This Is the Week That the Drone Surveillance State Became Real

Local police have access to drones and footage from those flying cameras will be automatically analyzed by AI systems not disclosed to the public.

The U.S. Navy Is Developing Mothership Drones for Coastal Defense

The service is looking to accelerate the way it buys, builds and drills drones and robotic ships.

Interior is Using Drones to Save People Trapped by Hot Lava

They’ve also been faster and safer than putting boots on the ground, a department official said.

DARPA Wants You to Brainstorm New Warfighting Ideas

The agency wants to find the next great warfighting idea, no matter how crazy or nontraditional it might seem.

NASA Soups Up Mars 2020 Robot with Hi-Def Ears and Its Own Drone

The drone's helicopter rotors must spin 10 times faster than on Earth.

10 Drone Programs Get Federal OK To Break The Rules

The public-private partnerships will test the use of drones in heretofore forbidden conditions, under the oversight of the Transportation Department and FAA.

A Criminal Gang Used a Drone Swarm To Obstruct an FBI Hostage Raid

And that’s just one of the ways bad guys are putting drones to use, law enforcement officials say.

Pentagon Innovation Group Aims to Protect Military Bases From Rogue Drones

DIUx awarded Dedrone a contract to test the group’s drone detection technology at military bases across the country.

Drone Technology Is Now Dangerous Enough to Kill For

Advances in consumer electronics are making drones available to armed forces without the resources to hire billion-dollar defense contractors.

Uber Will Bring You Flying Taxis, if You Can Help Build a Magical Battery

The company needs to develop a battery that is lighter and has more storage capacity than anything produced so far.

Army Switches To Special Fast-Track Contract For Drone-Mounted Signal Jammer

The contract will now be limited to members of an industry consortium for cyber and electronic warfare companies.

FAA Expands Instant-Approval Flight Plan Program for Drones

Once deployed, the system would authorize drone flights in minutes instead of months.

A New Way Drone Hobbyists Are Endangering First Responders

Amateurs flying unmanned aerial vehicles have previously grounded firefighting aircraft. Now, their devices are actually sparking wildfires.

Drone Swarms Are Going to Be Terrifying and Hard to Stop

“Now the improvised explosive devices will find our warfighters."