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Countering the ‘Pirates’ Paradise’: Unmanned Systems and Marine Security in Southeast Asia
October 26, 2017

Countering the ‘Pirates’ Paradise’: Unmanned Systems and Marine Security in Southeast Asia

By Tobias Burgers and Scott N. Romaniuk
Drones could help close the capabilities gaps that allow pirates to flourish in Asian waters.

US Air Force to Retire Predator Killer Drones in Early 2018
March 01, 2017

US Air Force to Retire Predator Killer Drones in Early 2018

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The service is slated to switch to an all MQ-9 Reaper force by the end of this year.
Will China Adhere to Its Own Norm Prohibiting Lethal Drone Strikes?
October 06, 2016

Will China Adhere to Its Own Norm Prohibiting Lethal Drone Strikes?

By Tobias Burgers and Scott N. Romaniuk
Think About It: Chinese drones filling Africa’s skies, watching over Beijing’s interests.

US Air Force to Receive 30 New Reaper Killer Drones
August 18, 2016

US Air Force to Receive 30 New Reaper Killer Drones

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The new unmanned aerial vehicles will join the U.S. Air Force by the middle of 2019.

To Become a Deadly Sub-Hunting Force, the Indian Navy Needs to Think Bigger Than Just P-8Is
August 13, 2016

To Become a Deadly Sub-Hunting Force, the Indian Navy Needs to Think Bigger Than Just P-8Is

By Pushan Das
The purchase of four P-8Is is a step in the right direction, but more work needs to be done.

Is China Establishing a Norm Prohibiting Lethal Drone Strikes in Asia?
August 12, 2016

Is China Establishing a Norm Prohibiting Lethal Drone Strikes in Asia?

By Tobias Burgers and Scott N. Romaniuk
China -- unlike the U.S. -- has so far refused to use UAVs to conduct targeted killings.

Russia Reveals New Flame-Throwing Anti-Tank Multicopter UAV
February 15, 2016

Russia Reveals New Flame-Throwing Anti-Tank Multicopter UAV

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A prototype of a new missile-firing multicopter drone was presented at a robot conference near Moscow.
Israel and South Korea to Develop Next Generation Drones
February 05, 2016

Israel and South Korea to Develop Next Generation Drones

By Franz-Stefan Gady
The Israeli and South Korean defense industries are partnering up to develop a new Vertical Take-Off and Landing UAV.

Russia Might Be Working on New ‘F-35 Killer’ Drone
September 01, 2015

Russia Might Be Working on New ‘F-35 Killer’ Drone

By Franz-Stefan Gady
An aircraft model at the MAKS airshow near Moscow might provide some clues on future Russian UAV programs.

Pentagon to Increase Drone Flights Over South China Sea
August 18, 2015

Pentagon to Increase Drone Flights Over South China Sea

By Franz-Stefan Gady
Over the next four years, the number of daily U.S. drone flights is planned to increase by 50 percent.

US, Singapore Launch Maritime Warfare Exercise
July 14, 2015

US, Singapore Launch Maritime Warfare Exercise

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Joint exercise kicks off with a focus on honing conventional maritime warfare capabilities.
Meet the US Military’s New Army of Mini-Drones
May 19, 2015

Meet the US Military’s New Army of Mini-Drones

By Franz-Stefan Gady
A tiny new drone developed by the Naval Research Laboratory could be used to detect enemy submarines.

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