Category: Drone Industry News

DJI release latest Enterprise drone, the Phantom 4 RTK

DJI release latest Enterprise drone, the Phantom 4 RTK Today, in an unexpected turn of events, DJI has revealed the arrival of the much-anticipated Phantom 4 RTK – a platform that is set to change the game for construction and building surveyors across multiple commercial applications. With a brand-new RTK module fitted into the top …

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Texo DSI Receives Expanded CAA Flight Permissions in UK Industry-First

Texo DSI Receives Expanded CAA Flight Permissions in UK Industry-First This month, Texo Drone Survey and Inspection Ltd (Texo DSI) announced the Civil Aviation Authority’s (CAA) approval of their Operational Safety Case Vol 3 (OSC) – awarding them the most comprehensive set of congested area commercial flight permissions ever granted in the UK. As owners …

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Cranfield University announces plans for world-leading research role in Autonomous Systems and AI

Cranfield University announces plans for world-leading research role in Autonomous Systems and AI Last week, Cranfield University published plans for the Professorship in Autonomous Systems and Artificial Intelligence. Sponsored by technology leader BAE Systems, the esteemed research leadership role aims to combine advanced research in UAV’s, Space and AI. Julia Sutcliffe, Chief Technology Officer, BAE …

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Uplift Drones introduces ‘Online PfCO’ CAA drone training course

Uplift Drones introduces ‘Online PfCO’ CAA drone training course Last week, we launched the newest addition to our distinguished drone training portfolio, the Online PfCO course. The Online PfCO is an all-inclusive, CAA approved drone training course that leads to the student’s NQE recommendation for the Permission for Commercial Operations (PfCO). Created by our expert …

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Plans for world’s first indoor surveillance drone revealed

Plans for world’s first indoor surveillance drone revealed Two of Europe’s top tech companies have partnered together to reportedly power the world’s first-ever indoor autonomous surveillance drone system. The unmanned machine prototype is reportedly able to carry out its own patrol route through corridors and different rooms of a building, while monitoring aspects of the …

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DJI launch ground-breaking Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom

DJI launch ground-breaking Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom Hot off the back of their “See the Bigger Picture” event in New York yesterday, we can now reveal that DJI have released the newest additions to the Mavic Series, the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom. With both being labelled as ‘firsts’ for …

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The CAA Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 comes into effect TODAY

The CAA Air Navigation (Amendment) Order 2018 comes into effect TODAY Here’s everything you need to know about the regulation amendments: A new set of laws regarding drones have come into force today – affecting a number of areas of the Air Navigation Order (ANO 2016) that can now be cited as the Air Navigation …

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Scottish Climber Rescued Thanks to the Help of DJI Mavic Drone in Himalayas

Scottish Climber Rescued Thanks to the Help of DJI Mavic Drone in Himalayas A Scottish climber that spent 36 hours alone near a Himalayan mountain’s summit has been rescued thanks to the help of a DJI Mavic drone. 63-year-old Rick Allen had been feared dead after falling from an ice cliff when returning from a …

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Amazon Receives Patent for Hijack-proof Delivery Drones

Amazon Receives Patent for Hijack-proof Delivery Drones Amazon has finally received a patent for hijack-proof delivery drones, two years after first filing one. The American electronic commerce and cloud computing company filed a patent under the title “Hostile takeover avoidance of unmanned vehicles” two years ago which was finally approved last week. According to reports …

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Uplift Drones Launch New Price Match Promise Scheme

Uplift Drones Launch New Price Match Promise Scheme Here at Uplift Drones, we pride ourselves on always trying to provide the best experience for our customers, as without you, where would we be? And while we think that we already provide some of the best prices around, because we want to continue giving the best …

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Drone Regulations in the UK – What You Need to Know

Drone Regulations in the UK – What You Need to Know Have you just bought or are looking to buy your first drone? If so, it’s important to remember that while drones are fantastic to use, there are still drone regulations and laws that need to be followed to operate them safely in public spaces. …

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Vodafone Develops Drone Detection System

Vodafone Develops Drone Detection System British telecommunications giant Vodafone have reportedly developed a drone detection system in the hope of stopping rogue devices from interfering with buildings, including power plants and prisons. As drone technology continues to improve, several organisations have voiced their concern about the potential of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV’s) causing security risks …

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DJI’s ‘See The Bigger Picture’ Event Delayed Following Mavic Pro II ‘Leak’

DJI ‘See The Bigger Picture’ Event Delayed Following Mavic Pro II ‘Leak’ DJI continue to amaze us with the drones they produce year after year. And when the company announced an exclusive event last month, we were all hoping this was the date we would finally get to see the highly anticipated DJI Mavic Pro …

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5 Reasons to Train with Uplift Drones

Thinking of Commercial Drone Training? Here’s 5 Reasons to Train with Uplift Drones That’s it, you’ve made the decision to get your CAA Permission of Commercial Operations (PfCO). You’re one step closer to becoming a commercial drone pilot. But with the drone industry continuing to grow at an astonishing rate, more and more companies are …

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The Challenges for UK Drone Operators and NQEs with the Implementation of EASA Regulations

The Challenges for UK Drone Operators and NQEs with the Implementation of EASA Regulations Background On the 28th of June the European Council adopted new aviation safety rules – The “basic regulation” as it is known will bring all UAS under 150kg under the EASA regulations, rather than member states or National Aviation Authorities. The …

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Australia Invests £3.9 billion in High-Tech Drones

Australia Invests £3.9 billion in High-Tech Drones Australia is set to invest more than £3.9 billion (AUS$7 billion) to purchase and develop high-tech drones (US) to monitor waters including the South China Sea. According to reports, the drones – which are high-altitude, long endurance aircrafts – can support missions for up to 24 hours and …

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Drones could fix Britain’s pothole problem in the future, scientist suggests

Drones could fix Britain’s pothole problem in the future, scientist suggests Scientists have predicted that Britain’s roads could be fixed and repaired by an army of drones in the future – saying the operation could be performed in ‘about a minute.’ According to University College London Professor, Mark Miodownik, the innovative idea would see a …

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Drone Users Advised to Stop Flying their Drones over Moorland Fire

Drone Users Advised to Stop Flying their Drones over Moorland Fire Lancashire Fire Service have told drone users in the county to stop flying their drones over the enormous moorland fire to avoid a potential collision with helicopters trying to tackle the blaze. According to the service, three drones have been sighted over the blaze …

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