Despite advanced threats, DOD still banking on drones

Unmanned aerial systems have thrived in the relatively permissive spectrum environments of the Middle East and south Asia in the counterterrorism fight of the last decade and a half. However, as the military begins to shift its focus to more advanced adversaries – those with air defense systems that could render slow-moving drones ineffective as […]

NASA puts nationwide traffic control system for drones to the test

NASA puts nationwide traffic control system for drones to the test Nick Lavars April 19, 2016 2 pictures NASA has been chipping away at its Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) Traffic Management (UTM) for some time and is now putting the system to the test. View gallery (2 images) If even half of the businesses hankering […]

ISIS is expanding the reach and sophistication of its drone fleet

Matthew L. Schehl, Marine Corps Times 5:03 a.m. EDT April 17, 2016 (Photo: U.S. Central Command) With either expert marksmanship or great luck, an Iraqi soldier apparently shot down an Islamic State drone this past week. The terror group’s drone fleet, if you will, contains nothing even remotely so sophisticated — or lethal — as an […]