Drones

Friday, October 21, 2016 - 08:01
The U.S. Air Force is turning obsolete F-16 Fighting Falcons into drones used for target practice, a longstanding tradition as older planes age out. The drones will also be sold abroad under the Foreign Military Sales program, the Pentagon's clearinghouse for sales to foreign countries.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 06:44
The United States and 44 other countries issued a joint declaration Thursday regarding the responsible export of armed and strike-enabled drones. With an increasing number of countries employing drones for a range of missions, and while many states already have restrictions in place, this week's declaration aimed to formally recognize certain principles regarding the future of the new vehicles.
Friday, October 7, 2016 - 06:14
"Soft language" in a new agreement governing international armed drone exports could give foreign companies an advantage over U.S. industry, according to analysts.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 07:19
India is trying to hasten a deal with the United States to buy Predator drone aircraft for military surveillance.
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 07:02
The Obama administration has lined up more than 40 countries who have agreed to a joint declaration on the import and export of armed unmanned systems, in what the US State Department is billing as the first step toward creating global norms for the weapon systems.
Friday, September 30, 2016 - 07:46
While the revised version is similar in content to the original draft presented to governments last month, it contains nine noticeable additions and four rewrites of existing text.
Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 07:20
Over the past decade, the United States (US) and its Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) have waged a violent drone campaign in Pakistan, years of what many detractors of America’s drone policy have lumped into the US’ much larger and felonious “dirty wars.” The death toll, as a result of US drones, reached its highpoint in 2010 with approximately 122 strikes made against a long list of militants, operatives, leaders, and suspected terrorist from a wide spectrum of jihadi militant organizations.
Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 06:53
The U.S. drone strike that killed the Taliban’s top leader as he traveled through Pakistan reflects just how much the U.S. is willing to disregard an ally it increasingly sees as an obstacle to securing peace in Afghanistan.
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 06:34
More than a dozen Islamic State militants were killed in a drone attack in eastern Afghanistan Sunday night, just hours after President Ashraf Ghani said his country was becoming a “graveyard” for members of the terrorist group, a government official said.
Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 06:47
The Obama administration received poor grades — including three F’s — in a new report card released today evaluating their progress made in implementing nonpartisan recommendations to reform U.S. drone policy.

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