Drones

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 - 06:34
Despite the controversy that has surrounded them, U.S. drone strikes in Afghanistan and across the border in the Pakistani tribal belt have been crucial in weakening militant groups and reducing their safe havens in the more inaccessible parts of the region, Afghan security officials have said.
Friday, February 20, 2015 - 10:26
The United States has a new policy on unmanned aircraft systems. But the rest of the world may not like it -- and for good reason. The State Department has released a new policy on military drone exports, thereby settling what had been an exhaustive interagency review that was prompted primarily by drone manufacturers seeking clarity about what countries they could export to.
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 - 06:59
The State Department on Tuesday announced that the United States would be expanding the sale of armed unmanned aerial vehicles, or UAVs, to carefully selected allied countries. The announcement suggests that strategic partners – especially in the Middle East — could acquire American-made armed drones before the year is out.
Monday, February 9, 2015 - 06:37
Afghan officials say a drone strike has killed up to six people, including a militant commander suspected of having defected recently from the Taliban to join to the Islamic State militant group
Friday, January 30, 2015 - 06:25
This January 25, 2015 photo appears to show a Chinese made CH-3 drone, owned by Nigeria, which has crash landed upside down. The two AR-1 ATGMs attached to its wing pylons suggest that Nigeria is turning to drone strikes as the bloody war against Boko Haram continues.
Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 08:00
U.S. drone strikes and other activities have undoubtedly killed some number of AQAP members; the problem is that they have also killed plenty of innocent Yemenis, increased sympathy for AQAP in some circles, and generally turned Yemeni opinion against the United States itself.
Thursday, January 22, 2015 - 07:04
A drone packed with methamphetamine crashed into a parking lot in Mexico close to the California border, according to Tijuana Public Safety Secretariat.
Tuesday, January 20, 2015 - 07:02
Mexico has begun testing unmanned drones that could help it save the critically endangered vaquita marina, the world's smallest porpoise, which is threatened by illegal fishing in the upper Sea of Cortez.
Thursday, January 8, 2015 - 07:43
The Department of Homeland Security's Office of Inspector General report concluded that the drone program costs far more than the agency claims and doesn't work well enough to justify spending more on it without further study
Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 07:32
Uzbekistan has banned the import, sale and use of pilotless drone aircraft, citing air safety and security concerns.

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