Agricultural drones are gradually ‘taking off’ in France

By |februar 27th, 2020|agricultural drones, agriculture, drones, farming, France, livestock farming, News, Pesticides, slopes, UAVs, viticulture|

France is experimenting with drones as a means of spraying pesticides so that by 2021 it may launch the practice as it could lead to more precise treatments, as well as a reduction in the use of phytosanitary products. EURACTIV France reports.

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Wind of change in Europe’s defence policy

By |december 26th, 2019|artificial intelligence, China, Defender2020, DG Defence Industry and Space, drones, European defence, European Defence Agency, European Defence Fund, INF Treaty, Jens Stoltenberg, Jorge Domecq, Military Mobility, Nato, New START treaty, News, nuclear weapons, pesco, Russia|

As Europe struggles with financial and political obstacles besetting its joint defence policy efforts, and NATO faces internal rifts and an increasingly assertive Russia and China, here are six issues to watch in Europe's security and defence in 2020.

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After years of delays, NATO receives US-made spy drones

By |december 18th, 2019|drones, Nato, News, United States|

NATO will receive its second US-made Global Hawk drone on Thursday (19 December) and aims to have all five unmanned aircraft of its $1.5 billion surveillance system operational in 2022, alliance officials said on Tuesday.

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Autonomous weapons, AI are future of defence but require ethical debate, says expert

By |september 10th, 2018|autonomous weapons, drones, future of warfare, Germany, laws, News|

Should a computer be allowed to take decisions over life and death?  Artificial intelligence is playing an increasing role but many issues still need to be discussed in parliament and by the general public, Ulrike Franke told EURACTIV in an interview about the ongoing autonomous weapons debate and the future of warfare.

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EU defence gets €20 billion budget boost

By |maj 3rd, 2018|common defence, cyber defence, Cybersecurity, Defence policy, defence research, defence spending, drones, European defence, European Defence Fund, News|

The EU on Wednesday (2 May) announced plans to spend nearly 20 billion euros on defence over its next long-term budget, as the bloc seeks to boost its resilience to the perceived threat from Russia.

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France and Germany to develop new European fighter jet

By |julij 14th, 2017|Airbus, Angela Merkel, Brexit, drones, Emmanuel Macron, Eurofighter, European defence, fighter jet, Franco-German relations, News, Rafale|

France and Germany unveiled plans yesterday (13 July) to develop a European fighter jet, burying past rivalries as part of a raft of measures to tighten defence and security cooperation.

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EU aims to regulate drone traffic from 2019

By |junij 16th, 2017|Aviation, drones, EASA, European Aviation Safety, News, Violeta Bulc|

The EU's air traffic management body unveiled on Friday (16 June) a proposal for regulating the use of unmanned aircraft (drones) in low-level airspace from 2019, saying it should help create "a strong and dynamic EU drone services market".

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French farmers seek expert advice on going digital

By |marec 23rd, 2017|common agricultural policy, drones, News, smart farming, Yara|

France’s farming community has already started introducing new technologies but it’s still concerned about the cost as well as the lack of information on the “right choices” of equipment.

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