Category Unmanned aerial systems

American Drone Operators Are Quitting in Record Numbers

American Drone Operators Are Quitting in Record Numbers Excerpt: “Everyone else thinks that the whole program or the people behind it are a joke, that we are video-game warriors, that we’re Nintendo warriors,” Brandon Bryant, a former drone camera operator who worked at Nellis Air Force Base, told Democracy Now. Certainly, there is nothing second-class […]

Next-Generation Drone Warfare: Interview with Paul Scharre

February 24, 2015 Next-Generation Drone Warfare: Interview with Paul Scharre By John Waters http://www.realcleardefense. com/articles/2015/02/24/the_ next_generation_in_drone_ warfare_107660.html Editor’s Note: The below is an RCD Interview with Paul Scharre, a Fellow and Director of the20YY Warfare Initiative at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). From 2008-2013, Mr. Scharre worked in the Office of the […]

The Algorithm That Could Pinpoint Exactly Where Islamic State Videos Are Filmed: Scientists Say Software Could Help Identify ISIS Executioners

The Algorithm That Could Pinpoint Exactly Where Islamic State Videos Are Filmed: Scientists Say Software Could Help Identify ISIS Executioners http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com Mark Prigg, writing the Feb. 19, 2015) DailyMailOnline, writes that “Spanish researchers have unveiled software that can scan a video; and, pinpoint exactly where it was shot;” and, help intelligence analysts and others “locate […]

Rise Of The Machines: A Brief Glimpse At Use Of Robots In War

CONNECT 7 TWEETLINKEDINCOMMENTEMAILMOREA Brief Glimpse At The Use Of Robotics In Warfare The Legged Squad Support System (LS3) walks around the Kahuku Training Area July 10, 2014 during the Rim of the Pacific 2014 exercise. Rise Of The Machines. Every year it seems like more and more of what we once considered science fiction is […]

State Of The USAF Press Briefing By Secretary James and General Welsh

State of the Air Force Press Briefing By Secretary James and General Welsh in the Pentagon Briefing Room DoD Transcripts 1/15/15 Newsletters You are subscribed to News Transcripts for U.S. Department of Defense. This information has recently been updated, and is now available. State of the Air Force press briefing by Secretary James and General […]

Unrelenting’ Need For Drones Will Prompt Changes In Air Force

Unrelenting’ Need For Drones Will Prompt Changes In Air Force By Dan Lamothe January 15 http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=http://img.washingtonpost.com/news/checkpoint/wp-content/uploads/sites/33/2014/06/predator-1024×682.jpg&w=1484 An MQ-1 Predator unmanned aerial vehicle takes off from Creech Air Force Base, Nev., May 11, for a training sortie over the Nevada desert. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson) The Air Force units that run the service’s […]

China May Have Just Unveiled A New High-Altitude, Long-Endurance, Stealth Drone

China May Have Just Unveiled A New High-Altitude, Long-Endurance, Stealth Drone http://www.fortunascorner.wordpress.com The disruptive and revolution in the use and employment of robotic and autonomous systems on the battlefields of the future continue to undergo rapid and dynamic change, as this latest article from Business Insider shows. Jeremy Bender, writes in the January 14, 2015 […]