Tag Archives: Drone

Video: Army Scores a Super-Stealthy Drone That Looks Like a Bird

The big problem with drones is they look like, well, drones. It makes them easy to spot, and easy to target. The Army has a solution to this problem: make them look like birds.

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Tiny Reconnaissance Drone No Larger Than a Dragonfly

Weighing only 0.56 ounces (16 grams), the Black Hornet looks like a tiny toy helicopter. But it’s really a nano-size piece of military hardware unlike anything on the battlefield today — experimental robot flies and hummingbirds not withstanding.

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DARPA Plans to Arm Drones With Missile-Blasting Lasers

The Pentagon this week edged closer to mounting missile-destroying lasers on unmanned and manned aircraft, awarding $26 million to defense contractors to develop the technology. 

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[VIDEO] Flying Walking Robot Turns Wings into Legs

Here’s a new robotics term for you to memorize: multi-modal locomotion. It means locomoting in multi-modes, and that just means getting around in more than one different way. Most animals are multi-modal: they can walk and swim, or walk and fly. … Continue reading

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Navy completes 1st unmanned carrier landing

The Navy successfully landed a drone the size of a fighter jet aboard an aircraft carrier for the first time Wednesday, showcasing the military’s capability to have a computer program perform one of the most difficult tasks that a pilot … Continue reading

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FBI Admits to surveillance of U.S. with Drones

FBI Director Robert Mueller said today the bureau was surveilling the United States with drones. 

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DARPA preparing to use launch and land drones from smaller surface ships

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is currently working on an initiative that would allow large drones to take off and land from the surface of small warships – rather than gigantic aircraft carriers. 

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Iran says they are copying captured US Drone.

TEHRAN, Iran—Iran claimed Sunday that it had reverse-engineered an American spy drone captured by its armed forces last year and has begun building a copy. 

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New spy technology funding strategy

Even as the overall defense budget declines, a leaner military strategy will keep up funding in surveillance and intelligence techologies. This will include unmanned vehicles and cyber warfare.

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Navy to Track Suspicious Vessels with Drone

With news daily it seems that some half crazed nation is threatening to cut off the US’s oil supply.  Need for Naval defense is at an all time high.  Protection of that defense is even more critical.

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