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Red Arrows fly aerobatics of a different color

Seattle’s Museum of Flight may have put a Blue Angels jet on a pedestal, but today it rolled out the red carpet for a military aerobatic team of a different color: the Red Arrows of Britain’s Royal Air Force. “They’re the best,” … Continue reading

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Could airport drone disruption happen here?

Hundreds of flights have been canceled and tens of thousands of airline passengers have been stranded because of the buzz of unauthorized drones over London’s Gatwick Airport — demonstrating how disruptive a simple aerial strategy can be. Military forces have been called up … Continue reading

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Lockheed Martin wins $31M for Scottish spaceport

Lockheed Martin is in line to receive $31 million (£23.5 million) in grants from the UK Space Agency to establish Britain’s first spaceport on Scotland’s north coast, and to develop a new made-in-Britain system for deploying small satellites in orbit. … Continue reading

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Britain chooses Scottish site for its prime spaceport

The British government has selected a spot in Sutherland, on the A’Mhoine Peninsula in the Scottish Highlands, as the site of the country’s first vertical-launch spaceport. Three other sites will receive boosts for horizontal air-launch operations. In a news release timed to … Continue reading

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How Britain sees the drone revolution

Regulators have to work out lots of issues before they let drones start delivering packages routinely, but in Britain at least, there’s a timetable. “We’ve got a soft target of 2020,” Michael Clark, deputy director at Britain’s Department for Transport, told … Continue reading

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Reporter hunts for Amazon’s drones in Britain

Amazon is expanding its drone testing operation in the English countryside, to smooth the way for what it hopes will be an aerial package delivery system. But exactly where are the tests taking place? Based on clues from the BBC, plus … Continue reading

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Britain’s EU exit vote throws techies into a tizzy

Just a couple of days ago, longtime Seattle tech entrepreneur Marcelo Calbucci wasexcited about moving his family to London. But now that Britain has voted to leave the European Union, he’s feeling a different emotion. “I would use a ‘disappointed’ … Continue reading

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