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U.S. aviation agency details impact of drone sightings on Newark airport

World Jan 24, 2019

U.S. aviation agency details impact of drone sightings on Newark airport

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Wednesday that 43 flights into New Jersey's Newark Liberty International Airport were required to hold after drone sightings at a nearby airport on Tuesday, while nine flights were diverted. The incident comes as major U.S. airports are assessing the ...

Gatwick and Heathrow airports order military-grade anti-drone equipment

World Jan 4, 2019

Gatwick and Heathrow airports order military-grade anti-drone equipment

London's Gatwick and Heathrow airports have ordered military-grade anti-drone defenses after drones caused three days of disruption at Gatwick last month, the airports confirmed late on Thursday. "While I can't go into detail about exactly what we have, I can confirm this was an investment ...

National Jan 3, 2019

Japan to step up research on high-output military laser

The Defense Ministry will crank into high gear its research to develop a high-output military laser that can intercept mortar rounds and enemy drones flying at low altitudes. The ministry included development outlays of ¥8.7 billion for such research in the fiscal 2018 budget. It plans ...

Top flight: Japan's drone racers are go!

Digital Dec 1, 2018

Top flight: Japan's drone racers are go!

by Andrew McKirdy

The tranquility of a warm autumn morning in Chiba Prefecture is broken by three shapes streaking through the sky above a rugby field. They move so fast it is difficult for the eye to follow, flitting this way and that like angry dragonflies and filling ...