Monday, October 31, 2016 - 07:32
U.S. military personnel serving at the UK’s RAF bases are helping to identify targets for drone strikes, according to their job specifications. Human rights groups have seized on the descriptions of the roles as proof of the UK’s part in the covert US drone program, which some critics claim is in breach of international law.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 07:15
The United States has begun using a Tunisian air base to conduct surveillance drone operations inside Libya, the latest expansion of its campaign against Islamic State militants in North Africa, U.S. government sources said on Wednesday.
Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 06:38
The Pentagon has secretly expanded its global network of drone bases­ to North Africa, deploying unmanned aircraft and U.S. military personnel to a facility in Tunisia to conduct spy missions in neighboring Libya.
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.
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 07:30
Most recently, Turkey’s procurement agency released two requests for information (RFI) to task industry with research on two new types of drones: multicopter type strike drones and nano drones.
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 07:24
From mast-mounted radar to drone-jamming guns, the U.S. military’s anti-IED office is rushing to keep up.
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.