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Maybe, but ...

There is an interesting article in the Globe and Mail about leveraging defence procurement to improve our (rather sorry) national level of innovation. The article was written by Christyn Cianfarani, president of the… 867 more words

Defence Policy

Firefighting drone serves as a reminder to be careful with crowdfunding campaigns

I found what could very well be the most amazing crowdfunding campaign ever: an Indiegogo campaign for the world’s first firefighting drone from MicroMultiCopters Aero Technology (MMC). 1,300 more words


That drone that hit a British Airways plane might have been a plastic bag

On Sunday, April 17, it was reported that a British Airways flight arriving from Geneva collided with a small consumer drone at London’s Heathrow Airport. The plane suffered no damage, according to… 216 more words

C'mon UOW, Lets Drone Race!

I’m going to introduce this post in relation to the current problems that arise when I say we can’t race drones around the University of Wollongong, or even Australia for that matter and argue some points that I’ve found interesting. 951 more words


"Drone" crashes into plane headed for Heathrow landing

An object believed to be a drone crashed into a British Airways flight from Geneva as it came in for landing at a London airport on Sunday afternoon. 863 more words


Quadcopter Insanity

I already dislike quadcopters for many reasons—noise, invasiveness, general uselessness. But most of them are small and harmless.

Peter McCloud has a bigger, much worse idea: at 240 pounds, the 30 horsepower “Goliath” is a monster. 63 more words


Sub 2kg drone law amendments

Australia’s Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA), the main body in charge of investigating and regulating air traffic safety, have recently outlined some changes to current rules and regulations surrounding the use of UAV’s for commercial work. 13 more words