Dublin Airport flights suspended after pilot spots drone
Operations at Dublin Airport were suspended for 30 minutes after a pilot reported a drone flying above the airfield. Planes were grounded and incoming flights diverted after the incident at around 11.30am on Thursday. Dublin Airport said the Irish Aviation Authority (IAA) ordered a 30-minute suspension in line with official protocols for drone sightings. No…
Saudi finalises drone regulation after security alarm
Saudi Arabia was finalising regulation for the use of recreational drones, state media said Sunday, after a toy aircraft sparked security alarm as it hovered close to royal palaces in Riyadh.
Buhari inaugurates locally made drone, visits Katsina
President Muhammadu Buhari yesterday in Kaduna inaugurated a new drone developed by the Nigeria Air Force (NAF) for intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance. The Unmarked Areal Vehicle, named Tsaigumi, was to boost the capacity of the military. According to him, the technological feat is an indication that there is potential to apply the same innovative…
Osinbajo cautions against over-regulation of drones
Acting President Yemi Osinbajo on Monday cautioned aviation authorities against over-regulation of unmanned air vehicles (drones) in the country, saying that doing so may discourage investors.
Drone kills two Qaeda suspects in Yemen
The attack took place on Saturday night in Wadhie, a region in the southern province of Abyan, the official said.
Iran bans drones in Tehran after device shot down
Iranian officials have banned the flying of all private drones over Tehran after two recent incidents led to one of the devices being shot down near the supreme leader's office.
New Zealand makes world's first pizza drone delivery
The world's first pizza drone delivery was claimed on Wednesday by the New Zealand division of fast food giant Domino's, as it looks to grab a slice of a potentially hot future market.
Medical delivery drones take flight over Rwanda
"Three, two, one, launch!" And with that, catapulted from a ramp, the small fixed-wing drone buzzes into the air towards its pre-programmed destination, the Kabgayi hospital two kilometres away.
Google parent Alphabet unit to drop burritos by drone
A team at Google parent Alphabet working on unmanned aerial systems this month will try delivering burritos by drone on a college campus in Virginia.