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DRONES

Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 29, 2022
Japan weighs deploying U.S. spy drones to MSDF base in Kyushu
Defense Minister Nobuo Kishi said that the government was considering the temporary deployment of U.S. MQ-9 unmanned surveillance aircraft to an SDF base for the first time.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jan 28, 2022
The second drone age is here and it’s a free-for-all
Drones have opened the door to weaponized artificial intelligence, algorithmic and robotic warfare and loosened human control over the deployment of lethal force.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 20, 2022
Drones jolt a Persian Gulf focused on Iran’s nuclear ambitions
Such drones make it possible to conduct small, targeted assaults that slip through multibillion-dollar defense systems designed to deter more advanced weapons.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jan 18, 2022
Deadly drone strikes on UAE raise Gulf tensions and roil oil market
One of the biggest attacks to date on UAE soil ignited a fire at Abu Dhabi's main international airport on Monday and set fuel tanker trucks ablaze in a nearby industrial area.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jan 8, 2022
Fear of angering Trump prompted Japan about-face on U.S. drone purchase
The shift was prompted by concerns that cancellation of the Global Hawk acquisition would 'anger Mr. Trump, who has insisted on exporting U.S.-made weapons.'
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 20, 2021
Drones take center stage in U.S.-China war on data harvesting
A top Chinese drone manufacturer has become the poster child of a much wider national security threat: The Chinese government's ability to obtain sensitive data on millions of Americans.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 19, 2021
Hidden Pentagon records reveal patterns of failure in deadly U.S. airstrikes
A trove of documents lays bare how the U.S. air war has been marked by deeply flawed intelligence, rushed and often imprecise targeting and the deaths of thousands of civilians.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Oct 27, 2021
Japanese startup targets supercar users with $700,000 hoverbike
The XTurismo Limited Edition from A.L.I. Technologies promises to fly for 40 minutes at up to 100 kilometer per hour.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 16, 2021
U.S. offers payments and relocation to family of Afghans killed in botched drone attack
Those who were killed in the strike were innocent victims who bore no blame and were not affiliated with Islamic State Khorasan.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Oct 14, 2021
The drones are coming: Unmanned machines fly to rural Japan's rescue
Aging and shrinking communities in the nation's countryside are looking to the sky for essential deliveries.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Sep 22, 2021
The U.S. Navy gets its drone fleet into the water
Drones, cyber and AI are still far too small in terms of the budget, and U.S. officials must continue to swing their focus away from the big contracts and toward the more-nimble systems
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 18, 2021
U.S. says Kabul drone strike killed 10 civilians — including children — in 'tragic mistake'
The killing of civilians, in a strike carried out by a drone based outside Afghanistan, has raised questions about the future of U.S. counterterrorism strikes in the country.
Japan Times
WORLD
Sep 11, 2021
In U.S. drone strike, evidence suggests no Islamic State bomb
U.S. officials said a Reaper drone followed a car for hours and then fired based on evidence it was carrying explosives. But an in-depth analysis and interviews cast doubt on that account.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Companies
Aug 30, 2021
NASA taps Kyoto startup to make maps of the wind for drones
The U.S. National Aeronautics and Space Administration is turning to a Japanese startup for help in creating maps of the wind.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
May 25, 2021
South Korea to use AI and drones to track illegal Chinese fishing trawlers
Chinese fishing is increasing security risks near South Korea's tense nautical border, a top Cabinet member in Seoul said.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Mar 8, 2021
Game of drones: Chinese giant DJI hit by U.S. tensions and staff defections
DJI is one of dozens of companies caught in the crossfire of trade and diplomatic hostilities between Washington and Beijing, like Huawei and ByteDance.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 20, 2020
AI, drones and 4K cameras: New tech boosts security systems in Japan
An increasing variety of technologies are being introduced in the field of security amid a serious shortage of personnel in the field.
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC
Nov 4, 2020
In latest arms deal, U.S. approves sale of MQ-9 Reaper drones to Taiwan
The U.S. State Department cleared the potential sale of four sophisticated U.S.-made aerial drones to Taiwan in a formal notification sent to Congress, the Pentagon said on Tuesday, the last step before finalizing a weapons sale that will further anger China.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Oct 30, 2020
Japan government set to stop buying Chinese drones
It must also navigate increasingly choppy waters between China and Japan's closest ally, the U.S., which is at odds with Beijing over a range of issues.
JAPAN
Oct 13, 2020
Philippines eyes partnership with Japan on cyberdefense and drones
The country, which is engaged in disputes with China in the South China Sea, is looking to Japan for security infrastructure assistance.

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