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Unjammable pocket-size drone to descend on US Air Force (VIDEO)
The US military is to get a new drone, small enough to fit into a uniform pocket. The Extreme Access Pocket Flyer, weighing a mere 80 grams, can fly for two hours, transmitting HD-quality video back the whole time without resorting to Wi-Fi.

25.10.2014 10:45

‘Killer robots’: Ex-GCHQ boss calls for drone controls
Commercial drones could be invading the UK within 20 years, used by everyone from terrorists to burglars, an ex-GCHQ boss warns. It found the growing use of drones raises “significant safety, security and privacy concerns.”

22.10.2014 08:42

‘Surveillance’: UK drones to be deployed in Syria against ISIS
Britain will deploy both Reaper and Rivet Joint drones to Syria “very soon” to participate in surveillance missions, to gather intelligence on Islamic State (IS/ISIS/ISIL) militants. The drones will be armed, but not permitted to fire on targets.

21.10.2014 08:16

US Reaper drone crashes at Niger airport
An American drone crashed into the runway at Niger’s main international airport on Monday, damaging it and shutting the facility down for hours, the US military has confirmed, adding that there were no casualties or injuries.

21.10.2014 01:41

Nano drone swarm: Advanced tiny quadrotors stabilize mid-air, fly in strict formation (VIDEO)
New and improved tiny quadrotors can now sustain collisions in mid-air and fly in leader-follower formations, protecting the head of the pack, according to a new research video released by University of Pennsylvania's GRASP Lab.

18.10.2014 23:27

Cold Ukrainian winter threatens German OSCE drone mission
German Luna drones promised to soon fly over Ukraine to monitor the ceasefire under the OSCE mission may not handle the severe winters in the region and may crash, German media reported. If so, the entire mission may fail.

18.10.2014 17:42

Putin: Ukraine's new Donbass law 'not perfect, but a step in right direction'
The new law giving special status to troubled regions in eastern Ukraine is 'not perfect,' but might be used to finally stabilize the situation in the area, Russian President Vladimir Putin said after a meeting with his Ukrainian counterpart in Milan.

17.10.2014 14:51

Yemeni man sues Germany over US drone attack that killed his relatives
​A Yemeni man is suing the German government after two of his relatives were killed by a US drone strike in 2012. He says Germany is liable as they allowed Washington to use the Ramstein airbase, believed to be the nerve center of the operation.

16.10.2014 15:11

Armed UK drones deployed in Iraq, support fight against ISIS
Britain will send armed Reaper drones to Iraq to fight Islamic State (IS formerly ISIS/ISIL) militants and support British Tornado jets already striking jihadi vehicles and positions.

16.10.2014 11:45

​House of Drones: UK Lords examine evidence on ‘unlawful’ surveillance aircraft
The UK’s House of Lords is accepting evidence on the civil use of drones following statements from one of Britain’s leading lawyers, suggesting that the government’s usage of the technology for surveillance is “probably illegal”.

13.10.2014 10:17

Hawk 1, Drone 0: Bird of prey attacks quadcopter, takes down from skies (VIDEO)
An irate hawk reclaimed its patch of sky from an antagonistic drone this week in Cambridge, Massachusetts, knocking the buzzing recording device out of the sky as easily as its normal prey.

11.10.2014 07:38

Women face charges for anti-drone protest near NSA facility
Three women who protested the United States’ use of drones are now facing federal charges – and $1,300 each in fines – after being accused of trying to enter the National Security Agency’s protected property in Maryland.

09.10.2014 23:24

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