After eight years, the Republic of Singapore Air Force (RSAF) has declared its first advanced Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) fully operational. UAVs are typically used to gather real-time intelligence without compromising the safety of servicemen.
A balloon-assisted UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) named “Phoenix-S1,” developed by Kyushu University and Fukuoka University, Japan, has successfully brought back stratospheric aerosol samples from the altitude of 22 km and observed aerosol density at the altitude of 23 km in Antarctica on January 24, 2015.
FPS, a national parts distribution business owned by Lookers, has made UK history by delivering a car part using a drone. Continue reading
Irish sheep farmer Paul Brennan has figured how to use a drone to do a sheepdog’s job – introducing Shep the Drone. Continue reading
Solusia Air, LLC, an affiliate of Solusia Services, LLC, announced it has been awarded an exemption from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to deploy unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to perform asset audits and safety inspections for wireless and utility infrastructure firms. Solusia Air began the application process in 2014, working with JDA Aviation Technology Solutions. Continue reading
The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spent “approximately $600,000” on drones it never flew operationally, according to an audit conducted by a Justice Department watchdog and released Wednesday. Continue reading
In some remote parts of the world, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are already being field-tested for medical uses. Drones successfully delivered small aid packages after the Haitian earthquake in 2012, and in Papua New Guinea, Doctors Without Borders used them to transport dummy TB test samples from a remote village to the large coastal city of Kerema.