CyPhy Works UAV Development Receives Substantial Financial Backing
CyPhy Works, a Massachusetts-based developer of advanced UAVs, announced the close of a $7 million financing round led by Lux Capital.
Japan Threatens to Shoot Down Foreign Drones
Japan's Defense Ministry has drafted plans to shoot down foreign drones that compromise their nation's airspace if warnings to leave are ignored.
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Drone Strike Reportedly Kills Pakistani Taliban Leader
Wali ur-Rehman was among five people killed when missiles fired from a drone struck a house just outside Miram Shah, the main town in the tribal district of North Waziristan,…
Hagel drops controversial medal for drone operators
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel on Monday eliminated the Distinguished Warfare Medal, overturning one of Leon Panetta’s last acts in the position. The award — which had come to be known…
AeroVironment receives $13.8m order from U.S. Army for RQ-11B Raven UAV
AeroVironment, Inc. (NASDAQ:AVAV) today announced it received $13,800,062 of incremental funding on March 30, 2013 from the United States Army for continued performance of a contract action with a not…
Navy proposes drone operations base in California
About 700 personnel and their families would move to Point Mugu under a military proposal to make Naval Base Ventura County the West Coast home for a drone aircraft. The…
FAA moves toward creating 6 drone test sites in US
Image: Lady-Bug/flickr In a major step toward opening U.S. skies to thousands of unmanned drones, federal officials Thursday solicited proposals to create six drone test sites around the country. The…
New medal for drone pilots outranks Bronze Star
This image released by the Department of Defense shows the obverse view with ribbon of the newly announced Distinguished Warfare Medal. The Pentagon is creating the new medal that can…
Israel develops 52lb, 20 hour UAV
Image: israeldefense.com The Israeli UAV manufacturer Bluebird has developed a new UAV, named Thunder B. The UAV, which weighs 24 kilograms, is capable of performing in a manner that was…