Apr 17, 2014

Drone deployed to monitor erupting volcanic island

Japan dispatched a drone last month to survey Nishinoshima Island, the erupting volcano in the Ogasawara chain about 1,000 km south of Tokyo, the Geospatial Information Authority of Japan said. The unmanned aerial vehicle will provide safer and cheaper data than conventional methods requiring ...

Iran claims to make drone with range of 2,000 km

Nov 18, 2013

Iran claims to make drone with range of 2,000 km

Iran unveiled a new aircraft Monday that it says is the biggest drone yet to be developed in the Islamic Republic, capable of staying aloft for up to 30 hours. Defense Minister Hossein Dehghan said the reconnaissance and combat drone Fotros has a range ...

Sep 10, 2013

China urged to stop drone flights near Senkaku Islands

Japan on Tuesday communicated to China its “interest” in a drone flight near the Senkaku Islands in the East China Sea the previous day, a senior Foreign Ministry official said, effectively calling on China to curb similar flights. Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera meanwhile told ...

Jan 17, 2013

Building a better U.S. drone policy

by Keith Ellison

An unmanned U.S. aerial vehicle — or drone — reportedly killed eight people in rural Pakistan last week, bringing the estimated death toll from drone strikes in Pakistan this year to 35. As the frequency of drone strikes spikes again, there are some questions: ...

Jan 8, 2013

U.S. drone found in Philippine waters

A U.S. drone believed to be used for reconnaissance was recovered Monday in waters off the central Philippines, police and naval authorities said. Fishermen found the 3.6-meter-long drone floating off the island of Masbate and dragged it ashore, according to provincial police official Heriberto ...