Israel's military is expected shortly to take delivery of an advanced model of the Skylark 1 unmanned aerial vehicle that will be equipped with electronic jammers that will block efforts to intercept surveillance data.
The recent conflicts in Afghanistan, Iraq and Somalia have seen increased use of Autonomous Weapons Systems (AWS). But the use of these systems is changing. What were once seen as passive reconnaissance and surveillance drones are now changing to a strike role as semi-autonomous weapons platforms that raise several moral, ethical and legal concerns about their use.
The integration of drones or unmanned aerial systems (UAS) into the National Airspace System (NAS) needs to be expedited, the Senate Armed Services Committee said in its report on the FY2013 defense authorization bill last week.
Drones have become the U.S. weapon of choice in the fight against terrorism. But critics say the United States needs to be careful because its rationale for the use of the high-tech weapons could be abused by others.
The US military has issued soldiers in Afghanistan with a new class of lightweight unmanned drone known as the Switchblade, which can be carried in a backpack and used on the battlefield in place of an air strike.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Sen. Rand Paul introduced legislation into the Senate that protects individual privacy against unwarranted governmental intrusion through the use of the unmanned aerial vehicles commonly known as drones.
In an address at the Woodrow Wilson Center in August 2007, Obama criticized the Bush administration for putting forward a "false choice between the liberties we cherish and the security we demand", and swore to provide "our intelligence and law enforcement agencies with the tools they need to track and take out the terrorists without undermining our constitution and our freedom".
As many are now well aware, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is pushing for the integration of drones into the national airspace, especially for use by law enforcement and unsurprisingly a bill was passed and signed into law doing just that.
Stars and StripesStudy shows widespread global opposition to US drone attacksStars and StripesAir Force Airman 1st Class Justin Cole communicates with the pilot of an unmanned aerial vehicle prior to a night mission.
The EPA has been using military-style drone planes to secretly observe livestock operations. Their rational is that this aerial surveillance is a cost-effective means of ensuring compliance with the Clean Water Act.
...fewer than one in four supported using drones to issue speeding tickets. And four out of five voiced at least some concerns about their privacy if law enforcement officers used drones with high-tech cameras.
(CNN) -- President Obama is celebrated and criticized for greatly accelerating the number of CIA drone attacks in Pakistan, but the similar covert war that he has launched in Yemen has received considerably less attention. The Obama administration has launched an estimated 28 drone strikes and 13 air strikes in Yemen, according to data compiled by the New America Foundation from reliable news reports
In an interview published June 4 with his source "White House Insider," (WHI) blogger Ulsterman (UM) points to facts long-known among insiders, regarding Obama's obsessive sexual stimulation from viewing and reviewing film footage of the drone killings he has ordered — reminiscent of Hitler's orders that the torture-executions of the July, 1944 coup plotters be filmed for his enjoyment.
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Policing, Privacy and the Growing Domestic Market for UAV's As technology for unmanned systems becomes more advanced the need to police the activity becomes more prevalent. In early 2012 Obama signed new ...