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Modern farmer tracks crop progress with a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone – In Valley Springs, South Dakota a modern farmer uses a DJI Mavic 2 Pro drone to track crop progress. The beans are done according to Jordan Scott and he and his father are halfway done with the corn.
Drone with loudspeaker warns surfer of nearby white shark – On Wednesday, in New South Wales, Australia, a drone with a loudspeaker saved a former surfing champion from a potential shark attack. Matt Wilkinson was surfing at Sharpes Beach at Ballina when the Surf Life Saving NSW team noticed a five-foot white shark swimming up to him.
Winners named in 2020 AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian and Public Safety Award – The winners in the 2020 AUVSI XCELLENCE Humanitarian and Public Safety Award have been named. DJI sponsors the Award for Drone Missions to help People, Animals and the Environment.
DJI Mavic Mini 2 rumored to have 4K video, 12MP sensor. DJI FPV possibly delayed – A new rumor suggests that the DJI Mavic Mini 2 will indeed have 4K video and a 12MP sensor. In the same tweet, it was also mentioned that the DJI FPV Drone might be delayed. Something we already hinted to in this earlier post.
Update: the same specs are confirmed on this Russian website. Hat tip to msinger from the Mavic Pilots Forum.
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Other drone news
- The FAA is opening the door a crack for self-flying drones like Skydio to reach their potential
- Turkey begins to rival China in military drones
- Guidance on Using Drones for Real Estate and Construction in Dense Cities: How Much Does the Public Value Privacy? (Part II)
- Tanks vs. Drones Isn’t Rock, Paper, Scissors
- Serbia Considers Buying Turkish Armed Drones
- Drone Footage of Oncor’s Clear-Cutting at White Rock Lake
- Israel’s ‘kamikaze’ drones give Azerbaijan advantage over Armenia
- The US Army wants to build an autonomous drone charging system
- Loose washer brought down Reaper drone
- Drone Integration the Goal of FAA-Funded Research at Embry-Riddle
- Police use drone in hunt for missing Joseph Cafferkey
- Israeli drone company to open control center in Syracuse
- EHang Introduces EHang 216L Logistics Drone
- Capgemini: the rise of drones in supply chain post-COVID-19
- Montgomery County’s Sheriff’s Office uses drones to help nearby law enforcement
- State police: Two dead in eastern CT homicide
- Surveillance drones to be deployed along SA, Zimbabwe border
- Russian Aerospace Forces will receive three new drones “Okhotnik”
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