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  • Drone from Syria approaches Israel, intercepted by missile

    Drone from Syria approaches Israel, intercepted by missile

    An Israeli Patriot missile intercepted a drone from Syria that approached the Jewish state’s disputed border with Syria near the Golan Heights on Saturday. The aerial vehicle was demolished before it entered the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights, a military spokesperson told Xinhua news agency. “The IDF (Israel Defence Forces) intercepted a UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) that...

    November 11, 2017
  • Pakistan Army downs Indian drone

    Pakistan Army downs Indian drone

    The Pakistan Army has said it had shot down an Indian “spy” drone along the Line of Control (LoC), the media reported on Saturday. “Indian quadcopter spying across LoC in Rakhchikri sector shot down by Pakistan Army shooters,” Asif Ghafoor, Director General of the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR), tweeted late Friday. The ISPR chief also...

    October 28, 2017
  • Chinese couple held in Varanasi for flying drone, let off

    Chinese couple held in Varanasi for flying drone, let off

    A Chinese couple was held here for flying a drone equipped with a high definition camera during the famous Ganga Aarti but was let off after a probe, police said on Wednesday. After the drone was spotted flying late on Tuesday over the Aarti venue at the Rajendra Prasad Ghat and despite announcements on the...

    October 4, 2017
  • Engineer develops drone capable of planting 1bn trees

    Engineer develops drone capable of planting 1bn trees

    An Australian engineer has revealed a plan to combat deforestation by developing drones capable of planting one billion trees every year. Susan Graham revealed on Sunday that she had developed a drone capable of scanning the land for ideal places to grow trees then launch seeds into the soil, reports Xinhua news agency. According to UN data,...

    June 25, 2017
  • New NASA tech to help drones make safe emergency landing

    New NASA tech to help drones make safe emergency landing

    NASA scientists are building technology to help drones land safely in case these unmanned aircraft systems suddenly develop mechanical problems. A crash-landing software for drones developed by Patricia Glaab, an aerospace technologist at NASA Langley Research Center, and her fellow NASA colleague and husband, Lou Glaab, could help drones automatically spot the best places to...

    May 29, 2017
  • Saudi Arabia launches new drone programme

    Saudi Arabia launches new drone programme

    Saudi Arabia has unveiled a new drone programme Saqr 1, officials said on Thursday. Launched by the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology with highly advanced techniques, Saqr 1 is equipped with a KA-SAT satellite communication system that gives superiority privilege to this drone, Xinhua news agency reported. It can fly for a range...

    May 11, 2017
  • US drone strikes kill 7 Al Qaida suspects in Yemen

    US drone strikes kill 7 Al Qaida suspects in Yemen

    Two US drone strikes have killed at least seven suspected Al Qaida operatives in Yemen's northeastern province of Marib, a security official said on Wednesday. "Two Al Qaida leaders, Saleh al-Awlaki and Saeed Ba-Kadir, were targeted and killed along with five others in two separate airstrikes late on Tuesday night," the official told Xinhua news...

    April 19, 2017
  • Chinese firm to set up 1st drone factory in Middle East

    Chinese firm to set up 1st drone factory in Middle East

    Saudi Arabia has permitted a Chinese firm to set up a factory to manufacture hunter-killer aerial drones for the first time in the Middle East, in a boost to China's drone manufacturing industry. Saudi Arabia's key science and technology organisation has confirmed that one of the deals sealed during Saudi King Salman's visit to China...

    March 26, 2017
  • Indian-origin researcher tweaks drones for moving targets

    Indian-origin researcher tweaks drones for moving targets

    What if a drone delivers a mouth-watering pizza right in your car as you wait at the red signal and fly ahead? In a bid to make drones technology more potent, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher is teaching unmanned aerial vehicles to land on moving targets. Using fuzzy logic, researchers at University of...

    February 25, 2017
  • Indian-origin researcher tweaks drones for moving targets

    Indian-origin researcher tweaks drones for moving targets

    What if a drone delivers a mouth-watering pizza right in your car as you wait at the red signal and fly ahead? In a bid to make drones technology more potent, a team led by an Indian-origin researcher is teaching unmanned aerial vehicles to land on moving targets. Using fuzzy logic, researchers at University of...

    February 25, 2017