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US Government Tied in Legal Knot Over Drone Countermeasures at Nuclear Sites

The Pentagon, the Department of Energy and other government entities are all concerned about the threat commercial unmanned aerial systems (UAS) could pose to nuclear sites, but a tangle of legal issues means a solution is still a ways off. … Continue reading

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DARPA’s “Aerial Dragnet” Will Monitor Drones in Cities

While air traffic control systems track, guide and monitor thousands of planes and helicopters every day, one group of sky flyers remains unmonitored: drones. In recent years, small unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), such as commercial quadcopters and hobby drones, have … Continue reading

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Autonomous Military Technology at a “Tipping Point”

Autonomous military technologies that are capable of independently selecting a course of action to achieve a goal are maturing rapidly, the Defense Science Board said in a newly published study. “Autonomy, fueled by advances in artificial intelligence, has attained a … Continue reading

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Navy Tests Underwater Drones at Exercise

In Rhode Island’s Narragansett Bay, unmanned underwater vehicles bobbed up and down during a three-day exercise designed to test cutting edge technologies for the Navy. The drones ranged from systems that could fit in a backpack to vehicles that required … Continue reading

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