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Confusion Over German Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia

Confusion Over German Arms Exports to Saudi Arabia

The German government on Monday refused to confirm or deny a newspaper report that it had stopped all arms exports to Saudi Arabia, in the wake of controversy over the Arab state’s ongoing human rights abuses. The Bild am Sonntag […]


Drone entrepreneur settles US ‘reckless flying’ case

Drone entrepreneur settles US ‘reckless flying’ case

A European entrepreneur who challenged the right of US authorities to regulate small drones has settled his case with the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), his lawyer said Thursday. Raphael Pirker will pay $1,100 in the settlement after the FAA had […]


Russia Develops Two New Drones, Ready for Testing

Russia Develops Two New Drones, Ready for Testing

The Russian United Instrument Corporation (UIC) has constructed two prototype versions of reconnaissance and strike drones, code-named “Chirok,” and is currently preparing them for tests, a source at UIC told RIA Novosti Friday. The source explained that currently there are […]


IAEA chief urges vigilance against ‘terrorist’ nuke threats

IAEA chief urges vigilance against ‘terrorist’ nuke threats

The head of the UN’s atomic watchdog warned Monday that “terrorists” could attack or sabotage nuclear facilities in countries where security is weak, and urged governments not to let their guard down. “This is a very serious issue for the […]


Pakistan military says killed 76 militants in air strikes

Pakistan military says killed 76 militants in air strikes

Pakistan’s military said it killed 76 militants in two separate air strikes on Tuesday as part of a major offensive against the Taliban and other insurgents in a tribal region near the Afghan border. The first air strike took place […]


Payout for Fiji veterans of British atomic tests

Payout for Fiji veterans of British atomic tests

Fiji soldiers exposed to radiation during British nuclear tests in the Pacific more than 56 years ago are finally to receive compensation, a government minister was reported as saying Tuesday. More than 70 military personnel, unaware of the mission they […]


Russia develops heavy drone, promises S500 missile system by 2017

The S400 Triumf anti-aircraft system. (RIA Novosti/Mihail Mokrushin)

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. The drone “already exists,” according to […]


Spain negotiates permanent US Marines Africa force

Spain negotiates permanent US Marines Africa force

Spain said Friday it was starting negotiations with Washington to host a permanent US Marines intervention force for deployment on missions to Africa. The Spanish government said it was ready to permanently extend an agreement under which the force has […]


Establishing the CODE for Unmanned Aircraft to Fly as Collaborative Teams

Establishing the CODE for Unmanned Aircraft to Fly as Collaborative Teams

The U.S. military’s investments in unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have proven invaluable for missions from intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) to tactical strike. Most of the current systems, however, require constant control by a dedicated pilot and sensor operator as […]


 
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