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US Navy Tests Anti-Mine Drones in Gulf Drills

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Associated Press | May 15, 2013

MANAMA, Bahrain - The U.S. Navy is putting underwater drones through wartime-style drills as part of international mine-clearing exercises in the Persian Gulf following similar maneuvers by Iran. The U.S.-led exercises, which began last week, include operations by the unmanned SeaFox devices, which are equipped with sonar and an explosive charg... more

Drone Industry Worries About Privacy Backlash

Drone Base in Works for Persian Gulf

Associated Press | Mar 29, 2013

WASHINGTON -- It's a good bet that in the not-so-distant future aerial drones will be part of Americans' everyday lives, performing countless useful functions. A far cry from the killing machines whose missiles incinerate terrorists, these generally small, unmanned aircraft will help farmers more precisely apply water and pesticides to crops, s... more

General Atomics Eyes Gray Eagle Endurance Boost

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Aviation Week's DTI | Apr 09, 2013

This article first appeared in Aviation Week & Space Technology. While the U.S. Air Force was hustling over the past five years to field more Predator and Reaper unmanned air systems to support war operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, the U.S. Army was developing its Predator-based UAS in relative peace and quiet. Almost exactly five years ago,... more

States Vie for Chance to Be Drone Test Site

Associated Press | Mar 28, 2013

LOS ANGELES - It's the land where Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier, where the space shuttle fleet rolled off the assembly line and where the first private manned rocketship climbed to space. Capitalizing on Southern California's aerospace fortunes, two rival groups want to add another laurel: drone test range. They face crowded competition... more

Report: CIA Operates Drone Base in Saudi Arabia

Associated Press | Feb 06, 2013

WASHINGTON - The CIA conducts lethal drone strikes against al-Qaida militants inside Yemen from a remote base in Saudi Arabia, including the strike that killed the U.S.-born al-Qaida operative Anwar al-Awlaki. The location of the base was first disclosed by The New York Times online Tuesday night. The Associated Press first reported the constr... more

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