Tag Archives: robotic warfare

The Navy Is Working On A Drone Ship To Track Submarines

The drone war taking place over the skies of Afghanistan, carrying out remotely-piloted attacks on terrorist targets, will soon take an unexpected turn — underwater. The new ‘drone ship’ is…

Fearsome UK Robot Aircraft Is Semi-Autonomous and Will Fly in 2013

There’s a robotic arms race on. We recently covered the US Navy’s X-47B drone, a stealth jet capable of landing autonomously on an aircraft carrier. Well, not to be outdone by its…

X-37b and the 5 Scariest Super Weapons the Military is Developing in 2013

2012 was an action-packed year and it doesn’t look like the world is showing any signs of slowing down. Even as the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan wind down, and…

American Drones Ignite New Arms Race From Gaza To Iran To China

The drone wars are here. While President Obama ponders new legal and moral guidelines to govern America’s growing use of armed robot aircraft, the world outside the White House is…

China Is Manufacturing Drones To Sell To Developing Countries

Although China’s drone technology may be several years behind top manufacturers in the United States and Israel, the country’s unmanned aerial vehicle manufacturers are hoping their mid-range prices and middling…

Military Stats Reveal Epicenter of U.S. Drone War

U.S. Reaper drones in a hangar at Kandahar Air Field in Afghanistan. Photo: Noah Shachtman    Forget Pakistan, Yemen, Somalia, and all the other secret little warzones. The real center of…

Sinister Automatons: Predators, Iron Men and the Future of War

‘Before they were blind, deaf and dumb,’ exults Mark Maybury, chief scientist for the U.S. Air Force. ‘Now we’re beginning to make them to see, hear and sense.’ We know…

New DARPA Robot Can Autonomously Track People

Following Professor Noel Sharkey’s warning that the fleet of robots being developed for DARPA will ultimately be used to “kill people,” Boston Dynamics has released a new video showcasing how…

Army Wants Tiny Suicidal Drone to Kill From 6 Miles Away

Thought the Army’s Raven drone was tiny? The Army now wants a new drone, called the Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System, that’s weighs just just 5 pounds. And unlike the…

Indian Air Force to induct first killer drones

The Indian Air Force is planning to induct its first self-destructing combat drones from Israel by next year for enhancing its firepower. The Israeli-made Harop unmanned combat air vehicle(UCAV) will give IAF the…

Mapping Drone Proliferation: UAVs in 76 Countries

The main international agreement that controls the transfer of drones is the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) A new US Congress report on the proliferation of drones has confirmed a…

Death From Above: The Next-Generation Drone Warfare

Even with drones already dominating the skies, neutralizing adversariesand covertly collecting data, new research is still underway on the generation of pilotless planes to come. And the United States isn’t the only…