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Drones

Russia develops heavy drone, promises S500 missile system by 2017
The Russian military is putting the finishing touches to its very own heavy military UAV. The drone is part of a wider modernization effort, with the cutting-edge flagship S500 missile system coming in 2017.

25.01.2015 08:03

Russia readies hybrid amphibious drone for test flight
A first of a kind aircraft combining the qualities of an amphibious hovercraft and an aerial drone is being finalized for test flights in Russia. The dual-use drone could deliver cargo to hard-to-reach areas and have military uses.

23.01.2015 12:07

‘We didn’t even really know who we were firing at’ – former US drone operator
Former US drone sensor operator Brandon Bryant admits he “couldn’t stand” himself for his participation in the country’s drone program for six years – firing on targets whose identities often went unconfirmed.

22.01.2015 20:17

High crimes: Meth-carrying drone crashes near US-Mexican border
Nearly three kilograms of crystal meth fell from the sky in the Mexican city of Tijuana near the US border, when a drone used to smuggle the drugs ditched in a supermarket parking lot.

22.01.2015 09:11

Air Force expanded drone fleet to unjustifiable level – Pentagon watchdog
The US Air Force has not adequately justified the purchase of 46 additional armed Reaper drones, according to the Pentagon’s inspector general. The expanded fleet could equal a waste of $8.8 billion, the watchdog said.

21.01.2015 16:04

​Two ways of terrorism: theirs v ours - Chomsky lambasts US for drone attacks and media deaths
Author and philosopher Noam Chomsky has challenged a hypocritical approach concerning US drone attacks and the bombing of a media organization in Yugoslavia in the light of the outburst following the Charlie Hebdo attack.

20.01.2015 19:08

Laid to waste: Drone footage shows devastation at Donetsk airport (VIDEO)
A landscape of shell holes, burnt plane carcasses, and terminals nearly razed to the ground. Drone footage has revealed the devastation at Donetsk International Airport, following months of fighting between the Ukrainian military and local militia.

18.01.2015 20:13

​'Crack down on drones!' senator demands after UAV ‘near-misses’ at NY airport
US Sen. Chuck Schumer has called on the Federal Aviation Administration to put out rules governing the use of unmanned drones following two recent instances of drones violating a New York airport’s airspace.

17.01.2015 07:52

‘Drone pilot crisis’: Pentagon promises pay rise to ‘stressed’ operators
The United States Air Force has announced a pay rise incentive for its drone pilots, as officials admit the operators are working under significant stress due to the shortage of unmanned aerial vehicle operating personnel.

16.01.2015 03:52

​Air Force considering incentives to keep drone pilots on duty
The United States Air Force is considering incentives for its drone pilots, a leading Pentagon official now says, following reports that America’s fleet of unmanned aerial vehicles was approaching a “breaking point” over a reported operator shortage.

09.01.2015 15:37

Cloak of Invisibility? Al-Qaeda adapting to avoid US drone attacks
Al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP) has produced a video to teach fighters how to avoid detection by US Predator drones by making them invisible to the spy planes with a Harry Potter-style cloak.

06.01.2015 19:25

​Stunning drone footage shows man changing light bulb at 1,500 feet
A daring TV antennae repairman scurries to the top of a 1500 foot defunct television tower in the middle of South Dakota’s barren plains to change an anti-collision bulb and doesn’t forget to snap a selfie.

06.01.2015 15:55