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Queensland named as home of Boeing’s military drone production facility

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Boeing and the Queensland government have announced a partnership that sees the Sunshine State become the home of Boeing’s production facility for unmanned defence aircraft. 

Boeing said the facility would build the company’s Airpower Teaming System, and it would be the first time a Boeing military aircraft has been designed and developed outside of the US. The pair also claimed that it would be the first military aircraft to be designed, engineered, and manufactured in Australia in over 50 years.

“Our investment in this advanced manufacturing project will provide critical skills for suppliers, academia, and Boeing, and culminate in Queensland becoming the primary final assembly facility for the Boeing Airpower Teaming System, conditional on orders,” Queensland premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said in a statement.

“Supporting this project is a significant investment in the Queensland defence and manufacturing industries and will strengthen ties between Australia and the global defence

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Fortress UAV Releases New Drone Field Repair Kits for Public Safety and Enterprise Drone Operators

PLANO, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Oct 5, 2020–

Fortress UAV, the leader in UAS maintenance and deployment services based in Plano, Texas, is now offering a Drone Field Repair Kit to their available products for public purchase (see below for exclusive promo code). The Drone Field Repair Kit will serve as a critical emergency option for drone operators who need a quick fix for maintenance while on-site during a drone mission.

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The Fortress UAV Drone Field Repair Kits are the size of a typical small toolbox and include all the necessary consumable quick-fix parts and accessories to quickly get your drone back in the air. The kits are small enough to be easily transported in a car or SUV to the drone mission site.

Drone Field Repair Kits will be personalized for the

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Ring’s new Always Home Cam is a flying drone camera for inside your house

Ring on Thursday introduced a new product to its growing lineup of smart home devices — the Ring Always Home Cam. Unlike the Amazon company’s other home security cameras, the Always Home Cam is a flying camera drone that docks when it isn’t in use. The Ring Always Home Cam will be available in 2021 and will cost $250. 



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Along with this hardware announcement, Ring says you’ll be able to turn on end-to-end encryption in the Ring app’s Control Center “later this year” in an effort to improve the security of its devices. 

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A bit of Ring history

Before Ring was Ring, it was a startup called Bot Home Automation. Bot Home’s inaugural product, the 2014 Doorbot, was among the first video doorbells on the market. Unfortunately, it had a lot of problems — clunky design, limited features and poor

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Ring launches drone to fly around, monitor your home while you’re away

  • Amazon’s Ring announced a new smart home security camera on Thursday called the Always Home Cam.
  • It’s a tiny drone that can fly around the house when you’re away.
  • The camera autonomously follows a predetermined path set by the user.
  • The device is meant for users who want to keep an eye on their home without installing multiple cameras throughout the house. 
  • Ring also announced that it’s bringing end-to-end encryption to some products next year, coming after the company has grappled with some security concerns. 
  • Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories and check out our guide to everything Ring launched here.

Delivery isn’t the only area Amazon has been exploring when it comes to autonomously flying cameras.

Ring, the security-camera company owned by Amazon, just announced a new indoor security camera that can fly around the house to keep an eye on your home while you’re away. The device,

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Tesco to trial home delivery service by drone



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Tesco is to trial home deliveries by drone in a move that could allow small items to be despatched to customers within 30 minutes to an hour of ordering.

Britain’s biggest retailer has teamed up with the drone delivery company Manna and will conduct the pilot next month in Co Galway in Ireland, where Manna has a licence to operate.

The trial is aimed at “small baskets” – a market Tesco estimates will be worth £10bn in the UK in the coming years.

Dave Lewis, the chief executive of Tesco, said: “They [Manna] have already proven the capability, the question is how do we take that capability and apply it to Tesco and that’s the detail that’s been worked on now before we get to the trial.”

Claire Lorains, group innovation director at Tesco, said: “We are interested to see how drones

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