The drone market is undergoing a radical transition towards smaller robot aircraft, mainly under the impulse of new software tools and “surprisingly powerful surveillance sensors,” according to an article that appeared in the National Defense magazine,The article explains that after having been mostly used for tactical goals in the military field, smaller UAVs are evolving towa ...

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Asian predatory hornets that started invading France over a decade ago must now be wary of drones – UAVs, that is.Accidentally introduced in France in 2004 in a shipment of pottery from China, Vespa velutina feeds, among other things, off domestic bees (apis mellifera) it attacks as they leave the hives, thus decimating the colonies. So far, Asian hornets have infested at least ...

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From January to March 2016, a drone delivered sporting goods and medication to a station in the Bavarian commune of Reit im Winkl, Germany, for a total of 130 loading and unloading cycles.DHL Parcel carried out the test with its third generation Parcelcopter. The modified drone made deliveries in a mountain environment which presented true “geographical and meteorological chall ...

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Budgetary constraints are driving private and semi-governmental – and even public – security agencies to consider purchasing industrial or commercial drones (as opposed to lower-end consumer "toy" type models) rather than military models for surveillance activities, in both urban and non-urban areas, in the context of border control, anti-terrorism, anti-drug, or anti-smuggling ...

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The 9th edition of DefExpo 2016, a land, naval and internal homeland security systems exhibition kicked off on 28th March in Goa inaugurated by India’s Defence Minister, Manohar Parrikar. While the last edition of the event saw 232 companies from 32 countries, this year it includes a much wider participation. As many as 1055 companies from 47 countries and 224 delegations from ...

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Protective armors and vests have evolved from cumbersome metal armors in the middle ages to synthetic fabrics devised in labs in the 20th century. However, their purpose remains the same, to tackle a bullet. For any material to make a successful anti-ballistic vest it must possess certain properties. Tremendous strength and energy absorption capacity is crucial to help resist t ...

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A soldier guards a checkpoint outside Srinagar International Airport in Jammu and Kashmir (2009).  The intrinsic need to protect its people and a vast labour resource has catapulted India’s homeland security sector into unprecedented growth. Dealing with terrorism and police modernisation were among the fastest growing segments in India with the annual spend of 2-3 billion do ...

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Last week Arsha Consulting was present at the 19th edition of Milipol Paris, looking to widen our range of security equipment. The biennial international security trade show covers everything security from information & communication security, civil defence, anti-terrorism, urban (public spaces) security to prison, transport, port and airport security. Our CEO, Renato Cudic ...

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Let’s not hide the reality: sourcing in developing countries is always a challenge, and sourcing in India is no exception. It could even be more complex because India does not have the best reputation in terms of quality and reliability, especially when we talk about respecting deadlines. With some humour, they call their IST time zone, for India Standard Time, the Indian Stret ...

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