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The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 7/10/17

The U.S. Army is developing a drone that moves like a flying squirrel. Credit: David McNally/U.S. Army News A U.S. drone strike in Somalia targeted members of al-Shabab. It is the second drone...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 6/24/17

June 19, 2017 – June 25, 2017 At the Center for the Study of the Drone In an interview with Robotics Tomorrow, Center for the Study of the Drone Co-Director Arthur Holland Michel discusses t...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 6/19/17

June 12, 2017 – June 18, 2017 News A U.S. drone strike in Yemen reportedly killed two individuals suspected of being members of al-Qaeda. The strike targeted a vehicle in Shabwa province, one ...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 6/12/17

June 5, 2017 – June 11, 2017 At the Center for the Study of the Drone At Washington D.C.’s WTOP radio, Center for the Study of the Drone co-director Dan Gettinger discusses the growing use...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 6/5/17

May 29, 2017 – June 4, 2017 News A German court has thrown out a protest filed by U.S. drone maker General Atomics Aeronautical Systems over the German military’s decision to acquire the I...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 5/29/17

May 22, 2017 – May 28, 2017 News A U.S. drone strike reportedly killed three members of the Pakistani Taliban. According to the Associated Press, the strike targeted a compound in Khost provi...



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The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 4/17/17

April 10, 2017 – April 16, 2017 News A drone strike in the Sinai reportedly killed one person. According to al-Jazeera, the strike targeted a house in Rafah, a town that borders the Gaza Stri...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 3/27/17

March 20, 2017 – March 26, 2017 News A U.S. drone strike in Afghanistan killed Qari Yasin, an al-Qaeda leader who was responsible for a 2008 attack on a hotel in Islamabad. The strike took pla...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 3/20/17

March 13, 2017 – March 19, 2017 At the Center for the Study of the Drone We spoke to Rolling Stone about the implications of recent advances in swarming drone technology for the future of warf...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 3/13/17

March 6, 2017 – March 12, 2017 News Germany reportedly intends to acquire the Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton high-altitude surveillance drone, according to a story in Sueddeutsche Zeitung. In 2...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 2/20/17

February 13, 2017 – February 19, 2017 News Telecommunications firm Verizon has acquired Skyward, a drone operations management company. Skyward develops software for drone operators to manage ...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 2/13/17

February 6, 2017 – February 12, 2017 At the Center for the Study of the Drone Loitering munitions are a proliferating class of drones that double as precision attack weapons. These systems, wh...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 12/5/16

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 Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 11/28/16

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 Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 11/21/16

November 14, 2016 – November 20, 2016 At the Center for the Study of the Drone In our ongoing effort to track drone deployments globally, we have made two new previously unreported discoveries...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 11/14/16

November 7, 2016 – November 13, 2016 News President Obama has directed the Department of Defense to target the leadership of Jabhat al-Nusra, a Syria-based organization that has been linked t...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 10/31/16

October 24, 2016 – October 30, 2016 At the Center for the Study of the Drone Last year, we posted one of our regular “Need to Know” cheat sheets about the growing field of underwater drone...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 10/24/16

October 17, 2016 – October 23, 2016 At the Center for the Study of the Drone In their perennial bid to better understand the weather, scientists are increasingly turning to drones, from high-a...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 10/17/16

October 10, 2016 – October 16, 2016 At the Center for the Study of the Drone The U.S. president plays a key role in determining the country’s counterterrorism policies, including the use of ...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 10/10/16

October 3, 2016 – October 9, 2016 News A U.S. drone strike in Syria killed Abu al-Farai al-Masri, an Egyptian-born veteran of al-Qaeda and leader of Jabhat al-Nusra. According to a statement b...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 10/3/16

September 26, 2016 – October 2, 2016 News A U.S. drone strike killed at least fifteen people in Afghanistan’s eastern Achin district. The United Nations reported that the individuals who di...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 8/8/16

News A U.S. airstrike in Yemen killed three members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. In a statement, U.S. Central Command announced that the strike took place in Yemen’s central Shabwa provi...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 7/11/16

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 anal...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 7/4/16

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, pr...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 6/20/16

At the Center for the Study of the Drone The U.S. Senate and the House of Representatives have passed competing drafts of the National Defense Authorization Act, which establishes funding prioritie...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 6/6/16

5/30/16 – 6/5/16 News A U.S. drone strike in Somalia targeted Abdullahi Haji Da’ud, a senior member of al-Shabab. In a statement, spokesperson Peter Cook said that the Pentagon is still eval...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 5/30/16

At the Center for the Study of the Drone As more commercial drone users take to the sky, insurers are struggling to develop policies to cover the eventualities of flying. Meanwhile, insurance compa...

The Drone Center’s Weekly Roundup: 5/9/16

At the Center for the Study of the Drone On May 7, the Academy of Model Aeronautics celebrated National Drone Day with events that brought together hobbyists across the country. We were on-site for...

Report: Analysis of U.S. drone exemptions 2014-2015

The Centre for the Study of the Drone has released a new report on the state of the growing commercial drone industry....







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