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US Military Developing Insect Surveillance Drones


Sunday, 29 July 2012

‘According to various internet sources, a team of researchers at the Johns Hopkins University in conjunction with the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in Arlington, Virginia, is helping develop what they are calling a micro aerial vehicle (MAV) that will undertake various espionage tasks.

The robotic insect can effortlessly infiltrate urban areas, where dense concentrations of buildings and people, along with unpredictable winds and other obstacles make it impractical. It can be controlled from a great distance and is equipped with a camera and a built-in microphone.’

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Texas Students Hijack a U.S. Government Drone in Midair

June 29, 2012 1 comment

By Colin Lecher Posted 06.28.2012

The U.S. government, understandably, doesn’t want its drone technology to fall out of the sky and into other peoples’ laps. But being able to hijack a drone and control it? That’s even worse. And a team of researchers has done it for 1,000 bucks.

The University of Texas at Austin team successfully nabbed the drone on a dare from the Department of Homeland Security. They managed to do it through spoofing, a technique where a signal from hackers pretends to be the same as one sent to the drone’s GPS.

US Drone Strikes Kill 50 in Pakistan


Wednesday, 13 July 2011 06:52

‘Local officials say vehicles and buildings were targeted by US missiles during the attacks which took place early Tuesday and late Monday in South and North Waziristan.

The Tuesday attack targeted a house and a vehicle in the Dari Nashtar area of North Waziristan, killing 18 people, a Press TV correspondent reported. The number of missiles fired during the US attack is not yet clear.

Hours earlier, a US drone fired four missiles at Barmal area of tribal South Waziristan in northwestern Pakistan, killing seven people and injuring four others, according to a Press TV report.’

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US Drone Attack in Somalia


Somalia: US took bodies of militants after strike

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — U.S. military forces landed in Somalia to retrieve the bodies of dead or wounded militants after a U.S. drone strike targeted a group of insurgents, Somalia’s defense minister told The Associated Press on Friday.

The operation is at least the second time U.S. troops have landed in Somalia after a targeted strike, though no forces have been stationed there since shortly after the “Black Hawk Down” battle that left 18 Americans dead in 1993.

http://news.yahoo.com/somalia-us-took-bodies-militants-strike-142138601.html

 

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US Rejects Demands to Vacate Pakistan Drone Base


Friday, 01 July 2011 08:42

‘The US is rejecting demands from Pakistan that American personnel abandon a military base used by the CIA to stage drone strikes against militants, US officials told Reuters.

US personnel have not left the Shamsi air base and there is no plan for them to do so, said a US official familiar with the matter. “That base is neither vacated nor being vacated,” the official said. The information was confirmed by a second US official.

On Wednesday, federal Minister for Defence Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar said that US had been asked to stop using the base for drone strikes and vacate it.’

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