Is Turkey About to Become a Drone Superpower?

May 05, 2020

Wars and armed conflicts change the course of history and drive technological progress. This is particularly true when it comes to the development of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) and their combat use. Following 9/11 and Washington’s declaration of war on international terrorism, reliance on...

The Daily Devil’s Dictionary: US Drones to “Terrify”

May 30, 2018

The US aims to launch a new fleet of drones, and Fox News is playing cheerleader for the distribution of drone-induced terror. In March, Fox News excitedly reported on the next generation of drone technology, the MUX: “The MUX will terrify enemies of the United States, and with good reason....

Why Drones Delivering Packages in Cities Won’t Take Off

Jan 12, 2017

The practical reality of using drones in cities remains far away and is getting ever more distant. You may have gasped with disbelief the first time you saw a photograph of a drone home-delivering a box from Amazon or cakes from a bakery or carrying a bag of chips. Until recently, this was the...

Afghan Children: Growing Up With Drones and Landmines

Feb 21, 2014

Childhood in Afghanistan is about constantly living in fear of death from skies.  A Predator drone can reach an altitude of 25,000 feet and hover at such heights for up to 40 hours. Yet, fair weather permitting, the buzz of its propellers can be perceptible to those who happen to fall under...

One Horned Rhinos in Assam: Drones to the Rescue

May 18, 2013

In India, elite forces on the ground and drones in the sky aim to safeguard Assam's wildlife. Assam, which has been in the national and international media for incidents related to insurgency turned terrorism, is on the verge  of witnessing a new battle. Unmanned remote-controlled...