France is now using golden eagles to take down rogue quadcopters

Many high-tech solutions for taking down rogue quadcopters already exist, but some governments are turning to eagles for the task. This week the French Air Force showed off its own team of feathered drone retrievers.

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Amazon’s delivery drones may use parachutes to drop packages in your yard

Instead of landing its delivery drones in people’s yards, Amazon might drop off packages using a parachute. A newly granted patent suggests a package’s descent could also be controlled using compressed air and landing flaps.

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Don’t expect uplift in delivery drones for years, says Gartner

prime-air_03 While delivery drones might be an excellent PR vehicle for Amazon’s Prime membership brand, they will not be an excellent vehicle for very much else — at least not in the short term. Read More

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