‘Pilot’ drone launches from pad, becomes ‘first flight’
Drone technology has been at the centre of the latest technological breakthroughs as it takes flight, and now the first flight has been made of the first ‘flying bike’ for the U.K.’s Department for Transport.
The U.S. military is also working on a drone for its military.
The first flight of a drone in the U, which is designed to be used on the battlefield, took place last month, with the drone flying from the BAE Systems aeroplane yard at Kingsford Smith, Essex, and being tracked by two cameras.
The drone is the first commercial drone to be launched from the UK.’
Air Force, and the first in the world to be made by British drone maker BAE, according to the Ministry of Defence.
Boris Johnson, the Transport Secretary, said the drone is designed as a first step towards the future of unmanned aircraft, but will also enable police to monitor crime scenes and help local councils deal with traffic congestion.
“It’s not just for the military, it’s also for local authorities who are already using drones,” he said.
“The government is working on some exciting new technologies for local and regional use, and I’m delighted to welcome this to the UK.”
Drones are revolutionising the way we transport our people and goods, but we also need a new way of doing business and we need to build on that with innovative and affordable drone technology.