xCraft Enterprises welcomes aviation ‘legend’ to board

Image 2 Burt Rutan; J D Claridge
xCraft Enterprises, a manufacturer of purpose-designed drone systems which gained fame with a deal on ABC’s Shark Tank, has announced the appointment of Burt Rutan to its board. In welcoming Rutan, the business described him as a “legendary aviation and space pioneer.” Rutan will provide expertise in the design, prototyping and production of xCraft flying robots for commercial, industrial and defense applications. CEO and co-founder of the company, JD Claridge, said: “We are honored to welcome Mr. Rutan to the xCraft Team. He will be an incredible asset in advancing our autonomous flight technology and assisting to expand our product
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Five country security summit calls for tech companies to prioritise public protection

Tech companies have been advised to prioritise the protection of their users and the wider public when designing services, the UK and international security partners have warned. In a meeting which focused on ‘emerging threats’, a theme which included drones as a category, senior ministers from the UK, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United States reaffirmed their commitment to work together with industry to tackle a range of security threats. Newly-appointed home secretary Priti Patel joined the other representatives at the 2-day summit, known as the Five Country Ministerial. In a statement released on the Government’s website, the Home
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