Looking Up: Drones Worldwide Reports (W.Video)

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Pentagon struggles to make unhackable drone

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Published on Jan 2, 2013

In the past few years, the use of drones both domestically and internationally has increased in astonishing numbers. The unmanned craft are used to bomb targets in war and secure America’s borders, but now they are getting much needed attention by the Pentagon.


From Space War

Japan mulls US spy drones for marine surveillance: report

by Staff Writers
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 31, 2012

Japan is considering introducing US spy drones to boost surveillance of its territorial waters near islands in the East China Sea at the centre of a bitter dispute with Beijing, Kyodo News said Monday.

The Japanese defence ministry hopes to introduce the unmanned Global Hawk aircraft by 2015 “in a bid to counter China’s growing assertiveness at sea, especially when it comes to the Senkaku Islands”, the news agency said, citing unnamed government officials. . . . Read Complete Report


From Space War
Japan security firm to offer private drone

by Staff Writers
Tokyo (AFP) Dec 27, 2012

A Japanese security company plans to rent out a private drone that takes off when intruder alarms are tripped and records footage of break-ins as they happen, a spokeswoman said Thursday.

The helicopter-like device is equipped with a small surveillance camera that can transmit live pictures of a crime taking place. . . . Read Complete Report


From Space Daily

U.S. ‘seeks to sell Algeria spy satellite’

by Staff Writers
Algiers, Algeria (UPI) Jan 2, 2012

U.S. intelligence, alarmed at the emergence of a jihadist sanctuary in northern Mali, is considering providing Algeria, the military heavyweight in North Africa, with a surveillance satellite to monitor al-Qaida operations in the Sahara region.

The plan, reported by the Intelligence Online website, appears to be part of a growing U.S. effort to bolster regional military forces arrayed against the jihadist fighters who have controlled northern Mali since spring 2012, without committing U.S. forces to yet another foreign conflict. . . . Read Complete Report


From Space War

Pentagon to sell spy drones for $1.2bln to South Korea

by Staff Writers
Moscow (Voice of Russia) Dec 26, 2012

The Pentagon is going to sell four of the Block 30 versions of the Global Hawk high-altitude spy drones to South Korea, of which the US Department of Defense has informed Congress recently. . . . Read Complete Report


From Space War

Seoul says has other drone options than Global Hawks

by Staff Writers
Seoul (AFP) Dec 26, 2012

South Korea is not necessarily committed to buying US Global Hawk surveillance drones, a spokesman said Wednesday, after the Pentagon requested congressional permission for such a sale.

Seoul’s Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) said it would decide early next year whether to buy the high-altitude unmanned aerial vehicles made by Northrop Grumman that have come with a higher than expected price tag, at $1.2 billion for four of the drones. . . . Read Complete Report


From Space Wars

Elbit Systems Israel Ministry of Defense Approximately $315 Million

by Staff Writers
Haifa, Israel (SPX) Jan 02, 2013


. . . “The new contracts relate to a variety of the Company’s fields of activity and include Unmanned Systems,” . . .

… “Unmanned Systems: Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“UAS”) to be supplied within three years, as well as maintenance services for UAS over a period of eight years, in a total value of approximately $90 million.” . . . Read Complete Report




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