The last decade of global conflict has seen the dawning of the age of the robot plane. Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) have been around for decades, but today they're ubiquitous war machines with unmatched endurance and lethal combat capabilities. Find out more about these increasingly high-tech pilotless aircraft.
Have you heard? The war in Iraq is over! Pretty much. The humans are out—but the big robot eyes in the sky are going to stick around. Hey—here's a perfectly symbolic video!
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…
Wired's Danger Room has learned that a computer virus has infected the United States' Predator and Reaper drones. The virus is a keylogger that keeps track of every pilots' keystroke as they perform missions over Afghanistan and other locations.
Shocker! In China's rush to be a 21st century military power, it might be possible some engineering's been a little... rushed. That seems to be the case for this Chinese "Pterodactyl" UAV—pretty much just a bootleg Predator. Kaboom.
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.