• Drones won’t win the war for Ukraine

    Paul Lushenko     |      February 17, 2024

    Ukraine has used cheap remotely piloted drones with great success on the battlefield against the Russian invaders, but these tactical weapons will not win the war, and Ukraine is still crying out for the major weapon systems – such as F16 fighters – which would sway the conflict in their direction.

  • Drone wars

    Bradley Perrett     |      January 29, 2024

    Small, cheap, quadcopter drones have emerged as a major threat on modern battlefields from Ukraine to Yemen, so how can western armies shoot them down?

  • Drone wars

    Bradley Perrett     |      January 23, 2024

    Ukraine has been forced to rely on remotely operated drones to take the battle to the Russian invaders, given the West’s reluctance to supply the modern jets the country needs, but these small, cheap craft have proven effective and are changing military thinking around the world.

  • Ukraine’s cardboard airforce

    Paul Cureton     |      September 3, 2023

    Australia has refused to send surplus F18 fighters to help Ukraine, but it has supplied low-cost cardboard drones to successfully attack enemy targets in Russia.

  • Seeds from the sky

    Open Forum     |      July 25, 2022

    More than 52 million hectares of Australia are now considered degraded land but the planting of native trees and shrubs by drones could help to restore them.

  • An electronic eye on climate change

    Open Forum     |      April 7, 2022

    The development of low-cost sensing technology will help the world assess and react to climate change, according to a new report from Cambridge based IDTechEx.

  • Take me to the danger zone

    Ben Knight     |      December 1, 2020

    Drones are making waves in environmental monitoring and conservation efforts at sea.

  • The future of drones

    Ben Knight     |      October 13, 2020

    Drones have entered the mainstream but while there have been welcome advances in agriculture, aerial photography and product deliveries, it’s hard to ignore their less welcome applications.

  • Reading, writing and drone flying

    Ralph Tucker     |      January 30, 2020

    As well as traditional subjects like maths, English, science and geography, some students will be heading back to school this week to learn to fly drones to secure themselves jobs in the future.