September 13

A couple of weeks ago climate change activists, who are part of the Extinction Rebellion movement, had announced that they would be using toy drones to disrupt air traffic at Heathrow Airport in the UK today. The operation was called Heathrow Pause. However, British police made a number of arrests leading up to the planned disruption and also used jamming technology to prevent drones from taking off earlier today.

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September 12

Yates Electrospace Corporation has released its Silent Arrow tactical resupply drone made to carry over 1,600 pounds to soldiers and first responders. The drone folds into itself for easy transport and a minimum set-up time required.

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An Aussie couple has been locked up in Iran after an illegal drone flight earlier this year. The couple along with another woman is looking at a ten-year plus sentence for the drone flight that would change their life forever.

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DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, and Delair, a leading provider of visual data management solutions for enterprise, today announced a partnership that will see the two companies collaborate on enhanced and integrated solutions for visual data collection and analysis for businesses. The partnership will include an agreement for Delair to sell DJI products through its worldwide sales channel, along with launching a relationship to build compatibility across platforms.

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Drone delivery company Flirtey has released its new delivery drone and drone station at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., with Senator Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) present. The new drone system brings improvements to Flirtey‘s already active drone delivery system.

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September 11

DJI Spark and DJI Mavic are now permanent part of LAPD’s arsenal

DJI Spark and DJI Mavic drone models are a permanent part of LAPD’s arsenal since Tuesday this week, despite opposition from privacy advocates who are afraid that the unmanned aircraft will become a spying tool for the LA police force.

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