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The US Air Force has a new weapon called THOR that can take out swarms of drones

July 4th, 2019 at 9:28 am » Comments Off

Ding, the drone is done In recent years, small drones have made their way onto battlefields where they’ve been used to surveil US forces or drop bombs on them, prompting the US military to develop new ways to take them down. This week, the US Air Force unveiled a new tool that can be stationed […]

Watch Amazon’s all-new delivery drone zipping through the sky

June 28th, 2019 at 11:08 am » Comments Off

Amazon has taken the wraps off the latest iteration of its Prime Air delivery drone that it says could be delivering online orders to customers’ doors “in the coming months.” Considering the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) cautious approach to commercial drone deliveries, it’s a bold claim, but more on that later. First, the drone. Amazon […]

Your BMW may someday be cleaned by an aerial drone

June 22nd, 2019 at 8:13 am » Comments Off

As the auto industry contemplates the shift from sales to services, automated logistics like this new BMW car-cleaning drone are coming into focus. Automakers have been talking about a shift from new car sales towards a more service-oriented business model for some time, but for many of these car companies such a shift has proven […]

Amazon unveils a chopper-plane mashup to deliver packages

June 17th, 2019 at 12:11 pm » Comments Off

Amazon unveiled its newest drone design for its Prime Air fleet on Wednesday. (Jordan Stead / AFP) Inc. has unveiled a revolutionary new drone — part helicopter and part science-fiction aircraft — that the company expects to use for test deliveries of toothpaste and other household goods starting within months. The new device takes […]

Flying aircraft carriers could be here sooner than you think

June 7th, 2019 at 1:58 pm » Comments Off

  Kratos XQ-58A Valkyrie combat drone. Kratos and AeroVironment are teaming up to make it happen. For nearly half a decade, DARPA — the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — has been hard at work on a (not so) secret project: to build a flying aircraft carrier, a flying piloted “mother ship” capable of launching […]

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