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U.N. rights forum calls for use of armed drones to comply...

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The United Nations called on all states on Friday to ensure that the use of armed drones complies with international law, backing...

Israel sees future drone threat from Lebanon, Gaza

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Israel fears guerrillas in Lebanon and Gaza would deploy exploding drones against the Jewish state in a future war as well as...

Lockheed sees huge potential for military, commercial drones

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The Pentagon's No. 1 arms supplier Lockheed Martin Corp sees significant growth potential for its range of unmanned aircraft, given continued military...

Aerial ID card renewal: UAE to use drones for government services

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The United Arab Emirates says it plans to use unmanned aerial drones to deliver official documents and packages to its citizens as...

DRC drones take to the sky for the first time

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Another component of the UN's ongoing efforts to bring peace to the troubled DRC came into play today when UAVs were launched...

The rice of the drones

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Following our overview on potential civil markets for UAVs, here is an interesting one: "Precision Agriculture"! Current UAV technologies now allow farmers...

Indiana Drones and the next upgrades

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Following our walk in the civilian applications of unmanned aerial vehicles, let's focus on an unexpected field: archaeology. Indeed, small drones do...

Infra sector and Unauthorized Aircraft Vehicles – A growing affection

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Besides wildfires management and wildlife monitoring, power grid and industrial infrastructure monitoring are seen as promising markets for drones. Everyone does agree...

Buy an RPA, save a salmon

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Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPAs) can be useful to firefighters struggling with wildfires, but they have many other environmentally friendly uses. Environmental or...

Pakistan tells U.N. at least 400 civilians killed by drone strikes

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Pakistan has confirmed that of some 2,200 people killed by drone strikes in the past decade, at least 400 were civilians and...

Tanzania considering US proposal to use drones in anti-poaching ops

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The Tanzanian government says it is considering proposals from private American conservationists who are offering to help the country fight endemic rhino...

CSIR researching and testing unmanned aerial systems

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The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is making progress in integrating national research and testing efforts aimed at putting technologies...

Ban killer robots – Human Rights Watch

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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

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

Global spending on UAVs to reach US$5.34 billion by 2017

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Global spending on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and systems is projected to reach US$5.34 billion by 2017, primarily due to increasing defence...

Flying operations of remotely piloted aircraft unaffected by malware – USAF

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

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