China’s getting into the UAV game in a big way. Well, really, the only way it knows how: by closely mimicking the existing technology of a foreign power and slapping a new name on it. Say hello to the MQ-1 Preda—I mean, Cai Hong-4 “Rainbow”. Read more.
Nato is investing in its intelligence gathering, spending more than £1bn ($1.7bn) on new unmanned spy planes or drones.
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No one said the road to The Hackaday Prize would be easy. Many of us have been following [Peter McCloud] as he vies for the Hackaday Prize with Goliath – A Gas Powered Quadcopter. [Peter] literally hit a snag on Monday: his own belts.
Peter had hoped to be performing tied down hover tests by Monday afternoon. Weather and a set of fouled spark plugs conspired against him though
Meet Ram. It rams things it doesn’t like. Meet Drone. It buzzes around and films things it sometimes shouldn’t. Ram meet drone