Aug 6, 2018

Risk of drone strikes is highlighted by apparent attack in Venezuela

by Joseph Ax

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro accused political foes of trying to kill him during an open-air speech Saturday using explosives-laden drones, prompting a host of questions about the alleged attack and who might have been behind it. Wherever the investigation leads, Maduro's allegations raised the specter ...

Jul 30, 2018

U.S. confirms drones in Niger have striking capabilities

The United States started arming drones in the West African nation of Niger earlier this year, according to the U.S. Africa Command. "In coordination with the Government of Niger, U.S. Africa Command has armed intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) aircraft already in Niger to improve ...

Jun 6, 2018

Japan's 'drone-brella' promises hands-free sun cover

It's the hands-free experience you never knew you needed — a Japanese company has developed a drone-powered parasol it says can hover over users, protecting them from the sun. The drone-powered sunshade — being developed by Asahi Power Service Co. in Oyama, Tochigi Prefecture — ...