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ENNISKILLEN, Northern Ireland (AP) — Northern Ireland police have a new eye in the sky just in time for the G-8 summit of world leaders. A unit of surveillance drones will be used here for the first time to keep tabs on protest marches and scan the countryside for terrorist threats.
PARIS (AP) — The Paris Air Show, which opens for business on Monday, brings hundreds of aircraft to the skies around the French capital, the usual tense competition between aircraft manufacturers Boeing and Airbus, and a slew of innovations large and small. Here's what to look for over the show:
WASHINGTON (AP) — The drone attack that killed a Pakistan Taliban deputy leader this week was a clear signal in the wake of President Barack Obama's promise of new transparency in the drone program: The CIA will still launch secret attacks on militants in north Pakistan and the administration will not have to tell anyone about it.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — The Pakistani Taliban's spokesman says they are withdrawing their offer of peace talks following the death of the group's deputy leader in an American drone attack.
WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House is declining to confirm reports that a U.S. drone killed the Pakistani Taliban's second-in-command
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say a U.S. drone strike has killed the No. 2 commander of the Pakistani Taliban. The militant group denies he is dead.
PESHAWAR, Pakistan (AP) — Pakistani intelligence officials say a pair of suspected U.S. missiles fired from an unmanned aerial vehicle has killed four alleged foreign militants near the Afghan border.
ATLANTA (AP) — About two dozen protesters gathered in Atlanta to protest the use of drones by the U.S. government for spying, surveillance and carrying out lethal attacks.
BERLIN (AP) — Germany's national railway operator will soon be flying small drones over its tracks, bridges and stations to keep a watchful eye out for vandals spraying graffiti.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republicans keep slamming President Barack Obama's push to move away from a war footing and recalibrate his counterterrorism strategy.
Iran unveiled the latest of its own autonomous aircraft on May 9, 2013 in a bid to highlight recent advances in the drive to build its own drone fleet. Designated as the Hemaseh in Farsi, meaning 'epic' in English, Iran's latest reconnaissance-combat drone was unveiled during a ceremony attended by Defense Minister Ahmad Vahidi.Brightly painted in the colors of Iran's national flag and sporting what looked to be two dummy missiles under its wings, the domestically built drone is said to possess stealth capabilities that would allow it to evade enemy radar.
NEW YORK (AP) — A top human rights organization is criticizing the Obama administration's increasing use of drone aircraft for the targeted killing of terrorism suspects overseas and questioned whether it is legal.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorney General Eric Holder says four American citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009.
MANAMA, Bahrain (AP) — Bahrain's Interior Ministry says an Iranian drone has been found in the strategic Gulf kingdom that hosts the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet.
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemeni security and military officials say a suspected U.S. drone has killed two militants in a town in the center of the country.
A small helicopter drone lies nestled in the grasp of Lady Justice atop the Marion County Courthouse in Marion, Ohio on Tuesday, April 30, 2013. The small helicopter camera platform, owned by Terry Cline on Marion, was whisked into the arms of Lady Justice by a gust of wind while photographing the Marion skyline.
Senior Airmen Gale Passe (left) and Jason Atwell prepare to load an AGM-114 Hellfire II air-to-ground missile onto a MQ-9 Reaper during weapons load training April 22 at Creech Air Force Base, Nev. Reaper load crewmembers were conducting monthly training to maintain their qualifications on the MQ-9 airframe. Load crew members were also required to wear their gas mask to simulate loading in a hostile environment. Airmen Passe and Atwell are Reaper weapon loaders assigned to the 432nd Aircraft Maintenance Squadron. (U.S. Air Force photo/Senior Airman Larry E. Reid Jr.)
Gene Payson of troybuiltmodels.com designs and sells the unmanned aircraft from his Sarasota workshop.