Drones

The Government Wants To Teach Drones Some New Tricks

Recent Army contracts focus on the skies while DARPA is focused on underground efforts.

DIU is Helping the Army Put More Backpack-Sized Drones in the Battlefield

The Pentagon’s internal startup accelerator wants to get consumer quadcopters in the hands of soldiers in a matter of months, not years.

FAA Greenlights Drone Company to Deliver Food in One Virginia Town

The Federal Aviation Administration gave its first OK to drone company to deliver commercial goods.

The Pentagon is Investing in Space Robots to Repair Satellites

The robots would service military, government and commercial spacecraft more than 22,000 miles above the Earth.

IARPA is Investing in AI That Constantly Analyzes Worldwide Satellite Images

The IC envisions a system that can stitch together archived and real-time data from satellites, and link it to footage from planes, drones and other aircraft.

The Navy Is Assembling a Hacker Team to Fight Off Small Drones

Engineers, researchers, and hackers will seek ways to protect warships and bases from hobby-type drones modified to kill.

Interior Doubled Its Use of Drones in 2018

The agency flew more than 10,000 unmanned missions to survey federal land, monitor wildlife and respond to natural disasters.

White House Takes Important Step to Accelerate AI Adoption

It’s hard to overstate AI’s importance: It’s the biggest commercial opportunity in the world right now.

Russia’s Pistol-Packing Robot Is Scrambling for Parts

The program’s foreign suppliers stopped shipping components after gunfire videos went viral.

FAA’s Drone Operations App is Getting a Makeover

A new version of B4UFLY, an app to help drone operators follow FAA rules, is coming soon.

White House Orders Agencies to Defend the Skies From Cyberattacks

In its National Strategy for Aviation Security, the Trump administration called on the government to be more proactive in spotting threats to U.S. airspace.

FAA Wants to Protect First Responders from Drone Bombs

Under a new ruling, law enforcement officers would be able to identify drones from afar.

27 Groups Call on Congress to Deny ‘Smart Wall’ Funding

Groups are speaking out against a congressional proposal to up spending on surveillance tech on the border.

Wall Funding Remains In Limbo But Both Sides Argue For Border Security Tech

Democrats and Republicans from both chambers of Congress said they want cutting-edge tech patrolling the border but GOP members of the conference committee say they want physical barrier funding, too.

Why Flying Cars Are an Impossible Dream

The air taxi is the Godot of technology: always on its way, never here.

FAA Declares the Super Bowl a 'No Drone Zone'

People who violate the temporary flight restriction will face jail time and hefty fines.