Turns out, those drone hunting permits that Colorado wisely declined to issue earlier this year man not have done much good anyway. As this video shows, hitting a drone on the wing is really, really hard. Even if you bring fully automatic weapons to the party.Read more.

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The Wall Street Journal has just confirmed that Google will be purchasing Titan Aerospace, the same high-altitude drone startup that Facebook had been in talks with earlier this year . Read more…

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The US defence department is working on how to use old drones to provide wi-fi in remote locations, such as on the battlefield.

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Iran’s previous attempts at creating an indigenous UAV fleet have been rather, well, comical . However, with recent sightings of a this medium-altitude, long-endurance flyer in the skies over Damascus, Iran’s drone program may have finally reached the big time.Read more..

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The Federal Aviation Administration has filed an appeal in the case against “commercial drone” pilot Raphael Pirker, accused of reckless operation of what’s basically an R/C aircraft near the University of Virginia campus in 2011. Um, does this look reckless to you?Read more…

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