Prisons struggle to swat drug-smuggling drones

Prison authorities are fighting off an aerial invasion by drones being used to smuggle drugs and other contraband into Victorian jails while the system has been in lockdown during the coronavirus pandemic. The airdrops, containing packages of pharmaceutical-grade narcotics and street drugs such as heroin, have kept the jailhouse drug market alive after a ban…
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Coronavirus: Funding for drone firms helping to deliver COVID-19 tests and supplies

As social distancing continues, drones can offer a safe and environmentally friendly solution for delivering medical supplies. Drone companies developing methods to deliver COVID-19 tests and personal protective equipment (PPE) to hospitals and rural communities are to receive a share of government funding. Twenty projects in the UK will benefit from the £7m package which…
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The future of drones: the good, bad and ugly

    It’s no longer pie in the sky – drones have entered the mainstream. Recreationally and commercially, the uses of the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) have rapidly expanded. But while there have been welcome advances in agriculture, aerial photography, product deliveries, even racing, it’s hard to ignore the less glamorous applications. Invasive applications of…
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Scaling new safety heights with fixed-wing drone technology

Ames Construction, one of the largest family-owned general contractors in the US, has significantly improved the safety and accuracy of its surveying at a copper mining site in Arizona using technology from senseFly, a leader in fixed-wing drones. By using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), Ames Construction can now generate detailed 3D imagery of the pit…
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Help find rogue western Sydney drone

The Civil Aviation Safety Authority is asking the public for help finding a large drone reported flying close to an aircraft over western Sydney. The one metre by one metre size drone was spotted mid-flight by pilots during an approach to land at Sydney airport. Reported 6 August 2020 on Read the entire incident…
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