Sophisticated unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) also known as drones or UAS are moving from the battlefield into civilian life and Australia is leading the charge.

The civilian drone revolution in Australia has sparked calls from the Privacy Commissioner for a public debate about the “intrusive” technology as police investigate the potential of drones for crime fighting.

Fairfax reported that air safety regulator CASA was struggling to get to grips with uncertified drone operators breaching safety regulations and causing incidents at Australian airports.
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