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The Weekly Drone Roundup is a newsletter from the Center for the Study of the Drone. It covers news, commentary, analysis and technology from the drone world.

The Weekly Drone Roundup is a newsletter from the Center for the Study of the Drone. It covers news, commentary, analysis and technology from the drone world.

The THeMIS ADDER unmanned ground vehicle took part in field tests last week. Credit: Milrem
The THeMIS ADDER unmanned ground vehicle took part in field tests last week. Credit: Milrem

The Weekly Drone Roundup is a newsletter from the Center for the Study of the Drone. It covers news, commentary, analysis and technology from the drone world.

The Weekly Drone Roundup is a newsletter from the Center for the Study of the Drone. It covers news, commentary, analysis and technology from the drone world.

The Weekly Drone Roundup is a newsletter from the Center for the Study of the Drone. It covers news, commentary, analysis and technology from the drone world.

August 29, 2016 – September 4, 2016

News

A U.S. airstrike in Syria killed Abu Muhammad al-Adnani, a senior strategist and spokesperson for the Islamic State. According to two U.S. officials who spoke with the New York Times, the strike was carried out by a drone and was the result of close collaboration between the CIA and Special Operations forces. The airstrike targeted a vehicle carrying al-Adnani near the northern city of Al-Bab.

The Federal Aviation Administration implemented its Part 107 regulations, which govern drone operations in the U.S. National Airspace System. The regulations establish flight procedures and pilot certification requirements for non-recreational drone use. In a press conference, FAA chief Michael Huerta said that the FAA intends to issue waivers for certain operations that are currently not permitted by Part 107, such as flying at night or over crowds. The agency expects 600,000 commercial drone operators to be airborne by the end of the year. (Wall Street Journal)

The Department of the Interior awarded 3DR a contract for Solo drones (pictured). Credit: 3DR
The Department of the Interior awarded 3DR a contract for Solo drones (pictured). Credit: 3DR

August 22, 2016 – August 28, 2016

News

A U.S. drone strike in Yemen reportedly killed five suspected members of al-Qaeda. According to witnesses who spoke to the Associated Press, the strike targeted a vehicle traveling in Yemen’s southern Shabwa province.

An Altus Delta X8 multi-rotor drone in the CNN newsroom. Credit: CNN
An Altus Delta X8 multi-rotor drone in the CNN newsroom. Credit: CNN

At the Center for the Study of the Drone

As growing numbers of countries around the world acquire and deploy military drones, the task of tracking where they are based and how they are being used becomes more difficult, but also more important than ever. In a dynamic page on our site, we will post updates on new developments in drone deployments and bases around the world. Our first installments explore new construction projects at a U.S. drone base in Djibouti and Chinese drones in Inner Mongolia.

An Air Force airman at the control module of an MQ-9 Reaper. Credit: John Bainter/USAF
An Air Force airman at the control module of an MQ-9 Reaper. Credit: John Bainter/USAF

August 8, 2016 – August 14, 2016

At the Center for the Study of the Drone

Earlier this month, hundreds of drones descended upon New York’s Governors Island for the second annual U.S. National Drone Racing Championships. In recent months numerous such events have been held everywhere from Dubai to Korea. This new action-packed sport is attracting investors, top-tier advertisers, and fans in dozens of countries. But how does it work, and what is in its future? Here’s what you need to know.

The German military began UAV reconnaissance operations last week in Mali as part of a UN peacekeeping mission. Credit: German Ministry of Defense
The German military began UAV reconnaissance operations last week in Mali as part of a UN peacekeeping mission. Credit: German Ministry of Defense

At the Center for the Study of the Drone

Growing numbers of robots are being transferred from the U.S. Department of Defense to domestic law enforcement agencies. We have conducted an in-depth analysis of these transfers, and have found at least 987 robots in use across the country. Here’s what you need to know about who owns these systems, where they are, and how much they cost.

A video surfaced last week that appears to show an MQ-9 Reaper flying over Benghazi, Libya. Via: YouTube
A video surfaced last week that appears to show an MQ-9 Reaper flying over Benghazi, Libya. Via:
YouTube

At the Center for the Study of the Drone

The ongoing conflict in Iraq and Syria is the first major war in which drones have been used extensively to create aerial videos of events on the ground, providing a new perspective on warfare. Here’s what you need to know about who is making these videos and what they show us about the war.





Industry and society
February 7, 2014


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