Category: Drones

Pentagon Requesting $66 Million For Laser Drones to Shoot Down North Korean Missiles

Patrick Tucker DefenseOne (Source) (Blog Archive) The Missile Defense Agency is rushing to put more solutions in the field and trying to put past failures behind them. One of the smaller line items in the Missile Defense Agency’s $9.9 billion budget request for 2019 is also one of the most interesting: $66 […]

Pentagon Seeks Laser-Powered Bat Drones. Really.

A new contest seeks flight systems inspired by Mother Nature and powered by directed-energy beams. Tired: multi-rotor copters and fixed-wing drones. Wired: flying robots that move like living animals, are crafted of next-generation materials, and draw their power not from batteries but energy beamed from nearby aircraft. On Wednesday, the the Defense […]

Homeland Security bulletin warns of weaponized drones and threat to aviation

Geneva Sands ABC News The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) issued an updated terror bulletin on Thursday highlighting the threat of weaponized drones, chemical attacks and the continued targeting of commercial aircraft. “We continue to face one of the most challenging threat environments since 9/11, as foreign terrorist organizations exploit the internet […]

Drone delivers fried chicken to residents of city in Fukushima

The Asahi Shimbun (Archive) MINAMI-SOMA, Fukushima Prefecture–An experimental project using a drone to deliver fried foods has started in this city affected by the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. The joint project by Internet company Rakuten Inc. and convenience store operator Lawson Inc. is aimed at spurring the return of elderly evacuees […]