Drones have become more common these days especially in the consumer market. All sorts and sizes of flying robots, controlled by phones or dedicated controllers can be found in any toy store and hobby store. The use of drones extends to business and...
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Key point: Drones are creating new aerial threats to U.S. troops.
Recent conflicts in Armenia, Iraq, Syria and Ukraine have demonstrated the widespread adoption of drones by state actors—as well as rebel and...
Related topics: Armenia, Iraq, Syria, Ukraine, Terrorism
Ted Galen Carpenter
Drone strikes or U.S. special forces missions will not solve Mexico's cartel and drug problems. Trump needs to resist the temptation to adopt a futile, counterproductive military option in the...
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US Drones Capture Footage Of Pro-Turkish Forces Engaged In Shocking War Crimes
Entirely to be expected, a new report in The Wall Street Journal has found that Turkish-backed Syrian forces currently fighting US-backed Kurdish groups as...
Back in July, the United States almost went to war over the downing of a drone along the Iranian border. This is not, strangely enough, the first time that an attack against the United States began with violence against a...
WASHINGTON (Sputnik) – US soldiers may one day detect buried explosive by first dispersing modified bacteria in a suspect area and observing the ground with drones using a dual-microbe system, Raytheon disclosed in a press release on Tuesday.
“U.S. military officials watched live drone feeds last month that appeared to show Turkish-backed Arab gunmen targeting civilians during their assault on Kurdish fighters in northeastern Syria, attacks the Americans reported to their...
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Upgrades on the recently unveiled Xian H-6N will allow the strategic bomber to drastically surpass its predecessor’s maximum strike range through the use of both supersonic drones and cruise missiles, according to sources close to the People’s...
Technology, Middle East
Very hard to counter.
Key point: It is difficult to shoot down a lot of drones all at once, especially if those drones don't intend to survive in the first place.
On January 21, Iranian, Syrian and Israeli...
Related topics: Israel, Syria
Security, Middle East
Iran's attack on Saudi Arabia is a case in point.
Key point: Even the best defenses can't always detect and stop a drone or missile swarm.
The Abqaiq attacks this month raised many questions. Who did it? How did...
Related topics: Iran, Saudi Arabia
Chris Adams and Larry Gut, entomologists in the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources at Michigan State University, are using large drones to release sterile insects as a more sustainable and cost-effective way to disrupt reproduction of...
Dhahran (Saudi Arabia) (AFP) From robots to sniffer drones, Saudi Aramco has ramped up spending on technological innovation while its rivals cut back amid soft oil prices, but the energy giant risks losing its edge after its much-anticipated IPO....
Related topics: Saudi Arabia, Initial Public Offering
Drone makers have to convince us that airborne burritos and transplant organs are worth the noise and privacy invasion.
A Defense Department report offers startling details.
Key point: America's technological advantage is decreasing.
Aircraft carriers, stealth fighters, anti-satellite weapons, drones, cyber attack technology and a growing...
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And could China or Russia use them against the U.S. in a war?
After a post-Cold War hiatus, navies across the planet are pursuing new anti-submarine capabilities as a submarine arms race accelerates in the Pacific...
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Several fixed-wing and rotary drones were engaged and taken down in a recent inaugural test of Lockheed Martin’s Advanced Test High Energy Asset (ATHENA) anti-drone laser system by the US Air Force.
Related topics: Laser, Lockheed Martin
Technology, Middle East
Not so good armor after all.
Key point: The Leopard 2 wasn't ready for IEDs or suicide drones.
Germany’s Leopard 2 main battle tank has a reputation as one of the finest in the world, competing for that...
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What a difference four years make in the world of drones. If you spot someone with an iPhone 6s today, you'd barely flinch. But if you see someone rocking a Phantom 3, it feels quaint thanks to the major advances in size, weight and power....
Submarines' life of hide and seek just got more complicated.
Key point: Every great power is rushing to get in on the drone ship and sub game.
Russia is working on a new trick to track American submarines:...
Related topics: Russia