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Eagles Are Being Trained To Catch Drones In The Netherlands

It sounds like the most American thing you can imagine: a majestic bald eagle, swooping out of the sky to seize an evil terrorist drone in its mighty talons, shortly before downing a burger and landing in a Trans Am, and doing a burnout. Well, this is all happening in the Netherlands. Except for the burger and Trans…

Pentagon Bails On Controversial 'Nintendo Medal' For Drone Pilots

The Defense Department continues to struggle with adapting to the changing realities of modern warfare, where personnel can effect the outcome of combat operations dramatically without ever really being where that war is taking place. Drone warfare is one area where the Pentagon, and especially the USAF, has struggled…

DARPA's Vertical Take Off And Landing Combat Drone Could Revolutionize Naval Combat

Northrop Grumman scored another win this last year after its Tactically Exploited Reconnaissance Node (TERN) concept was tapped for full-scale demonstration. The DARPA and Office of Naval Research-led program seeks to give Navy surface combatants, like destroyers and Littoral Combat Ships, fixed-wing aircraft…

The U.S. Air Force Will Have Enlisted Pilots For The First Time Since WWII, But They Will Be Flying Drones 

U.S. Air Force enlisted personnel will be able to fly the remotely-piloted vehicles commonly known as drones, officials announced today. The idea has been kicked around for many years in one form or another, but the recent drone pilot crisis seems to have finally made the Air Force change its ways.

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The Air Force Finally Realizes It Needs To Greatly Expand Its Drone Fleet, Not Reduce It

The U.S. Air Force’s plan to pare down its drone fleet was fantastically unrealistic—and the branch’s leadership seems to be finally realizing this. Now, as Foxtrot Alpha predicted, the Air Force is asking to expand its drone capacity dramatically due to the the threat from international terrorism, the realities…

Robots Could Be Better Than Drones for Deliveries—If They Don't Get Beaten Up, That Is

Remember what happened to hitchBOT this summer? You know, the hitchhiking humanoid that was ripped limb from limb two weeks into its solo journey? Because two of the original founders of Skype want to make robots that’ll similarly traverse streets, in order to ship goods to your house. It could be a great alternative…