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EHANG OFFERS TOURIST SIGHTSEEING FLIGHTS BY DRONE IN CHINA – Want to make a sightseeing flight by passenger drone? Nowadays it is possible in the Chinese city of Henqin. Last week, 36 tourists made a scenic flight in the EHang 216 AAV, an electrically powered multirotor drone with room for two people. EHang wants to start offering scenic flights in more Chinese cities in the near future. EHang is also becoming active closer to home: the company received permission to operate flights in Austria in December last year.
BELGIAN POLICE DRONE DROPS HANDCUFFS AT HOSTAGE-TAKER – A hostage situation in the Belgian town of Halle ended in a very remarkable way last weekend. The police used a drone to drop handcuffs on a hostage-taker who was about to surrender. After the suspect handcuffed himself, the police were able to arrest him. As far as is known, it is the first time that a police drone has been used in this way.
AUTEL LAUNCHES DRAGONFISH VTOL AND EVO II RTK DRONES AT CES 2021 – During this week’s virtual CES 2021, Autel Robotics launches the Dragonfish VTOL and the EVO II RTK drones both of which we already knew we’re coming.
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- Boeing to Pay $25 Million in Drone Settlement
- China’s WJ-700 drone completes maiden flight, ‘creates new drone combat pattern’
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- Local entrepreneur Paul Hsu appointed to FAA drone group
- Drone-based SWIR camera inspects solar panels in daylight
- How to keep drones flying when a motor fails
- Bloomington police, fire departments may deploy drone technology
- The UK’s Largest And London’s First Ever Large-scale Drone Light Show As The Capital Welcomes The New Year
- Free program offers safety tips for flying drones
- Drone raises concern at courthouse
- Air Force Wingman Drones are One Step Closer to Deployment
- Parrot to supply micro-drones with ANAFI USA for French Defense Procurement Agency
- GSA To Remove Non-US Drones From Schedule Contracts
- Drones can detect COVID-19 from the sky and sanitize surfaces
- Smaller, cheaper drones have outsized impact on the future of war
- US Navy Triton drone flies deep into Taiwan’s ADIZ
- Indian Army officer develops Switch drone ‘microcopter’ for tracking terrorists inside buildings
- French army to purchase 300 mini-drones
- MORE SHARK DRONES TO BE DEPLOYED ACROSS THE HUNTER
- Drones probing remote habitats
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