Australia makes its pick for drone fleet

Australia makes its pick for drone fleet By: Nigel Pittaway     Australia has yet to make a choice between the MQ-9 Reaper Block 5 variant, shown here, which is currently in production for the U.S. Air Force, or the MQ-9B Skyguardian under development for the United Kingdom. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Cory D. […]

To understand autonomous weapons, think about electronic warfare

To understand autonomous weapons, think about electronic warfare By: Kelsey D. Atherton Parsing what detected signals matter is an electronic warfare skill that can possible be designated to artificial intelligence. (Armando R. Limon, U.S. Army)  Editor’s note: On Nov. 15, the New York Times Magazine published a story, “Are Killer Robots the Future of War? Parsing […]

Russian drones can jam cellphones 60 miles away

Russian drones can jam cellphones 60 miles away By: Kelsey D. Atherton     With new cell phone jammers, these drones can interference with communications over a 135 miles away from where they’re launched (Vadim Savitsky, Ministry of Defence of the Russian Federation )  Russia’s Defense Ministry announced Nov. 6 that the nation had extended the range […]