We are a decade into what is often described as “the drone revolution,” a period of remarkable growth in the development, proliferation, and use of military unmanned systems technology. In our latest report, “The Drone Revolution Revisited,” we profile three dozen key military drone programs that have defined the period—from failed high-altitude surveillance aircraft to hugely popular unmanned ground vehicles—in order to establish the successes, patterns, and pitfalls of the drone revolution so far, and what it all means for the future.
A federal judge ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration has the authority to require Austin and Bret Haughwout to turn over documents relating to two homemade drones. In 2015, the Haughwouts built multirotor drones that were equipped with a handgun and a flamethrower. The FAA is seeking to determine whether the Haughwouts benefited financially by creating and publicizing the drones. (Ars Technica)