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Source: Channel NewsAsia
UAV operations play 'significant role' in counter-terrorism: Ong Ye Kung

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) plays a vital role against terrorism.

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Source: Straits Times
Future mode of transport: Taxi Drone

BEIJING (BLOOMBERG) - A Chinese start-up has developed a flying car that it plans to roll out as soon as next year (2018). EHang's E-184 drone can carry one passenger in its small cockpit, but the firm says it is working on a model that can carry two. EHang's chief executive officer Hu Huazhi says they will be in operation as "taxi drones" in Dubai in 2018 - as long as they get approval from regulators there.

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Source: Commercial UAV News
Delivering a complete drone solution

The opportunities that drones represent when it comes to small site mapping are incredibly powerful, but many have found that using low cost platforms for high accuracy mapping has been a challenge. While new direct geopositioning systems that enable professional mapping with these low cost solutions have helped resolve many issues, users of all types have been asking about a more complete solution. Now they’re going to have one. AirGon LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of the GeoCue Group, has announced that they have been appointed as an official DJI Enterprise Dealer. This new appointment will enable AirGon to offer the full range of DJI products, including its industrial lines of drones. It’s a development that is set to open up brand new opportunities for anyone looking to adopt or leverage drone technology for photogrammetric mapping.

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Source: Eurasia Review
Saudi Combat Drones Makes Its First Debut

The drone is able to fly at an average altitude of 25,000 feet, with a flight time of up to 30 hours, automatic take-off and landing, a parachute in case of emergencies, and day and night cameras.

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Source: Popular Mechanics
Designing drones that can fly on mars!

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Source: Straits Times
Sembmarine in tie-up in developing the use of drones

SINGAPORE - Sembcorp Marine has embarked on an industry-government collaboration to develop disruptive applications in drone, additive manufacturing (3D printing) and digital twin technologies that can revolutionise the offshore and marine (O&M) sector and boost its global competitiveness.

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