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New drone is hybrid of helicopter and plane

It can take off and land like a helicopter but is stable like a plane. A new aerial robot is taking to the Swiss skies in what its developers hope will be a game-changer for agriculture. Developed by Wingtra, a spin-off company fr

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British jet likely hit by drone at Heathrow

A British Airways passenger aircraft was hit by what most likely was a drone on Sunday as it prepared to land at Britain's Heathrow Airport, police said. The police said the pilot of the flight from Geneva had reported that he

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Dewa uses drones to increase efficiency

Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) is making increasing use of drone technology as part of its Sirb (Arabic for fleet) initiative, launched last year. Sirb contains a fleet of high-end drones used to support Dubai’

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Lufthansa jet, drone nearly collide over LA

The pilot of a Lufthansa passenger jumbo jet reported a drone aircraft nearly collided with the airliner on Friday on its landing approach to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

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DJI launches advanced Phantom 4 drone

DJI, a leading maker of unmanned aerial vehicles, has launched its Phantom 4, the first consumer quadcopter camera (or drone) which uses advanced computer vision and sensing technology for professional aerial imaging. The Phantom

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Iranian drone flies over US aircraft carrier

An unarmed Iranian drone flew directly over a US aircraft carrier operating in international waters in the Gulf this month in a move that was "abnormal and unprofessional," the US military said on Friday. Iranian state t

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Lufthansa signs deal with DJI in fledgling drone push

Lufthansa has signed a deal with drone manufacturer DJI as part of fledging plans to exploit the growing market for commercial drones for tasks such as inspecting aircraft surfaces and monitoring wind farms. The German airline sai

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Rising drone usage ‘calls for extra security’

An increase in the use of drones in the Middle East calls for enhanced security surveillance, according to a former London police official. Bahrain could provide an ‘extra layer of security’ to its strategic locations

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Turkey downs Russia drone as Syria fight intensifies

Turkey shot down a drone on Friday in an incident highlighting the dangers of multiple air combat operations over Syria, where government troops and their allies backed by Russian jets have launched an offensive against rebels near Aleppo.

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UAE utilising drones to eradicate agricultural pests

UAE's Ministry of Environment and Water is using drone technology to help combat the red palm weevils in line with its strategic goal of developing and implementing a key plan to fight and eradicate agricultural pests.  

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