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  • U.S. Air Force develops bio-inspired micro drones

    06/16/2021 11:08:31 AM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 5 replies ^ | June 16, 2021 | publicnews
    The U.S. Air Force has confirmed it’s creating a brand new class of bio-inspired micro air automobiles. Inspired by the organic attributes of birds and bugs, researchers are creating mini-robotic plane, which Air Force Research Laboratory engineers imagine could also be utilized for surveillance, aerial operations, and battlefield consciousness after profitable improvement. The particulars got in […] Review on bio-inspired flight systems and bionic aerodynamics
  • Drug cartels using drones with explosives to attack cops in US and Mexico

    06/06/2021 2:25:58 AM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    American Military News ^ | 6/04/21 | Liz George
    Drug cartels are using weaponized drones armed with explosives to attack law enforcement in Mexico and the United States, equipping themselves like terror groups, authorities said. One drone operator with the Carteles Unidos cartel – who didn’t provide his name – told The Courier-Journal last week that the criminal organization has nearly 100 drones and many carry explosives. “We have many drone models. They’re not too sophisticated but can carry a considerable amount of explosives,” the cartel member told The Courier-Journal, adding that the equipment comes “legally from the U.S.” via “groups in Michoacán that support us and have legit...
  • Pentagon OKs Chinese Drones Previously Banned over Espionage Concerns

    06/03/2021 8:58:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    The New American Magazine ^ | June 3, 2021 | Veronika Kyrylenko
    After years of citing potential spying by China via sophisticated drones, the Pentagon has approved the U.S. military to acquire two Chinese-made “Government Edition” drones. A recent Pentagon report seen by the Hill found “no malicious code or intent” in two drone models manufactured by Da Jiang Innovations (DJI), a Chinese company, and one of the world’s foremost drone makers. The May 6 report, released on Tuesday, concludes that DJI’s drones are “recommended for use by government entities and forces working with U.S. services.” “This U.S. government report is the strongest confirmation to date of what we, and independent security...
  • Moment USS Omaha was SWARMED by 14 UFOs on radar after footage captured by sailors aboard ship showed the strange spherical aircraft splashing down into Pacific Ocean

    05/27/2021 11:05:27 PM PDT · by knighthawk · 67 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | May 28 2021 | ARIEL ZILBER and ADAM SCHRADER
    Video showing an unidentified flying object splashing down into the Pacific Ocean off the coast of San Diego two years ago appears to have been corroborated by military radar which shows as many as 14 UFOs swarming a Navy combat ship while traveling at speeds of more than 160mph. Earlier this month, investigative filmmaker Jeremy Corbell released footage showing what appeared to be a spherical object floating in the air above the ocean as it was observed by US Navy sailors aboard the USS Omaha in July 2019. Corbell on Thursday released another video of the same incident, only this...
  • Attack of the drones: The mystery of disappearing swarms of UFOs in the US midwest

    05/22/2021 6:25:05 PM PDT · by Roman_War_Criminal · 54 replies
    SS ^ | 5/20/21 | SS
    At twilight on New Year’s Eve, 2020, Placido Montoya, 35, a plumber from Fort Morgan, Colorado, was driving to work. Ahead of him he noticed blinking lights in the sky. He’d heard rumours of mysterious drones, whispers in his local community, but now he was seeing them with his own eyes. In the early morning gloom, it was hard to make out how big the lights were and how many were hovering above him. But one thing was clear to Montoya: he needed to give chase. As he approached the drones in his car, they “took off very fast” and...
  • CIA shocker: Obama fundraiser says he was U.S. intel asset, alleges spy agency 'abuses'

    04/15/2021 4:05:39 AM PDT · by gattaca · 25 replies
    Just the News ^ | April 15, 2021 | John Solomon
    Congress notified that CIA inspector general has received allegations from fund-raiser Imaad Zuberi, including targeting of U.S. lawmakers and misuse of news organization for spy operation. Imaad Zuberi, a major Democratic fundraiser facing 12 years in prison, has filed an extraordinary complaint with the CIA's chief watchdog alleging he witnessed "flagrant problems, abuses, violations of law" while working as an asset for U.S. intelligence, according to documents and interviews. Zuberi, of Los Angeles, recently hired the CIA's retired acting general counsel Robert J. Eatinger Jr. to review his case and help to appeal his conviction on a plea deal with...
  • The Rise of Anti-Personnel Directed Energy Weapons

    05/14/2021 5:47:21 AM PDT · by MtnClimber · 17 replies
    Info Wars ^ | 13 May, 2021 | Matt Bracken
    Lots of info on drones too. A new weapon on many fronts. Video contents include several topics that tie back to the domestic political situation. Recent emergence of pulsed microwave weapons. Used for anti-drone defense, but smaller versions appear to be for anti-personnel use. First war won through drone use in the 44-day proxy war between Russia and Turkey where Armenia was defeated by Azerbaijan. (Link to article in comments). Drone sensors defeated camo. Drone weapons wiped out Armenia's armored weapons and rockets. Drones already being used in the USA. Much to be learned about how they could be used...
  • EXCLUSIVE PHOTOS: Mexican Cartels Weaponize Drones to Drop IEDs

    04/25/2021 4:43:46 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 25 Apr 2021 | CARTEL CHRONICLES
    This week, Mexican authorities confirmed that two police officers in Michoacán were injured by an attack from cartel gunmen who used commercial drones to drop IEDs, Breitbart Texas reported. The attack came after state police officers removed a series of roadblocks aimed at keeping rival cartels from using armored SUVs to carry out attacks in their attempts to take control.El personal de la #PolicíaMichoacán realizó el restablecimiento de la vialidad luego de retirar piedras que obstruían el libre tránsito en la localidad de El Terrero, municipio de #Aguililla.— SSP MICHOACÁN (@MICHOACANSSP) April 24, 2021While various news outlets in Mexico...
  • On a dusty red planet almost 290 million km away... NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter flies

    04/19/2021 10:45:44 AM PDT · by ShadowAce · 18 replies
    The Register ^ | 19 April 2021 | Katyanna Quach and Richard Speed
    NASA's Ingenuity today hovered in the skies of Mars making the equipment the first human-made helicopter to take flight on another planet.Amid cheers in the control room, engineers confirmed the diminutive helicopter had spun up its rotors, taken off, landed, and spun everything down, leaving the stage set for further tests. An image from the helicopter's onboard navigation camera showing its shadow on the surface of Mars was swiftly followed by another sequence from the Perseverance rover showing the helicopter hovering.Ingenuity's shadow on Mars. Source: Screengrab from NASA/ESA live feed (click to enlarge)As one of the newest bits of kit...
  • Russia “not happy” with Turkish Drones flying over Donbass

    04/13/2021 7:44:26 PM PDT · by RomanSoldier19 · 33 replies ^ | 4/13/2021 | ahval
    Russia is “not happy” with reports that Turkish drones are flying over the Donbass region and will discuss that with Turkey, a spokesperson for Russian Foreign Affairs told Tuesday, Russian news agency Sputnik reported. “We have multi-layered normal relations with Turkey, but they are not easy”, the spokesperson said and added that all subjects are being discussed, such as the export of Turkish products. Supplying third countries is a “serious question”, the spokesperson told and remarked that Turkey is “buying some things from us, and selling their own to others.” All procedures with regards to export will be checked, Sputnik...
  • Multiple Destroyers Were Swarmed By Mysterious 'Drones' Off California Over Numerous Nights

    03/23/2021 6:31:58 PM PDT · by ScubaDiver · 36 replies
    The Drive: The War Zone ^ | 03/23/2021 | ADAM KEHOE AND MARC CECOTTI
    The disturbing series of events during the summer of 2019 resulted in an investigation that made its way to the highest echelons of the Navy. In July of 2019, a truly bizarre series of events unfolded around California’s Channel Islands. Over a number of days, groups of unidentified aircraft, which the U.S. Navy simply refers to as ‘drones’ or 'UAVs,' pursued that service's vessels, prompting a high-level investigation.
  • Mystery Drones Kept Buzzing U.S. Destroyers During Exercises Off California

    03/24/2021 8:59:34 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 55 replies ^ | David Hambling
    New details have emerged of how mysterious drones harassed U.S. warships off California on multiple occasions in 2019. The Navy has yet to determine where the drones came from, who was operating them, or why they buzzed around a group of U.S. destroyers. The incidents were first reported by documentary filmmaker Dave Beaty, with new details obtained by news website The Drive using Freedom of Information Act requests to get the ships' logs of the encounters. The vessels involved were the destroyers USS Kidd, USS Rafael Peralta and USS John Finn. They were engaged in a training exercise in a...
  • An exit strategy for the F-35 debacle

    03/15/2021 10:11:00 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 85 replies ^ | by Air Boss | March 15, 2021 06:00 AM
    Air Boss" is a pseudonym. The author has decades of experience in aerospace strategic analysis, planning, and acquisition, as well as assessments of strategic and tactical capabilities. =============================================================== Recent public comments by the former acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller, current Air Force leadership, and House Armed Services Committee Chairman Adam Smith illustrate what expert observers have predicted for two decades. The F-35 program and its basic design concepts are failures. Much less widely appreciated are some more somber realities. The strategic environment the F-35 was envisioned to defeat a quarter of a century ago no longer exists, making the...
  • Russian Iskander missile system was completely useless, says Armenian Prime Minister

    02/25/2021 11:21:22 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 12 replies ^ | February 24, 2021 | almastruthsearch
    Russian-made Iskander (SS-26 Stone) ballistic missile methods are “fully ineffective”, Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan stated yesterday. The Armenian Prime Minister argued that the Iskander ballistic missiles are problematic and ineffective. That is how Pashinyan responded to former Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, who acknowledged that he would have used Iskander on the fourth day of the struggle in Nagorno-Karabakh. Sargsyan additionally requested why these complexes didn’t have an effect on the oil and fuel services of Azerbaijan. For its half, the prime minister stated that the Russian missiles are ineffective and don’t totally explode. “Let him ask the query, why...
  • Russia Wants to Pair Su-57 Stealth Fighters and Drones

    02/19/2021 11:59:15 AM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 2 replies ^ | February 19, 2021 | by Kris Osborn
    The U.S. military has for several years now been working on the concept of a “loyal wingman” wherein a manned jet controls nearby drones from the cockpit without needing to move data through a ground control station. This technology is now maturing quickly with the United States, particularly with drone programs such as the Valkyrie which has already taken off and flown in tandem with Air Force F-22s and F-35s, according to an Air Force report in December of last year. “The rocket-launched Valkyrie successfully conducted a semi-autonomous flight alongside the F-22 and F-35 for the first time,” the Air...
  • Pizza Hut Israel Plans Drone Delivery Trial

    02/07/2021 7:30:04 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 20 replies ^ | January 18, 2021 | ByPYMNTS
    Pizza Hut Israel is trialing a new program that would enable drones to bring orders for delivery to pre-approved hubs, The Wall Street Journal reported on Monday (Jan. 18). The company is planning to launch a test pilot and send drones to deliver multiple orders at government-approved landing zones in Israel — such as designated parking spots. From that point, drivers would take the food to the last leg of delivery, according to the report. “Drone delivery is a sexy thing to talk about, but it’s not realistic to think we’re going to see drones flying all over the sky...
  • “Multiples UAV around the ship” - Investigating the USS Kidd UAV Incident

    01/31/2021 9:03:10 AM PST · by BenLurkin · 21 replies
    parallax ^ | 01/28/2021 | no byline
    ... USS Kidd deck log...several mentions of UAVs, Unmanned Aerial Vehicles or drones. Although those single-line reports of drones don’t really stand out in the middle of mundane navigation details, contextual information and details make the whole matter more puzzling. Those sightings happened at night and SNOOPIE teams were deployed each time UAVs were observed from the USS Kidd deck.... “The ship’s nautical or otherwise photographic intelligence exploitation (SNOOPIE) team is a reaction team that records and photographs unknown contacts that approach the ship within visual range for both intelligence gathering and documentation." ... USS Kidd deck log...found mentions of...
  • Executive Order on Protecting The United States From Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems

    Executive Order on Protecting The United States From Certain Unmanned Aircraft Systems National Security & Defense Issued on: January 18, 2021 Share: All News By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America,I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, find that additional actions are necessary to ensure the security of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) owned, operated, and controlled by the Federal Government; to secure the integrity of American infrastructure, including America’s National Airspace System (NAS); to protect our law enforcement and warfighters; and to maintain...
  • Sinister catch exposes China’s underwater spies on Australia’s doorstep

    An unexpected catch has revealed Beijing’s sneaky underwater spying activities right on Australia’s doorstep – a scary new escalation in tensions. An unexpected Christmas catch has revealed Beijing is actively surveying critical shipping choke-points to Australia’s north. And that could have dire implications if our trade-spat worsens. Three undersea spy drones have been caught in Indonesian waters. They appear to be a Chinese design, and they were in shipping lanes crucial for Australia’s security. They look like simple tubes with wings. But they’re packed full of sensors and a long-range transmitter to send their discoveries back to headquarters. RELATED: Secret...
  • U.S. to allow small drones to fly over people and at night

    12/28/2020 8:09:41 PM PST · by RomanSoldier19 · 57 replies ^ | 12/28/2020 | By David Shepardson
    Small drones will be allowed to fly over people and at night in the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday, a significant step toward their use for widespread commercial deliveries. Small drones will be allowed to fly over people and at night in the United States, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) said on Monday, a significant step toward their use for widespread commercial deliveries.