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UPS and CVS deliver prescription medicine via drone to US residential customers for the first time

UPS is rolling along with its drone delivery program, working with partner CVS Pharmacy to deliver prescription drugs to customer doorsteps via its newly deployed commercial drones. UPS delivered medications to two paying customers on November 1 using the Matternet M2 drone system that the logistics company is using in partnership with Matternet . UPS received approval last month from…

DASA awards £2m contracts to counter hostile drone threats

Funds will develop new technology to tackle rising security risks posed by Unmanned Air Systems The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) can today announce it has awarded nearly £2m to develop new capabilities to detect, disrupt, and defeat the hostile and malicious use of drones. Eighteen bids have been funded as part of the Countering Drones…

Drones Reunited – new website launched by the CAA

 ith over a quarter of drone owners admitting to having lost their drone, this service at dronesreunited.uk will be able to help reconnect owners with their lost devices thanks to the new UK drone registration system. Drone registration also goes live today (5/11).   LONDON, 5 November 2019: The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has…

Flying Drones and Model Aircraft: Drone Registration

Registering Registering yourself to use a drone or model aircraft Register as an organisation Resources The Drone and Model Aircraft Code Labelling your drone or model aircraft   Overview You must have two registrations in place before you fly a drone or model aircraft that’s 250g to 20kg: anyone who will fly must pass a…

US Navy uses drone to deliver supplies to submarine at sea for the first time

Outrigger Canoe Club members escort the Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Hawaii as it arrives at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, June 6, 2019. Navy Photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton Submarines with the US Navy’s Pacific Fleet rigged a drone and the sail of a submarine into a package delivery and receiving platform. A…

Focus Event 2019

3-4 December 2019, Business Design Centre, London Following a highly successful 2018 event, FOCUS, The Meeting Place for International Production, will return to the Business Design Centre London on 3/4 December 2019 for its fifth edition. The event will remain completely free to attend for industry professionals. FOCUS is aimed at all the creative screen industries – including film, TV, advertising, animation…

Amsterdam Drone Week 2019

4-6 December at RAI Amsterdam Amsterdam Drone Week Amsterdam Drone Week is the first official European platform for users, manufacturers, services and regulators, that unites the brightest and most creative minds of the UAS Industry. It is a co-created event which showcases the latest technology and helps unlock the potential of drones and discovery of…

Routescene UAV LiDAR system used to reconstruct WWII concentration camp

LiDAR vegetation penetration capability enables concentration camp visualisation The island of Alderney, a British crown dependency located 10 miles off the coast of France, was once home to a German SS concentration camp. Professor of Conflict Archaeology and Genocide Investigation at Staffordshire University in the UK, Caroline Sturdy Colls travelled with her team to the…

The Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill

191028_UnmannedAircraftBill This covers Airspace Change Proposals, Air Traffic Services and Unmanned Aircraft.   What these notes do These Explanatory Notes relate to the Air Traffic Management and Unmanned Aircraft Bill [HL] as introduced in the House of Lords on 22 October 2019 (HL Bill 17). ● These Explanatory Notes have been prepared by the Department…