BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — The U.S. Air Force has deployed about 90 airmen and an unspecified number of drone aircraft to a base in central Romania, boosting its military presence in the region...
US officials: US military tried to take out a top Iran commander in Yemen on same day drone strike killed Soleimani
WASHINGTON (AP) — US officials: US military tried to take out a top Iran commander in Yemen on same day drone strike killed Soleimani.
CAIRO (AP) — One of the armed groups fighting for control of Libya’s capital says it is imposing a “no-fly zone” there.
The self-styled Libyan National Army’s announcement comes after two...
CAIRO (AP) — The U.S. military said Friday it lost an unmanned drone aircraft over the Libyan capital, Tripoli, where rival armed groups have been fighting for control of the city for...
Saudi Arabia takes journalists to site of missile-and-drone attack on facility at heart of kingdom’s oil industry
BUQAYQ, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Saudi Arabia takes journalists to site of missile-and-drone attack on facility at heart of kingdom's oil industry.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Authorities say six protesters were detained and given misdemeanor tickets after they refused to leave the entrance of a U.S. Air Force Base northwest of Las Vegas.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The skies around Nevada's largest cities are about to see more drone aircraft, after federal agencies picked the state for testing remote-controlled vehicles in urban airspace.
The Federal Aviation Administration and U.S. Department of Transportation announced Jan. 15 that the Nevada UAS Test Site Smart Silver State program will oversee testing in Reno, with additional testing in suburban Henderson near Las Vegas and the Colorado River resort city of Laughlin.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany is close to finalizing a deal that will see the country buy its first weapons-capable drone aircraft — an Israeli designed model — from European aerospace giant Airbus, according to a government response to lawmakers.
The deal, worth nearly 900 million euros ($1108.53 million) including training and maintenance costs, has been politically contentious because of fears that having combat drones might make Germany more likely to participate in offensive military action abroad.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Despite privacy concerns, police received permission Tuesday to fly drone aircraft under a one-year pilot program that limits their use to dangerous situations and natural disasters.
The civilian Los Angeles Police Commission voted 3-1 to approve the test program.
The Metropolitan Division's SWAT team will be allowed to deploy drones in some instances but the devices won't be armed and specifically cannot be flown for purposes that violate the law or Constitution.
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Drone aircraft are beginning to hover over highway crashes in North Carolina as more law enforcement agencies use them to reopen the road in a fraction of the time needed previously.
The state Transportation Department said Wednesday it and the State Highway Patrol are studying drones that create 3-D models of crash scenes. DOT says a test of the technology cut the time for an accurate crash reconstruction from almost two hours to 25 minutes.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Authorities have arrested four people at a protest blocking access to the Iowa Air National Guard base at Des Moines International Airport.
Several of the 20 or so protesters left at police request Wednesday morning. The four who remained, connected to concrete barriers, were arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and interference with official acts. Firefighters gave the four masks and other protection from debris as they were cut from the barriers.
BEIJING (AP) — China's biggest online retailer, JD.com Inc., announced plans Monday to develop drone aircraft capable of carrying a ton or more for long-distance deliveries.
The company said it will test the drones on a network it is developing to cover the northern Chinese province of Shaanxi. It said they will carry consumer goods to remote areas and farm produce to cities.
New Drone Rule in Place to Handle Increasing Use
WASHINGTON (AP) — There will be 600,000 commercial drone aircraft operating in the U.S. within the year as the result of new safety rules that opened the skies to them on Monday, according to a Federal Aviation Administration estimate.
The rules governing the operation of small commercial drones were designed to protect safety without stifling innovation, FAA Administrator Michael Huerta told a news conference.
MIAMI (AP) — A California woman has been sentenced to more than four years in federal prison for illegally exporting U.S. military gear to China including jet fighter engines and a drone aircraft.
Court records show a Miami federal judge imposed the sentence Friday on 45-year-old Wenxia Man of San Diego. A jury convicted her in June of conspiring to export and actually exporting military equipment without the proper license.
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Officials in Nevada say they see broad horizons for the unmanned aerial systems industry following the posting of federal aviation rules designed for small drone aircraft.
As one of six states picked in 2013 for Federal Aviation Administration-authorized testing — and the first in 2014 to be able to issue airworthiness certificates — the Silver State is emerging as a key hub for the drone industry, said Chris Walach, operations director for unmanned...