June 2017

The research and development departments of the world’s defense companies have barely begun to explore all the different uses for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV), or drones. And governments, aware of this, are growing increasingly keen to find out what else they can do. In early June, the European Commission came up with a new plan to hand […]

Updated June 30, 2017 14:58:50 Photo: The bags contained 92 kilograms of cocaine. (Supplied: Australian Federal Police) An international drug syndicate used drones to conduct counter-surveillance on police before seven members were arrested in Melbourne over a $30 million shipment of cocaine from Panama, authorities say. Police said the men — four from Australia, one […]

While the US military, currently occupying countries in Africa, gets virtually everything it wants, the UN reports that about 20 million people in Africa and the Middle East are starving. Famine is particularly afflicting South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Nigeria. (Photo: The US Army / Flickr)MEL GURTOV FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT During the Cold War, […]

June 30 (UPI) — Police are increasingly using drones to monitor criminal suspects, but in Australia, the criminals are suspected of using drones to monitor the police. An international drug gang consisting of four Australians, one Briton and two Canadians were arrested by Australian police for smuggling in three large bags of cocaine from Panama […]

Dubai, the self-proclaimed “Future City,” is getting its own unit of autonomous, drone-launching robotic police vehicles, because what’s more future than than Robocops? The city’s police force will be the first in the world to roll out Singapore startup Otsaw Digital’s O-R3 autonomous robot, according to a report from the Gulf News spotted by The […]

Belish | Shutterstock.com Many startups have focused strategies on the booming market of drones and are offering affordable machines with impressive video capabilities. How best to use these products to make a little scratch? The falling costs of the technology and simplification of its use are driving the democratization of drones. Drones are finding adopters […]

An IDF unmanned Skylark surveillance drone crashed in the Bethlehem area of the West Bank in Israel on Thursday evening. The IDF tracked down and recovered the wreckage, and is currently investigating the situation. The cause of the crash has not yet been declared. According to the IDF, there is no concern that confidential information has […]

While the US military, currently occupying countries in Africa, gets virtually everything it wants, the UN reports that about 20 million people in Africa and the Middle East are starving. Famine is particularly afflicting South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and Nigeria. (Photo: The US Army / Flickr)MEL GURTOV FOR BUZZFLASH AT TRUTHOUT During the Cold War, […]