The Military's Newest Drone Can Roam Up to 1800 Miles From Home

The rapid exit of US ground forces from Afghanistan has caused an unforseen problem for forces in the region: Afghanistan's most remote regions are suddenly out of range of our conventional turbo-prop UAVs, making CIA interdiction against the Taliban nearly impossible. But a new generation of jet-propelled Predator… » 2/24/14 11:40am 2/24/14 11:40am

Iran Unveils New Drone Amazingly Not Held Together by Tape

Iran welcomed a new addition to its drone fleet on Monday with the unveiling of the Fotros. Iranian Defense Minister Brigadier General Hossein Dehqan says this familiar-looking can do anything from taking pictures of Israel to protecting Iran's borders. So he says. » 11/18/13 5:40pm 11/18/13 5:40pm

Amazon Is Selling Die-Cast Replicas of Military Vehicles, Everybody…

The Amazon product page for Maisto International Inc.'s model Predator drones has been inundated with snarky parody reviews mocking the replica, apparently as a means of "protesting" the government's controversial practice of targeted drone strikes. But rather than dissuade potential customers, the shrill whine of… » 2/16/13 6:00pm 2/16/13 6:00pm

Acer's First Ivy Bridge Computers Are... Desktops???

Hey hey! Intel's new Ivy Bridge processors are here! As such, there are some new Ivy Bridge-equipped machines from Acer, which means they'll be within financial reach for many. But I hope you like desktop PCs, because that's all you're getting for now. » 4/23/12 12:00pm 4/23/12 12:00pm

Get Hacked, Don’t Tell: Drone Base Didn’t Report Virus

Officials at Creech Air Force Base in Nevada knew for two weeks about a virus infecting the drone "cockpits" there. But they kept the information about the infection to themselves - leaving the unit that's supposed to serve as the Air Force's cybersecurity specialists in the dark. The network defenders at the 24th Air… » 10/12/11 11:20am 10/12/11 11:20am

So Long, Predator!

Few years have passed since we first heard about the Predator drones used by the Air Force and other organizations, yet it's already time to begin waving goodbye to the outrageously expensive aircraft as their more dangerous replacements take over. » 12/14/10 11:40pm 12/14/10 11:40pm