The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 4/24/17

Researchers at Georgia Tech tested swarms of autonomous drones. Credit: Javier Chagoya/ U.S. Navy

April 17, 2017 – April 23, 2017


A U.S. drone strike in Yemen reportedly killed four suspected members of al-Qaeda. According to Yemeni officials, the strike targeted al-Qaeda fighters in the central Marib province. (Reuters)

The U.S. Department of Transportation will audit the Federal Aviation Administration’s approval process for granting waivers for drone operations that are currently prohibited under federal regulations. The audit is the second that the agency has faced in the past year. (AIN Online)

Twenty members of Congress are urging the Trump administration to sell armed drones to Jordan and the United Arab Emirates. In a letter to the President, the lawmakers argue that the

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