The Air Force is investigating whether a small drone flew close to Air Force One as it came in for a landing at Joint Base Andrews, Maryland.
A 25-pound drone crashed into a house and fell outside due to GPS interference, according to a report by the U.K.’s Air Accident Board.
Russia revealed plans this week to speed development of its S-70 Okhotnik (Hunter) stealth attack drone, with deliveries now scheduled for 2024 rather than 2025 as originally planned.
Iran has retrieved much of the wreckage of the RQ-4A Global Hawk it shot down last year and is piecing the unmanned aircraft back together.
Companies like Azeri outfit AZDynamics are actively seeking to export drone technology. The more they proliferate, the easier it will be for everyone to get hold of such weapons. The drone war in the Caucasus could soon become a drone war in your backyard.
National Security drone policy risk: It is critical that the U.S. normalize its UAV export policy before China can consolidate its gains.
“Drones are becoming more and more powerful and smarter,” EU Security Commissioner Julian King warned this weekend, “which makes them more and more attractive for legitimate use, but also for hostile acts.”
Iran denies President Trump's claim that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf in another escalation of tensions between the two countries.
Currently, there is nothing to stop the sale of drones to anyone. Individuals can legally purchase and easily convert them into malicious aerial weapons.