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India in talks to buy 40 US Predator drones

India is in talks with the US to purchase 40 Predator surveillance drones, officials said, a possible first step towards acquiring the armed version of the aircraft and a development likely to annoy Pakistan.   I

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Creating a digital future for oil and gas

The oil and gas industry is facing a new productivity transformation, where digital technologies help companies discover new ways to drive increased efficiency, says a new report from global consulting services company Accenture.

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Drones set to revolutionise ecological monitoring

Ecologists have a new tool for protecting the environment and monitoring ecological changes, according to an Australian study published.   Aerial surveillance robots are more precise than traditional surveying te

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Europe proposes stricter regulations for drone users

No-drone zones, software to block flights into sensitive areas and registration rules are among proposals from European regulators and aviation experts to ensure growing numbers of drones don't cause dangerous run-ins with passenger aircraft

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Iraq PM to seek billions of dollars of arms on US visit

Iraq's prime minister will seek President Barack Obama's help to acquire billions of dollars in drones and other US arms to fight Islamic State during a US visit next week but wants to defer payment for the purchases, a top official said

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Warning on drones after Dubai air traffic hit

Dubai authorities have warned that flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones without prior permit in Dubai air space is prohibited, following disruption of air traffic in Dubai on Friday due to such drones. Air traffic in Du

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Drones to monitor Dubai RTA projects

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a drone service to facilitate the monitoring of its key projects at various stages of completion. Abdullah Al Madani, the CEO of RTA's corporate technical support

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US expedites delivery of missiles, drones to Iraq

The US has delivered dozens of Hellfire air-to-ground missiles to Iraq in recent weeks and plans shipments of Scan Eagle drones next year amid a surge in violence, US officials said.  on Thursday, a day after at least 34 peop

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Drone maker General Atomics may face layoffs

Privately-held drone maker General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc may have to lay off about one quarter of its production staff if it does not receive further US or foreign orders, a senior company executive said this week. Fran

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Drones help reshape crime-fighting

  As US authorities grapple with how to regulate the use of unarmed drones in US skies, a small network of police, first responders and experts is already flying unmanned aircraft.   These operators

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