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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