Drones



Battelle’s DroneDefender is a shoulder-fired weapon that uses radio waves to cut the link between the drone and its controller. (Photo courtesy Battelle)

Homeland Security Seeks Drone-Killing Technology

The U.S. Department of Homeland Security wants to evaluate technology capable of taking out drones flying above cities. Counter-unmanned aerial systems are among the emerging…


China's National Defense University has designed a security robot that wields a Taser or cattle prod that may be fired remotely by a human controller. Otherwise the system can operate as a surveillance and patrol -bot. It also has a system that citizens may use to summon police.

At Tech Fair, China Unveils Armed Robot

A Chinese company has taken a ground-patrolling robot idea developed by a Silicon Valley firm more than two years ago to the next logical step,…








The PD-100 Personal Reconnaisance System (PRS) made by the Norwegian company Prox Dynamics provides the modern day warrior with a game-changing piece of equipment for instant use on the battlefield. (Image courtesy Prox Dynamics)

Army Wants Drones Weighing Less than a Pound

Army leaders want to build a nano drone that weighs less than a pound with the entire unmanned system not weighing more than three pounds, according to a Request…








The New York Air National Guard's 174th Attack Wing conducted their first MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted aircraft (RPA) flying operation from Hancock Field Air National Guard Base and Syracuse Hancock International Airport on Wednesday, Dec. 16, 2015. (Defense Department photo/Eric Miller)

Air Force Drones May Fire Laser Weapons

Air Force drones will one day fire high-tech laser weapons to destroy high-value targets, conduct precision strikes and incinerate enemy locations from the sky, senior…


U.S. Army Tests New Chem-Bio Detecting Robots

U.S. Army scientists have launched an experiment to develop a new compact robot that’s capable of detecting chemical, biological and other deadly agents from a…