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Research Project Will Use Underwater Drones To Map The World’s Oceans

Research Project Will Use Underwater Drones To Map The World’s Oceans | DAC | Scoop.it
The project will last until 2016. (Research project will use underwater drones to map the world’s oceans http://t.co/QsSO9fI2dz)
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Defense, budget departments get approval for use of credit cards - Inquirer.net

Defense, budget departments get approval for use of credit cards - Inquirer.net | DAC | Scoop.it
Defense, budget departments get approval for use of credit cards Inquirer.net MANILA, Philippines – The use of credit cards to replace so-called “petty cash” for small purchases at the Department of National Defense has been approved by regulators,...

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America’s staggering defense budget, in charts

America’s staggering defense budget, in charts | DAC | Scoop.it
Since 2001, the base defense budget has soared from $287 billion to $530 billion — and that's before the costs of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. That, and nine other things Chuck Hagel should know about the defense budget.

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Demand for Spy Drones Stretches Army Budget

Demand for Spy Drones Stretches Army Budget | DAC | Scoop.it

Soldiers have been clamoring for more unmanned air systems, and they want them to be small.

The Army is seeking funds to procure a family of small unmanned air systems, or UAS, but approval has been delayed due to funding uncertainties, the Army’s requirements chief for unmanned systems Col. Robert Sova said.

The family of systems could include an improved hand-launched Raven system, as well as the Puma. The Army already has bought more than 100 of the 13-pound Puma aircraft.


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Drones, Sequester Flexibility to Drive 2014 NDAA Debates - DefenseNews.com

Drones, Sequester Flexibility to Drive 2014 NDAA Debates - DefenseNews.com | DAC | Scoop.it
Drones, Sequester Flexibility to Drive 2014 NDAA Debates DefenseNews.com WASHINGTON — US Lawmakers are expected to battle over armed drones, softening the blow of military budget cuts and a controversial missile defense shield as they craft...

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Drones to help firefighters in Dubai

Drones to help firefighters in Dubai | DAC | Scoop.it
Quadcopters can send live video of blaze to emergency crews

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Alistair Currie's curator insight, March 27, 2014 9:16 PM

Showcase of emerging technology in sync with miniaturized drone tech leading to many different applications including assisting emergency services monitor situations like fires and security services with facial recognition software to identify threats.

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UK increases use of armed drones in Afghanistan

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The proportion of UK drones using missiles in Afghanistan has doubled in the last five years, official figures show.

In 2012, 10% of drone missions released weapons, compared to 5% in 2008.

The number of drone missions has also increased from 296 five years ago, to 892 last year.

Defence minister Andrew Robathan said the majority carry out intelligence, surveillance, target acquisition and reconnaissance (ISTAR) roles...


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Ethiopia produces first military drone aircraft !!

Ethiopia produces first military drone aircraft !! | DAC | Scoop.it

 February 14, 2013 (ADDIS ABABA) -An Ethiopian military source has told Sudan Tribune that the country has built the first unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone which could be used for multiple purposes.

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After undergoing testing, the locally made drones, have demonstrated their capability of performing a number of militarily and civilian applications, according to the source.

 

Speaking on condition of anonymity from the country’s air force base in Debrezeit town, a military official told Sudan Tribune that the drones are equipped with onboard sensors, cameras and GPS to carry out cost-effective monitoring activities even across difficult landscapes like the highlands of Ethiopia.

 

Besides serving in a number of military missions - such as in monitoring border security - the UAVs will also be deployed to perform geophysical surveys, assist forest protection and monitor forest fires or other natural disasters.

 

The drones have already made test flights performing a geophysical survey of Ethiopia’s controversial grand renaissance dam, a massive hydro-power plant project the country is constructing on the Blue Nile River near to the Sudanese border.

 


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SASFOR's curator insight, February 14, 2013 9:10 PM

"Due to Ethiopia’s long and fragile borders with Eritrea, Somalia, Kenya, Sudan and more recently South Sudan, he said it is timely for the country to use UAVs to monitor these shared and often tense and porous zones."


"Ethiopia is a key regional security partner to the United States particularly in the war on terror due to its proximity to Yemen and Somalia."

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Drones will cause an upheaval of society like we haven’t seen in 700 years

Drones will cause an upheaval of society like we haven’t seen in 700 years | DAC | Scoop.it
The human race is on the brink of momentous and dire change. It is a change that potentially smashes our institutions and warps our society beyond recognition. It is also a change to which almost no one is paying attention.
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Obama’s defense budget larger than any other president’s since World War II

Obama’s defense budget larger than any other president’s since World War II | DAC | Scoop.it
The vast majority of people in the USA, including Congressmen and analysts, have little idea just how large the Pentagon’s defense budget increases have been under President Obama.

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Enrique Ferro's curator insight, July 17, 2013 10:14 PM

THE HARDER THEY FALL...

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high-tech weapons take center stage in defense budget - Fox News

high-tech weapons take center stage in defense budget - Fox News | DAC | Scoop.it
high-tech weapons take center stage in defense budget
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Japan Looks to Buy Drones, and China Goes Ballistic - DailyFinance

Japan Looks to Buy Drones, and China Goes Ballistic - DailyFinance | DAC | Scoop.it
Japan Looks to Buy Drones, and China Goes Ballistic DailyFinance More importantly, Japan's defense budget calls for an increase in intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance, or ISR, which could include the acquisition of three of Northrop...

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7 new pieces of hardcore military hardware

7 new pieces of hardcore military hardware | DAC | Scoop.it
Robots, drones, lasers! The Navy may be on a reduced budget, but that's not stopping it from building the maritime fighting force of the future.

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UN Plans to Use Spy Drones Over Eastern Congo

UN Plans to Use Spy Drones Over Eastern Congo | DAC | Scoop.it
UN plans to send surveillance drones over eastern Congo to enhance intelligence gathering

 

The Security Council has approved the use of surveillance drones over eastern Congo to monitor roving militias so it can more effectively deploy U.N. peacekeepers.

A letter released Thursday from the president of the Security Council to Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said that the council members note the robot spy planes will be used "on a case-by-case basis" and will not set a precedent for the U.N.'s general consideration of "legal, financial and technical implications of the use of unmanned aerial systems."

The letter from Pakistan U.N. Ambassador Masood Khan, who holds the rotating Security Council presidency, was released as a U.N. expert launched a special investigation into drone warfare and targeted killings, which the United States relies on as a front-line weapon in its global war against al-Qaida.

Civilian killings and injuries that result from drone strikes on suspected terrorist cells will be part of the focus of the investigation by British lawyer Ben Emmerson, the U.N. rapporteur on counterterrorism and human rights. The U.N. said Emmerson will present his findings to the U.N. General Assembly later this year.


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SASFOR's curator insight, February 1, 2013 11:47 PM

Though "The U.N.'s spy drones over Congo would be unarmed" it is distressing that the UN is supporting Drone warfare.

Buster Meyer's curator insight, May 14, 2014 10:57 PM

the U.S surveillance on Congo is beneficial to war and has some negatives about it, we can watch what they do but it could start a war and ruins people's privacy and kills innocent people! The relates to gov and law because it's dealing with people and people's privacy  

Michael Hanson's comment, May 15, 2014 5:40 PM
I believe that monitoring activity in Congo using drones is a great idea. The surveillance that drones can provide is essential to preventing threats that can lead to large losses of life from terrorist or other extremist groups.
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Sea drones expected soon in UAE

Sea drones expected soon in UAE | DAC | Scoop.it
A fleet of vessels developed for port security and surveillance are expected to begin operating in the UAE.

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