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Pentagon Plans Citywide Drone-Catching Dragnets

The U.S. government is a step closer to deploying a new system for tracking small drones flying over busy cities. But there’s no guarantee it will be affordable. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s two-year-old Aerial Dragnet initiative could begin … Continue reading

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A swarm of home-made drones has bombed a Russian airbase

On the night of 5 January and into the early hours of the next day, Russian forces in Syria came under attack by a “massive application of unmanned aerial vehicles”, says the Russian Ministry of Defence. It is the first … Continue reading

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DoD Introduces Contest for New Drones that Fly Like Bats and Insects

The U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) has announced a new initiative to support scientific research for the development of drones that fly like bats and insects. The Department of Defense (DoD) introduced the Defense Enterprise Science Initiative (DESI), “a new … Continue reading

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Can You Teach Drones to Hunt Each Other? Falcons May Hold the Secret

Falcons might be the secret to defeating drones. As unmanned aerial vehicles become cheaper and more accessible, everyone from police forces to the International Air Transport Association to the U.S. Military are looking for ways to overpower drones. Now zoology … Continue reading

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