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US acts on its own: Pakistani daily


August 27th, 2012 - 11:29 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 27 (IANS) Drone strikes show that there has been no real change in the relations between the US and Pakistan, said a daily that criticised Washington for continuing ... Read more...

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Poland to replace Sukhois with unmanned aircraft


August 15th, 2012 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Warsaw, Aug 15 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Poland is planning to replace its obsolete Soviet-built Sukhoi Su-22 bomber aircraft with an unmanned strike aircraft (UCAV) system, a minister said.Deputy Defence Minister Waldemar ... Read more...

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Pakistan, US trying to find solution to drone strikes


July 5th, 2012 - 10:05 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, July 5 (IANS) Pakistan Thursday said talks are continuing with the US on drone attacks in the country's northwest tribal region in an effort to reach a mutually ... Read more...

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US unveils surveillance aircraft


June 16th, 2012 - 1:26 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, June 15 (IANS) The US has unveiled a high-tech unmanned maritime surveillance aircraft.In keeping with the tradition of naming surveillance aircraft after Greek sea gods, the Navy released ... 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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NATO spends $1.7 bn on surveillance system


May 21st, 2012 - 8:44 am ICT by IANS
Chicago, May 21 (IANS) NATO and Northrop Grumman Corporation, a European defence technology provider, Sunday signed a $1.7-billion contract here to set up a ground surveillance system.The contract, signed during ... Read more...

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Ignoring Pakistan, US defends drone strikes


May 1st, 2012 - 11:04 am ICT by IANS
Washington, May 1 (IANS) As the United States resumed drone strikes inside Pakistan ignoring Islamabad's warnings, President Barack Obama's top counterterrorism adviser defended the use of armed unmanned aircraft ... Read more...

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Iran to unveil new home-made UAV


January 30th, 2012 - 4:03 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Jan 30 (IANS) Iran will unveil a new domestically-built unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with high capabilities and versatile features, a media report said Monday.Mehdi Iraji, the aeronautics engineer in ... Read more...

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Scientists developing portable super batteries


January 10th, 2012 - 3:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Jan 10 (IANS) Scientists are developing portable super batteries that far exceed the capacity of the best batteries currently available. The advances made by Savannah River National Lab (SRNL) ... 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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Downed US drone is Iran’s property: Minister


December 13th, 2011 - 7:46 pm ICT by IANS
Tehran, Dec 13 (IANS) Iran Tuesday dismissed a request from the US that Tehran return a spy drone that crashed in the country, saying the aircraft was now the ... Read more...

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US gives up plan to retrieve drone downed in Iran: Report


December 8th, 2011 - 9:27 am ICT by IANS
Washington, Dec 8 (IANS) The US had considered but finally given up a "covert mission" inside Iran to retrieve or destroy a stealth drone that crashed last week, fearing that ... 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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Like Spock’s Tricorder, sensor to identify contaminants


November 3rd, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Tel Aviv, Nov 3 (IANS) The human eye recognises only three bands of light - red, green, and blue. Now new technology, like Spock's Tricorder in "Star Trek" is using ... Read more...

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Huge Pakistan rally demands halt to US drone strikes


October 28th, 2011 - 11:16 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 28 (IANS) A large number of Pakistani tribesmen rallied here Friday to demand an immediate halt to the US drone strikes in tribal regions.Tribesmen from North Waziristan ... Read more...

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Drone strike kills Haqqani network member in Pakistan (Lead)


October 13th, 2011 - 3:54 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 13 (IANS) A member of the Al Qaeda-linked Haqqani network was killed in a US drone strike in Pakistan's North Waziristan tribal region Thursday, media reports said.Geo television ... Read more...

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Iran radars can detect drones: Commander


October 9th, 2011 - 8:34 am ICT by IANS
Moscow, Oct 9 (IANS/RIA Novosti) Iran's national defence system has been equipped with advanced radars capable of detecting unmanned aerial vehicles, a senior military commander said has said."No unauthorized unmanned ... Read more...

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Computer virus hits US drone station


October 8th, 2011 - 10:17 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, Oct 8 (IANS) A stubborn computer virus has reportedly hit the US Nevada control station that remotely pilot US military drone aircraft on missions in Afghanistan and other ... Read more...

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Drone crashes in Pakistan


August 26th, 2011 - 12:04 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 25 (IANS) A drone crashed Thursday evening in Pakistan's Balochistan province near the border with Afghanistan, a media report said.The incident happened near Chaman city, Xinhua reported citing ... Read more...

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16 die in US drone strike in Pakistan


August 10th, 2011 - 12:32 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 10 (IANS) Sixteen people were killed Wednesday in a US drone attack in Pakistan's northwest tribal area, media reports said.A US unmanned aircraft fired two missiles at ... Read more...

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Fresh U.S. drone strikes kill 4 people in North Waziristan


August 3rd, 2011 - 2:36 am ICT by BNO News
MIRANSHAH, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Fresh U.S. drone strikes killed at least four people on Tuesday in Pakistan's volatile North Waziristan region, officials said.The unmanned aircraft reportedly fired two missiles against a ... Read more...

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Ahmadinejad threatens to send US to the ‘morgue’


July 21st, 2011 - 8:35 am ICT by IANS
Tehran, July 21 (IANS/AKI) Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has threatened to destroy the US and Israel and send them to the "morgue" if Iran is put on the defensive."Resistance will ... Read more...

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Pigeon vision can teach autopilots fly more accurately


July 3rd, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 3 (IANS) Pigeons' ability to navigate through forests quickly and accurately is inspiring new developments in robotics and autopilot technology.Scientists from Harvard University trained pigeons to fly through ... Read more...

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Taliban shoot down drone in Afghanistan


June 27th, 2011 - 11:27 pm ICT by IANS
Kabul, June 27 (IANS) Taliban militants Monday claimed to have shot down a drone in Afghanistan, NATO said.The unmanned aircraft was shot down in the northeastern Kapisa province, Press ... Read more...

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U.S. drone strikes kill 11 suspected militants in Pakistan


June 20th, 2011 - 8:59 pm ICT by BNO News
PARACHINAR, PAKISTAN (BNO NEWS) -- Suspected U.S. drone strikes in Pakistan's volatile tribal region killed at least eleven suspected militants on Monday, officials said.According to SAMAA TV, an unmanned aircraft launched four ... Read more...

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Beijing Police may use drones during emergencies


May 13th, 2011 - 10:07 am ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 13 (IANS) Beijing Police plan to purchase drones or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to monitor emergency situations such as traffic accidents, a top official has said.The unmanned aircraft ... Read more...

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Drone strikes are counter-productive: Gilani


May 2nd, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, May 2(ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani has said that drone attacks are counter-productive and have an adverse impact on the military and the political strategy against terrorism.Gilani also ... Read more...

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Imran Khan sets 30 days deadline over US drone strikes


April 25th, 2011 - 5:33 pm ICT by ANI
Peshawar, Apr 25(ANI): Tehreek-e-Insaf chief Imran Khan has said that if the Pakistan People's Party (PPP)-led federal government fails to stop US drone strikes within 30 days, protesters will block all NATO ... Read more...

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Debating use of drones in war reaching technological tipping point


April 25th, 2011 - 4:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.25 (ANI): The British study has said that it is essential for military officials not "risk losing our controlling humanity and make war more likely" by using armed drones.It ... Read more...

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US needs to review ‘counter-productive’ drone policy: Pakistan


April 23rd, 2011 - 11:03 am ICT by ANI
Washington, April 23(ANI): The United States needs to review its drone policy because of the 'counter-productive methodology' of the attacks launched by these unmanned aircraft, Pakistan Foreign Secretary Salman Bashir has said.Bashir ... Read more...

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‘Drones taking combat situations towards a Terminator-like reality’


April 18th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
London, Apr 18(ANI): The growing use of unmanned aircraft in combat situations raises huge moral and legal issues, and threatens to make war more likely as armed robots take over from human ... Read more...

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Both US and Pak will fail in fight against terrorism if not together: Gilani


April 18th, 2011 - 1:46 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 18(ANI): Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has insisted that Pakistan and the United States have to fight terrorism in a combined manner, and warned that both risk failing if ... Read more...

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Pak F-16 fighter jets can’t target US drones: Rehman Malik


April 18th, 2011 - 1:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Apr 18(ANI): Pakistan Interior Minister Rehman Malik has said that the Pakistan Air Force cannot shoot down unmanned US drones.Malik said the altitude of the drones is much higher than ... Read more...

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US drone attacks killed over 900 people in Pakistan in 2010: Report


April 14th, 2011 - 5:51 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, April 14(ANI): Over 900 people were killed in US drone attacks in Pakistan's tribal areas, the Human Rights Commission of Pakistan (HRCP) has said in its annual report.The United States does ... Read more...

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Predator drone attack may have killed US troops in Afghanistan


April 13th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr.13 (ANI): The US military is investigating whether a missile fired by a US drone killed two American service members last week in Afghanistan.The investigation is looking into the deaths of ... Read more...

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