DARPA’s anti-submarine drone ready to sail in April (VIDEO)

by Source: rt.com The Pentagon’s research arm will launch a prototype of a 132-foot autonomous, submarine-tracking ship this spring, officials said. The Sea Hunter is designed to hunt and track submarines for weeks on end. Officials with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) said last week that the agency and the contractor Leidos will […]

Net-shooting ‘drone catcher’ billed as solution to ‘rogue’ UAVs

by Source: rt.com Citing high-profile security breaches involving unmanned aerial vehicles, a mechanical engineering professor has begun work on a “drone catcher” – a drone that pursues and captures other UAVs by shooting a net from up to 40 feet away. Small UAVs have been used in close encounters with world leaders, as in an […]

Tennessee, South Carolina Could “Green Light” Weaponized Police Drones

by Source: thenewamerican.com If a pair of bills are passed by lawmakers in South Carolina and Tennessee, law-enforcement agencies in those states could get a green light for weaponizing drones. The Tennessee measure — HB 1456 — is sponsored by state Representative David Byrd; the similar South Carolina bill — HB 4425 — was prefiled […]

Small drone registry introduced by FAA, previous owners have 2 months to file

by Source: rt.com Owners of small hobby drones must register their unmanned aerial vehicles with the US government beginning December 21, the FAA has announced. Registration will be $5, and previous drone owners have until February 19 before facing penalties. The Federal Aviation Administration’s statutory drone registration process applies to UAVs weighting anywhere from 0.55 […]

FBI investigates drone crash outside NJ refinery

by Source: rt.com Federal authorities are looking into an incident in Linden, New Jersey, in which a small drone crashed into a car outside a Phillips 66 oil refinery. No immediate threat was identified, but officials are on edge in the wake of terrorist attacks in Paris. Security at the Bayway Refinery phoned the Linden […]

Obama drone teams believe they have ‘godlike powers’

by Source: wnd.com And ye shall be as gods. A treasure trove of new classified documents was published by the Intercept on Monday, which also published NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s files roughly two years ago. The website’s new source says the Obama administration’s personnel tasked with protecting U.S. national security often believe they have “godlike […]

US company unveils first-ever handheld drone-neutralizer gun (VIDEO)

by Source: rt.com US sci-tech contractor Battelle has developed a revolutionary gun that can target and stop UAVs dead at a range of just 400 meters using radio signals. It expects to make it available to US government agencies next year. “The DroneDefender can help protect us from those who may wish to do us […]

North Dakota’s Weaponized Drone Law Fails to Define “Non-lethal Weapons”

by Source: thenewamerican.com Last month, North Dakota became the first state to legalize the use of armed drones by police in what the United Kingdom’s Independent dubbed as a “classic case of unintended consequences.” The law’s failure to define specifically which weapons are permitted on the drones leaves room for potentially dangerous weapons to be […]

Prepare To Be Droned, America

by Source: thedailybell.com It is now legal for law enforcement in North Dakota to fly drones armed with everything from Tasers to tear gas thanks to a last-minute push by a pro-police lobbyist. With all the concern over the militarization of police in the past year, no one noticed that the state became the first […]