Drones

This Attack Helicopter Can Launch Drones From Midair

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Twin Attack Helicopter American aerospace manufacturer MD Helicopters just announced details of its upcoming MD 969 Twin Attack Helicopter at a military trade show in Nashville, Tennessee. In the rear of the fuselage of the helicopter, The Drive reports, a munitions guiding system pops out to deploy seven payloads ranging from powered missiles to small drones that …

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The U.S. Military Is Hiring Hackers to Kill Small Drones

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Drone Swatters The U.S. Navy is hiring a new team of hackers, engineers, and scientists to find ways to stop swarms of commercial drones. Drones are causing problems for militaries around the world, and the Navy wants to make sure it can prevent more issues as the technology gets more sophisticated, according to Defense One — a …

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Cargo Drones Have One Problem: Not Crashing Into Things

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Bonk! So far, no one has solved a relatively simple-sounding problem: how to program a large drone to automatically spot and steer clear of an obstacle in its path. Right now, drones used by the military still need a helping hand when something pops up in their path, but a startup called Sabrewing told IEEE Spectrum that it should …

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UPS Is Now Using Drones to Deliver Blood to a Hospital

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Saving Lives The cargo for the first revenue-generating drone delivery in the United States wasn’t an Amazon package or 7-Eleven Slurpee — it was blood. On Tuesday, UPS launched a new service using drones to transport blood and other medical samples between the various buildings at WakeMed Raleigh’s medical campus in North Carolina — and the speed at …

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The Pentagon is Hiding Info About Google’s Work on Military Drones

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Top Secret Nine months after internal protests and public outcry caused Google to stop developing AI for military drones, the Department of Defense is keeping any records of the mysterious Project Maven tightly under wraps. More than a year ago, The Intercept reporter Sam Biddle tried to use public information law to learn more about …

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New Russian Submarine Can Launch Nuke-Carrying Drones

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Nuclear Upgrade Russia is about to start testing the “Belgorod,” a nuclear submarine that will be the largest in the world — and capable of launching six thermonuclear warheads. When the Belgorod was first reported back in 2017, it was expected that the vessel would undergo research missions, according to The Barents Observer. Instead, Russian President Vladimir …

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Self-driving tanks, drones and throwable micro-robots: the future of warfare

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Normally, supplying tech to the military is a lengthy business, with a lot of hoops to jump through. It’s understandable – kit needs to be safe, reliable and well developed before it can be taken into the battlefield – but it means technology tends to move quite slowly. To speed up the development of new …

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New Zealand Farmers Are Using Drones to Herd Sheep

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Sheep Drones Farmers in New Zealand have a new tool to herd sheep and cows, according to Radio New Zealand: drones outfitted with speakers that blast the sounds of dogs barking. “That’s the one thing I’ve noticed when you’re moving cows and calves that the old cows stand up to the dogs, but with the drones, …

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Best microSD cards of 2019: Flash memory for cameras, drones and more

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If you’re looking for the best SD and microSD memory cards for your camera or smartphone in 2019, then you’ve come to the right place, as in this guide, we’ve collected the best memory cards that can boost the storage space of your device. The best memory cards will have fast data transfer rates which …

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