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2008-12-09 09:00:00

PALMDALE, Calif., Dec. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and the U.S.

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2008-03-18 14:05:00

Scientists at British Antarctic Survey (BAS) in collaboration with the Technical University of Braunschweig (TUBS), Germany have completed the first ever series of flights by autonomous unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) in Antarctica. This is the first time that unpiloted UAVs have been used in the Antarctic and the successful flights open up a major new technique for gathering scientific data in the harshest and remotest environment on Earth.

2008-02-28 17:29:32

LONDON (AP) -- Military experts have warned that terrorists could use unmanned drones in aerial attacks, saying robotics offered a frighteningly easy way to evade security.

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2008-02-04 17:50:00

Natural flyers like birds, bats and insects outperform man-made aircraft in aerobatics and efficiency. Engineers are studying these animals as a step toward designing flapping-wing planes with wingspans smaller than a deck of playing cards.

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2006-06-19 18:40:00

This could be the shape of things to come in crimefighting. In the months ahead, the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department will test an unmanned, remote-controlled surveillance plane.

2006-06-05 18:42:00

By Andrea Shalal-Esa WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Pentagon told Congress on Monday that national security needs made it necessary to continue a $6 billion Northrop Grumman Corp. unmanned surveillance drone program, despite major cost overruns.

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2005-08-23 07:20:00

Firefighters are getting a high-tech ally in their battle against wildfires: a remote-controlled spy plane that doesn't mind smoke, can see in the dark and never sleeps. Scientists have been testing whether such planes can help track the direction and behavior of fast-moving flames without putting firefighters in harm's way.


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