Drones: News

24 May 2024


Iran releases first report on President Raisi's death

The General Staff of Iran's Armed Forces made public the first investigative report concerning the recent helicopter crash that led to the death of Iranian President Ebrahim Raisi and others.

12 May 2024


Amazon's drone delivery program faces heat hurdles in Arizona

Amazon's ambitious plan to launch a drone delivery fleet in Arizona, US is facing significant obstacles due to the state's extreme summer temperatures.

23 Apr 2024


Amazon discontinues Prime Air drone delivery service in California

Amazon has announced the cessation of its Prime Air drone delivery service in Lockeford, California.

29 Feb 2024

Red Bull Racing

Watch: World's fastest camera drone shoots Verstappen drive at 300km/h

Red Bull Motorsports has teamed up with Dutch Drone Gods and Red Bull Advanced Technologies (RBAT) to develop the world's fastest camera drone.

14 Feb 2024

Farmers Protest

What are drone tear gas launchers used on protesting farmers

In a first, the Haryana government employed drone tear smoke launchers to scatter farmers attempting to break through barricades en route to Delhi as part of their protest.

DGCA, EU aviation agency to collaborate on unmanned aircraft system

Indian aviation regulator, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the European Union Aviation Safety Agency (EASA) for cooperation in unmanned aircraft systems and innovative air mobility.

14 Apr 2023

Latest Tech News

Meet Inspire 3, DJI's camera drone costlier than an SUV 

DJI has introduced its most sophisticated camera drone ever, the Inspire 3. Designed for professional filmmakers, the drone is equipped with a Zenmuse X9-8K Air camera sensor, offering 8K video recording.

29 Nov 2022


Punjab: Another Pakistani drone shot down by BSF in Amritsar

The Border Security Force (BSF) reportedly shot down a drone on Monday that had allegedly entered Punjab's Amritsar district from Pakistan.

11 Nov 2022


Amazon's latest drone will deliver packages even during rain

Amazon has unveiled its upcoming delivery drone called the MK30, which is scheduled to launch in 2024.

17 Oct 2022

Russia-Ukraine crisis

Blasts rock Ukraine capital Kyiv second time in a week

The Shevchenkivskyi district of Ukraine's capital Kyiv was on Monday rocked by alleged Russian drone strikes for the second time in a week, leaving several residential buildings damaged.

24 Sep 2022

3D Printing

These mind-blowing bee-inspired drones can 3D-print buildings

A swarm of drones is busy rebuilding a bridge that collapsed during an earthquake... No, this is not the beginning of a chapter in a dystopian fiction.

01 Sep 2022


In a first, Taiwan shoots down Chinese drone: Report

In a first such incident, the military forces of Taiwan shot down an unidentified drone that had entered its airspace near the Chinese coast on Thursday.

23 Jul 2022

United Kingdom

UK announces largest drone superhighway: How's India boosting similar technology?

The United Kingdom, in the next two years, is expected to have the world's largest autonomous drone superhighway.

29 May 2022

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K Police shoots down Pakistani drone carrying explosives in Kathua

According to Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) police, a drone carrying explosives from Pakistan was shot down in the early hours of Sunday in Kathua district's Hariya Chak village, which is part of the Hiranagar sector.

27 May 2022

Narendra Modi

New Delhi: PM Modi inaugurates Bharat Drone Mahotsav 2022

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated a two-day drone festival called "Bharat Drone Mahotsav" at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on Friday.

Amritsar: BSF shoots down Pakistan drone carrying 10.7kg heroin

The Border Security Force (BSF) shot down a drone coming from Pakistan that was carrying heroin in Punjab's Amritsar, officials said on Monday.

02 May 2022

Electric Vehicles

This is the world's first airport for flying taxis

Urban-Air Port has set up a demonstration site for its upcoming Air One vertiport—an airport for electric aircraft that land and take off vertically—in Coventry, UK.

01 Feb 2022


#Budget2022: Everything you should know about Centre's 'Drone Shakti' initiative

Presenting the Union Budget 2022 on Tuesday, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced the "Drone Shakti" project to promote startups in the country.

02 Jan 2022

Government of India

First aerosports policy drafted as India aims high for 2030

India's civil aviation ministry unveiled a draft National Aerosports Policy (NASP 2022) on Saturday.

19 Sep 2021


Kabul: CIA warned of children's presence before US drone strike

Seconds before the United States carried out a drone strike on a suspected terror target in Kabul on August 29, the Central Intelligence Agency had warned of the presence of civilians, including children, around the target.

11 Sep 2021


Jyotiraditya Scindia launches 'Medicines from the Sky' project in Telangana

Union Civil Aviation Minister Jyotiraditya Scindia on Saturday said that the "Medicines from the Sky" project, under which drugs and vaccines are delivered using drones, will be taken up on a pilot basis in 16 green zones in Telangana and scaled up to the national level based on data.

26 Aug 2021

Jyotiraditya Scindia

Drone Rules 2021: Centre eases rules for usage of drones

The Centre on Thursday passed the Drone Rules 2021 to "liberalize" the norms governing drone usage in India.

Aviation ministry eases rules to operate drones in India

The Ministry of Civil Aviation has eased the rules regarding drone operations in India by reducing the number of forms that need to be filled to operate them from 25 to five and decreasing the types of fees charged from the operator from 72 to four.

09 Aug 2021


Pakistan drone reportedly drops tiffin box bomb in Amritsar village

Ahead of Independence Day, police has recovered a tiffin box bomb packed with over 2 kg of RDX from a village in Amritsar which they suspect was dropped by a drone flying in from Pakistan.

Gujarat: Drones flying sans nod to be seized or destroyed

Drones and UAVs if found flying in the area of three kilometers from the perimeter of all the Naval installations declared as "No-fly zone" in Gujarat without prior permission will be either confiscated or destroyed, a Defense PRO said on Wednesday.

23 Jul 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

J&K Police shoots down drone in Akhnoor, 5kg IED found

The Jammu and Kashmir Police today shot down a hexacopter drone in the Akhnoor sector of Jammu district.

14 Jul 2021


BSF personnel fire at drone near international border in Jammu

On Tuesday night, Border Security Force (BSF) personnel fired at a drone spotted in the Arnia sector along the international border in Jammu.

01 Jul 2021

Jammu And Kashmir

Indian military developing capabilities to deal with drone threat

The easy availability of drones has increased the complexity of security challenges and the Indian military is developing capabilities to effectively deal with the threats, be it from state-sponsored elements or by states themselves, Army Chief General MM Naravane said on Thursday.

29 Jun 2021


Another drone seen near Sunjuwan military station in Jammu

A drone was spotted by the Indian Army at three locations in Jammu, including the Sunjuwan military station, in the early hours of Tuesday - marking the third day in a row that such an incident took place.

28 Jun 2021

Indian Army

Alert soldiers thwart possible drone attack on a military station

A fresh attempt to attack a military installation with the help of drones was foiled by alert Army sentries at the Ratnuchak-Kaluchak station who fired at the aerial vehicles that flew away.

19 Jun 2021


New AI-enabled drone helps locate disaster victims by their screams

The world is only beginning to grasp the significance and applicability of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones in real-world situations.

15 Jun 2021


'Medicine from the Sky': Telangana testing drone delivery of vaccines

The government of Telangana has launched a project to check the feasibility of delivering medical supplies such as vaccines and drugs through drones, which can help improve the efficiency and speed of such deliveries.

13 Jun 2021


Centre considers using drones to deliver vaccines in tricky terrains

In an attempt to make COVID-19 vaccines available in regions with difficult terrains, the central government is planning to engage Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) for deliveries.

16 May 2021


Pentagon working on integrating AI-controlled robots in US armed forces

The Pentagon's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has been testing fully-autonomous AI to control drones carrying lethal force and authorized to engage enemy threats.

05 Apr 2021


Hyundai's Genesis sub-brand breaks world record with 3,281 drones

Hyundai-owned Genesis made a spectacular entrance into China with a record-breaking publicity stunt. The Korean car maker flew 3,281 drones in close formation to display its logo on the Shanghai skyline on March 29.

Aviation Ministry, DGCA grant permission to BCCI to use drones

Directorate General of Civil Aviation and the Civil Aviation Ministry have given conditional permissions to the Board of Control for Cricket in India for aerial filming of cricket matches this year.

04 Jun 2020


Swiggy, Zomato cleared to test long-range 'delivery drones': DGCA

Soon, you may see unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) flying in with your food orders.

28 Apr 2020


Now, you can control robots with simple hand gestures

Even with all the advancements and technologies, most of the commercially available robots are operated by joysticks and smartphones.

08 Jan 2020

Las Vegas

CES 2020: PowerVision launches a camera (that's also a drone)

Beijing-based PowerVision Robot Corporation, known for its UAV-related products, robotics, and big data technologies, has introduced a new drone at the ongoing CES 2020 trade show in Las Vegas.

Intelligence agencies say Pakistani drones behind weapons drop in Punjab

Last month, Punjab Police had reported multiple weapon drops in the state conducted by Pakistani-origin drones.

25 Sep 2019


Pakistani drones dropped rifles, grenades in Punjab to help terrorists

In what confirms that Pakistan is continuing with its notorious plans to hamper peace in India, some drones from across the border dropped arms and grenades in Punjab, multiple reports said.

13 Jun 2019


Zomato's drone nails first food delivery test, flying at 80kmph

A few years back, the idea of food delivery via drones was nothing but a pipe dream.

03 May 2019


5 brilliant innovations by IITians you should know about

India's premier engineering institutes, the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs), are globally recognized as centers of academic excellence in the fields of science and technology.

22 Apr 2019


A puppy drone as town's mascot? That's Japan for you

We all love dogs; they are cute, adorable, and are the perfect companions.

04 Mar 2019


#IndiaPakistanTensions: Pakistani drone shot down by IAF jet in Bikaner

A Pakistani drone that has reportedly violated the Indian airspace was shot down by an Indian Air Force fighter jet at the International Border in Rajasthan's Bikaner.

26 Feb 2019

Pakistan News

Gujarat: Pakistan's drone shot down near international border in Kutch

An unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), belonging to Pakistan, was shot down today near the International Border in Kutch, Gujarat.

24 Feb 2019


AK-47 maker Kalashnikov has made a cheap, 'suicide' drone

The Russian company that made the iconic AK-47 rifle, Kalashnikov, has unveiled a new 'suicide' drone that has the potential to revolutionize drone warfare.

22 Dec 2018


Werder Bremen under investigation, allegedly spied on opponents using drone

The world of football is full of surprises, and Bundesliga club Werder Bremen have added fuel to the fire by allegedly using a unique method to spy on their opponents - a drone.

05 Dec 2018


Soon, drones could be delivering your Zomato orders

In a bid to expand its presence in India, Zomato has taken a step towards drone-based food delivery.

02 Dec 2018


Soon, drones could deliver organs, medical supplies in India

In a country like India, organ delivery can be a major problem, especially due to the mess of traffic.

01 Dec 2018


You can fly drones from today: All details here

It had earlier been reported that individuals and companies would be legally allowed to fly drones in Indian airspace starting December 1, as per the Ministry of Civil Aviation's Drone Regulations 1.0.

25 Nov 2018

Jayant Sinha

Drone 2.0: Soon, drones will be used for deliveries

Drones could soon be used for deliveries and as taxis, as part of the civil aviation ministry's 'Drone 2.0' policy, which will reportedly take shape by March 2019.

15 Nov 2018


This start-up's remote-controlled drone can rescue drowning people

Rescues on high seas are dangerous operations and pose significant threats to those involved.

10 Nov 2018

Russia News

#AnotherSide: Viral video of cub climbing snowy slope worries experts

The internet was in awe of a video that showed a cub fighting adversities to get to his mother bear on a snowy slope.

09 Nov 2018

Pakistan News

Since 2004, 2,714 killed in 409 US drone-attacks in Pakistan

The US has carried out 409 drone attacks in Pakistan since January 2004, killing 2,714 people and injuring 728 others, Dawn news reported today.

18 Oct 2018

Pakistan News

China successfully tests world's largest unmanned transport drone

China has successfully tested the world's largest unmanned transport drone, which can carry a payload of 1.5 tons, the state-run China Daily reported on Wednesday.

28 Aug 2018


You'll legally be able to fly drones from December 1

Starting December 1, individuals and companies will be legally allowed to fly drones in Indian airspace, except for in restricted areas, according to the civil aviation ministry's new Drone Regulations 1.0.

DJI introduces Mavic 2 Pro, Mavic 2 Zoom portable drones

China-based DJI has launched Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom - its latest and most advanced portable drones yet.