Weekly Roundup 2/8/16

A USAF MQ-1 Predator drone crashed in southern Turkey. Via: AP

2/1/16 – 2/7/16 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone Today the Center for the Study of the Drone…

Weekly Roundup 2/1/16

A screen shot from the video purportedly from an Iranian drone that flew close to a U.S. aircraft carrier. Via: Washington Post.

1/25/16 – 1/31/16 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone Immediately following the detonation of Gilda at Bikini Atoll…

The Drones of the Atomic Age

One of the remote-controlled B-17s during a test prior to Operation Crossroads. Via: "Operation Crossroads: The Official Pictoral Report."

By Dan Gettinger Eight minutes after the detonation of Gilda at Bikini Atoll on July 1, 1946, a fleet of U.S. B-17 Flying Fortresses and F6F Hellcat fighters approached the rising mushroom cloud. The first B-17 entered the cloud at 24,000…

Weekly Roundup 1/25/16

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1/18/16 – 1/24/16 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone Since 2009, the U.S. Air Force’s civilian auxiliary, the…

The Surrogate Predator Program

Second Lieutenant Greg Fertig, AFRL Surrogate Predator project manager (left); Lieutenant Colonel Matt Martin, Air Combat Command Predator/Reaper operations branch chief (right) (Photo by Lon Carlson, L-3 Air Operations)

By Dan Gettinger Operating Predator and Reaper drones over the battlefield involves dozens of people. One of the most difficult and crucial jobs within this network is that of the Joint Tactical Air Controller, or JTAC. These personnel serve as…

Weekly Roundup 1/18/16

The drone used by Thaddeus Shortz in his attempt to fly contraband into a Maryland prison.  Credit: CBS Baltimore

1/10/16 – 1/17/16 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News A U.S. drone strike in Yemen reportedly killed three members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula. The…

Weekly Roundup 1/11/16

Intel Corporation CEO Brian Krzanich spoke about drones at CES 2016. Image Via: Intel.

1/4/16 – 1/10/16 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone Our Media Portals page was created in January 2015…

Weekly Roundup 1/4/16

The U.S. is expected to close the drone base at Arba Minch, Ethiopia. Image via CNES/Astrium.

12/28/15 – 1/3/16 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone 2015 was a busy year in the drone world.…

2015 Drone Year in Review

A demonstration at the 2015 Roma Drone Show. Credit: Dan Gettinger

By Arthur Holland Michel and Dan Gettinger 2015 was a very busy year in the drone world. The U.S. domestic commercial drone industry began to take shape, military drone exports grew significantly, the technology advanced in leaps and bounds, and…

Weekly Roundup 12/28/15

The Legged Squad Support System during testing with the Marine Corps Warfighting Lab. The LS3 project was cancelled by the Marine Corps last week. Credit: Sgt. Sarah Dietz / U.S. Marine Corps. Via: Wikipedia

12/21/15 -12/27/15 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Drones have been banned from World Cup ski events after a large multirotor drone that was being used…

Weekly Roundup 12/21/15

An Iraqi Air Force CH-4 drone. Via: Iraq MOD

12/14/15 -12/20/2015 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. At the Center for the Study of the Drone The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the U.S. military’s future-making…