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Latest news: Drones

Drone show to light up Lake Burley Griffin

Six hundred drones are set to light up the shores of Lake Burley Griffin over three nights in January next year.

Russia unleashes ‘largest’ drone attack before Kyiv Day

Russia has unleashed multiple waves of air strikes on Kyiv overnight in what officials say appeared to be the largest drone attack on the city since the start of the war, as the Ukrainian capital prepared to celebrate the anniversary of its founding on Sunday.

Russian jet intercepted spy drone near Ukraine, US says

The Pentagon has released a video it says provides evidence a Russian fighter jet clipped the propeller of a US spy drone and caused it to crash into the Black Sea this week, despite Russia's denial.

Russian threat to Norway’s gas facilities

Norwegian oil and gas workers normally don't see anything more threatening than North Sea waves crashing against the steel legs of their offshore platforms. But lately they have noticed a more troubling sight - unidentified drones buzzing in the skies overhead.

Welcome to the future: grocery delivery by drone

It may not be the year 3000 yet, but the future is well and truly in Canberra with Coles launching a grocery delivery service – by drone.

Bill to prevent contraband entering ACT prison

The Liberals have a bill to stop people using drones to deliver drugs, weapons, and mobile phones to the Alexander Maconochie Centre.

Iraqi prime minister survives drone attack

Iraq's Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has survived an assassination attempt with armed drones that targeted his residence and officials says he was unharmed.

Wing announces quieter drones for Gungahlin deliveries

Drone delivery service Wing will launch a new, quieter aircraft in the Gungahlin region, the company announced today, responding to community feedback and an increase in demand. Wing says the new drone model...

Drones deliver democracy sausages for Palmerston P&C

Do you remember the Victorian man who was fined $9,000 for flying a drone to Bunnings to get a sausage? Well, turns out he may have been the Steve Jobs of the...

Lift in demand for drone deliveries

With Canberrans encouraged to stay home, demand for drone deliveries has surged with Wing seeing a dramatic increase in the number of customers using its drone delivery service. Currently available in Canberra, servicing...

Drone delivery service launches in North Canberra

On Tuesday 9 April, Wing, a subsidiary of Alphabet, launched their drone delivery service in Gungahlin with an initial trial available to 100 homes.

Mitchell delivery drone base development approved

A $1.1 million delivery drone headquarters in Mitchell is now one step closer for Wing, as their development application to refurbish a warehouse space was approved by the ACT Planning and Land...

Drone trial to expand to northside

With a controversial trial of drone delivery services in the Tuggeranong suburb of Bonython still yet to be complete, Project Wing, a subsidiary of Google’s parent company Alphabet, is looking at warehouse...

Drones tracking brumby damage

A UNSW Canberra researcher is using drones to track the erosion caused by brumbies in the Kosciuszko region. Senior lecturer Dr David Paull’s research is producing 3D models of creek banks in the...

Residents groan over drone trial

A drone food delivery trial in the Tuggeranong suburb of Bonython has stirred a mixed response from local residents, with a number being frustrated by the noise and potential safety risks while...