Here are the most important drone news articles from Thursday, June 4, 2020. Today, there are fewer articles on the site as I was busy flying the P4P, M2P, and the EVO II Pro. More on that later. The new topic that has been getting the most attention today is the break into the DJI Store in NYC! Check it out below.
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$16,000 worth of DJI drones stolen from DJI Store in NYC – Surveillance footage released today shows how $16,000 worth of DJI drones was stolen from the DJI Store on Times Square in NYC last Saturday.
Police helicopter tries to force down drone amidst protests in Los Angeles – An LAPD helicopter tries to force down a drone amidst protests in Los Angeles. There’s a good chance you’ve already seen this video on social media as this drone incident took place a few days ago. However, I still want to share it here as it shows you how NOT to use your drone.
CES 2021 planned as an in-person event – CES 2021, which is scheduled to take place from January 6-9 in Las Vegas, is still planned as an in-person event for next year. Despite many other major events and conferences having been canceled and moved online because of coronavirus concerns, such as the FAA UAS Symposium and DJI Airworks.
FPV drone gets you close to the action on Circuit Zandvoort – An FPV drone can get you as close to the action as nothing else really. Check out this video in which a heavily-modified and very fast Porsche 911 GT3 tears up Circuit Zandvoort in The Netherlands.
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Food delivery in India via drones? Zomato, Swiggy, Dunzo can start testing, says DGCA – Food delivery via flying drones could soon become a reality in India. The Director General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) has given a nod to food startups like Zomato, Swiggy and Dunzo to start testing beyond the visual line of sight (BVLOS) drones for deliveries.
US Air Force relaunches effort to replace MQ-9 Reaper drone – It has been eight years since the U.S. Air Force canceled its effort to field a successor to the MQ-9 Reaper, but it appears the service might take another swing at developing a new combat drone.
NC company hopes its ‘sanitation drones’ help economy take off – What started as a humanitarian project may now be the key to restoring livelihoods lost amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. “Whatever I did after college, I wanted to make a positive impact on the world,” Andrew Ashur, CEO and co-founder of Lucid Drone Technologies, told ABC11. “To be a catalyst to helping restart our economy and get people back to work and ease as much suffering as possible — that’s a huge end goal for us.
Irish scientists develop UV drone to battle coronavirus spread – Scientists in Galway and Limerick have developed an ultra-violet drone to sterilise public surfaces and help reduce the transmission of coronavirus. The autonomous drone will operate across a wide array of public areas mainly at night when there are no people around.
6G in 2030: ‘Ring ring, the grocery drone is at your doorstep’ – This week and last week, Innovation Origins has been looking at the growing influence of wireless communication within today’s society and in particular at data transmission via electromagnetic with ever-higher frequencies, such as 5G. The ultra-fast data traffic via 5G waves on the 26 gigahertz bandwidth is not even available yet. But in the meantime, research has already begun into the next generation of wireless communication, 6G, via the even faster 70 to 120 gigahertz bandwidth. That is according to Professor Bart Smolders of the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e).
Kongsberg Geospatial to Lead Drone SAR Project in Canada – Public Safety Canada recently selected Kongsberg Geospatial, Larus Technologies and the Civil Air Search and Rescue Association of Canada (CASARA) to develop new ways to use drones for search and rescue (SAR) operations in remote areas in Canada.
Demand for drone deliveries reaches new heights during COVID-19 – TechRepublic’s Karen talks with Yariv Bash, the CEO of FlyTrex about the increased use of drones during the COVID-19 pandemic. The following is an edited transcript of their conversation.
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