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US halts drone flights from Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti

The US military has stopped flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) from its main African base in Djibouti after a string of crashes,...

Ban killer robots – Human Rights Watch

Human Rights Watch has called on governments to pre-emptively ban fully autonomous weapons (sometimes called ‘killer robots') because of their danger to...

UN investigator decries US use of UAV killings

A U.N. investigator has called on the Obama administration to justify its policy of assassinating rather than capturing al Qaeda or Taliban...

Germany to decide on drones purchase in 2012-source

Germany will decide next year which drones to purchase for its Bundeswehr military forces, a senior defence source told Reuters, which suggests...

Flying operations of remotely piloted aircraft unaffected by malware – USAF

The United States Air Force has said that the computer virus detected at Creech Air Force Base has not affected the flight...

French defence min in drone talks with Dassault

The French Defence Ministry said it was in talks with Dassault Aviation on a possible order for a new drone system that...


SANDF youth employment commitment increasingly hamstrung

With an official youth unemployment rate of 46% for the first quarter of 2021, it’s not surprising two published pieces about military recruitment on...