Drone-maker DJI invests $1.5 million in a project aimed at containing the outbreak by enabling drones to spray disinfectant around Wuhan.
The US pilot programme aims to speed up the integration of drones into the national airspace system, and test drone detection and tracking.
Unmanned aerial vehicles take an increasingly important role in firefighting and disaster management.
They will work jointly to solve the data demands of UAV users.
Only time will tell if they will have the effect of encouraging growth, while enhancing safety, or only result in bureaucracy and barriers to entry, says Webber Wentzel.
Spanish engineers develop Keros?1, a surveillance and observation drone that will fight rhino poachers in Africa's national parks.
Regulatory delays by the US government give overseas companies a lead in figuring out how best to exploit drones.
The company unveils two new UAVs and says it is on the cusp of signing an SAPS deal.