It flies: Volocopter drone takes off in public for the first time

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Germany-based urban air mobility solutions (UAM) company Volocopter has successfully completed the first public flight demonstration of its electric heavy-lift drone, VoloDrone. The three-minute test flight was planned in collaboration with logistics company DB Schenker to showcase how delivery drones can be integrated into the logistics supply chain for end-to-end cargo transport.

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Drone flies blood samples to speed up emergency medical care [Video]

A Wingcopter drone recently flew a distance of 16 miles (26 kilometers), transporting blood samples nearly twice as fast as ground-based vehicles, to showcase how the use of drones could improve emergency medical care in rural areas significantly.

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Germany inks deal creating four models of future UAM activity

The German government has signed accords with authorities in four localities designed to kick the nation’s urban air mobility UAM) development into higher gear. The move follows efforts across Europe, Asia, and by some US states to both enhance and coordinate emerging means of UAM at faster rates.

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Check out this world-record drone light show over Berlin Olympic Park

Our readers love a good drone show. And while this one isn’t the most dazzling display of lights we’ve seen, it does have some new ideas and set a Guinness world record: Most consecutive formations by a single group of drones.

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Yemeni men appeal US drone strikes in a German court

Two Yemeni men have appealed their case to a German court after they alleged their relatives were killed in US drone strikes that took off from the US-operated Ramstein Air Base in Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany.

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Germany’s Euro Hawk drone to be placed in the Berlin museum

Germany’s Euro Hawk drone is set to be delivered to the Bundeswehr Military History Museum in Berlin after a rocky lifetime. While the airframe heads to the museum, the rest of the parts are being transferred to NATO for use as spare parts.

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