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Drones

‘Protest against nuclear policy’: Japan’s radioactive drone pilot turns himself in
A 40-year-old Japanese man has taken responsibility for launching a drone with radioactive material that landed on the roof of the office of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. He said he took the course of action to protest the government’s nuclear policy.

24.04.2015 21:00

Hostage deaths rekindle concerns over US drone wars
The US acknowledged this week that it inadvertently killed two hostages earlier in 2015 in a previously classified counterterrorism operation. The admission again raises questions about the true toll of America’s controversial drone program.

24.04.2015 15:48

‘The more civilians US drones kill in the Mideast, the more radicals they create’
American drone-strike strategy in the Middle East is counterproductive because killing civilians, even if it’s accidentally, breeds more al-Qaeda or other radical militants, defense analyst Ivan Eland told RT.

24.04.2015 10:02

​DinoDrone! Australian scientists use UAVs to track dinosaur footprints
Drones and dinosaurs may seem like an unlikely combination, but scientists in Australia are using present-day technology to track pre-historic footprints. The prints were laid in Western Australia about 130 million years ago.

24.04.2015 10:34

Russia to deploy military drones to monitor Arctic
Russian drones will start monitoring the situation in the Arctic as well as on a part of the Northern Sea Route starting May 1, authorities announced. The vehicles can be used in navigation as well as in search and rescue missions.

23.04.2015 11:29

US drone strikes kill US, Italian hostages in Pakistan
The White House says that two hostages, an American and an Italian, died in Pakistan earlier this year as the result of a United States-launched drone strike that also killed two US citizens involved with Al-Qaeda.

23.04.2015 13:41

Radioactive drone found on Japan PM’s office roof
A drone marked with the radioactive sign and equipped with a camera, flare and water bottle, was found on the roof of Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Tokyo office. A police investigation is underway.

22.04.2015 08:37

​Navy chief predicts drones will replace F-35
As the United States military continues to find new uses for unmanned systems, Navy Secretary Ray Mabus said this week that he expects drones to soon begin to replace the Pentagon’s fleet of traditional aircraft.

17.04.2015 19:26

Drones will hunt in packs, as US Navy unveils LOCUST prototype launcher
Drone technology is getting ever more deadly. The US Navy has released a video detailing LOCUST – the new tool allowing multiple drones to coordinate and swarm the enemy autonomously. It’s designed to protect large US vessels nearby.

16.04.2015 12:35

Amazon can test drones, but with restrictions – FAA
Federal authorities have finally agreed to allow Amazon to test delivery drones in the US. The e-tail giant hopes to revolutionize local delivery services, but restrictions on drone use, mean it could be a while before it becomes commercially viable.

10.04.2015 21:26

Judge: CIA Pakistan ex-station chief wanted over deadly 2009 drone strike
Islamabad wants a former CIA station chief in Pakistan to stand trial on murder charges over a 2009 strike that killed at least three people, as well as waging war inside the country.

08.04.2015 07:00

Green side of drones: Flying bots may plant 1 billion trees a year
An Oxford-based startup has an ambitious plan to combat deforestation by planting 1 billion trees a year by using drones.

08.04.2015 03:17