MMEA signed a USD93.3 million contract with Thales for border patrol. Source: Thales Group

Overview of UAV industry in Malaysia

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From aerial surveillance to conservation, advertising to broadcasting, film making to videography, and of course delivery, Malaysia is exploring possible ways for using UAVs for more efficient operations. Here’s a bit more information on how they are being used right now. Overview Predicted market size: Unknown Prominent industry applications: Agriculture, broadcasting, conservation, energy, oil& gas, border and homeland security, real …

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Regulators speaking on UAV regulations in Asia

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Asia continues to show itself as a promising market for civil RPAS and solution providers in Asia. Following The 1st APAC RPAS Symposium, meaningful conversations have been held between regulators and manufacturers, but while this event serves as a great first step toward the exponential development of RPAS in Asia, there is much to be done to come out with fair …

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FAA joins The Commercial UAV Show Asia 2016 lineup

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Everyone in the aviation business knows the importance of the FAA in promoting global aviation safety. From encouraging and developing civil aeronautics, to crafting air traffic control and navigation rules for both civil and military aircraft, every guideline made by the FAA influences the global aviation industry. In February 2015, the FAA released a set of guidelines on facilitating the integration of small …

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DNV GL’s maiden collaboration with a Singapore startup- SwarmX

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On 13th April, DNV GL, hosted Norway Prime Minister Erna Solberg to unveil its latest products in smart wind and solar farms and its first collaboration with a Singapore UAV start up, SwarmX to produce greener energy (Source: DNV GL official announcement). With the combination of efficient data management system and smart docking system, drones can now take shifts to allow companies to closely …

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Rakuten drone delivers snacks to hungry golfers

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Try not to be too alarmed when you hear a drone flying across your head when enjoying a golfing session at Chiba Prefecture’s Camel Golf Resort! Rakuten Inc, a leading creative Japanese e-commerce company has decided to upgrade its services and launched “Sora Raku”, a drone delivery service for golfers to access golf equipment, snacks, beverages and other items at pickup …