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European Commission paves way for safe, secure and green #Drone operations

European Commission paves way for safe, secure and green #Drone operations

| March 15, 2019

The Commission has adopted common EU-wide rules setting technical requirements for drones. They will set features and capabilities that drones must have in order to be flown safely and, at the same time, help foster investment and innovation in this promising sector. The new rules build on national rules that were in place and now provide […]

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#Tempest – UK to invest 2 billion pounds in new fighter jet programme through 2025

#Tempest – UK to invest 2 billion pounds in new fighter jet programme through 2025

| July 17, 2018

Britain will invest £2 billion to 2025 to develop a fighter jet called Tempest (pictured) that could be used with pilots or as a drone, its defence minister said on Monday (16 July), unveiling a life-sized model of the new stealthy warplane, writes Andrea Shalal. Gavin Williamson said the programme was aimed at ensuring Britain’s continued […]

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#EUDefence: ‘If Europe does not take care of its own security, nobody else will do it for us’ Juncker

#EUDefence: ‘If Europe does not take care of its own security, nobody else will do it for us’ Juncker

| November 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

The European Commission put forward its proposal for a European Defence Fund today. By strengthening joint research and procurement the EU hopes to re-energise Europe’s defence industry and generate up to EUR 100 billion in efficiency savings. European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said: “To guarantee our collective security, we must invest in the common development […]

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#Robots: Rise of the robots – ‘There are urgent questions we have to find answers to’

#Robots: Rise of the robots – ‘There are urgent questions we have to find answers to’

Self-driving cars are just one example of the increasing use of robotics ©AP Images/ European Union-EP Robots are becoming increasingly important. Not only are they being used in areas such as medicine, agriculture and manufacturing, they are now also capable of driving cars and piloting drones. However, their increasing use and expanding capabilities have significant […]

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Jacqueline Foster on new rules for drones: ‘Key is to ensure safe use’

Jacqueline Foster on new rules for drones: ‘Key is to ensure safe use’

| September 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Europe’s drones sector offers exciting opportunities for growth, however new rules are needed to ensure they can be used safely, but without deterring investment. The transport committee adopted a report on this on 15 September. Find out more about the opportunities, the need for proper training and what should be done about the privacy issue […]

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