Tag Results for Unmanned Aircraft (10)

  1. Invasion of the unmanned robot warriors

    QinetiQ's Sentry unmanned surveillance craft Sally Adee over at our neighbor blog Tech Talk discusses the recent wave of war drones: This Weekâ''s Theme: Unmanned UAVs are branching out. We now have: The Robo-Copter (via Danger Room) The flying robo-ethernet hub Various Robo-Peppered Moths â''Swarms of mini unmanned aircraft infiltrate ventilation systems, perch somewhere or morph into the scenery and await the opportunity to personally deliver their one-pound explosive.â'' and a Robo-jet-ski! (An unmanned maritime reconnaissance vehicle, from QinetiQ, a "UK defense contractor with poor spelling.â'') But, you may ask yourself, how will I carry all my drones …

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  2. Satellite images indicate abuses in Myanmar (formerly Burma)

    An analysis of satellite images performed by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) seems to indicate evidence of villages being razed by the military in Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) over the course of the last several years. A before image (top) depicts a small settlement in Burma on 5 May 2004, and again on 23 February 2007, with all structures removed. The images correspond with information provided by the Free Burma Rangers regarding December 2006 attacks at and near the Burmese village of Kwey Kee. (Lat: 18.79 N Long: 96.76 …

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  3. Unmanned aircraft helps California Firefighters

    This weekend, firefighters battling the 48,000 acre wildfire just southeast of Silicon Valley, raging since Labor Day, had help from an experimental unmanned aircraft, Ikhana. This was the third time since mid-August that Ikhana took to the skies to help firefighters in California and nearby states. Ikhana, a remotely piloted aircraft manufactured by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems as part of the Predator B series, carries a scanning system built by NASAâ''s Ames Research Center in Mountain View, Calif. The system records images in multiple wavelengths, from visible light through the infrared and thermal parts …

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