Weekly Roundup 5/25/15

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5/19/15 – 5/24/15 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 “Good Kill,” an IFC Films production, explores the use…

Weekly Roundup 5/18/15

A man was arrested for flying a Parrot Bebop drone  near the White House. Credit: U.S. Secret Service

5/12/15 – 5/18/15 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, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems…

Gallery: The Drone Association

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By Arthur Holland Michel From May 4 to May 7, the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) held its annual Unmanned Systems convention in Atlanta, Georgia. In any given year, Unmanned Systems is likely the largest gathering of drone…

Weekly Roundup 5/12/15

FAA Administrator Michael Huerta announcing the Pathfinders Program at AUVSI 2015 in Atlanta. Credit: Dan Gettinger

5/4/15 – 5/11/15 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 month, the U.S. Navy retired its two X-47B…

Chronicle of the Salty Dogs: The X-47B

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By Roger Connor Retired in April 2015, the U.S. Navy’s two Northrop Grumman X-47B unmanned air vehicles – known by their call signs as Salty Dog 501 and Salty Dog 502 – represent the most significant progress in Unmanned Combat…

Weekly Roundup 5/4/15

Anonymous graffiti artist KATSU used a drone to tag a massive billboard in New York City. Credit: Arthur Holland Michel

4/27/15 – 5/3/15 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 While the most widely recognized military drones are fixed-wing…

Weekly Roundup 4/27/15

Japanese security members carry a box containing a drone that was landed on the roof of the Prime Minister's residence in Tokyo. Credit: Thomas Peter/Reuters

4/20/15 – 4/26/15 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, the United Nations held a Meeting…

The Disposition Matrix

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By Dan Gettinger On Thursday, April 23, President Obama acknowledged that a CIA drone strike had accidentally killed an American and an Italian in northwest Pakistan in January. The two men, Warren Weinstein and Giovanni Lo Porto, were aid workers…