Drone surveillance and warfare

December 27, 2017 - 4:29 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — The U.S. military says it has killed 13 members of the al-Shabab extremist group with a new airstrike in southern Somalia. The statement from the U.S. Africa Command says the strike was carried out Sunday morning. A spokeswoman says it occurred about 50 kilometers (31 miles)...
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December 26, 2017 - 10:37 pm
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Authorities say a Southern California couple used a drone to deliver illegal drugs to their customers. Benjamin Baldassarre and Ashley Carroll, of Riverside, were charged Tuesday with possessing controlled substances for sale and child endangerment. It's unclear if they...
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December 26, 2017 - 4:12 am
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A group that monitors extremist organizations says the Islamic State group has posted what is thought to be the first video from IS-affiliated fighters in Somalia. The video posted online Monday calls on supporters to "hunt down" what it calls nonbelievers and attack churches...
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Somali police cadets arrive to help carry away the dead and injured following a suicide bomb attack on a police academy in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed over a dozen people and injured 20 at a police academy in Somalia's capital on Thursday, police said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
December 14, 2017 - 5:10 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — The Latest on Somalia suicide bombing at police academy (all times local): 11:25 a.m. A Somalia police officer says that the death toll has risen to 17 in the suicide bombing Thursday at a police academy in the capital. Col. Mohamud Aden said that at least 20 other police...
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Somali police guard the road leading to the scene of a suicide bomb attack on a police academy in the capital Mogadishu, Somalia Thursday, Dec. 14, 2017. An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed at least 10 people at a police academy in Somalia's capital on Thursday, police said. (AP Photo/Farah Abdi Warsameh)
December 14, 2017 - 5:06 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — An Islamic extremist suicide bomber disguised as a police officer killed at least 17 and injured 20 at a police academy in Somalia's capital on Thursday, police said. Col. Mohamud Aden said that 20 other officers were wounded by the blast, some of them seriously. The...
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December 12, 2017 - 9:10 am
MOGADISHU, Somalia (AP) — A U.S. military drone strike on a vehicle carrying explosives in Somalia has removed "an imminent threat to the people of Mogadishu" by the al-Shabab extremist group, the U.S. Africa Command said Tuesday. The airstrike was carried out about 65 kilometers (40 miles)...
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December 01, 2017 - 5:09 am
BEIJING (AP) — The Chinese company that is the world's biggest maker of commercial drones is denying claims in a U.S. government document circulated online that it gives Beijing information about American law enforcement and utility companies. DJI Ltd. denied suggestions in the document, posted on...
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November 28, 2017 - 6:04 pm
Drones that collide with planes cause more damage than birds of the same size because of their solid parts such as motors and batteries. That's according to a study released by the Federal Aviation Administration on Tuesday. The report's researchers say aircraft-manufacturing standards designed for...
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This Nov. 26, 2017 photo released by the Santa Clara Police Department shows Tracy Michael Mapes, 55, of Sacramento, Calif. Authorities say Mapes was arrested after using a drone to drop anti-media leaflets over crowds at NFL games in Santa Clara and Oakland and that federal, state and local officials are investigating. (Santa Clara Police Department via AP)
November 27, 2017 - 7:41 pm
SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — A Northern California man was cited for flying a drone over two NFL games this weekend and dropping political leaflets over the stadiums, reigniting concerns over remote aircraft at major sports events. Federal and local laws prohibit flying drones near games, and...
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November 14, 2017 - 6:44 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli police have opened an investigation into an Israeli drone company regarding its dealings with a "significant client." Police did not elaborate in their statement about Yavne-based Aeronautics Ltd on Tuesday and said a gag order had been imposed on the case. Earlier this...
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