to fly the drone over his roof to look for a leak, Mr. Ejesiak started thinking about other uses for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV).

Leading UK Energy Firm Signs Up for UAS Inspections

2016-06-21
Leading UK Energy Firm Signs Up for UAS Inspections
Cyberhawk Innovations has secured significant works with FTSE 100 listed SSE Plc, one of the UK’s largest energy companies. The campaign, which began in May this year, will see Cyberhawk carry out close visual inspections of more than 600 blades using UAVs. Work will be completed across wind turbines at various SSE windfarms throughout Scotland, Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland.


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