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Drones

‘Lack of intelligence’: US airstrikes in Syria, Iraq could lead to high civilian casualties
The risk of civilian deaths from bombs dropped in Syria and Iraq could be much higher than drone strikes in Pakistan and Yemen, according to US officials. This is due to a lack of intelligence on the ground and a change in bombing policy.

01.10.2014 12:54

California governor outlaws paparazzi drones, days after approving police UAVs
A bill preventing paparazzi from targeting celebrities with camera-equipped drones has been signed by California Governor Jerry Brown, just days after he was criticized for shooting down a bill requiring police to obtain a warrant to use a drone.

01.10.2014 07:49

​UK deploys Watchkeeper drones to Afghanistan
The British Army has deployed its state-of-the-art Watchkeeper unmanned air system in Afghanistan. The Ministry of Defence said Tuesday the drones will provide “force protection” for the troops as they prepare to withdraw by the end of this year.

30.09.2014 10:52

California governor vetoes bill requiring warrants for police drones
Despite widely clearing both the state’s Senate and Assembly, California Governor Jerry Brown shot down a bill on Sunday that would have imposed restrictions on when law enforcement agencies can use drones for surveillance.

29.09.2014 19:55

Wrist-mounted camera drone set to take off… for selfies (VIDEO)
Love taking selfies but hate your arms getting in the way? Have no fear! A new bracelet camera drone called Nixie will allow you to capture every moment of your life without having to stop to record the action.

29.09.2014 11:55

Countdown to ISIS: 7 ways that 4 US presidents failed in Iraq
​Since 1990, the people of Iraq have sustained some level of US military aggression by four successive US presidential administrations. Yet they failed to find WMDs much like they failed to preclude the rise of the Islamic State.

29.09.2014 12:16

Drones, Camera, Action! FAA approves unmanned aircraft usage in movie and TV production
Six movie making and television companies have finally been given a go-ahead to use drones for filming after the FAA endorsed their requests for exemptions from a ban on commercial drone operations in the US, paving way for further easing.

25.09.2014 22:33

DHL deploys ‘parcelcopter’ drone for drug deliveries to remote German island (PHOTOS)
A ‘parcelcopter’ drone operated by DHL will be used to deliver pharmaceuticals to a small German island in what the company says to be the first in Europe commercial delivery of goods via unmanned aircraft.

25.09.2014 00:05

US drone strike kills as many as 10 in Pakistan
A suspected US drone strike has killed as many as ten Uzbek and local alleged militants near the Afghan border in northwestern Pakistan, according to reports citing unnamed intelligence officials.

24.09.2014 14:19

Man who crashed drone into Yellowstone hot spring sentenced to probation and banned from national park
The German tourist who crashed a camera-equipped drone into a lake in Yellowstone National Park in July has agreed to a plea deal that would ban him from the park for one year, as well as unsupervised probation in his home country.

23.09.2014 17:36

O, bomber! Obama bombs 7th country in 6 years
American jets hit targets in Syria on Tuesday in the US-led fight against Islamic State. Although the US has not declared war since 1942, this is the seventh country that Barack Obama, the holder of the Nobel Peace Prize, has bombed in as many years.

23.09.2014 19:11

Russia warns US-led coalition: Those who carry out strikes in Syria face blowback
The Russian Foreign Ministry has said that those countries initiating one-sided military scenarios take international legal responsibility for their consequences. It comes as the US-led coalition begins its anti-ISIS strikes in Syria.

23.09.2014 11:16

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