Posts tagged as drone

Runaway drone rescued and brought home

Monday, May 18, 2020

The unmanned aircraft which went missing in early May has been found safe and well in a forest in the vicinity of Garkalne, the Civil Aviation Agency told Latvian Radio on May 17. The drone,  missing since May 2,   was spotted perched in the tree-tops and reported by an eyewitness on Friday, May 15. Having received the information, experts of the Civil Aviation Agency and representatives of the owner company arrived on…

Runaway drone still on the loose over Latvia

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

A remote-controlled aircraft manufactured by UAVFactory that went missing on May 2 still has not been found as of May 5. Ten reports of suspicious flying objects were received Monday night, but none has been confirmed as the lost UAVFactory drone, said the Emergency Situation and Communication Manager of the Civil Aviation Agency (CAA) Aivis Vincevs. An increasingly plausible version is that the missing 5.5 meter-wide and 3.5 meter-long unmanned aircraft…

Revealed: how UK technology fuelled Turkey’s rise to global drone power

By Dan Sabbagh and Bethan McKernan on Wednesday, November 27, 2019

UK-based manufacturer supplied crucial missile component to Turkish drone-maker during development stage Turkey was able to circumvent a US export ban on killer drones with the help of a missile component first developed in the UK, allowing Ankara to become an emerging power in the lethal technology, which experts warn is dangerously proliferating. The vital assistance from a factory in Brighton has helped Turkey on its way to become the…

Iran denies Trump claim that US destroyed Iranian drone

Saturday, July 20, 2019

Iran said Friday it can provide images that disprove President Donald Trump’s statement that a U.S. warship destroyed an Iranian drone near the Persian Gulf after it threatened the ship. The incident marked a new escalation of tensions between the countries, less than a month after Iran downed an American drone in the same waterway and Trump came close to retaliating with a military strike. The Iranian military said all…

Pompeo in Saudi Arabia, Iran threatens more US drone attacks

Monday, June 24, 2019

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo was in Saudi Arabia on Monday in a hastily arranged visit amid mounting tensions between Washington and Tehran as Iran’s navy chief warned Iranian forces wouldn’t hesitate to shoot down more U.S. surveillance drones from their skies. The downing of the drone, valued at more than $100 million, saw the United States pull back from the brink of a military strike on Iran after…

Global airlines reroute flights after Iran downs US drone

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Major airlines from around the world on Friday began rerouting their flights to avoid areas around the Strait of Hormuz following Iran’s shooting down of a U.S. military surveillance drone there, as America warned commercial airliners could be mistakenly attacked. The Federal Aviation Administration warned of a “potential for miscalculation or misidentification” in the region after an Iranian surface-to-air missile on Thursday brought down a U.S. Navy RQ-4A Global Hawk,…