There was much excitement when GoPro first announced it was going to make the GoPro Karma, its very own drone. Until then, the burgeoning drone industry either made do with its own, substandard cameras or offered a GoPro mount for the ultimate in image quality. With the Karma, GoPro would be able to offer the […]

A world in which local law enforcement agents and firefighters use unmanned aircraft to gather crime scene evidence, monitor hazardous accidents and measure fire conditions has arrived. Representatives from emergency response agencies across Larimer County gathered Thursday at Poudre Fire Authority’s training grounds in Fort Collins to demonstrate how drones can be used to enhance […]

SACRAMENTO — A sophisticated and expensive piece of military equipment crashed on Wednesday during a routine flight in Southern California. The RQ-4 Global Hawk has been flying for 15 years. The high-altitude aircraft are used on surveillance missions around the world, costing roughly $220 million including development, CBS Sacramento reports. The unmanned plane crashed east […]

Julian Assange’s Wikileaks continues to reveal CIA attacks, this time a sophisticated method for jumping “air-gapped” computers. (Photo by Jack Taylor/Getty Images) The latest release from the Wikileaks Vault7 files, widely believed to contain details on the hacking techniques of the CIA, has revealed malware aimed at infecting so-called “air-gapped” PCs, those computers not connected […]

MOSCOW (Sputnik) — New Russian unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) ZALA 421-16E5, intended for aerial reconnaissance and surveillance and equipped with an internal combustion engine (ICE), will have an air cushion landing system, Kalashnikov Concern said on Wednesday. “Kalashnikov Concern is conducting a stage of factory flight tests of the operational and tactical unmanned aerial reconnaissance and surveillance system ZALA 421-16E5… A […]

  An MQ-9 Reaper, a remotely piloted aircraft armed with laser-guided munitions and missiles, flies a combat mission over southern Afghanistan. (Lt. Col. Leslie Pratt / U.S. Air Force) This story first appeared at The Foreign Service Journal. The militarization of U.S. foreign policy certainly didn’t start with President Donald J. Trump. In fact, it […]

Brazil’s Institutional Security Cabinet (GSI) is responsible for keeping the President safe and counseling him on military issues. And also for making an occasional gaffe. This time, General Sérgio Etchegoyen, head of the GSI, might have blown the cover of the CIA chief in Brazil. On June 9, Etchegoyen had a meeting with Duyane Norman. His public […]