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  1. News - China - DEFENCE

    Next-generation Rainbow drone ready for PLA delivery

    Posted Sep 01st 2014, 05:14am by STEPHEN CHEN

    ... Stephen Chen binglin.chen@scmp.com Rainbow 4 unmanned aerial vehicle ready for use by military after successful missile test New drone primed for PLA handover The People's Liberation Army (PLA) would soon take delivery of a new generation of the country's aerial drone, state media reported yesterday. State television showed a test of the Rainbow 4 (CH-4) hunter-killer ...

  2. News - China Insider - DEFENCE

    Chinese company denies links to suspected North Korean drones that crashed in South

    Posted Apr 22nd 2014, 11:03am by Patrick Boehler

    ... Patrick Boehler patrick.boehler@scmp.com Beijing-based firm's drones have caused buzz for their striking similarities to mystery UAVs Two drones that crashed recently in South Korea were not sold by a Chinese retailer, whose products bear a striking resemblance to the crashed drones, according to a company spokesperson. “We have nothing to do with this,” a spokeswoman ...

  3. News - World - DEFENCE

    Four Americans killed since 2009 in US drone strikes

    Posted May 23rd 2013, 10:41am by AP

    ... Associated Press in Washington Follow @SCMP_News The Obama administration acknowledged publicly for the first time that four US citizens have been killed in drone strikes since 2009 ... counter-terrorism policy. It was already known that three Americans had been killed in US drones strikes in counter-terrorism operations overseas, but the government’s top lawyer, Attorney General Eric ...

  4. News - China - DEFENCE

    Taiwan starts sending drones to spy on mainland China

    Posted Jul 13th 2014, 03:02pm by AFP

    ... Agence France-Presse in Taipei Drones used for monitoring airspace in the Taiwan Strait for possible missile strikes Taiwan has started using unmanned surveillance aircraft to spy on mainland China to reduce the risk to its pilots from an increased deployment of mainland missiles. The Taiwanese army in March commissioned a fleet of 32 drones, or unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), ...

  5. News - World - DEFENCE

    Washington to explain legal justification for US drone strikes after court ruling

    Posted May 21st 2014, 11:00am by Reuters

    ... justification for the use of drones against US citizens suspected of terrorism, a senior Obama administration official said. The US solicitor general has made the decision not to appeal a federal ... The court and the Justice Department have not set a time for the document’s release. While the legal analysis that justifies the use of drones will be disclosed, some facts will still be excluded ...

  6. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    North Korea hurls insults as US, South study finds Pyongyang sent drones

    Posted May 12th 2014, 01:24pm by Reuters

    ... a trio of spy drones across the border as a  provocative “charade” organised by its “prostitute” president, Park Geun-Hye. South Korea’s Defence Ministry said last week that an investigation into  three crashed drones had provided “smoking gun” proof that they were all flown  from the North.  Seoul said recovered data showed they had been pre-programmed to fly over  South Korean ...

  7. News - World - DEFENCE

    US border drones grounded after one crashes off California coast

    Posted Jan 29th 2014, 05:26pm by Staff Reporter

    ... Staff Reporter Move comes hours before Obama reiterates in State of the Union that he is limiting use of drones The US Customs and Borders Protection has grounded drones used to monitor ... Holloway. The Predator B drone, which costs about US$18 million, had to be abandoned by the crew which was directing its movements by remote, and the transport safety board is investigating ...

  8. News - Asia - DEFENCE

    Japan plans to set up amphibious military unit and deploy drones

    Posted Dec 11th 2013, 05:25pm by Reuters in Tokyo

    ... Reuters in Tokyo Japan to deploy dronesand amphibious unit Japan will set up a new amphibious military unit and deploy unarmed surveillance drones in its southwest, where it faces a row with China over disputed islands, according to drafts of the nation’s latest defence plans seen on Wednesday. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered the defence policy review after returning to office ...

  9. News - China - DEFENCE

    Stealth drone completes successful maiden flight

    Posted Nov 22nd 2013, 04:29am by Minnie Chan

    ... drone completes successful maiden flight China yesterday staged the successful maiden test of its first jet-powered stealth drone, making the fourth country to implement the technology after ... China seas, where Beijing has been engaged in several tense territorial disputes with its Asian neighbours. In-flight photos of the new drone, which has been dubbed the "Lijian" ...

  10. News - World - DEFENCE

    US air campaign in Middle East proving windfall for arms industry

    Posted Oct 05th 2014, 06:08am by MCT

    ... and other military contractors. The daily pounding by US bombers, fighters and drones and the resupply of European and Arab allies that have joined the effort have cost nearly US$1 billion so far, ...




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