Sep 2, 2015

CIA, U.S. special forces launch drone campaign in Syria: report

The CIA and U.S. special forces are carrying out a secret campaign using armed drones to target and kill Islamic State leaders in Syria, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. The clandestine program is separate from America’s wider military operations against Islamic State fighters, the ...

Aug 30, 2015

Japan to set guidelines for farm drone use

Japan’s agriculture ministry is considering setting rules for how drones can be using in farming amid a recent upsurge of interest by the sector in the technology, according to officials in the agency. Compared with the unmanned helicopters currently used in agricultural work, such ...

Aug 28, 2015

NPA seeks funds to jam, capture drones

The National Police Agency plans to procure equipment to prevent drones from intruding into key facilities, including devices to send jamming signals and nets to capture unmanned aircraft, sources said Thursday. The NPA has included some ¥400 million in its budget request for fiscal ...

Aug 27, 2015

Lower House OKs bill to ban drone flights over crowded areas

The Lower House unanimously approved a bill on Thursday to ban drones from flying over crowded residential areas and airports, as well as the use of unmanned aircraft at night without the government’s permission. The bill to revise the Civil Aeronautics Law is aimed ...

Sony to offer commercial drone services from 2016

Aug 24, 2015

Sony to offer commercial drone services from 2016

Sony Corp. plans to offer commercial drone services targeting the construction, logistics and agriculture industries from the first half of next year. The company is making drones that can fly over a predetermined geographical area and take high definition footage that will be uploaded ...

Aug 5, 2015

Industry group issues safe-use guidelines to fly drones

A group of companies and research institutions in Japan announced guidelines for the safe use of drones at a symposium held in Tokyo on Tuesday. The first-ever safety guidelines for the unmanned aerial systems in the country, compiled by the Japan UAS Industrial Development ...