Military

Revealed: Private firms at heart of US drone warfare

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by Abigail Fielding-Smith, Crofton Black, Alice Rossand James Ball The overstretched US military has hired hundreds of private-sector contractors to the heart of its drone operations to analyse top-secret video feeds and help track suspected terrorist leaders, an investigation has found. Contracts unearthed by…

Indian Army does not want Raven

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by According to the Times of India the Raven RQ-11 does not meet the technical parameters or GSQRs (general staff qualitative requirements) laid down by the Army for the hand-launched spy drones to equip all its 382 infantry battalions, as also…

Hacking Team built drone-based Wi-Fi hacking hardware

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by by Sean Gallagher Leaked e-mails from the Italy-based computer and network surveillance company Hacking Team show that the company developed a piece of rugged hardware intended to attack computers and mobile devices via Wi-Fi. The capability, marketed as part of…

Orion unmanned aircraft world record confirmed.

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by Aurora Flight Sciences announced today that on July 1, 2015 the company received official notification from the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale (FAI) that its Orion aircraft set the world record for duration of flight for a remotely controlled UAV. The record…

Wyo. Guard training troops to fly unmanned aircraft systems

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by by Capt. Christian Venhuizen  197th Public Affairs Detachment CAMP GUERNSEY, Wyo. – The Wyoming Army National Guard expanded its unmanned aircraft system credentials from providing the secure airspace to actual flight training. The 213th Regional Training Institute, based at Guernsey, graduated…