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DRONES

Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 15, 2023
U.S. says Russian jet caused spy drone crash over Black Sea as Moscow denies collision
The incident marked the first such direct encounter between the two world powers since Russia invaded Ukraine over a year ago.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Mar 14, 2023
Taking page from Ukraine, Taiwan shows off new killer drones
Taipei's top research institute unveiled the single-use attack drones as the self-ruled island focuses on asymmetric capabilities to defend against the much larger Chinese military.
Japan Times
WORLD
Mar 7, 2023
Ukraine seeks U.S. cluster bombs to adapt for drone use
Kyiv has urged members of Congress to press the White House to approve sending the weapons but it is by no means certain that the Biden administration will sign off on that.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Feb 7, 2023
Taiwan to accelerate military drone development, taking lessons from Ukraine war
Unmanned aircraft have played a crucial role on both sides since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February last year.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 31, 2023
A George Jetson world will start with parcels — not people
Before air taxis start taking passengers, the technology will be tested in moving freight before the public accepts their everyday use.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 27, 2023
Drone delivery service using Starlink launched in Japan
The new service allows residents in an area of Saitama Prefecture affected by a road closure following a mudslide in September last year to receive food and other supplies.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Jan 4, 2023
South Korea warns of ending military pact after North Korean drone intrusion
The deal calls for ceasing 'all hostile acts,' creating a no-fly zone around the border, and removing landmines and guard posts within the heavily fortified Demilitarized Zone.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 2, 2023
Russian drones attack critical infrastructure in and around Kyiv, officials say
Ukrainian forces shot down 45 Iranian-made Sahed drones fired by Russia on the first night of the year, President Volodymyr Zelenskyy said on Sunday evening.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 27, 2022
South Korea sends drones into North Korean airspace in unprecedented move
The deployment was consistent with South Korea's strategy over the past year to respond to North Korean provocations with similar maneuvers.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Dec 26, 2022
South Korea scrambles jets and fires warning shots as North Korean drones intrude
South Korea tracked the drones crossing from North Korea over what is known as the Military Demarcation Line between the two countries, a report said.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 26, 2022
With wildlife pests on the rise, Japan turns to novel countermeasures
The old-school approach of the nation's hunters is being pushed to its limits, prompting some to turn to unusual kinds of drones and robots.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 16, 2022
The global supply trail that leads to Russia’s killer drones
The supplies also included model aircraft engines made by a Japanese company, Saito Seisakusho, as shown in photos of drones recovered in Ukraine.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 7, 2022
Ukrainian strikes on Russian bases score symbolic win
Kyiv has yet to claim responsibility, but experts believe Ukraine used Soviet-era drones from the 1970s, possibly modified to carry weapons.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 6, 2022
Drone strikes show Putin his homeland isn’t safe
Ukrainians aren't openly taking credit for the attacks on Russian air bases, but the message was clear: They are mad as hell and not going to take it anymore.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 5, 2022
Japan approves urban drone flights outside visible range
To ensure safe flight, the government will require operators to obtain a license issued under a newly launched system and have their drones inspected and approved.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 15, 2022
Japan to develop underwater drones to lay and remove sea mines
The plan comes as the Defense Ministry seeks to ramp up the use of drones to support missions of the ground, maritime and air branches of the Self-Defense Forces.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 7, 2022
Japan Coast Guard to share surveillance info with Maritime Self-Defense Force
The plan comes as the Japanese government is set to update the National Security Strategy, its long-term policy guideline.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 5, 2022
Iran’s weapons are slowly dragging Israel to Ukraine’s defense
After months of reluctance, Israel is softening its opposition to providing military aid to Ukraine, as Iran's deepening support for Russia evolves into a threat to Israel.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Nov 3, 2022
Japan eyes deployment of long-endurance drones by fiscal 2027
The ministry aims to have the deployment of such drones stated in the country's three key defense documents, which are due to be revised later this year.
Japan Times
WORLD
Nov 2, 2022
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine moves toward ‘war of drones’ as winter looms
The war's different theaters — front line, long range and economic — are tightly interwoven. Taken together, they suggest Putin still has an ambitious strategy to control Ukraine.

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