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Iranian drone flies over US aircraft carrier

An unarmed Iranian drone flew directly over a US aircraft carrier operating in international waters in the Gulf this month in a move that was "abnormal and unprofessional," the US military said on Friday. Iranian state t

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Lufthansa signs deal with DJI in fledgling drone push

Lufthansa has signed a deal with drone manufacturer DJI as part of fledging plans to exploit the growing market for commercial drones for tasks such as inspecting aircraft surfaces and monitoring wind farms. The German airline sai

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Rising drone usage ‘calls for extra security’

An increase in the use of drones in the Middle East calls for enhanced security surveillance, according to a former London police official. Bahrain could provide an ‘extra layer of security’ to its strategic locations

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Turkey downs Russia drone as Syria fight intensifies

Turkey shot down a drone on Friday in an incident highlighting the dangers of multiple air combat operations over Syria, where government troops and their allies backed by Russian jets have launched an offensive against rebels near Aleppo.

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UAE utilising drones to eradicate agricultural pests

UAE's Ministry of Environment and Water is using drone technology to help combat the red palm weevils in line with its strategic goal of developing and implementing a key plan to fight and eradicate agricultural pests.  

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Northrop wins US Global Hawk drone $3.2bn contract

Northrop Grumman Corp has won a contract worth up to $3.2 billion for continued development, modernisation and maintenance of all US Air Force variants of the Global Hawk unmanned surveillance plane, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

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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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