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California Wildfire Drones Join the Frontlines

In 2020, California experienced its worst wildfire season on record, with 4.1 million acres burned and four of the state’s five largest-ever fires. And so far, 2021 is shaping up to be even worse: With record droughts affecting the state, over 1.3 million acres have already burned, and fire activity …

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Boeing to produce military drones in Australia

American aerospace giant Boeing Co. has said it will establish a facility for producing military drones in Queensland, Australia, as the company’s first of its kind outside of North America. Boeing said Wednesday the facility in the city of Toowoomba will be set up in partnership with the Queensland government, …

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As War Drones On – Word&Way

“We will not forgive. We will not forget. We will hunt you down and make you pay.” President Joe Biden took a defiant, even vengeful, tone in his remarks late last month after a terrorist attack killed 13 U.S. military personnel in Kabul, Afghanistan. He added that the U.S. military would be …

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Why US Secret Service and FBI are still buying DJI drones

While the US Department of Defense has been shouting itself hoarse over DJI drones being “potential threats to national security,” the FBI and the US Secret Service have bought at least 27 DJI drones in the past few months. So, what gives? These procurements, brought to light via an Axios …

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Indian military’s new workhorse: MQ-9 Reaper drones

On January 3, 2020, US president Donald Trump took a brief break from his Christmas vacation at the Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida to make a dramatic announcement. He told journalists that the US military had “successfully executed a flawless precision strike” that killed Qasim Soleimani, the head of Iran’s Quds …

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