Weekly Roundup 8/29/16

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

August 22, 2016 – August 28, 2016  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 five suspected members of…

Weekly Roundup 8/22/16

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

August 15, 2016 – August 21, 2016  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 As growing numbers of…

Drone Bases Updates

Airmen assigned to 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron perform pre and post-flight operations on MQ-9 Reapers in support of Red Flag 16-3 July 20, 2016, at Creech Air Force Base, Nevada. Red Flag is an exercise held four times a year and tests participants in various combat training scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Kristan Campbell/Released)

This dynamic post will provide regular updates regarding the deployment of drones in military operations as new developments occur and as new information becomes available. The entries will place the latest developments in context. Zhongwei, China August 22, 2016 By…

Weekly Roundup 8/15/16

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

August 8, 2016 – August 14, 2016  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 Earlier this month, hundreds…

Need to Know: Drone Racing

The U.S. National Drone Racing Championships in New York on Sunday August  7, 2016. Credit: Dan Gettinger

By Matt Windsor This past weekend, 145 competitors from around the world gathered on New York City’s Governors Island for the second annual U.S. National Drone Racing Championships. The winner was Zach Thayer from Laguna Niguel, California, of Team Big…

Weekly Roundup 8/8/16

A drone takes off during the U.S. Drone Racing Championship on August 7, 2016. Credit: Dan Gettinger

August 1, 2016 – August 7, 2016  If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News A U.S. airstrike in Yemen killed three members of al-Qaeda in the Arabian…

Weekly Roundup 8/1/16

An PACMAN-I unmanned ground vehicle accompanies a U.S. Army solider during the Pacific Manned Unmanned – Initiative on July 22, 2016 inHawaii. Credit: Staff Sgt. Christopher Hubenthal/U.S. Air Force

July 25, 2016 – July 31, 2016 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News The U.S. Air Force has created a new training course for officers…

Weekly Roundup 7/25/16

Facebook's Aquila drone flew for the first time last week. Credit: Facebook

July 18, 2016 – July 24, 2016  If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News A federal judge ruled that the Federal Aviation Administration has the authority…

Weekly Roundup 7/18/16

A DJI Inspire drone delivered ice cream to beachgoers in Mablethorpe, U.K. Credit: SWNS

July 11, 2016 – July 17, 2016  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 A cache of personal…

The Abbottabad Documents: Part Two

The compound that belonged to Osama bin Laden in Abbottabad, Pakistan. Via: Wikipedia

By Dan Gettinger On July 1, 2016, the Obama administration released an official tally of U.S. counterterrorism airstrikes that have occurred outside of declared war zones over the past seven years. According to the report, since 2009 the U.S. has…

Weekly Roundup 7/11/16

The German military began UAV reconnaissance operations as part of the UN mission to Mali last week.

July 4, 2016 – July 10, 2016  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 Growing numbers of robots are…