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India Plans To Procure 30 Armed Drones Worth $3B

New Delhi: India plans to ink a major defence deal with the US to procure 30 armed drones worth $3 billion (approximately Rs 22,000 crore) to enhance military capabilities, sources said. As per plans, India will be acquiring 30 MQ-9 Reaper — 10 each for the three services. The procurement is being done as India […]

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This Facebook project used drones for data speed

San Francisco: As part of its efforts to increase Internet connectivity in areas with inadequate infrastructure, Facebook recently explored ways to use tiny, almost pocket-sized, drones to boost mobile data speeds, according to a report from Business Insider. The drones were designed to carry “high-density solid state drives… that could then be used to ferry […]

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Pakistani drone shot down in Rajasthan

Jaipur: A Pakistani drone attempting to enter Indian territory across the Rajasthan border was shot down by the Border Security Force (BSF), a defence official said. “One Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) intrusion was reported in Ganganagar sector at around 7.30 p.m., on Saturday. The drone was engaged and brought down,” Col Sombit Ghosh, PRO Defence […]

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Pakistani drone crosses Rajasthan border: BSF

Jaipur: A Pakistani drone attempting to enter Indian territory across the Rajasthan border went back following its detection by the Border Security Forces (BSF), who tried to shoot it down, the BSF said. This was another of the drones from across the international border that tried to enter Indian territory at around 5 a.m. at […]

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Odisha police to use drones for surveillance during men's Hockey World Cup

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to ensure proper security in and around the Kalinga stadium during the men’s Hockey World Cup in Bhubaneswar, the Commissionerate Police has decided to use drones for surveillance & traffic management during the tournament. According to sources, there will be a restriction zone for flying drones near the stadium except for […]

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Odisha to introduce robotics in school curriculum soon

Bhubaneswar: In a move to  inculcate scientific temper among  students and keep them abreast with the latest happenings in the world of artificial intelligence, the State Government has decided to introduce robotics in the course curriculum of select schools across the state. To start with, the course will be introduced in 10 model schools in […]

Drones used for land settlement for slum dwellers

Bhubaneswar: In just over a month of enactment of Odisha Land Rights to Slum Dwellers Bill, the State government has initiated the process of settlement to provide land and property rights to the economically weaker section in urban bodies by using drone technology. The government has put to use drone technology for the first time […]

Chinese couple held in Varanasi for flying drone, let off

Varanasi: A Chinese couple was held here for flying a drone equipped with a high definition camera during the famous Ganga Aarti but was let off after a probe, police said on Wednesday. After the drone was spotted flying late on Tuesday over the Aarti venue at the Rajendra Prasad Ghat and despite announcements on […]

Drone-like flying object spotted near Delhi airport

New Delhi: A drone-like flying object was spotted near the Delhi airport on Sunday evening, sending security agencies in a tizzy, police said. Sanjay Bhatia, Deputy Commissioner of Police at the Indira Gandhi International (IGI) Airport, told IANS that “a drone-like object was reportedly seen flying near the Terminal 3. “We are verifying it. But […]

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Saudi Arabia launches new drone programme

Riyadh: Saudi Arabia has unveiled a new drone programme Saqr 1, officials said on Thursday. Launched by the King Abdulaziz City for Science and Technology with highly advanced techniques, Saqr 1 is equipped with a KA-SAT satellite communication system that gives superiority privilege to this drone, Xinhua news agency reported. It can fly for a […]

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Drones deployed during fourth phase of panchayat polls in Malkangiri

Bhubaneswar/Malkangiri: Drones have been deployed in Maoist-hit Malkangiri district for aerial surveillance during the fourth phase of panchayat elections today to ensure smooth voting. “Drones have been deployed to conduct aerial surveillance on several highly sensitive polling booths in the district during voting for panchayat polls,” said Malkangiri Superintendent of Police Mitrabhanu Mohapatra. While drones […]

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Restriction on drone uses soon

Bhubaneswar: In an attempt to regulate the operation of unmanned flying devices such as drones the Odisha government is drafting guidelines. According to sources, the state is government is preparing the guidelines as per the International Civil Aviation Organisaton to restrict the use of the remote-controlled flying devices which is emerging as a major security […]

NASA's 10-engine UAV now hovering in the sky

Washington: NASA’s 10-engine Unmanned Arial Vehicle (UAV), dubbed the Greased Lightning (GL-10), recently achieved a new feat in the skies over Hampton, Virginia. The drone, which is under development by a team at the Langley Research Centre, had already passed its initial hovering tests last August. But the real challenge was switching over from hover […]