09 Nov 2018

China’s Beating the US to Market on Combat Drones, By Copying US Technology

China recently unveiled a new combat drone that matches many components and design elements of a U.S. drone that was developed and then shelved in 2015. Experts have said that, through the Chinese CH-7, “China has once again demonstrated its ability, at least in form, to replicate U.S. drone designs…While

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24 Oct 2018

Fine Print Lets Drone Makers Swallow Up Sensitive Data: FAA, DHS

“Drone manufacturers may be scooping up sensitive videos of crime scenes, electric grids, and other critical infrastructure under terms of service that give them access to the data, Department of Homeland Security and Federal Aviation Administration officials say. More than a million unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) have taken to the sky in

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15 Oct 2018

Drones swamp US-Mexico border but federal agents powerless to stop them

“The Department of Homeland Security and the FBI identified this week unmanned aerial systems, or drones, as one of the greatest national security threats to America — rating it as severe a concern as cybersecurity hacks, critical infrastructure attacks, and terrorism. While drones are often thought of as techie toys,

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04 Oct 2018

US still has technological edge, but Chinese drones proliferating across Middle East

“Across the Middle East, countries locked out of purchasing U.S.-made drones due to rules over excessive civilian casualties are being wooed by Chinese arms dealers, who are world’s main distributor of armed drones. ‘The Chinese product now doesn’t lack technology, it only lacks market share,’ said Song Zhongping, a Chinese

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01 Oct 2018

Is ISIS buying valuable military equipment in Western Europe?

Studies have uncovered that several individuals used front organizations to purchase drones and equipment in Western Europe for shipment to ISIS. In one instance, two Bangladeshi brothers used their business activities in the UK, Bangladesh, Spain, Australia, the US, and Denmark to supply IT services and drones to ISIS. Elsewhere,

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25 Sep 2018

Venezuela’s Maduro accuses Chile, Colombia, Mexico of helping drone attack

Having arrested at least one in connection with the failed suicide drone attack against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, the Venezuelan government has accused the governments of Chile, Colombia and Mexico of supporting the attackers through their embassies, asserting what he claimed to be “convincing” evidence of Chilean, Colombian, and Mexican

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21 Sep 2018

Dedicated drone tracker can now detect swarming robots

Drone swarms pose unique problems to defenders that are not solvable using traditional anti-aircraft measures designed for single, large crafts. Responding to these unique problems, the Pentagon is developing new defenses that specifically track the crafts and plot their courses. Detection and mapping is the first step along the path

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19 Sep 2018

Drone assassins are cheap, deadly and available in your local store

Drone technology has increased by leaps and bounds over recent years, with the capabilities and possibilities they offer to terrorists and other actors increasing behind it. The number of instances in which cheap off-the-shelf drones have been used to deliver deadly payloads and bypass security systems designed for different aerial

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17 Sep 2018

NFL Security Chief Backs Bipartisan Drone Defense Bill

“The National Football League’s top security official on Thursday backed bipartisan legislation that would authorize the federal government to track, seize and destroy drones considered a threat to large, public gatherings. Cathy Lanier, the NFL’s senior vice president of security, described for the Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee

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07 Sep 2018

It’s Now Possible To Telepathically Communicate with a Drone Swarm

The U.S. military’s Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has developed an microchip-to-brain interface that allows operators to control several drones simultaneously. “As of today, signals from the brain can be used to command and control….not just one aircraft but three simultaneous types of aircraft,” said a DARPA director. The

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