Archive for the ‘UAV’ Category

By:MamaBarracuda

By: telegraphtv

The RAF’s 13 Squadron has reformed at a ceremony in Lincolnshire.

It marks a doubling of the UK’s Reaper drone capability.

 

By: BritishForcesNews

 

By: IDNADESK

“There is a tremendous pressure and need to fly unmanned aircraft in (civilian) airspace,” Hank Krakowski, FAA’s head of air traffic operations, told European aviation officials recently. “We are having constant conversations and discussions, particularly with the Department of Defense and the Department of Homeland Security, to figure out how we can do this safely with all these different sizes of vehicles.”

There are two types of unmanned planes: Drones, which are automated planes programmed to fly a particular mission, and aircraft that are remotely controlled by someone on the ground, sometimes from thousands of miles away.

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Sources close to the Indian defense ministry in New Delhi disclosed Wednesday, March 31, that a military purchasing mission was in Israel recently to expedite the purchase of a large number of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs or drones) armed with missiles, for deployment on its front lines against Pakistan.
Indian sources did not disclose the size of the order placed with Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) – running to hundreds of millions of dollars – but they made no secret of their intention to build up their fleet of reconnaissance and killer drones for a possible duel against US-armed Predators in the hands of Pakistani forces.

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NATO said it hoped to secure the area in days, set up a local government and rush in development aid in a first test of the new U.S. strategy for turning the tide of the eight-year war. The offensive is the largest since the 2001 U.S.-led invasion of Afghanistan.

The Taliban appeared to have scattered in the face of overwhelming force, possibly waiting to regroup and stage attacks later to foil the alliance’s plan to stabilize the area and expand Afghan government control in the volatile south. blog it

One of the biggest helicopter assaults in British military history has been launched against the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The Royal Welsh took the lead with their troops and Afghan partners flying at only 500ft above the desert, landing at a series of specified targets in the Nad-e-Ali area of Helmand under cover of darkness.
The Coldstream Guards, the Grenadier Guards and the Royal Welsh have all been on the ground testing the Taliban positions and trying to get the message out to local people that the battle is about restoring order and allowing normal government to develop.

Read More Here: Sky News

U.S. and coalition forces have pressed a major offensive against a Taliban stronghold in southern Afghanistan. As Mandy Clark reports, Taliban is certainly not giving up without a fight.

By:CBSNewsOnline

US Marines encounter little resistance as they enter the Taliban stronghold of Marjah in Helmand province, Afghanistan.

By:itnnews

More than 1000 British troops are engaged in the fiercest military offensive on the Taliban since the war in Afghanistan began.

By:itnnews

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It took three attempts, but Yemen’s air force finally appears to have killed the military leader of Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).

The officials claim that among the dead is Qassam al Remi, thought to be the group’s highest ranking commander. He had survived two previous airstrikes, the most recent last month. blog it

Report: U.S. intel can’t keep with info generated by spy drones

By:FoxNewsChannel

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President Hugo Chavez on Sunday accused the U.S. of violating Venezuela’s airspace with an unmanned spy plane, and ordered his military to be on alert and shoot down any such aircraft in the future.

“These are the Yankees. They are entering Venezuela,” he said.

“I’ve ordered them to be shot down,” Chavez said of the aircraft. “We cannot permit this.” blog it