Yesterday, a lengthy and very well researched article was posted by The Guardian about the mystery of the Gatwick drone. If you have been curious to learn all the details, I would recommend you read it. If however, you’re short on time, the conclusion basically is that the Gatwick drone is our version of the ‘monster of Loch Ness.’ Seen by many, but no evidence to be found.
In the United Kingdom, a man who used his drone to spy on his ex-girlfriend and her friend has been sentenced to jail for 16 weeks. In addition to his jail sentence, John McDermott, 42, of Birch Court, Connah’s Quay, Flintshire, was also banned from owning or using a drone in Holywell and Trelawnyd indefinitely.
A group working to set up a Drone Emergency Medical Airbridge between Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly in the United Kingdom to support the current medical supply chain of the National Health Service ( NHS) has received a share of £33 million ($43.5 million USD) in funding from the UK government to use drones to address major global challenges. As part of this project, drones will be used to deliver test kits for PPE and COVID-19.
In the United Kingdom, a drone and a hovercraft were used to save a man who was more than a half-mile out at sea. Thermal cameras on drones can make a crucial difference in the ability to quickly find a person, especially when it is already dark.
Looking at the devastating use of unmanned aircraft in the fighting between Azerbaijan and Armenia in the battle for the Nagorno-Karabakh enclave, experts warn that drone swarms would overwhelm the British army.
In the United Kingdom, fixed-wing drones are used to deliver coronavirus kit between hospitals in Essex. The drones will carry blood tests and personal protective equipment.
In the United Kingdom, the Thames Valley to the west of London will be the site of what is expected to be the world’s first commercial ‘super-highway’ drone corridor in open and unrestricted airspace according to plans submitted to the UK’s Civil Aviation Authority. Operated and managed by Altitude Angel, the site will be available to support fully automated drone flights beyond visual line-of-sight (BVLOS) from any drone company which completes a series of basic technical integrations which, crucially, don’t require specialist hardware on-board the drone.
A DJI Matrice drone was used by the Nottinghamshire Police’s Drone Unit to find a missing 10-year-old boy, who fled his home after a family argument. The boy had left his house in Mansfield in the UK without any shoes on the police said.
In the UK, a one-year-old bulldog was located by a thermal drone after it was hit by a car, swam across the River Don, and survived in the wild for 48 hours despite having a leg that was broken in two places.
Drone photos show a huge response from emergency crews to water search for a missing teen at the Lakeside Shopping Centre 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.