Archive for drones – Page 161

South Africa: We Never Actually Banned Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 09, 2014

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has released a notice stating that the reported ban on unmanned aerial systems (UAS) is, in fact, not true. ‘SACAA has never issued any specific notice or regulation banning the use of unmanned [Read More]

Cartels Using Drones to Traffic Narcotics

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 03, 2014

Drug cartels in Mexico and Latin America are reportedly constructing lightweight unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for the purpose of smuggling narcotics into the U.S. According to a report on Motherboard, UAS are cheaper to produce and not as easily detected [Read More]

South Africa Places Immediate Ban on Camera Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on June 02, 2014

The South African Civil Aviation Authority (SACAA) has outlawed the use of camera-equipped unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in the country. According to a Screen Africa report, the SACAA made its decision, effective immediately, based on the lack of knowledge and [Read More]

Drones Deliver Soda to Construction Workers Throughout Singapore

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 12, 2014

Marketing communications company Ogilvy & Mather Singapore (O&M) conceptualized a project for Coca-Cola Singapore in which unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) delivered thousands of cans of Coke to more than 2,500 construction workers throughout Singapore. According to O&M, the project, which [Read More]

U.K. Airline to Inspect Fleet with Drones

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 09, 2014

British airline easyJet has announced that it will be using unmanned aerial systems (UAS) to assist in external inspections of its collection of Airbus jets. The airline is working with CopterCraft, a provider of multi-rotor aerial solutions for videos and [Read More]

Drones Are Not Welcome in Yosemite

Posted by Betsy Lillian on May 06, 2014

The National Park Service (NPS) is advising visitors that the use of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) is prohibited within the boundaries of Yosemite National Park due to regulations outlined in the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR). Specifically, the NPS says [Read More]

Drones Are Helping U.K. Criminals Burglarize Marijuana Farms

Posted by UAO Staff on April 24, 2014

Entrepreneurial criminals in the U.K. are using unmanned aerial vehicles equipped with heat-seeking cameras to find marijuana farms in order to pilfer the crops. One criminal claims that he took inspiration from the thermal-imaging cameras employed by police helicopters to [Read More]

Archaeologist Utilizes Drones to Track Artifact Looting in Jordan

Posted by UAO Staff on April 16, 2014

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being deployed by an archaeologist to monitor looting of ancient Dead Sea sites in Jordan. Morag Kersel, an archaeologist at Chicago-based DePaul University, is conducting a five-year survey to track incremental fluctuations in illegal digging, [Read More]

Drones Ready to Help in Aftermath of Washington State Mudslide

Posted by UAO Staff on April 01, 2014

Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are waiting in the wings if the mudslide disaster in Oso, Wash., worsens. Insitu, a UAV manufacturer owned by Boeing and based in Bingen, Wash., has drones at the ready that could be deployed to monitor [Read More]

Scientists Utilize Drones to Study Atmosphere in Antarctica

Posted by UAO Staff on March 24, 2014

Researchers are using unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Antarctica to explore a region in the atmosphere that affects weather and climate. Under the Antarctic automatic weather station program, which is led by the University of Wisconsin-Madison, scientists are employing both [Read More]