Saudi drone enthusiasts to require permit after 'palace incident'

A spokesperson for the interior ministry said a framework regulating the use of drones was in “its final stages”, state-run SPA news agency reported on Sunday. The official said drone enthusiasts are expected to apply for a permit that would authorise them … Full story

Purdue hosts 2018 Collegiate Drone Racing Championship

Drone racing involves small quadcopters, which pilots operate by remote control. Cameras are mounted on the drones transmitting live video to the pilots, who wear video goggles. With drones flying up to 80 miles an hour, and each race lasting just 2 … Full story

New Drone Laws Going Into Effect in Israel, Judea and Samaria

According to Israel’s Kann Channel 11, this new military order is stricter than the previous order that only forbade flying drones without permission. There are three levels of drone permits within green line Israel according to a conversation … Full story

Saudi finalizing drone regulation following incident near royal palace

RIYADH, April 23 (Xinhua) — Saudi Interior Ministry announced Sunday that regulation on using remote-controlled drones is in its final stages, the state news agency Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported. Drone users will have to obtain permission “from police … Full story

Drone market prepares for take-off after whirl of patents

Instead, it signifies the likely rise in use of drones … any unmanned vessel. The competition between drone developers is fierce and they recognise that patents are vital to protect investment in R&DGwilym Roberts, Kilburn & Strode Garbett says … Full story

Saudi finalises drone regulation after security alarm

Saudi Arabia was finalising regulation for the use of recreational drones, state media said Sunday, after a drone sparked security alarm as it hovered close to royal palaces in Riyadh. “The regulation for the use of remote controlled drones is in its final … Full story

THE GLOBAL DRONE REGULATION LANDSCAPE: How laws and regulations are shaping the development of the drone industry around the world

Drone technologies continue to improve at a rapid pace and are slowly pushing the unmanned aircraft toward the mainstream. Companies in a variety of industries are now looking to use drones to cut costs, boost efficiencies, and create new revenue streams … Full story

Saudi Arabia finalizing drone regulation

“The regulation for the use of remote controlled drones is in its final stages,” the statement said. Until the new guidelines are adopted drone enthusiast must obtain police permission to fly their devices in “permitted sites” only, the ministry sai Full story

Saudi Arabia’s King Salman attacked by a drone

Although Saudi Arabia’s Interior Ministry told drone lovers to get permission before flying. As the Kingdom has not yet formally formed regulations for using drones. Reports confirmed that King Salman was not inside the palace during the incident. Full story

Confusion erupts after a 'small, drone-type' object was apparently shot down near the king's palace in Saudi Arabia

The apparently heavy-handed response to the drone isn’t unusual in Saudi Arabia — Shiite rebels and their allies in Yemen have used drones against a Saudi-led coalition. Full story