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The Federal Aviation Administration investigated an incident last month involving a drone that nearly collided with a commercial airliner in U.S. airspace, but wasn’t able to identify who was flying the unmanned aircraft or what type of plane it was. The near-miss took place on March 22 outside Tallahassee, Florida. A U.S. Airways commuter flight […]

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In cooperation with the U.S. Army, Sikorsky Aircraft Corp., successfully flew an unmanned Black Hawk helicopter recently in an effort to provide autonomous cargo delivery to soldiers on the battlefield. The Optionally Piloted Black Hawk Demonstrator, known as Sikorsky’s Manned/Unmanned Resupply Aerial Lifter program, conducted the first flight demonstration on March 11 at Sikorsky’s Development […]

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The so-called Zero Option in Afghanistan could put the intelligence collection programs of Al-Qaeda cells in Pakistan at risk, according to a report by the New York Times. The growth of intelligence surveillance via drones has grown significantly, especially in Iraq and Afghanistan, over the last decade. But it’s not just the military that depends […]

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The engineers at AirDroid have developed a miniature helicopter drone that can carry a GoPro camera and follow you through the air simply by tracking the smartphone in your pocket. Called the Pocket Drone, it was built to offer aerial video and photography to hobbyists and action sports adventurers, but it’s not hard to see […]

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The U.S. Defense Department wants to arm more drones with lightweight, precision-guided weapons to support a larger range of combat missions. As the war in Afghanistan ends and new threats emerge in the Asia-Pacific region, the Pentagon is considering adapting multiple weapons for drones, including the Cold War-era Hydra 70 rocket and the Laser Homing […]

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