Spain’s Quaternium equips Benidorm police with long endurance c-drone, authorized for BVLOS

Quaternium, a Spanish startup founded in 2013 by José Luis Cortés in València, has started a first responder pilot program with Policía Local de Benidorm featuring the HYBRiX.20 hybrid fuel-electric drone.

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DJI updates GEO 2.0 geofencing database for Europe, and the mystery of the missing nuclear plant

China's DJI announced on February 12 that the firm would replace AirMap with Altitude Angel as the provider of cartographic data for Europe for in the 2.0 version of its "geofencing" Geospatial Environment Online (GEO) system.

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France: Greenpeace flies two c-drones over nuclear site in Normandy, drops ignited flare on roof

The environmental group Greenpeace France flew two c-drones -- one of which ignited and dropped a distress flare canister -- over the world's largest nuclear fuel processing facility at La Hague on the Cotentin peninsula of Normandy. There was no damage reported.

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UK: New c-drone measures announced; in Parliament, transport minister calls for life sentence for Gatwick drone pilot

The UK Government has published its response to last year's public consultation concerning drones and in a parliamentary debate announcing new measures, Chris Grayling, the transport minister, called for life sentences for those responsible for the disruptions at Gatwick Airport.

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Gatwick travel mess: Suspects released; police say there may not have been genuine drone activity; damaged drone found; airport offers reward

The Gatwick débâcle took new twists and turns as Sussex police investigating the drone incursions at Gatwick Airport this week have released the two suspects detained two days ago and said there may not have been genuine drone activity in the first place while a damaged drone was found near the airport, which offered a £ 50,000 reward for information.

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