Airbus, Munich Airport to offer cities full-range AAM solutions

Airbus AAM eVTOL

European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is teaming up with Munich Airport International in a project to offer a full range of advanced air mobility (AAM) solutions – from electric vertical takeoff and landing craft (eVTOL) to vertiport infrastructure – to cities and regions around the globe looking to develop looming next generation aircraft services like air taxis.

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Kenya turns to drones to enforce construction regulations to battle building collapses

Officials in Kenya will be deploying drones over construction sites across the country as part of a monitoring program to both ensure full compliance with building codes, in addition to cracking down on contractors working without proper permits.

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Ukraine drone drops grenade on Russian doing ‘number two’

In case anyone needed additional proof of just how grim and merciless the invasion of Ukraine has become, contributors to a few Reddit subreddits have helpfully provided new evidence. Yesterday, a video was posted featuring footage from a purported Ukraine drone as it hovers over, then drops a grenade near a Russian soldier as he tries to empty his bowels – immediately generating bountiful commentary, none of it sympathetic.

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Skydio expands drone insurance plan to cover X2 enterprise users

Skydio is expanding its drone insurance policy to protect X2 enterprise users against accidental damages from collisions, water damage, and unrecoverable landings.

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DJI SmartFarm mobile app for Agras agricultural drones sees global rollout

DJI has expanded the availability of its mobile app dedicated to the Agras line of agricultural drones. The previously Chinese-only DJI SmartFarm app now supports English, Japanese, and Thai languages, too.

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US bill seeks to give remote military drone operators tax-free combat status

In a move that may get Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk, and other Internal Revenue Service-averse billionaires contemplating a move into the armed forces, legislation has been tabled in the US seeking to extend many remote operators of military drones the same tax-exempt combat compensation that troops in combat battle receive.

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