Mar 25, 2015

Amazon blasts U.S. agency for slowness on drone regulation

E-commerce power Amazon.com blasted federal regulators on Tuesday for being slow to approve commercial drone testing, saying the United States is falling behind other countries in the potentially lucrative area of unmanned aviation technology. Less than a week after the Federal Aviation Administration gave ...

Institute: China now world's third-biggest arms exporter

Mar 16, 2015

Institute: China now world's third-biggest arms exporter

China has overtaken Germany to become the world’s third-biggest arms exporter, although its 5 percent of the market remains small compared to the combined 58 percent of exports from the U.S. and Russia, a new study says. China’s share of the global arms market ...

Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying

Mar 13, 2015

Secret Service testing drones, how to disrupt their flying

Mysterious, middle-of-the-night drone flights by the U.S. Secret Service during the next several weeks over parts of Washington, D.C. — usually off-limits as a strict no-fly zone — are part of secret government testing intended to find ways to interfere with rogue drones or ...

Abe's robot panel aims to give drone industry an edge

Mar 9, 2015

Abe's robot panel aims to give drone industry an edge

The Abe administration is looking to fast-track industry-friendly regulation to give Japan’s drone sector an edge over the United States. Companies from motorcycle maker Yamaha Motor Co. to security firm Secom Co. are readying drone technology and services as advisers to Prime Minister Shinzo ...

Mar 4, 2015

More drone sightings over Paris stoke public's concern

Paris police on Wednesday said the public had reported around a dozen drone sightings over sensitive areas of the French capital — the latest in a baffling series of overflights. Authorities are now scrambling to work out “if all the reports were really drone ...

Unidentified drones reappear over Paris at night

Feb 26, 2015

Unidentified drones reappear over Paris at night

Unidentified drones flew over Paris for a second night in a row, police said Wednesday, in the latest mystery appearance of unmanned aircraft over the French capital at a time of high security. The sightings follow a series of drone spottings at French atomic ...

Feb 25, 2015

Secret Service to conduct drone exercises over Washington

The U.S. Secret Service says it will fly drones over the Washington area in the near future. The agency isn’t disclosing exactly where the exercises will take place other than that they’ll involve areas where flights are typically restricted. Airspace above the White House, ...

Peacekeepers should make greater use of drone imagery, says U.N. panel

Feb 24, 2015

Peacekeepers should make greater use of drone imagery, says U.N. panel

A United Nations panel assessing the future technological needs of peacekeeping missions has recommended dramatically expanding the use of unmanned surveillance drones in U.N. military operations, the head of the panel said on Monday. Jane Holl Lute, who was previously U.S. deputy secretary for ...