Apr 25, 2015

After U.S. drone killings, pressure for a new hostage strategy

The accidental killing of two hostages in a U.S. operation against al-Qaida has put a new spotlight on the Obama administration’s reliance on drones in the battle against terrorism — and has also raised pressure on the White House to revise the nation’s oft-criticized ...

U.S. Navy conducts first in-flight refueling of a drone

Apr 23, 2015

U.S. Navy conducts first in-flight refueling of a drone

The U.S. Navy announced Wednesday that it had successfully completed the first in-flight refueling of a drone, widely increasing the use and range of the unmanned aircraft. In a flight along the eastern coast of the United States, the unmanned prototype X-47B approached a ...

3D Robotics plans to launch $1,000 smart drone

Apr 16, 2015

3D Robotics plans to launch $1,000 smart drone

3D Robotics Inc., North America’s largest drone manufacturer, is introducing a $1,000 drone for consumers that simplifies flying and using the products. The Solo, with Linux computers in the controller and new features in the craft itself, goes on sale in late May in ...