Drones

Russia Seems to Be Running Low on Drones

The Russian military wrote the book on tactical drones in 2014. Now its leaders are begging foreign partners and regional officials to help replace downed UAVs.

National Transportation Safety Board Wants To Expand Drone Operations

The transit agency has been using drones to analyze and recreate accidents across all transportation industries.

Homeland Security Prepares to Deploy New Capabilities to Counter Unmanned Threats

A new contract worth hundreds of millions will likely result in multiple new prototypes. 

IARPA Project Aims to Identify People from Drones by More Than Just Their Face

“It'll be interesting to see in a year or two from now,” according to the program manager.

Drones Shooting Microwave Rays Could Be the Drone Killers of Tomorrow

Moving away from vacuum tubes is making microwave weapons smaller and smarter.

After 20 Years of Civilian Drone Strike Deaths, the Pentagon Creates An Office to Stop More

The military keeps repeating mistakes and is not ready for future fights because the lessons learned have not been instilled throughout the DOD, an independent review found.

Creepy, Cool and Coherent: Potential Government Tech Shines at CES 2022

From humanoid robots to zero-emissions drones, CES was filled with lots of tech that may be relevant to government soon.

Navy Wants Biosynthetic Materials to Hit with Fire and Laser Strikes

Officials would also like to see how drones can be benefitted by nature-inspired material.

Legislation Could Mandate DOD to Review How it Categorizes Drones

The lawmaker that proposed it said he hopes to make it easier for the military to operationalize new UAS technologies.

FAA Warns Of Holiday Laser-Light Display Dangers To Pilots

2021 broke records for the highest number of annual laser strikes, which can incapacitate pilots and endanger aircraft passengers.

State Department Wants to Disrupt Colombian Coca Harvest with Drones

Training for a team from the South American nation's police force is also needed.

Swarms May Offer Next Level Artificial Intelligence

NASA wants to push the concept of swarm intelligence to new heights.

Military Drone Testing Could Lead to Future Deployments and Roles

Theoretically, autonomous vehicles and drones could play a decisive role on the modern battlefield.

State to Supply Costa Rican Police With Drones to Crack Down on Drug Trade

The program would start with eight small UAS, with plans to increase the number to 40 or more if successful.

Bird-Mimicking Electric Drone Hits New Endurance Record

As the military grapples with connecting more things over longer distances, recent flight reveals a way forward.