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.
According to the U.S. Border Patrol in the El Paso sector, human smugglers are using drones to help immigrants looking to enter the United States illegally.
The company that gave the world the AK-47 assault rifle has unveiled a suicide drone that may make drone warfare technology widely and cheaply available.
Focusing debate on airports misses the bigger picture of protecting both critical infrastructure and ordinary citizens from drone-based terrorist attacks.
Gatwick's drones are a chilling example of the kind of threats against which aviation and other security-sensitive industries are inherently vulnerable.