These Next Generation Drones Carry Gear and Machine Guns into Battle

When most people hear the word "drone," they probably picture a cockpit-free plane zipping over the Iraqi desert. But there's more to it than that. The Army is in the process of adopting a whole new generation of unmanned vehicles that will assist soldiers on the battlefield—and they're by far the scariest… » 10/15/13 1:40pm 10/15/13 1:40pm

Solar-Powered Plane Smashes World Record, Sort Of

UK defense firm Qinetiq has smashed the world record for the longest unmanned flight. Their solar-powered Zephyr flew continuously for an incredible 54 hours, easily beating the previous 30-hour record held by a US jet aircraft. Unfortunately though, it won't be officially recognized as a record, because of a slight… » 9/10/07 5:56am 9/10/07 5:56am