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Saudi-led coalition says it intercepts two drones launched by Houthis

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The Saudi-led coalition intercepted two drones launched by the Iranian-aligned Houthi movement towards the city of Khamis Mushait in Saudi Arabia, Saudi press agency...

Drone sighting prompted 30-minute air traffic stoppage at Frankfurt airport

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A drone sighting on Friday prompted a 30-minute stoppage of air traffic at Frankfurt airport, one of the world’s busiest, an airport spokesman said. Air...

SANDF sending hand-launched UAVs to the DRC

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The South African National Defence Force is deploying hand-launched unmanned aerial vehicles to its peacekeeping force in the Democratic Republic of Congo for the...

NATO to receive first Northrop surveillance drone, years late

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NATO is to receive the first of five Northrop Grumman high-altitude drones in the third quarter after years of delays, giving the alliance its...

Airbus’ Skyways drone trials world’s first shore-to-ship deliveries

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Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), or drone. This marks the first time drone technology...

Libya’s Tripoli airport reopens after drone alert

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The airport in the Libyan capital Tripoli reopened on Saturday after a brief closure due to an unidentified drone flying in the area, officials...

XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator completes inaugural flight

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The XQ-58A Valkyrie demonstrator, a long-range, high subsonic unmanned air vehicle (UAV) completed its inaugural flight on 5 March at the Yuma Proving Grounds,...

U.S. halts reporting of civilian deaths by drone outside war zones

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President Donald Trump signed an executive order on Wednesday that revoked an Obama-era policy requiring U.S. intelligence officials to report civilian deaths in drone...

Schiebel demonstrates Camcopter in Nigeria

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Austrian company Schiebel has demonstrated its Camcopter S-100 to a large European oil and gas corporation in Rivers State, Nigeria, to monitor and control...

Valkyrie combat drone to fly soon

Kratos Defence and Security Solutions Inc expects its $2-3 million unmanned “loyal wingman” combat jet to make its first flight test next week, an...

Lessons learnt from latest Op Copper deployment

The most recent Operation Copper deployment in the Mozambique Channel, in addition to providing valuable "on-the-job" training for both sailors and airmen,...