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China to deploy drones for marine surveillance


August 29th, 2012 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Aug 29 (IANS) Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) are to be deployed along China's coastline to undertake remote-sensing marine surveillance, an official said Wednesday.The project also includes the construction of ... Read more...

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Badruddin Haqqani killed in drone attack: Report


August 25th, 2012 - 4:19 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad/Washington, Aug 25 (IANS) American officials said they had strong indications that Badruddin Haqqani, the operational commander of the Haqqani network, was killed in a drone strike Friday which ... Read more...

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17 killed in Pakistan drone strikes


August 24th, 2012 - 10:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 24 (IANS) At least 17 suspected militants were killed Friday in drone strikes launched in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, a media report said.Five drones fired six missiles at ... Read more...

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Drone strike kills five more in Pakistan


August 19th, 2012 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 19 (IANS) At least five people were killed in a US drone strike launched early Sunday morning in Pakistan's northwest tribal area of North Waziristan, said media reports.... Read more...

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Swarm drones may cut military costs, risks


August 13th, 2012 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 13 (IANS) Engineers have come up with a technology that permits drones to act like a 'swarm of insects' and carry out tasks in mid-air.In June, engineers and ... Read more...

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Britain wants sea drones to attack submarines


August 3rd, 2012 - 5:01 pm ICT by IANS
London, Aug 3 (IANS) The British defence ministry wants to develop a new generation of unmanned sea drones that would be able to attack submarines and launch missile attacks on ... Read more...

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US deploys underwater drones to hunt for Iranian mines


July 12th, 2012 - 11:56 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 12 (IANS) The US is to intensify its military build up in the Persian Gulf by deploying miniature underwater drones to hunt for Iranian mines, The Telegraph reported ... Read more...

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UN concerned over drone attacks in Pakistan


June 19th, 2012 - 2:20 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 19 (IANS) Navanethem Pillay, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, has expressed concern over the continuing use of armed drones in Pakistan's northwest tribal region as it ... Read more...

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Shoot down US drones, say Pakistani groups


June 18th, 2012 - 11:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 18 (IANS) An alliance of religious and political parties in Pakistan has asked the government to shoot down US drones that routinely target militants, Xinhua news agency reported.They ... Read more...

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Yemen troops capture Al Qaeda stronghold


June 16th, 2012 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
Sana'a, June 16 (IANS/AKI) The Yemeni military has recaptured the southern city of al-Shaqra, considered a stronghold of the Al Qaeda. This is the third city retaken from militants who ... Read more...

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Putin calls for new long-range bomber and UAVs


June 15th, 2012 - 7:51 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, June 15 (IANS) Russia must start developing a long-range bomber aircraft and a range of military unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) or drones as these were "most important areas of ... Read more...

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Pakistan summons US envoy over drone strikes


June 5th, 2012 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, June 5 (IANS) Pakistan's foreign ministry Tuesday summoned US Charge d'Affaires Richard Hoagland to lodge a formal protest over the series of drone strikes in the country, the ministry ... Read more...

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10 killed in Pakistan drone strike


May 24th, 2012 - 3:30 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 24 (IANS) At least 10 suspected militants were killed Thursday in a US drone strike in Pakistan's northwest tribal region, media reports said.Two missiles were fired by the ... Read more...

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21 militants killed in US drone strikes in Yemen


May 13th, 2012 - 4:36 am ICT by IANS
Aden, May 13 (IANS) At least 21 suspected Al Qaeda militants were killed when US drones fired missiles at two convoys and a hideout in Yemen, Xinhua reported.One drone fired ... Read more...

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Pakistanis win global award for film on drones


May 12th, 2012 - 12:07 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 12 (IANS) A short film on the US drone attacks in Pakistan, made by students of Iqra University, has won an award at an international annual film festival ... Read more...

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Pakistan willing to discuss alternatives to drone strikes


May 4th, 2012 - 8:36 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, May 4 (IANS) Pakistan has said it was willing to look at alternatives to the drone attacks by the US, which Islamabad termed "illegal" and "totally unacceptable"."We ... Read more...

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Russia to test first combat drone in 2014


April 20th, 2012 - 5:33 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia will test its first domestically-produced strike unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) in 2014, First Deputy Defense Minister Alexander Sukhorukov said Friday.In February, Army General Nikolay ... Read more...

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Belarus to build vertical takeoff drones


April 5th, 2012 - 11:19 am ICT by IANS
Minsk, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The Belarusian military plans to develop a range of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) with vertical takeoff and landing capability."We are considering a wide range of ... Read more...

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Russian interior ministry orders new drones


April 5th, 2012 - 4:07 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 5 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russia's interior ministry plans to spend up to 120 million rubles (around $4 million) on eight unmanned aerial vehicles.The ministry said it would also require ... Read more...

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Russia wants strike drone


April 2nd, 2012 - 5:31 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, April 2 (IANS) Russia has issued a technical specification for development of a strike unmanned air vehicle (UAV), Izvestia daily said Monday quoting a source.Tranzas company will build the ... Read more...

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Russia to build mini drone


March 15th, 2012 - 4:53 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, March 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Russian warplane maker Irkut has signed a contract with Vietnam to build a small unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), a media report said Thursday.The $10 million ... Read more...

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15 killed in two drone strikes in Pakistan (Lead)


March 13th, 2012 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 13 (IANS) At least 15 suspected militants were killed Tuesday in two drone strikes in Pakistan's northwest tribal region bordering Afghanistan, media reports said.In the first strike, drones ... Read more...

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Iran has drone engine know-how


February 25th, 2012 - 2:55 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Feb 25 (IANS) Iran has the know-how to build engines used in unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV), an official said."We are building turbofan engines for a variety of UAVs," Iranian ... Read more...

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Drones will strike as long as US wants: Pakistani daily


February 24th, 2012 - 12:53 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 24 (IANS) Despite Pakistan's objections, US drone strikes are going to continue as long as America thinks they are useful, said a Pakistani daily.An editorial in the News ... Read more...

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US drones fly over Syria to monitor situation


February 20th, 2012 - 9:48 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Feb 20 (IANS/RIA Novosti) US military and intelligence drones are flying over Syria to monitor developments in the country torn by civil strife, NBC reported."A good number of American ... Read more...

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Will halt US drone strikes: Imran Khan


February 11th, 2012 - 9:11 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 11 (IANS) Head of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) party Imran Khan has said his party will stop US drone strikes in the country if it comes to power.PTI will ... Read more...

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IAF plans to induct more drones in fleet


February 4th, 2012 - 12:16 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Feb 3 (IANS) The Indian Air Force (IAF) plans to induct more unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) or drones in its fleet for surveillance and reconnaissance on the borders as ... Read more...

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13 die in drone strike in Pakistan (Lead)


February 1st, 2012 - 1:39 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Feb 1 (IANS) At least 13 people, including six foreigners, were killed Wednesday in a US drone attack in northwest Pakistan, a media report said.The US drone fired ... Read more...

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Diplomatic thaw in US-Pakistan ties: Daily


January 23rd, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Jan 23 (IANS) The ties between the US and Pakistan are witnessing a diplomatic thaw but it won't be back to business as usual, said a daily.An editorial in ... Read more...

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US unveils new helicopter surveillance drone


December 30th, 2011 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Moscow, Dec 30 (IANS/RIA Novosti) The US Army has unveiled a new helicopter-like surveillance drone, the Boeing A160T Hummingbird, the BBC reported Friday.The drones are capable of "beaming back information ... Read more...

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China’s GPS system goes online


December 28th, 2011 - 7:54 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 28 (IANS) China's own satellite navigational system, known as 'Beidou', is now operational after the 10th satellite was placed into orbit this month. Also known as the 'Big ... Read more...

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US wants to sell drones to India


December 15th, 2011 - 8:53 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 15 (IANS) The Obama administration has been quietly pushing to sell armed drones to key allies, including India, but it has run into resistance from lawmakers concerned ... Read more...

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‘New vision’ tweaks drones’ ability to fly precisely


December 13th, 2011 - 2:17 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Dec 13 (IANS) A new visual system will tweak pilotless aircraft's ability to navigate even more accurately by imitating how insects do it."UAVs (pilotless aircraft) are used in crop ... Read more...

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US to deploy drones in Bulgaria


December 7th, 2011 - 10:24 pm ICT by IANS
Sofia, Dec 7 (IANS) Bulgaria will allow the US to deploy drones at two of its air bases in the country, Xinhua reported Wednesday.The decision comes following a defence cooperation ... Read more...

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US-Pakistan ties close to collapse: Chinese daily


December 4th, 2011 - 2:45 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 4 (IANS) The death of two dozen Pakistani soldiers in a NATO attack was a "symbolic event indicating the progressive deterioration" of US-Pakistan bilateral ties, a Chinese daily ... Read more...

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