Documents: DoD’s Domestic Drone Missions

By Dan Gettinger On January 11, the U.S. Department of Defense published new statistics on domestic military drone operations. According to the data, which cover missions that were authorized during Fiscal Year 2018, the U.S. military engaged in 11 domestic missions. Most of the these missions fall under “Defense Support …

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.   Aksu, China 41°15′45″N 80°17′30″E October 1, 2018   By Dan Gettinger An August 16, 2018 satellite image appears to indicate that eight medium-altitude long-endurance …

Weekly Roundup 7/30/18

July 23, 2018 – July 29, 2018 If you would like to receive the Weekly Roundup in your inbox, please subscribe at the bottom of the page. Top Stories The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration announced that more than 100,000 people have obtained a Remote Pilot Certificate as of last week. Under …

Study: Drones in the FY 2019 Defense Budget

The Department of Defense has requested approximately $9.39 billion for unmanned systems and associated technologies in the FY 2019 budget. This proposal includes funding for the procurement of 3,447 new air, ground, and sea drones. The FY 2019 budget proposal represents a significant expansion in drone spending over the FY …