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US military to step up drone flights by 2019

The US military plans to widen its surveillance and firepower in conflict zones worldwide, including in Ukraine and the South China Sea, with a major expansion of US drone flights, the Wall Street Journal reported. The Pentagon pl

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Drone attack kills at least 4 suspected militants in Pakistan

A US drone strike killed at least four suspected militants in northwest Pakistan on Thursday, three Pakistani intelligence officers said, in what appeared to be an attack on the Haqqani Network.  

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FB drone ‘ready for real-world testing later this year’

Facebook announced on Thursday it has completed building its first full-scale drone, which has the wingspan of a Boeing 737 and will provide Internet access to the most remote parts of the world. The company said it will test it i

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Lufthansa flight misses collision with drone near Warsaw

A Lufthansa plane with 108 passengers on board nearly collided with a drone as it approached Warsaw's main airport on Monday afternoon, the airline said on Tuesday. The drone came within 100 m of the Embraer plane when the Munich to

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Israeli drone crashes at Lebanese port

An Israeli surveillance drone crashed into the sea near the port of the northern Lebanese city of Tripoli on Saturday, the second time an Israeli drone has come down in the country in recent weeks, according to Lebanese officials.

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Drone-based solution helps UAE steel firm

Age Steel, a UAE-based company that operates multiple steel yards in Dubai, has been selected as one of three finalists for the RFID Journal Award for the most innovative use of RFID. The winner will be declared at RFID Journal LI

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$1m 'Drones for Good' contest attracts 800 entries

More than 800 entries highlight exciting opportunities in use of drone technology to meet public needs, has been received from 57 countries for a $1 million contest. The global competition launched by the UAE, is offering the

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Jordan shoots unidentified drone near Syria border

Jordan's air force shot down an unidentified drone near the north-eastern border with Syria on Friday, a government spokesman said, the first such event announced by authorities since Syria's crisis began

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Drone 'snooped on French soccer training'

France has asked Fifa to investigate its suspicions that a drone was used to spy on the team's preparations for the World Cup opener against Honduras, coach Didier Deschamps said. The incident is said to have occurred on Tuesd

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5 militants killed in Yemen drone strikes

A drone strike killed five suspected al Qaeda militants in Yemen late on Friday, a local official and a tribal source told Reuters on Saturday. Yemen is the main stronghold of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), one of the I

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