Tag: Reaper

Drone Videos from Syria and Iraq

By Dan Gettinger Drones are a becoming a popular tool for conveying what is happening on the front lines in Syria and Iraq. New drone videos from this conflict are released on nearly a weekly basis, enabling high and low…

Drone Spending Update: The NDAA

By Dan Gettinger In an 85 to 13 vote on June 14, 2016, the U.S. Senate passed the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act, bringing Congress a step closer to finalizing next year’s military budget. The NDAA is a…

Weekly Roundup 6/13/16

June 6, 2016 – June 12, 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 Unmanned technology is becoming…

Drone Smuggling: Inside Illegal Exports

By Dan Gettinger On November 1, 2015, Pei Qi “Paul” Ma, the owner and manager of an import/export business based in Xi’an, China, was arrested by police at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport as he attempted to board a flight to Las…

Interview: Gavin Hood

Gavin Hood is an actor, writer and director. His films include Tsotsi, the winner of Best Foreign Film at the 2006 Academy Awards, Rendition, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, and Ender’s Game. His most recent film, Eye in the Sky, follows the…

Drones in “Eye in the Sky”

By Dan Gettinger The recently released film Eye in the Sky challenges the audience to engage in a conversation about counter terrorism operations and, in particular, the targeted killing program. “In our case, in the case of the film, we…

Weekly Roundup 11/9/15

11/2/15 — 11/8/15 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 We have updated our database of companies currently operating…

Drone Spending: the MQ-9 Reaper

For proposed spending on the MQ-9 Reaper and other unmanned systems in Fiscal Year 2017, click here. By Dan Gettinger The MQ-9 Reaper is a medium-altitude long-endurance surveillance and strike drone. General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc., the primary contractor for…

Drones in the Defense Budget

For an examination of how drones factor into the House and Senate defense spending bills for FY16, go here. For a breakdown of spending on the MQ-9 Reaper, click here. This guide is out of date. For drones in the…

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…