Will this new 'go home' drone end Japan's overtime binge?

/ Dec 8, 2017

Will this new 'go home' drone end Japan's overtime binge?

A drone that hovers over Japanese employees and blares music to force them to go home was unveiled by its maker Thursday, as the country tries to reduce its notoriously long work hours. The "T-Frend" buzzes over those trying to work late, blasting out strains ...

Nov 13, 2017

U.S. claims several extremists killed in three drone strikes in Somalia

U.S. forces say they have carried out three drone strikes within 24 hours in Somalia, stepping up their campaign against the Islamic extremist rebels of al-Shabab and the Islamic State group. The strikes by unmanned drones killed several extremist fighters, a spokeswoman for the U.S. ...

Niger to let U.S. forces arm drones against jihadis

Nov 5, 2017

Niger to let U.S. forces arm drones against jihadis

Niger will allow U.S. forces stationed in the country to arm the drones being used to track jihadis, having previously allowed their use only for surveillance, the government said Saturday. The decision comes a month after jihadis ambushed a joint U.S.-Niger patrol in a volatile ...

Oct 19, 2017

CNN first to get FAA waiver to fly drones over crowds

CNN received a waiver allowing routine drone flights above crowds, a milestone for the industry seeking greater use of the remote-controlled devices for everything from insurance inspections to covering news. The approval is the first time the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration has granted a waiver ...

Game of drones: U.S. poised to boost exports of unmanned military aircraft

Oct 11, 2017

Game of drones: U.S. poised to boost exports of unmanned military aircraft

The Trump administration is nearing completion of new "buy American" rules to make it easier to sell U.S.-made military drones overseas and compete against fast-growing Chinese and Israeli rivals, senior U.S. officials said. While President Donald Trump's aides work on relaxing domestic regulations on drone ...

Military can destroy drones over domestic U.S. bases: Pentagon

Aug 8, 2017

Military can destroy drones over domestic U.S. bases: Pentagon

The Pentagon has given more than 130 U.S. military bases across the United States the green light to shoot down private and commercial drones that could endanger aviation safety or pose other threats. The number of uncrewed aircraft in U.S. skies has surged in recent ...