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Fire fight: using military drone swarms to tackle civil emergencies

In 2018, ferocious wildfires devastated several US states including California, which suffered its largest ever wildfire in recorded history. During its rampage, the Mendocino Complex Fire consumed thousands of acres each day (around 459,000 acres in total), destroying nearly 300 … Continue reading

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The Pentagon is flying more drone missions along America’s border

The Pentagon’s drones are an iconic symbol of war abroad, plane-sized matchsticks with wings lurking over cities and countrysides waiting for the moment routine patrol becomes un-routine. For the most part, the missions of those drones have remained abroad, but … Continue reading

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MQ-25 Stingray: the first drone to refuel fighter jets in flight

Boeing Defense, Space & Security recently won a hotly contested contract to design, develop, fabricate, test, deliver, and support four MQ-25A Stingray unmanned air vehicles (UAVs), integrating them into the aircraft carrier air wing, something the US Navy has been … Continue reading

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FAA expands drone restrictions near Navy, Coast Guard assets in Washington

The Federal Aviation Administration has expanded existing drone flight restrictions to ban the use of the unmanned aerial vehicles in the airspace above Navy installations that support “high-priority maritime operations.” The expansion came at the request of the Department of … Continue reading

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