Google buys solar-powered drone maker in bid to boost Net access

Apr 15, 2014

Google buys solar-powered drone maker in bid to boost Net access

Google on Monday announced that it was acquiring Titan Aerospace, a maker of solar-powered drones that could be used to boost Internet access to remote areas. “It’s still early days, but atmospheric satellites could help bring Internet access to millions of people, and help ...

North's drones called low-tech

Apr 6, 2014

North's drones called low-tech

South Korean experts say two small drones believed to have been flown across the border by North Korea amid rising military tensions were crude and decidedly low-tech — equipped with cameras available on the Internet for hundreds of dollars — but underscore a potential ...

Apr 5, 2014

U.S. drone killing lawsuit thrown out

A federal judge Friday dismissed a lawsuit against Obama administration officials for the 2011 drone-strike killings of three U.S. citizens in Yemen, including an al-Qaida cleric. U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer said the case raises serious constitutional issues and is not easy to answer, ...

South Korea says crashed drones likely from North

Apr 2, 2014

South Korea says crashed drones likely from North

South Korean officials said Wednesday they suspect that two unmanned drones that crashed recently near the border with rival North Korea were flown by the North on possible surveillance missions. A drone crashed on front-line Baengnyeong Island Monday when the two Koreas fired hundreds ...

Obama administration weighs drone strike on U.S. suspect

Feb 11, 2014

Obama administration weighs drone strike on U.S. suspect

The case of an American citizen and suspected member of al-Qaida who is planning attacks on U.S. targets overseas underscores the complexities of President Barack Obama's new stricter targeting guidelines for the use of deadly drones.

Dec 29, 2013

Drones getting closer to home

Japanese should not assume that remotely controlled unmanned aerial vehicles for military purposes, otherwise known as drones, are being used only in remote parts of the world.

Drones may spark training boom

Dec 13, 2013

Drones may spark training boom

A growing number of American students are eager to cash in on an expected boom market for drone operators after more unmanned aircraft become legal to fly in U.S. airspace, which could happen in the next few years. The University of North Dakota’s unmanned ...

Hagel talks drones and Afghan peace with Pakistan's Sharif

Dec 9, 2013

Hagel talks drones and Afghan peace with Pakistan's Sharif

Pentagon chief Chuck Hagel held talks with Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday as Washington sought to defuse tensions over controversial U.S. drone strikes and Islamabad’s role in Afghanistan. In the first visit by a U.S. defence secretary in nearly four years, Hagel ...