Weekly Roundup 12/5/16

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

November 28, 2016 – December 4, 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 We have found satellite…

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. Zarqa, Jordan December 1, 2016 By…

Weekly Roundup 11/28/16

India's Rustom 2 medium-altitude long-endurance drone during a test flight in early November. Image via: The Financial Express

November 21, 2016 – November 27, 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 Syria killed Abu Afghan al-Masri, a senior…

Weekly Roundup 11/21/16

A 3D printed scale model of Animal Dynamics’ dragonfly inspired Skeeter UAV. Credit: The Engineer

November 14, 2016 – November 20, 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 In our ongoing effort…

Weekly Roundup 11/14/16

Iraq's unmanned ground combat vehicle in operation around Mosul. Credit: Harry Boone, @towersight/ Twitter.

November 7, 2016 – November 13, 2016  If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News President Obama has directed the Department of Defense to target the leadership of…

Weekly Roundup 11/7/16

The Aerovel Flexrotor helped guide ships through in the Arctic ice. Credit: Jake Weber, Precision Integrated

October 31, 2016 – November 6, 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 Syria killed Haydar Kirkan, a senior member…

Weekly Roundup 10/31/16

China debuted its "Cloud Shadow" UAV at the Zhuhair Airshow last week. Via: BestChinaNews

October 24, 2016 – October 30, 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 Last year, we posted…

Underwater Drones (Updated)

US Navy personnel launch an MK18 MOD2 UUV in August 2016. Credit: Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Blake Midnight/ USN

By Dan Gettinger This article is adapted from a post from November 2015 and includes recent developments and updated spending figures.  In October 2016, the U.K. Royal Navy hosted Unmanned Warrior, a massive exercise involving 18 nations that focused on operations involving unmanned air,…

Weekly Roundup 10/24/16

A Seahunter UAV undergoing tests as part of Unmanned Warrior 2016 in the U.K. Credit: U.S. Navy

October 17, 2016 – October 23, 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 In their perennial bid…

Need to Know: Weather Drones

A Saildrone unmanned surface vehicle in operation Credit: Saildrone

By Matt Windsor In August, the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) upgraded Tropical Storm Gaston to Hurricane Gaston. This in itself was not unusual—NOAA upgrades and downgrades storms often—except that this time it did so as a result of…

Weekly Roundup 10/17/16

Zipline and the Rwandan government began a collaborative effort to use drones to deliver medical supplies. Credit: Zipline

October 10, 2016 – October 16, 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 The U.S. president plays…