US Signs International Drone Declaration Aimed At Limiting Misuse Of Drones

The United States is spearheading regulations aimed at limiting a nations misuse of drones.

Deputy chief minister of Pakistan's North West Frontier Province offers funeral prayers in front of dead bodies. At least 2,400 people have died in CIA drone strikes in the tribal region of north west Pakistan.

On Wednesday, the United States and over 40 other countries signed a joint declaration outlining regulations on the import and export of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) — drones —Reuters reports. “The declaration is a political commitment by its signatories that underscores growing international consensus that UAVs are subject to international

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Agriculture The Most Promising Market For Drones

While Americans are abuzz about Amazon’s plans to use self-guided drones to deliver packages, experts point to agriculture as the most promising commercial market for drones.

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Idaho farmer Robert Blair isn't waiting around for federal aviation officials to work out rules for drones. He and a friend built their own, outfitting it with cameras and using it to monitor his 1,500 acres. Under 10 pounds and 5 feet long nose to tail, the aircraft is the size of a turkey and Blair uses it to get a

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United Nations Deploys Drones To Congo

Unmanned aircraft will patrol for threats in Eastern Congo, the first time the U.N. has used these surveillance devices.

The United Nations has sent out unmanned aerial vehicles to patrol the restive border that the Democratic Republic of the Congo shares with Uganda and Rwanda, in the first recorded instance of the peacekeepers using a UAV to carry out their duties. According to a UN press release, the UAVs were launched from Goma, the capital of North Kivu

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For Better or Worse, Homemade Drones On The Rise

Drones are synonymous as killing machines, but they can be used for in humanitarian efforts, such as in Haiti, where drones delivered chocolate to children.

With the emergence of websites such as DIYDrones.com, and the creation of technological equipment like 3D printers, more Americans now have the ability to create their own unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones. Take Derrick Slopey of the Maine Hacker Club, who built a drone using a 3D printer and electronic parts he purchased off eBay after he

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Drone Schools Suggest Inevitability Of Drones In Everyday Life

This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is the first drone that has proven successful in launching from and landing on an aircraft carrier, giving the military the capability of launching drone strikes without […]

This week, the United States Navy launched its drone prototype, the X-47B, from the deck of the U.S.S. George H.W. Bush off the coast of Maryland. The X-47B is the first drone that has proven successful in launching from and landing on an aircraft carrier, giving the military the capability of launching drone strikes without first setting up a

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China To Create World’s Largest Drone Fleet, Challenging U.S. Military Hegemony

(MintPress) – China is building the world’s largest fleet of unmanned drones, capable of patrolling large swaths of the Pacific Ocean, according to a recent report published by Project 2049 this week. Experts believe that the move is part of a long-term strategy to counter U.S. military hegemony in East Asia. Project 2049, a foreign policy […]

(MintPress) - China is building the world’s largest fleet of unmanned drones, capable of patrolling large swaths of the Pacific Ocean, according to a recent report published by Project 2049 this week. Experts believe that the move is part of a long-term strategy to counter U.S. military hegemony in East Asia. Project 2049, a foreign policy think

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