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Turkey, Iran deploy 'game-changing' drones in north Iraq

Sulaimania - Turkey and Iran are increasingly adopting "game-changing" drones as their weapon of choice against Kurdish rebels in northern Iraq, prompting fears for the safety of civilians and stoking geopolitical tensions.

Iraq fumes against Turkey over deadly drone strike

Baghdad - Iraq cancelled a ministerial visit and summoned Turkey's ambassador as it blamed Ankara for a drone strike that killed two high-ranking Iraqi officers on Tuesday.

Turkish drone kills 2 Iraqi officers in Kurdish region: army

Baghdad - Two high-ranking Iraqi officers were killed Tuesday in what the army said was a "blatant Turkish drone attack" in the autonomous Kurdish region, where Ankara has for weeks been raiding militant positions.

Singapore launches first drone delivery service

Fpo - Singapore's first drone delivery service has begun by taking vitamins to a ship, with its operator saying Wednesday the devices are crucial in reducing human contact during the coronavirus pandemic.

French army carries out first-ever drone strike during Mali op

Paris - France's armed forces said Monday it had carried out a drone strike for the first time, during operations in Mali at the weekend in which it said 40 "terrorists" were killed.

US intel indicates S. Arabia oil attacks staged from Iran: report

Washington - American officials have shared intelligence with Riyadh indicating that Iran was the staging ground for devastating drone attacks on Saudi Arabia's oil installations, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

Drone Racing League is headed to Orlando, Florida, this October

Orlando - On October 8, 2019, the Drone Racing League will be holding an event in Orlando, Florida, at the Addition Financial Arena .

Hezbollah says shot down 'Israeli drone' at Lebanese border

Beirut - Hezbollah said Monday it had shot down an "Israeli drone" as it crossed the border into Lebanon, a week after a flash confrontation between the arch-foes.

Iran unveils new reconnaissance and attack drone

Tehran - Iran on Sunday unveiled a jet-propelled drone it said is capable of finding and attacking targets far from the country's borders with precision.

Hezbollah says explosives found in Beirut crashed drone

Beirut - The Lebanese Hezbollah movement on Tuesday said a drone that crashed in its Beirut stronghold at the weekend contained an explosive device weighing more than five kilogrammes (11 pounds).

Drone Racing League launches new DRL Racer4 Drone

The Drone Racing League (DRL) is the worldwide, professional drone racing circuit and they just announced the launch of a new drone, the DRL Racer4.

US may have downed two Iranian drones last week: general

Washington - A US warship may have brought down two Iranian drones during a stand-off in the Gulf last week, the commander of American forces in the region said on Tuesday.

Drone sightings disrupt Singapore flights for second time

Fpo - Drone sightings have disrupted flights at Singapore's main airport for the second time in a week, authorities said, as the devices increasingly cause havoc for air traffic worldwide.

Surveillance drone may have tracked Japanese tanker: experts

Dubai - A "flying object" which flew over a Japanese tanker before it was rocked by a blast in strategic Gulf waters last week could have been a reconnaissance drone, experts have told AFP.

'Don't drink and drone,' say Japanese MPs

Apo - People in Japan operating drones under the influence could face up to a year in prison under new laws passed Thursday that aim to control the increasingly popular devices.

Japan bans drones over Olympic, military sites

Apo - Japan on Friday passed laws to ban drones being flown over Tokyo 2020 Olympic sites and US military facilities as a measure aimed at preventing terror attacks.

Like Uber, but for organs: first kidney delivered by drone

Washington - A kidney needed for transplantation has been delivered by a drone for the first time ever, the University of Maryland Medical Center said, a development that could herald faster and safer organ transport.

Iran drone video of American carrier appears 'years old': US Navy

Washington - Footage of an American aircraft carrier in the Gulf which Iran claimed it shot with a drone in the Gulf appears to be "several years old", the US Navy has said.

Review: UDrone - the 'mind-reading' drone Special

UDrone is a type of drone that can measure the electrical activity in a person's brain, track their slight facial movements, and convert these signals into instructions to control its actions. It is marketed as a 'mind reading' drone.

Civilian deaths mount as US drone strikes in Somalia escalate: Amnesty

Nairobi - US forces have "dramatically increased" the number of air strikes in Somalia with several civilians killed by the powerful missiles, Amnesty International said Wednesday, reports denied by the military.

Drone-flying Frenchman released from Myanmar jail

Nay Pyi Taw - A French tourist arrested in Myanmar for flying a drone near parliament has avoided a lengthy prison sentence and will be deported after being released from jail Wednesday.

Frenchman jailed for one month for flying drone in Myanmar

Nay Pyi Taw - A French tourist has been sentenced to one month in prison with labour for attempting to fly a drone near Myanmar's parliament, a court official said Wednesday.

Frenchman arrested for flying drone appears in Myanmar court

Nay Pyi Taw - A French tourist facing up to three years in prison for flying a drone near Myanmar's parliament was remanded in custody Friday after a first court appearance.

Frenchman arrested for flying drone appears in Myanmar court

Nay Pyi Taw - A French tourist facing up to three years in prison for flying a drone near Myanmar's parliament was remanded in custody Friday after a first court appearance.

Military help UK police respond to Heathrow drone threat

London - Britain's armed forces were supporting police Wednesday at London's Heathrow Airport after a drone sighting led to the suspension of all departing flights for nearly an hour on Tuesday.

Heathrow Airport halts departures after drone sighting

London - London's Heathrow Airport, Europe's busiest hub in terms of passenger numbers, said it has suspended all departing flights on Tuesday following a drone sighting.

Police field tip-offs in Gatwick drone probe after £50,000 appeal

London - British police probing the Gatwick Airport drone mystery that grounded Christmas getaway flights last week have received around 30 pieces of "useful information" in the last 24 hours, a police-backed charity said on Monday.

British police scramble for clues in London airport drone chaos

London - British police scrambled for answers Sunday after releasing their only suspects in the London Gatwick Airport drone mystery that brought Christmas getaway flights to a standstill.

Two arrested over London airport drone disruption: police

London - Two people have been arrested in connection with the "criminal use of drones" at London Gatwick Airport, police said Saturday, after three days of disruption in which and tens of thousands of people missed their flights.

Drone threat a steep learning curve for airport chiefs

London - Aviation chiefs are going to be on a steep learning curve to counter the security threat posed by drones after a costly and humiliating shutdown of London's Gatwick airport.
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MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicles sit on the parking ramp at Balad Air Base, Iraq
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The UDrone is a new aerial concept, controlled via a headband and completely hands free.
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This drone has a Go Pro camera mounted underneath and can go anywhere
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Amazon drone propeller for airplane mode
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File photo: A drone flying over a farm
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Facebook headquarters entrance sign at 1 Hacker Way, Menlo Park, California.
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Drone Racing League
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Camclone T21 UAV fitted with CSIRO guidance system used to inspect power lines.
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A ScanEagle in its catapult launcher
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File photo: Predator drone.
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Boeing engineers designed and built the CAV prototype.
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IAF downs unidentified drone
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Amazon's new octocopter hybrid delivery drone
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The UDrone device. UDrone features Gesture Recognition function, for aiding the taking of photographs.
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Amazon Prime Air Drone.
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