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Pentagon skeptical of Iranian drone

Iran has long bragged about capturing a downed U.S. drone, and this week it unveiled what it called a reverse-engineered copy.

Tags: Iran , DoD , Pentagon and Beyond , JJ Green

Thursday - 11/13/2014, 09:15am EST

Drone being used in Nigeria

The Pentagon is using drones to help search in northeastern Nigeria for school girls kidnapped by the terror group Boko Haram, although they will not call them drones. Pentagon spokesman Colonel Steve Warren explains, "as a general rule we don't discuss our use of unmanned aircraft." He indicates there are security concerns, continuing, "there are sensitivities surrounding where they are based out of." Warren says they are being used to collect intelligence and conduct surveillance.

Tags: Nigeria , Boko Haram , terrorism , kidnapping , DoD , Pentagon , drones , Steve Warren

Wednesday - 05/14/2014, 10:32am EDT

Navy: Drone aircraft crashes in Md.; no injuries

A Naval drone aircraft crashed on Maryland's Eastern Shore on Monday without injuries or property damage on the ground, officials said.

Tags: Navy , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Monday - 06/11/2012, 11:24pm EDT

New Raytheon backbone ready for battle

Nearly overwhelmed with data from its drone aircraft in Afghanistan, the Air Force is building a new data center to analyze this information and share it with troops and commanders who need it.

Tags: Defense , Contracting , Air Force , Raytheon , Mark Bigham

Monday - 02/15/2010, 10:40am EST

Next Generation Drone

Tags: Technology , Pentagon , Pakistan , Missles , intelligence

Tuesday - 10/20/2009, 12:35pm EDT

Rogue drone attacks could be new cybersecurity threat

UCLA professor John Villasenor told Federal News Radio how hacked unmanned aerial vehicles could be the new face of cybersecurity threats.

Tags: John Villasenor , Technology , ucla , Brookings Institution , In Depth , Francis Rose , cybersecurity , drones , cyber-physical attacks , Jack Moore

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 06:38pm EDT

Looking to buy a drone? Try eBay

Federal authorities arrested a man in the Philippines accused of selling an unmanned military surveillance drone on eBay

Tags: Federal Drive , Defense , DoD Report , eBay

Friday - 04/01/2011, 10:40am EDT

Navy drone makes its maiden flight

The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System Demonstration drone has completed its historic first flight. Now for carrier testing! We get details from Navy's Jaime Engdahl.

Tags: Federal Drive , Contracting , Defense , security , Technology , Jaime Engdahl , Navy , X-47B

Wednesday - 03/02/2011, 10:08am EST

Air Force's Gorgon Stare drone "unsuitable"

The Air Force's hottest new surveillance aircraft is a little nearsighted. An internal Air Force report says the Gorgon Stare drone is not ready to be deployed.

Tags: Federal Drive , Gorgon Stare , DoD Report , Air Force , Defense

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 10:40am EST