Amazon Was Just Granted Permission For Drone Research In The U.S.

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has just granted Amazon Logistics, Inc. an experimental airworthiness certificate to allow the company to operate unmanned aerial systems (UAS) for research and development and crew training. » 3/19/15 4:41pm 3/19/15 4:41pm

Piaggio Makes First Drone Flight Of An Unmanned Catfish

Piaggio has successfully removed the pilot from the Italian aircraft manufacturer's popular twin-engine, turboprop, pusher-type executive transport. The P.180 – affectionately referred to as "the flying catfish" – has been redesigned into an unmanned aircraft for the Italian Air Force, and it's got a new name: the… » 2/24/15 7:35pm 2/24/15 7:35pm

Why Colonize Mars With Weak Humans When We Can Use Drones?

Since using a remote controlled helicopter with video goggles strapped to your face and spying on your neighbors is now a thing, why not populate the surface of mars with buzzing drones? Now NASA wants to supplement the Mars rover with a whirly bird to triple its daily operating range. » 1/27/15 2:30pm 1/27/15 2:30pm

Local Cops May Be Cracking Down On Drones

The proliferation of small, relatively inexpensive unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) presents the Federal Aviation Administration with a challenge in identifying people who don't follow the rules of the air or who endanger the nation's airspace. So, the agency is asking law enforcement for help. » 1/19/15 5:45pm 1/19/15 5:45pm

Drone Gets First Hand Look At Mexico City International Airport

With full cooperation of the airport authority, control tower and communication with the pilots, this drone video gets an unprecedented perspective of air and ground operations at a large international airport. » 10/23/14 10:20pm 10/23/14 10:20pm

Meet DASH, A Navy Sub-Hunting Drone From The '60s

In the dawning era of unmanned air combat so many "new ideas" are actually far from fresh. It is stunning to examine unmanned technologies from decades ago, and realize just how far ahead of their time they truly were. One such weapon system that was less than famous but highly innovative was vertical takeoff and… » 3/21/14 2:00pm 3/21/14 2:00pm

The Navy Has The Ultimate MH370 Search Tool, It's Just Not Operational

While the world is tied up in the mystery of what happened to Malaysian Air Flight 370, testers at Edwards AFB in south central California and at Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland are hard at work developing the ultimate tool for solving such a mystery, the Northrop Grumman built MQ-4C Triton. » 3/18/14 4:00pm 3/18/14 4:00pm

100% Of This Car Porn Was Shot By A Drone

Christopher Kippenberger has brought a couple of our favorite things together: the cold, grey streets of Berlin, the growl of a Maserati V8, and some gorgeous film. But you can see good car porn anywhere. What makes this video unique is that it was filmed exclusively by drone. » 3/14/12 12:30pm 3/14/12 12:30pm

A Drone’s Eye View Of The Nürburgring

Airborne drones are set to revolutionize car videos in the same way they've revolutionized remote bomb dropping. Here's what the Nurburgring looks like from a drone's perspective. » 1/06/12 4:00pm 1/06/12 4:00pm

Did NATO's lost drone have its GPS hacked by Iranian engineers?

Earlier this month, NATO lost a spy drone in Iran. Initially NATO admitted that its pilots lost control of the craft, but new reports claim that the Iranian military hacked its GPS systems. » 12/16/11 9:30am 12/16/11 9:30am

The Piracy Lawsuit That Could Ground The CIA's Deadly Predator Drones

Al Qaeda and the Taliban haven't been able to bring down the CIA's Predator drones. But a new lawsuit alleging parts of their targeting software are pirated (and faulty) could. » 10/18/10 9:32pm 10/18/10 9:32pm