Tag: Iran

A Brief History of Hamas and Hezbollah’s Drones

by Dan Gettinger and Arthur Holland Michel When the news broke that the Israeli Iron Dome anti-missile system had downed a Hamas-operated, possibly weaponized drone, the internet exploded. But the news hardly comes as a surprise. Hamas and Hezbollah have…

Iran’s Many Drones

By Arthur Holland Michel Last week, Iran unveiled its newest lethal drone. It’s called the Fotros, and, according to Hossein Dehghan, Iran’s Defence Minister, it has a range of 2,000 km and can remain aloft for between 16 and 30…

Weekly Roundup 11/18

At the Center for the Study of the Drone In an in-depth interview, artist and environmentalist Natalie Jeremijenko explains why we should completely re-think our relationship with drones. “There’s a fascination about the capacity we have to take other points…

Weekend Roundup 7/8

To receive our roundup in your inbox, subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Trending Now The Electronic Frontier Foundation, a non-profit digital rights group, released documents showing an eight-fold increase in the use of drones leased out by…

Weekend Roundup 6/2

If you would like to receive our weekly roundup directly to your inbox, let us know at barddrones [at] gmail. News Trending Now The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions, Christof Heyns, made headlines this week by…

Weekend Roundup 3/17

March 17th News Trending Now The Department of Defense has stopped reporting the number of drone strikes due to the “‘disproportionate focus’” on lethal operations carried out by unmanned aircraft (3% of all sorties).   According to the LA Times,…

Weekend Roundup 2/23

Foreign: Three important articles coming from the Grey Lady this week. 100 US troops have been sent to Niger to establish a Predator drone base in Niamey, the capital. It turns out that fighting from a Nevada air base incurs…