Trump OKs $2 billion surveillance drone sale to India

Jun 24, 2017

Trump OKs $2 billion surveillance drone sale to India

The Trump administration has authorized the sale of unarmed surveillance drones to India, the manufacturer said Friday, as the two nations’ leaders prepare for their first face-to-face meeting. India initiated its request to buy 22 Guardian MQ-9B unmanned aircraft for maritime surveillance last year. ...

Drone joins four Chinese ships in latest Senkaku intrusion

May 18, 2017

Drone joins four Chinese ships in latest Senkaku intrusion

Four China Coast Guard vessels entered Japanese waters around the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea on Thursday morning, the Japan Coast Guard said, adding that what appeared to be a drone was seen flying above them. A high-ranking Foreign Ministry official lodged ...

Japanese archaeologists use lasers and drones to map out pyramids

May 10, 2017

Japanese archaeologists use lasers and drones to map out pyramids

Japanese researchers have gone high-tech in an effort to unravel the mysteries behind the construction of Egypt’s pyramids, mapping out the gigantic structures using advanced laser scanners and a drone. In March, in Abusir in the suburbs of Cairo, the group led by archaeologist ...

Oita Prefecture embarks on 'smart forestry' initiative

Apr 6, 2017

Oita Prefecture embarks on 'smart forestry' initiative

With forestry workers growing older, Oita Prefecture has embarked on a “smart forestry” initiative to reduce workloads, partly through the use of drones. Forests cover 72 percent of the prefecture, with most of them cultivated plantations. Despite the use of mechanization for cutting down ...