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

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

First Fully-Unmanned Machine Combat in History Heralds Robotic…

For the first time in history, an unmanned machine has engaged and destroyed another unmanned machine in real combat. It sounds like science fiction, but it happened a week ago in Iraq, when a MQ-9 Reaper killed a remote controlled vehicle carrying a bomb. The MQ-9-operated by the 46th Expeditionary Reconnaissance and… » 8/27/08 9:15am 8/27/08 9:15am

First All-UAV Air Force Combat Wing Takes to the Skies Sans Pilots…

Last week, the 174th Air Force Fighter Wing flew its last manned combat sortie over Iraq in F-16s, which have now been mothballed in favor of MQ-9 Reapers. This makes it the first combat-specific wing to ditch conventional aircraft entirely and toward a force of all unmanned robo-drones piloted from the ground. Welcome … » 8/12/08 3:00pm 8/12/08 3:00pm