America's First Successful UAV Engine Was Secretly Built In A Racing…

Hans Herrmann is, of course, Lucky Hans, the racing legend who, among many other things, won LeMans in 1970. I've spoken with this man in my house, even watched him play Forza for the first time. His grandson plays with my son. And yet I had no idea of his role in the development of the unmanned aerial drone. » 12/03/12 3:00pm 12/03/12 3:00pm

Computer virus hits U.S. drone fleet

A computer virus has infected the cockpits of America's Predator and Reaper drones, logging pilots' every keystroke as they remotely fly missions over Afghanistan and other warzones. » 10/07/11 4:30pm 10/07/11 4:30pm

Al Qaeda Steals Crashed Drone Wreckage

Whoops! A Predator drone cruising over Yemen took a spill, nosediving into a heap inside a small village. Police then secured the debris—sort of. On the way out, their convoy was hijacked by Al Qaeda goons. Debris snatched. » 2/10/11 11:45am 2/10/11 11:45am

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

Atlas Copco Predator

It would take us years to describe everything we love about the Atlas Copco Predator. Let's start with the paint, which we think is P***Y Magnet yellow. Let's move onto the efficiency, which helps the Predator use less of the stuff it's sucking out of the ground. Rather than featuring a pair of diesel engines, the rig… » 5/05/09 12:00pm 5/05/09 12:00pm