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Almost 1 In 3 U.S. Warplanes Is a Robot | Danger Room | Wired.com via Common Dreams

According to a new congressional report acquired by Danger Room, drones now account for 31 percent of all military aircraft. The Navy is developing a next-gen drone that can take off and land from an aircraft carrier. Future missions, the report finds, include “stand-off jamming” of enemy electronics; “psychological operations, such as dropping leaflets” over an adversary population; and even ...

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Iran shoots down US drone | guardian.co.uk

Iran’s armed forces have shot down an unmanned US spy plane that violated Iranian airspace along its eastern border. An unidentified military official quoted by the official Irna news agency on Sunday warned of a crushing response to any violations of Iranian airspace by US drone aircraft. “An advanced RQ170 unmanned American spy plane was shot down by Iran’s armed ...

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Iran shoots down US drone | RT

Iran’s military says it has shot down a US reconnaissance drone aircraft in eastern Iran, state TV reports. According to reports, Iranian authorities managed to seize the unmanned aircraft upon being downed, which they claim received “minimum damage.” ­”Iran’s military has shot down an intruding RQ-170 American drone in eastern Iran,” an unnamed source has reportedly told Iran’s Arabic-language television ...

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Investigation Finds U.S. Military Drones Have Flown Close to 3 Million Hours | AlterNet

They fly over Africa, Asia and Europe, as well as North and South America. Some are literally thrown into the air by human hands. Others take off like traditional airplanes. Some carry only simple video cameras. Then there are those packing 3,750 pounds worth of bombs and missiles whose operators “fly” the planes from air-conditioned trailers located thousands of miles ...

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