Tag: US Military

Weekly Roundup 2/13/17

February 6, 2017 – February 12, 2017 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 Loitering munitions are a…

Loitering Munitions In Focus

In the early history of unmanned aviation, the distinction between a drone and guided missile was not always well defined. The World War One-era Kettering Bug, regarded to be one of the first drones, was designed to deliver an explosive…

Weekly Roundup 2/6/17

January 30, 2017 – February 5, 2017 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News Israel has reportedly eased export restrictions on military drones in order to boost…

Drone Bases Updates

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. Bir Gifgafa, Egypt 30°24′26″N 33°9′15″E February…

Weekly Roundup 12/26/16

December 19, 2016 – December 25, 2016   If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. News U.S. Central Command announced that U.S. forces killed 28 suspected members of…

Drones Operating in Syria and Iraq

In Syria and Iraq today, there are more drones, made in more countries, and flown by more groups, than in any previous conflict. Once primarily the domain of technologically advanced militaries such as the United States, drones are being adopted…

Weekly Roundup 11/21/16

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 10/31/16

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)

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 10/17/16

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…

The Presidential Candidates on Drones

The current U.S. administration’s use of armed surveillance drones for military operations—in particular the hundreds of covert targeted killings that have been conducted outside of declared war zones—is a defining dimension of Barack Obama’s presidency. Since 2009, drones have served…

Report: The Drone Revolution Revisited

Press Contact: Mark Primoff 845-758-7412 primoff@bard.edu NEW REPORT FROM THE CENTER FOR THE STUDY OF THE DRONE AT BARD COLLEGE OFFERS DETAILED PORTRAIT OF MAJOR MILITARY DRONE TECHNOLOGY PROGRAMS OF THE PAST DECADE First Comprehensive Study of 36 Air, Ground,…