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DJI R&D had dreams of drones fighting fire by the thousands in ‘aerial aqueduct’

April 25th, 2019 at 11:56 am » Comments Off

  While the world watched in shock as part of Notre Dame cathedral burned, few realized the surprising roles machines played in the incident. Sadly, a possible computer glitch may have been responsible for the fire. But technology was also crucial to the recovery efforts. French firefighters used DJI drones to survey the blaze and […]

This attack helicopter can launch drones from midair

April 24th, 2019 at 11:24 am » Comments Off

Twin Attack Helicopter American aerospace manufacturer MD Helicopters just announced details of its upcoming MD 969 Twin Attack Helicopter at a military trade show in Nashville, Tennessee. In the rear of the fuselage of the helicopter, The Drive reports, a munitions guiding system pops out to deploy seven payloads ranging from powered missiles to small […]

Google just beat Amazon to launching one of the first drone delivery services

April 15th, 2019 at 8:12 am » Comments Off

A Wing delivery drone Google just beat Amazon to launching one of the first drone delivery services The Alphabet startup Wing has secured approval for one of the world’s first drone delivery services. The service is set to officially launch in Canberra, Australia, after securing approval from Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority following a successful […]

ADIFO: The hyper-agile, omnidirectional, supersonic flying saucer

April 3rd, 2019 at 11:36 am » Comments Off

ADIFO could resurrect the idea of flying saucers, promising extreme speed, efficiency and aerial agility At low speed, it operates like a quadcopter, at high speed, it’s a jet-propelled, highly efficient supersonic aircraft whose entire body acts as a low-drag wing. Those are the claims of the Romanian creators of this flying saucer that’s designed […]

Disposable delivery drones pass test with US Marines

April 3rd, 2019 at 11:25 am » Comments Off

The one-time use drones can carry more than 1,000 pounds of supplies. The US military is testing delivery drones that can transport supplies over long distances and be thrown away after each use. Made of cheap plywood, the bigger version of the two gliders being tested can carry over 700 kilograms, or roughly 1800 pounds. […]

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