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DRONES

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.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 21, 2022
Foreign minister declines to clarify Japan's position on Iran drone allegations
Japan's top envoy said the nation will closely monitor developments and urge Iran to 'play a constructive role for peace and stability' amid the war in Ukraine.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 21, 2022
Iranian trainers helped Russia with Ukraine drone attacks, U.S. says
Washington said it would pursue all means to deal with Iran's supply of munitions to Russia, while also considering air defense solutions for Ukraine.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 19, 2022
Japan Coast Guard begins unmanned aircraft operation
The agency's first unmanned aerial vehicle is based at the Maritime Self-Defense Force's Hachinohe air base in Aomori Prefecture.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 19, 2022
Iran agrees to ship missiles and more drones to Russia, defying the West
The appearance of Iranian missiles in addition to drones in Moscow's arsenal in the war with Ukraine would raise tensions between Iran and the United States.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 18, 2022
Rise of delivery robots leaves drivers fearful of job losses
Growing numbers of delivery robots — from pavement-driving pods to flying drones — are being rolled out in urban areas, boosted by a surge of interest during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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