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New Indian HAPS Drone Announced After Recent Drone Incursion Into China

Indian navy UAV Heron, Credit: Wikimedia Commons Normally I try to avoid writing stories about military drone use, generally speaking there are negative undertones that are hard to avoid, however in this case I have to make an exception. Why? For two reasons, first, some of the drone technology in question is pretty [...]

By |2017-12-08T01:37:57+00:00December 7th, 2017|Drones, Military, Uncategorized|Comments Off on New Indian HAPS Drone Announced After Recent Drone Incursion Into China

10,000 Passengers Left Stranded in China after Drone Incident

I've got a bit more detail on the recent Chinese flight disruption. We now know of at least one arrest. I wouldn't be surprised if we see more to follow. Just consider the monetary damage of 10,000 passengers left stranded. An illegal flying stunt of a group of four drones caused more than 60 flights [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:23:33+00:00April 26th, 2017|Drone Law, Drones|Comments Off on 10,000 Passengers Left Stranded in China after Drone Incident

Chinese Flights Being Disrupted By Consumer Drones

I've written a number of articles discussing the dangers of operating a drone near airports before, but all of these articles have really had US focus. Now, it seems like China is dealing with the same problem. Authorities in Chengdu in Sichuan province have vowed to crack down on illegal use of drones after the city’s [...]

By |2017-04-23T16:55:13+00:00April 24th, 2017|Drones, Safety|Comments Off on Chinese Flights Being Disrupted By Consumer Drones

Qihoo Hack Shows How A DJI Phantom Can Be Remotely Hacked And Commandeered

Jason Reagan of DroneLife recently wrote an interesting piece titled "Chinese Researchers Uncover Drone GPS Hack Threat," where he discusses the broken GPS standard and it's impact on drones and drone security. It opens up an important discussion because it means geofencing is no longer a viable anti-drone security measure. (Even though DJI has already [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:24+00:00September 19th, 2015|Drone Technology, Drones, Safety|Comments Off on Qihoo Hack Shows How A DJI Phantom Can Be Remotely Hacked And Commandeered

Does The Chinese Drone Market Indicate Things To Come In The US?

When surveying the drone markets globally, China has one of the fastest growing markets. China is experiencing many of the same trends we are experiencing here, drone technology is rapidly improving and pricing is rapidly declining. In China, the rapid market growth and commercial acceptance has led to a serious shortage of certified drone pilots. Is this shortage [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:27+00:00September 15th, 2015|Drones, Opinion|Comments Off on Does The Chinese Drone Market Indicate Things To Come In The US?

Uber’s Latest Gimmick “Drone Delivered Ice Cream In Shenzen, China”

Not to be left out of drone mania, Uber, the popular taxi replacement service, used drones in their latest marketing gimmick. This time, drones delivered ice cream in Shenzhen. Uber, the ever-expanding app-driven taxi alternative, has a keen eye for clever publicity. In Washington, DC, where the author resides, Uber has held multiple promotions involving [...]

By |2017-08-31T15:24:35+00:00August 5th, 2015|Drones|Comments Off on Uber’s Latest Gimmick “Drone Delivered Ice Cream In Shenzen, China”

In China, Drones Are Used to Curb Cheating on College Entrance Exams

You might think we take the SATs seriously, but the Chinese educational authorities are taking it to a whole new level. Similar to the SAT, performance on Chinese college entrance exams have a major impact on where students are placed for college. This, in turn has an impact on future employment choices. As a side [...]

By |2015-06-10T18:54:32+00:00June 10th, 2015|Drone Law, Drones|Comments Off on In China, Drones Are Used to Curb Cheating on College Entrance Exams