Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news, designed to capture
the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of
According to state-owned media, China is using small drones to battle its disastrous smog problem. These drones assist in two ways. In emergencies, a parachuting drone can spray a catalyst to dissipate thick clouds of smog, as in the image
above. Drones can also film the smoke coming out of factory
smokestacks; the color of the smoke can reveal illegal pollution.
A Lark Over Gaza
Skylark is an Israeli drone that is launched by hand and remotely
controlled to send video down to troops below. The 17-pound drone can
fly for up to three hours and is similar to the RQ-11 Raven, which
American forces used in Iraq and Afghanistan for scouting.
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