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North Dakota to start first US drone flights in May
Research drones will begin flying over North Dakota the week of May 5, the Federal Aviation Administration announced Monday. North Dakota is the first of six unmanned aerial systems (UAS) test sites to begin flight operations.

22.04.2014 18:23

​Search-and-rescue group sues FAA for right to use drones
A group that uses small drones to assist in searches for missing persons around the United States filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging a government order that bars the nonprofit from flying its unmanned vehicles.

22.04.2014 02:32

US govt must provide details to justify drone killing of American – judge
The US Department of Justice must turn over important details from a key memo which the government has used to justify targeted killings across the Middle East – including the drone strike that killed an American who joined Al-Qaeda, a US judge has ruled.

22.04.2014 00:23

US unleashes three days of drone strikes on Yemen, 55 killed
Dozens are reportedly dead in Yemen, including at least three civilians, as the result of a series of drone strikes that started in the southern part of the country on Saturday and is alleged to still be occurring two days later.

21.04.2014 17:40

​DARPA producing sea-floor pods that can release attack drones on command
The Pentagon’s research arm, DARPA, is developing robot pods that can sit at the bottom of the ocean for long stretches of time, waiting to release airborne and water-based drones to the surface upon an attack command.

18.04.2014 23:13

US drone pilots are 'stressed' and 'demoralized' – official report
​The US Government Accountability Office (GAO) has produced a scathing report detailing the Air Force’s mismanagement of its active-duty drone pilots, who are responsible for the most demanding and deadly missions in the entire US military.

18.04.2014 21:39

DARPA turns aging drones into WiFi hotspots for troops
Rather than simply toss aside aging surveillance drones, the Pentagon has announced plans to use them as high-speed Wi-Fi hot spots for troops in remote regions of the world.

16.04.2014 14:50

CIA using US air force to carry out drone strikes in Pakistan
US Air Force pilots are carrying out targeted drone strikes in Pakistan at the behest of the CIA, says a new documentary. The revelation has once again brought into question the legality of the largest targeted killing program in history.

15.04.2014 09:47

Google buys web-beaming solar drones capable of flying for years at a time
A Google spokesperson announced Monday that the tech giant has purchased Titan Aerospace, snatching the New Mexico-based drone developers from Facebook, which has long been rumored to be interested in such an acquisition deal.

14.04.2014 20:32

Pentagon ponders ‘logistical nightmare’ of Afghan withdraw
Ranked as America’s most challenging military action since WWII, the US is faced with the task of transporting millions of pieces of military assets out of Afghanistan as possible exit routes - including through Russia - are blocked.

11.04.2014 09:18

MIT project hopes to give drones unlimited flight potential
Students at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology are at work on a device that would, if approved by the Federal Aviation Administration, give unmanned aerial vehicles the ability to land on power lines to recharge their batteries.

10.04.2014 00:26

​Moroccan national planned to use ‘drone-like flying bomb’ on federal building
A Moroccan national was arrested in Bridgeport, Connecticut for allegedly planning to use a radio-controlled model airplane as a “drone-like flying bomb,” with the aim of slamming it into a school and a federal building.

08.04.2014 02:52

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