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WhiteFox Defense lands $12 million as the demand for drone defense technologies intensifies – TechCrunch

WhiteFox Defense lands $12 million as the demand for drone defense technologies intensifies – TechCrunch Four months ago, when two commercial DJI-made drones loaded with 1 kilogram each of plastic explosive href=”https://techcrunch.com/2018/08/05/venezuela-claims-drones-loaded-with-explosives-used-in-failed-attack-on-president/”>detonated during a speech from Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro at a military event in Caracas, the world at large …

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Electric flying taxi service Lilium poaches key hires from Audi, Airbus – TechCrunch

Electric flying taxi service Lilium poaches key hires from Audi, Airbus – TechCrunch Lilium, the developer of a new, electric, vertical take-off and landing vehicle for a novel flying taxi service, has poached some pretty big former executives from Airbus and Audi as it builds out its technology and gets …

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US Navy Launches Blockchain Research in Mission to Improve Tracking System

US Navy Launches Blockchain Research in Mission to Improve Tracking System A U.S. Navy command is exploring the potential of blockchain technology in tracking aircraft parts. The Naval Air Systems Command (NAVAIR) – which provides material support for aircraft and airborne weapons systems for the navy – announced in a press release …

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British Airways customer data stolen in data breach – TechCrunch

British Airways customer data stolen in data breach – TechCrunch British Airways has confirmed a data breach. The London-based airline, the largest in the UK, did not disclose much about the breach, only that hackers stole customer data from its website, ba.com. In a statement, BA said that the “personal …

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Boeing’s new R&D center focuses on autonomous flight – TechCrunch

Boeing’s new R&D center focuses on autonomous flight – TechCrunch Flying cars are BS. But there is actually a chance that we’re on the cusp of a revolution in general aviation as startups and major players like Airbus are looking to modern technology to allow more people to take flight …

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Lufthansa, SAP Competition Seeks Ideas for Blockchain in Aviation

Lufthansa, SAP Competition Seeks Ideas for Blockchain in Aviation Major airline Lufthansa has partnered with software giant SAP to launch a blockchain competition aimed to boost blockchain adoption in the airline industry. Announced Friday, the Aviation Blockchain Challenge seeks “groundbreaking ideas” for blockchain applications that can advance the airline industry and …

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