Future of warfare: A drone the size of a fighter jet has taken off from the deck of an American aircraft carrier for the first time. Tuesday’s test flight in the Atlantic could eventually pave the way for the US to launch unmanned aircraft from almost anywhere in the world. The X-47B is the first drone designed to take off… Read more →
After over a decade of work, the so-called “RoboBee” has taken flight. Harvard University Researchers have been dedicated to creating an insect-sized robot for years and the work has finally paid off. According to the researchers, the robot half the size of a paperclip and weighing less than a tenth of gram, was able to hover for a few moments… Read more →
Photo Credit: REUTERS/U.S. Air Force/Tech. Sgt. Effrain Lopez/Handout (Reuters) – The tide of war may be receding, as President Barack Obama is fond of saying, but U.S. military demand for unmanned drones and their remote pilots is growing. Here in the New Mexico desert, the U.S. Air Force has ramped up training of drone operators – even as the nation increasingly debates their… Read more →
It appears the sky is the limit for U.S. law enforcement, with aerial surveillance drones set to be used domestically. But Capitol Hill has met some firm resistance to the plans. RT’s Gayane Chichyakyan reports on the attempts to fight back against the federal project.
Photo: Reuters / U.S. Navy / Erik Hildebrandt / Northrop Grumman / Handout The US government has the right to use military force on American citizens, even at home – but only in “extraordinary circumstances,” the attorney general has stated in a letter to Senator Rand Paul. Paul had threatened to filibuster the nomination of John Brennan, US President Barack Obama’s… Read more →
Photo: Breitbart Recently uncovered government documents reveal that the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) unmanned Predator B drone fleet has been customize designed to identify civilians carrying guns and track cell phone signals. “I am very concerned that this technology will be used against law-abiding American firearms owners,” said founder and executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation Alan Gottlieb…. Read more →
Meet the Black Hornet. The size of a hummingbird, the world’s smallest drone is already in use in the fields of Afghanistan. (Source: Bloomberg)
The legal basis for using drone strikes to kill US citizens has been disclosed in a leaked justice department memo. US officials can authorise the killing of Americans abroad if they are leaders of al-Qaeda or its allies, according to the document obtained by NBC News. Lethal force is lawful if they are judged to pose an “imminent threat” and their… Read more →
Downing Street has said that the British government will dispatch 350 troops to Mali to aid French troops stationed in the country’s north, as part of a UK mission to train local forces and engage in “force protection.” British representatives are attending a meeting in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss the provision of troops as part of an EU mission… Read more →
During the Worlds First Drone Mob drone protest as labeled by Press TV. Americans from Austin Texas area came together to denounce the use of drones in our country.