The rules for the use of drones weighing up to 200 grams in Japan will get stricter.

2020-12-22

The rules for the use of drones weighing up to 200 grams in Japan will get stricter.

The Japanese government intends to tighten the rules for the use of unmanned aerial vehicles, including light, small, and more complex models.

Unmanned aerial vehicles weighing 200 grams or more are already subject to the civil Aeronautics act, but the law's changes will also include lighter aircraft weighing just 100 grams, officials said.

Since unmanned aerial vehicles weighing less than 200 grams have advanced capabilities, despite their low weight, the public complains about the risk of injury to people or damage to property in case something goes wrong.

In response, the government has begun discussing tightening regulations to include smaller classes of drones that can maintain stable flight outdoors in windy conditions.

Under rules first introduced by the government in 2015, a drone user must first obtain official permission to operate the drone at an event venue, in overcrowded areas, at night, or in places where it is out of sight.

Also, the amended Law on civil Aeronautics added a clause that obliges the registration of drones by 2022. The registry information will include the names and addresses of owners and operators.




"Technodinamika" has handed over the first batch of unique helicopter-type unmanned aircraft systems to the Russian Aerospace Forces.

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"Technodinamika" has handed over the first batch of unique helicopter-type unmanned aircraft systems to the Russian Aerospace Forces.

"Technodinamika" Holding (part of Rostec) has handed over to the Russian Aerospace Forces the first batch of unique helicopter-type unmanned aircraft systems that will be used as targets for testing advanced weapons.

Two drones helped to find missing woman in Tennessee, USA

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Two drones helped to find missing woman in Tennessee, USA

A woman from Rutherford County, Tennessee, has been found by an emergency response team using a drone to aid in the search. The drone was used to locate the woman from above, who made her way into the woods sometime earlier.

Russia is working on UAV "Hunter-B" ahead of schedule

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Drone for inspection and measurement of weld thickness

2021-01-15
Drone for inspection and measurement of weld thickness

The Canadian company Skygauge Robotics has introduced an unusual drone with revolving rotors that can maintain a stable position when performing contact work at altitude.

Tu-95MS worked out the control of the drone during a flight

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Tu-95MS worked out the control of the drone during a flight

The crew of one of the strategic missile carriers of the Tu-95MS long-range aviation of the Russian Aerospace Forces worked out the control of the drone from the aircraft.

Malaysia has invented a way to use pineapple leaves in the design of drones.

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Malaysia has invented a way to use pineapple leaves in the design of drones.

Engineers from Malaysia decided to use the environmentally friendly waste from pineapple leaves for the production of drones.

New rules for the operation of UAVs in the United States

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New rules for the operation of UAVs in the United States

The US Federal Aviation Administration has published updated rules on the commercial operation of unmanned aerial vehicles.


Boeing is bringing the future of unmanned aircraft carrier aviation to the U.S. Navy with the MQ-25

2020-12-27
Boeing is bringing the future of unmanned aircraft carrier aviation to the U.S. Navy with the MQ-25

The unmanned aerial refueling vehicle is undergoing ground and flight tests with an underwing suspended refueling container carrying a hose and a refueling cone for refueling US Navy fighters in the air.

Turkey unveils new Goksungur supersonic UAV

2020-12-26
Turkey unveils new Goksungur supersonic UAV

Turkey has introduced a new supersonic UAV Goksungur, which is currently under development. According to the statements, the first flight will take place in 2021.

For the US Navy, they began developing a drone with folding wings.

2020-12-25
For the US Navy, they began developing a drone with folding wings.

Skyways started the development of an autonomous drone with folding wing technology. It is planned that this will be a VTOL drone capable of performing vertical takeoff and landing, and automatic folding of wings if necessary.


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