Top Drone Manufacturers: DRONEII Releases Report

European drone research firm DRONEII has released a new report naming the top drone manufacturers in the world.   While the number one company won’t surprise anyone, the second two may be less obvious

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DJI Responds to DOI Memo: Grounding Fleet Was “Never About National Security”

Today, the world’s largest drone manufacturer, DJI responds to Department of the Interior memo recommending that department heads purchase U.S

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Australian Pro Surfer's Very Close Call With Shark Captured In Drone Footage – HuffPost

Australian Pro Surfer’s Very Close Call With Shark Captured In Drone Footage  HuffPostAustralian pro surfer Matt Wilkinson’s narrow escape from shark caught on camera  The GuardianDrone alerts surfer as great white shark circles him off Australia coast, video shows  Miami HeraldDrone captures moment shark swam within inches of unsuspecting surfer  MSN UKPro surfer has a close call with a shark  Yahoo NewsView Full Coverage on Google News

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Matt Wilkinson: Former pro-surfer survives close call with shark

Australian surfer Matt Wilkinson was alerted to the shark by lifeguards using a drone.

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Australian pro surfer Matt Wilkinson's narrow escape from shark caught on camera – The Guardian

Australian pro surfer Matt Wilkinson’s narrow escape from shark caught on camera  The GuardianSurfer’s very close shark encounter filmed by drone  msnNOWLife-saving drone spots massive shark swimming just inches from surfer  New York Post Shark circles world championship surfer in Australia in astonishing near-miss  Guardian NewsDrone Operators in Australia Help Pro Surfer Stave Off Potential Shark Attack  msnNOWView Full Coverage on Google News

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“Know Before You Fly” Gets Big Support from Consumer Technology Association

“Know Before You Fly” has been one of the drone industry’s successes: a collaborative effort between commercial interests, recreational interests, and the FAA.  Know Before You Fly was started with a partnership between the FAA; the industry’s leading advocacy organization, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI); and the Academy of Model Aeronautics (AMA), […] The post “Know Before You Fly” Gets Big Support from Consumer Technology Association appeared first on DRONELIFE

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U.S. Department of the Interior to Use U.S. Manufactured Drones

After the fleet of U.S

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Typhoon-Tough Turbines Withstand Wild Winds

It’s really beginning to feel as though the problem of climate change is a huge boulder rolling down a steep hill, and we have the Sisyphean task of trying to reverse it. While we definitely need to switch as much of the planet over to clean, green energy as soon as possible, the deployment should be strategic. You know, solar panels in sunny places, and wind turbines in windy places. And for the most part, we’re already doing that.
A test unit in Okinawa, Japan. Image via Challenergy
In the meantime, there are also natural disasters to deal with, some of which

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Drone Delivery Canada Explores New Markets in Kenya

Toronto-based Drone Delivery Canada is taking its business concept to Kenya. Under an agreement brokered by Air Canada, the company will work with Kenyan startup Astral Aerial Solutions Limited to grow the African nation’s drone delivery market

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Everdrone Captures European Patent to Improve Drone Safety

Swedish drone company Everdrone has landed its first patent from the European Patent Office. The patent combines vision technology with drones to allow UAVs to fly “safely and accurately in low altitude airspace where obstacles such as buildings and vegetation are often present

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