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Tensions Escalate As Indian Drone Crashes In China

Reuters said the Chinese have expressed “strong dissatisfaction” with India over the recent crash of an Indian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in Chinese territory. The Indian Army’s official statement has said the UAV was on a training mission and lost contact across the Line of Actual Control (LAC) in the Sikkim area. According to Republic World, an Indian […]

Iranian Drone Flies Within 100 Feet Of U.S. F-18 In Persian Gulf

While the US government is busy deciding how to tag and track the millions of drones flying over populated areas, potentially jeopardizing aircraft as they take off and land, the US military just had a close encounter in the Persian Gulf, where Reuters reports that an Iranian drone came within 100 feet of a U.S. […]

Secret Service Tests Security Drone For Use At Trump Properties

President Donald Trump’s frequent trips to his resort properties like Mar-a-Lago and the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey are forcing the Secret Service to find creative new ways to safeguard a president who is spending more time away from the White House than most of his predecessors. In a document released Wednesday, […]

6th-Gen MiG Will Feature Advanced Laser Beam “Protection Systems”

The Russian government announced that it’s sixth-generation fighter jet will be equipped with a range of powerful new features, including laser and microwave weaponry, and advanced radar that will “significantly expand” their ability to detect enemy fighters. The jet, which is Russia’s answer to the US F-35, was first announced in 2016, according to the […]

ISIS Drone Program Becoming Increasingly Dangerous For U.S. Special Forces In Raqqa

Over the past several months, ISIS has released a number of propaganda videos sensationalizing their autonomous attack capabilities.  Here is just one example of such propaganda. #Mosul: Video shows #ISIS SVBIED attack in Western #Mosul. Army tried to stop it, but missed the SVBIED 2 times. pic.twitter.com/Ite5tYveFg — DroneAssad (@DroneAssad) June 10, 2017   In […]

Connecticut Set To Become First State To Allow Deadly Police Drones

Connecticut could become the first US state to allow police to use drones equipped with deadly weapons if a bill opposed by civil libertarians becomes law. The bill, which was approved overwhelmingly by the state legislature’s judiciary committee on Wednesday, would ban so-called weaponized drones in the state but exempts police and other agencies involved […]