Monthly variation in drone strikes by the US and terrorist attacks by the Taliban, January 2005 to September 2011.Source: Author calculations using terrorist attack data from the WITS of the National Counterterrorism Center. Drone strikes have a bigger impact on Taliban and Al Qaeda violence in Pakistan than in Afghanistan, researchers have found when looking […]

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The smaller the drone, the shorter the flight time — unless your drone is a real live bumblebee. Average hobby drones typically have a flight time of around 20 minutes because rotary aircraft require a great deal of energy to stay airborne — more energy means heavier batteries. So what do you do if your […]

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American supermarket chain Kroger announced today that its unmanned grocery delivery pilot program launched in August has officially reached active implementation in Scottsdale, Arizona, Reuters reports.  Kroger partnered with Silicon Valley startup Nuro for the initial pilot program, seemingly confident that its automated, self-driving R1 delivery drone was the right asset for the job. During […]

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Drone aircraft are starting to monitor chemical leaks from the skies above Louisiana. The state Department of Environmental Quality bought its first unmanned helicopters last year and began sending the equipment skyward in October, once the first five pilots completed training. The fleet includes three Yuneec H520s, a sturdier DJI Matrice 210, and a handful […]

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Drone services Market Overview: Global Drone Services includes a centralized system to manage, analyse and report the collected data from the unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). In addition, works are being carried out for innovative products and services. Drones play prominent role in different sectors like agriculture, defence, security and others. Drone services Market Size: The […]

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Singapore is increasingly turning to robots, drones, and machines to address labour shortages — and to lower costs. Squadrons of high-tech drones will soon be criss-crossing the city-state’s skies in roles as diverse as food delivery, security surveillance, and disaster relief, complementing the use of robots, and mechanised devices in other areas. Strong government support […]

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If we must defeat Boko Haram, we need the Israeli military equipment which is ‘Drone Dome’ developed in the Jewish state that can be used to stop the insurgents’ drones in the Sahel of Africa. The military equipment can be used to stop further drone attack in Nigeria and is capable of jamming signals to […]

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(Reuters) – The helicopter crash that killed Leicester City soccer club owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha was not caused by a police drone, Leicestershire Police said on Monday, as investigations continue into how the accident happened. Thai businessman Srivaddhanaprabha died along with four others when his helicopter crashed and then exploded outside the club’s King Power Stadium […]

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For the third straight Legislative Session, state Rep. Clay Yarborough, a Jacksonville Republican in his second term, filed legislation about drones. His new bill (HB 75) would allow law enforcement to use unmanned aircraft as a “tool in the toolbox” to get perspective on traffic accidents, to collect evidence at a crime scene, and to assist in […]

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Authorities say a woman and her adult daughter tried to deliver tobacco and cell phones to a Florida prison inmate with a remote-control drone. A Martin County Sheriff’s Office news release says 40-year-old Casandra Kerr and 22-year-old Cencetta Didiano were arrested outside the Martin Correctional Institute early Sunday morning. Kerr was charged with introducing contraband […]

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