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[27 Apr 2012 | 15 Comments | ]
US drone goes down in Afghanistan

An unmanned US drone has crashed in southeastern Afghanistan, the latest in a number of similar coalition aircraft accidents in the war-ravaged country.

Ruhollah Samon, a Paktia provincial government spokesman in eastern Afghanistan, confirmed Wednesday that the US surveillance drone crashed in Zurmat district, a Press TV correspondent reported.
According to the report, wreckage of the drone has not been found and the Afghan police have sent investigation teams to the area to search for it.
The Afghan official further noted that neither the coalition forces nor the Taliban have yet commented on …

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[27 Apr 2012 | 22 Comments | ]
What Not to Sell on eBay: Drones

By Spencer Ackerman
Email Author
March 29, 2011 |
3:45 pm |

Take detailed notes before your next auction. If you try to put a drone up for sale on eBay, you’d better include your legal expenses in the asking price.
Henson Chua of the Philippines is looking at 20 years in prison for starting an auction on parts for a RQ-11B Raven, which is a no-no under the Arms Control Export Act. As seller celltron8, Chua allegedly asked for $13,000 for the handheld, unarmed spy drone. Unfortunately for him, his bidder was an undercover investigator for the Department …

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[27 Apr 2012 | 15 Comments | ]
China’s Wind Blade UAV revealed

By Stephen Trimble
on December 6, 2011 11:27 AM

What was the joke around the office almost the instant after Iran announced possession of an RQ-170 Sentinel?
“Look for the RQ-170 copy at the Zhuhai [air show] next year.”
If you’ll forgive the streak of cynicism, it seemed at the time like a fair swipe at the reverse-engineering skills and loose intellectual property safeguards in both Iran and China.
On the other hand, it may not be an entirely fair assessment of China’s need to copy the RQ-170′s technology. As this picture posted on the sinodefence …

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[12 Jul 2011 | 16 Comments | ]
What Not to Sell on eBay: Drones

By Spencer Ackerman
March 29, 2011

Take detailed notes before your next auction. If you try to put a drone up for sale on eBay, you’d better include your legal expenses in the asking price.
Henson Chua of the Philippines is looking at 20 years in prison for starting an auction on parts for a RQ-11B Raven, which is a no-no under the Arms Control Export Act. As seller celltron8, Chua allegedly asked for $13,000 for the handheld, unarmed spy drone. Unfortunately for …

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[12 Jul 2011 | 18 Comments | ]
US drone goes down in Afghanistan

Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:9AM
An unmanned US drone has crashed in southeastern Afghanistan, the latest in a number of similar coalition aircraft accidents in the war-ravaged country.
Ruhollah Samon, a Paktia provincial government spokesman in eastern Afghanistan, confirmed Wednesday that the US surveillance drone crashed in Zurmat district, a Press TV correspondent reported.
According to the report, wreckage of the drone has not been found and the Afghan police have sent investigation teams to the area to search for it.
The Afghan official further noted that neither …

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[12 Jul 2011 | 18 Comments | ]
Enter the drone: Gaddafi has reason to be afraid

Crispin Black: One mistake and Gaddafi could be taken out by a missile ‘fired’ from the Nevada desert

By Crispin Black
LAST UPDATED 10:51 AM, MARCH 19, 2011

It may not be over by Christmas but it should, with luck, be different this time. Here’s why. There is one crucial ace in the pack that Slobodan Milosevic and Saddam Hussein, the previous targets of no-fly zones, did not have to face on any large scale ­ Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles: in plain language, hunter killer …