Sweden has become the latest country to regulate the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), or drones, covering both private and commercial operators. Swedish Transport Agency Transportstyrelsen said that while the rapidly developing UAV technology presents great opportunities, the craft must be operated safely. Under the new rules, Swedish UAV operators must fly their craft more than 5km (3.1 miles) away from an airport’s active runway, or at least 1km away from a helicopter ...

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