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Chinese remote sensing drone sets 30-hour flying record

Chinese remote sensing drone sets 30-hour flying record

A new Chinese unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) set a new record for the country’s remote sensing drones by flying for more than 30 hours consecutively, the UAV’s developer, the Chinese Academy of Surveying and Mapping (CASM), announced on Wednesday. The […]


More than 400 US military drones lost in crashes: report

More than 400 US military drones lost in crashes: report

The United States has lost more than 400 military drones in major crashes worldwide since 2001, The Washington Post said Friday in a report questioning the safety and reliability of the unmanned aircraft. Citing 50,000 pages of accident investigation reports, […]


US may send in drones to Iraq to battle militants

US may send in drones to Iraq to battle militants

Washington vowed Wednesday to boost aid to Iraq and is mulling drone strikes amid fears Iraqi forces are crumbling in face of militants increasingly emboldened since the US withdrawal. Iraqi officials have already privately asked the US to consider sending […]


US gives BP first license to fly drone over land

US gives BP first license to fly drone over land

Cautious US aviation regulators announced Tuesday they have given oil company BP the first commercial license to fly a drone aircraft over land. The Federal Aviation Administration gave BP and unmanned aircraft system (UAS) builder AeroVironment permission to use a […]


Parrot launching smartphone-controlled drones

Parrot launching smartphone-controlled drones

Wireless products maker Parrot unveiled a drone Sunday aimed squarely at smartphone or tablet owners keen on getting bird’s eye views of the world. Parrot billed its Bebop Drone as a flying high-quality camera that will land in the market […]


Israel drone crashes in Gaza

Israel drone crashes in Gaza

An unmanned aircraft of the sort Israel uses for surveillance and missile strikes in Gaza crashed in the south of the territory early on Tuesday, sources on both sides said. “A Sky Rider drone crashed in the southern Gaza Strip […]


For US forces in Africa, spy drones in short supply

For US forces in Africa, spy drones in short supply

The US military faces a chronic shortage of surveillance aircraft in Africa needed to track extremists on the continent, particularly in the Sahel region, a top general said Thursday. Only seven percent of the military’s requirements for reconnaissance and surveillance […]


Meet ARES: DARPA’s newest transformer-style drones under development

Meet ARES: DARPA’s newest transformer-style drones under development

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, better known as DAPRA, presented concept images of its scheme to pair up the US military with modular drones named Aerial Reconfigurable Embedded System (ARES for short), capable of transforming to comply with […]


Israel unveils “Super Heron” MALE drone

Israel unveils “Super Heron” MALE drone

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) on Tuesday unveiled the newest “Super Heron” drone at the Singapore Air Show, an aircraft that “redefines” Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial systems, said in a statement of IAI. The newest drone features a heavy fuel […]


 
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