2017

Dec. 29 (UPI) — The Chinese military is deploying a new generation of reconnaissance-attack drones that could neutralize the strategic effects of U.S. THAAD batteries in South Korea. The People’s Liberation Army Daily reported Friday the army has been deploying the Yilong-1 drone, and suggested deployment of the Yilong-2 could take place, following a successful […]

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YAMETHIN, Myanmar (AFP) – Foreign and local journalists jailed for flying a drone near Myanmar’s Parliament were released yesterday after spending two months in prison, in a case that spiked alarm over an increasingly dangerous climate for reporters in the country. Lau Hon Meng from Singapore and Mok Choy Lin from Malaysia were on assignment for […]

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A Saudi surveillance UAV was shot down by Houthi rebels and their allies from the Yemeni armed forces while it was conducting a reconnaissance flight in Yemeni airspace, Press TV reports, citing local media sources. Earlier in October, Yemeni forces also apparently managed to shoot down a Eurofighter Typhoon and a MQ-9 Reaper drone belonging to Royal Saudi Air Force, while in June […]

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The thermal infrared camera imagery taken by a drone operated by the Air Shepherd conservation group during a field demonstration. Credit: Air Shepherd Poachers illegally hunting elephants and rhinoceroses under the supposed cover of darkness may soon find themselves being tracked by “Predator” vision drones armed with artificial intelligence. The new AI system that enables surveillance drones to automatically […]

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eyedea is a Korean group of engineers working in the computer vision industry. The company was founded in 2015 and started working on lane departure warning systems and image tracking and detection. The team is now moving from research to application and running a crowdfunding campaign for PITTA, a device they say will transform from […]

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Whether it’s New Year’s Eve celebrations or the Mummers Parade on New Year’s Day, Philadelphia police say they are prepared to keep everyone safe. Deputy Commissioner of Investigations and Homeland Security Dennis Wilson says when you ring in the new year, don’t be stupid with celebratory gunfire. Philadelphia Considering Postponing Mummers Parade […]

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WASHINGTON, Dec. 29, 2017 — There is a blurring line that separates conventional operating forces from special operations forces and the defense secretary expects general purpose forces will eventually shoulder missions once the province of their special forces brethren. Defense Secretary James N. Mattis told Pentagon reporters today that the experiences of war since 9/11 […]

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Boeing’s MQ-25 drone is designed to provide the U.S. Navy with refueling capabilities that would extend the combat range of deployed Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, Boeing EA-18G Growler, and Lockheed Martin F-35C fighters. (Boeing photo by Eric Shindelbower) Boeing recently offered a first glimpse of its newest military aircraft, a large, stingray-shaped drone it hopes will win […]

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