Highlights / drone

International, Politics

NATO emergency meeting over killing of top Iranian general

After the U.S. drone strike on Friday that killed Iranian General Qassem Soleimani, and several other important Iranian military or militia leaders on Iraqi soil. U.S. President Trump said Soleimani’s “reign of terror” was over.  The U.S. action appears to »

Health, International, Internet, Science and Technology

Use of drones to fight TB in remote locations investigated

An international team, including Canadian researchers, has been trying out the use of drones to help test for tuberculosis and treat it in Madagascar, a country in the Indian Ocean. Madagascar has difficult terrain making it hard to take test »

Economy, Environment, Indigenous, Internet, Science and Technology

Drone delivery to remote northern village

A company called “Drone Delivery Canada” has signed a $2.5 million deal to use drone technology to deliver small packages and mail to remote communities in the Ontario far north. The deal with the Moose Cree will deliver letters, general »

International, Politics

Psst: wanna buy a used military drone? Almost new, and only missing a few vital things

Canada-German deal reported to be possible Germany is trying to sell off a huge military drone that it has barely used but which has cost it over 700 million Euros. Canada is said to be a possible buyer even though »

Environment, International, Internet, Science and Technology

If it looks like a falcon, flies like a falcon, it must be….a drone?

The company behind the technology call this drone a robot-bird or “ro-bird” and it’s being trialed at a major Canadian airport for the first time. Aircraft and birds don’t mix well at all. When they collide, it can be anywhere »

Internet, Science and Technology, Society

Russia unveils new drone prototype for Arctic operations

Russia has unveiled a scale model of a multipurpose drone it plans to deploy in support of its civilian and military operations in the Arctic. The unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) nicknamed the “Frigate” with tilt-rotor engines is currently undergoing trials. »