Here are today’s most important drone news articles. We publish this post every weekday at 5:30 p.m. Some of these stories are from DroneXL.co and some of them will be from other sources. If you’d like to receive this in an email going forward, be sure to subscribe using the form below.
Drone news from DroneXL.co
5G will supercharge drones with much lower latency – 5G will supercharge drones with a much lower latency rate of 1 millisecond versus the 50 milliseconds that a 4G connection offers.
Lifeguards with drones keep beachgoers safe in Australia – Lifeguards with drones keep beachgoers (and sharks) safe in New South Wales, Australia. The NSW government started the drone initiative in response to an unprecedented spike in shark bites in 2015.
Flytrex tests deliveries by drone in North Dakota and North Carolina – Flytrex is testing deliveries by drone in North Dakota and North Carolina and if you thought that drone deliveries were still off in the distant future. Well, then you haven’t spoken yet with Yariv Bash, Co-Founder, and CEO of Flytrex, a Tel Aviv-based drone startup.
Qinetiq teams semi-autonomous drone with H125 helicopter – Qinetiq has successfully completed what the company says is the UK’s first demonstration of a manned-unmanned teaming using a standard Airbus Helicopter H125 working in tandem with a semi-autonomous drone.
Police drone locates lost Pendle Hill walker in the UK – Last night, a Lancashire Police drone located a lost Pendle Hill walker in the UK. The drone outfitted with a thermal camera was able to spot the missing person.
Syrian regime troops capture Black Hornet 3 Nano Spy drone – Syrian regime troops have captured a Black Hornet 3 Nano Spy drone from FLIR Systems, according to a Tweet from a few days ago. The nano drone was apparently captured near the town of Tal Tamr in the country’s northeastern part of Syria, which borders Turkey to the north and Iraq to the south.
American made Swift high-altitude-long-endurance UAS completes landmark first flight – American made Swift high-altitude-long-endurance UAS completes landmark first flight and receiving both NASA’s Airworthiness Certification and the FAA’s Certificate of Authorization.
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- General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Announces Team SkyGuardian Australia
- Armenia Demonstrates $150 Million Worth Azeri Drones Shot Down in Border Clashes
- Landfill fined after EPA drone spots uncovered garbage
- US Navy to develop drone deployment strategy
- Drone footage of Auburn tornado, storm damage
- Using drones to fight mosquitoes and excite kids about future careers
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