Drone surveillance and warfare

March 22, 2019 - 1:11 pm
BERLIN (AP) — Flights to and from Frankfurt Airport were interrupted briefly Friday after a drone was seen in the area. Operator Fraport said takeoffs and landings at Germany's busiest airport were suspended as a precaution for 29 minutes late Friday afternoon, news agency dpa reported. They...
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FILE-In this June 27, 2015 file photo an airplane lands at the US Air Base in Ramstein, Germany. A court in Germany has ruled that the government should seek assurances from the United States that drone strikes controlled from German territory are in line with international law. (Ronald Wittek/dpa via AP)
March 19, 2019 - 10:40 am
BERLIN (AP) — A court in Germany ruled Tuesday that the government has partial responsibility to ensure U.S. drone strikes controlled with the help of an American base on German territory are in line with international law, but judges stopped short of ordering the ban that human rights activists...
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This 2018 photo provided by the Menlo Fire UAS shows a DJI drone with a thermal-imaging camera designed by FLIR Systems in Menlo Park, Calif. Law enforcement officers used heat-seeking drones like this to search for victims of the tornadoes that ravaged a rural corner of Alabama on Sunday, March 3, 2019. (Menlo Fire UAS/Drone Program via AP)
March 06, 2019 - 6:33 pm
Rescue crews didn't have to stumble through every destroyed building in their search for victims after a tornado ravaged a corner of Alabama this week: They used heat-seeking drones to let them know whether there was anyone beneath the ruins. In so doing, they joined the increasing ranks of public...
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Participant of a conference organized by the Germany-based foundation European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative (EJCI) walks past tombstones at a jewish cemetery near the town of Senec, Slovakia, Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2019. Amid an increase number in the anti-Semitic acts in some European countries, a project has been launched to apply drones and contemporary technology to save Jewish cemeteries in places whose original Jewish population was wiped out in the Holocaust. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
February 26, 2019 - 6:00 pm
RECA, Slovakia (AP) — A private organization that wants to preserve thousands of old Jewish cemeteries in Europe is using aerial drones to map burial sites in countries where the Holocaust decimated Jewish populations that existed before World War II. The European Jewish Cemeteries Initiative said...
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FILE - In this April 29, 2018, file photo, a drone operator helps to retrieve a drone after photographing over Hart Island in New York. Drone sightings reported by airline pilots over New Jersey renew questions about how to accommodate the popular devices into the nation’s airspace. The ability of drones to interfere with aviation is likely to get worse as the number of machines multiplies. Many store-bought drones come with technology to prevent owners from flying them near airports, but there are hacks, and home-built machines don’t necessarily include those protections. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 23, 2019 - 3:39 pm
The ability of drones to interfere with airliners — and inconvenience their passengers — has now been demonstrated on two continents, and the problem is likely to get worse as the number of small, unmanned devices multiply. Law enforcement authorities are trying to figure out who flew a drone so...
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January 13, 2019 - 8:00 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — Yemen's government has announced that the chief of its military intelligence has died of wounds sustained during last week's drone attack on an army parade. It said President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, head of Yemen's internationally recognized government, sent a cable of...
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FILE - In this June 19, 2018 file photo, photographers take pictures of what U.A.E. officials described as an Iranian Qasef drone captured on the battlefield in Yemen during a news conference in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. A deadly bomb-laden drone flown by Yemen's Houthi rebels flew into a military parade on Thursday, Jan. 10, 2019, outside of the southern port city of Aden, targeting high-ranking military officials in Yemen's internationally recognized government. The brazen attack threatens U.N.-brokered peace efforts to end the yearslong war tearing at the Arab world's poorest nation. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)
January 10, 2019 - 2:25 pm
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — In Yemen, the high-pitched whine of drones has been a part of life for over 15 years, ever since the first U.S. drone strike here targeting al-Qaida in 2002. On Thursday, an attack on a military base where America once ran its drone program showed that the U.S. is...
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Map shows Al Anad Air Base, Yemen, where rebel airstrike hits base; 1c x 2 1/2 inches; 46.5 mm x 63 mm;
January 10, 2019 - 11:34 am
SANAA, Yemen (AP) — A bomb-laden drone launched by Yemen's Shiite rebels exploded over a military parade Thursday for the Saudi-led coalition, killing at least six people in a brazen attack threatening an uneasy U.N.-brokered peace in the Arab world's poorest nation. The attack at the Al-Anad Air...
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FILE - In this Thursday, Dec. 20, 2018 file photo, a woman waits in the departures area at Gatwick airport, near London, as the airport remains closed after drones were spotted over the airfield last night and this morning. London's Heathrow Airport suspended flight departures as a precaution Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019 after a reported drone sighting that came just three weeks after a rash of drone sightings shut London's Gatwick Airport. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland, file)
January 08, 2019 - 4:09 pm
LONDON (AP) — London's Heathrow Airport briefly halted departing flights on Tuesday after a reported drone sighting — a development that came just three weeks after multiple reports of drone sightings caused travel chaos at nearby Gatwick Airport. The suspension of takeoffs from Heathrow, one of...
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January 08, 2019 - 12:17 pm
LONDON (AP) — The Latest on a reported drone sighting at London's Heathrow Airport (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The Metropolitan Police is investigating reports about the sighting of a drone near London's Heathrow Airport. The force said "officers based at Heathrow are currently investigating the...
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