Wingcopter drone delivery in Africa

An aerial view of the Maasai Mara in Kenya. The picture was taken from a hot air balloon. Wingcopter Partners with Siemens Healthlineers for Drone Delivery of Lab Samples in Africa by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Wingcopter GmbH has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Siemens Healthineers Middle East, Southern & Eastern […]

House To Ban All DJI, AirMap Shutting Down Their LAANC…

Welcome to your weekly UAS News update. This week, we have three stories for you. The first one is a concerning one: the House Bill that threatens a complete DJI ban everywhere in the country. We also have AirMap shutting down their business, and then the Drone Privacy Battle is going on and heading to […]

Report reveals vast impact if US blacklisting of DJI drones spreads

It will come as no surprise to DroneDJ readers that political efforts have been afoot – and gaining momentum – to blacklist drones made by global leader DJI for the threats they allegedly pose of leaking user data to the spying eyes of officials in China. A new report offers an indication of just how steep – and expensive – that […]

Drone News of the Week June 2 DRONELIFE

Read or listen to all of the headlines in one place: excerpts from the DRONELIFE drone news of the week ending June 2, 2023.  Click on the titles below for the full story. Continue reading below, or listen: FAA Acting Administrator Billy Nolen to Join eVTOL Aircraft Manufacturer Archer Aviation Reuters has reported that FAA […]

When bloodthirsty AI drone ‘killed’ its human operator during tests

The dangers of AI are making headlines once again. Earlier this week, leaders from OpenAI, Google DeepMind, and other artificial intelligence labs came out with a warning that future AI systems could be as deadly as pandemics and nuclear weapons. And now, we are hearing about a test simulated by the US Air Force where […]

Double Box Tail Drone DBT Aero 3D Printed Swyft

DBT Aero Holds Successful Flight of Swyft 3D Printed Drone by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Emerging aircraft leader DBT Aero has demonstrated its Double Box Tail (DBT) technology through the successful test flight of a 3D printed Group 1 UAS. This is the company’s third successful subscale demonstrator of their manned prototype, having […]

Long Range Drone Carbonix BARS Certification

Carbonix Obtain BARS Certification for Drone Operations by DRONELIFE Staff Writer Ian M. Crosby Australian drone company Carbonix has announced its achievement of the Basic Aviation Risk Standards (BARS) certification, an internationally recognized program establishing a standard for remotely piloted aircraft systems (RPAS) operators to aid in the risk-based management in order to guarantee thorough […]

Olean Cops Harness DJI Drone Power

In an initiative backed by the Cattaraugus Region Community Foundation (CRCF), the city Police of Olean, New York will soon add a DJI drone to their arsenal. Mayor Bill Aiello expressed his surprise at the small size of the unarmed drone. Equipped with visible light and infrared imaging cameras, the drone is a testament to […]

DJI Drones Redefine Warfare In Ukraine

A recent video chronicles a clandestine Ukrainian drone mission aimed at decimating Russian military assets with the help of civilian DJI drones. This innovative drone warfare was captured on the Eastern Front in March 2023 and uploaded to Youtube. The footage, recorded on a GoPro strapped to a Western volunteer drone operator, presents an unfiltered […]

Siemens Healthineers ropes in Wingcopter for medical drone delivery in Africa

Medical technology company Siemens Healthineers says it plans to roll out a drone delivery solution to transport laboratory diagnostics materials as well as other medical supplies in Africa. The company is joining forces with Wingcopter, a German developer and operator of delivery drones, for this initiative. Siemens Healthineers Middle East, Southern & Eastern Africa has signed […]