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Army Chopper Forced to Land After Collision With Civilian Drone

An Army chopper was struck by an illegally flying drone over a residential neighborhood in Staten Island, New York. The UA60 helicopter was 500 feet over Midland Beach with another Black Hawk, when a civilian drone struck the army chopper at about 8:15 p.m. on Thursday. This caused damage to the chopper’s rotor blades. The pilot …

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Here’s how the Army plans to knock drones out of the sky

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. — People are buying drones in droves — from cheapo low-rez toys from Amazon to high-end unmanned planes for commercial surveillance and mapping. And the Pentagon is following suit, with several companies offering new models of unmanned systems for everything from relaying radio signals to targeting bad guys. But in a constant cat-and-mouse …

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These kamikaze drones pack an explosive surprise

The U.S. military has truly gone bonkers for unmanned aerial systems, with a vast inventory of surveillance drones alongside a few that are big enough to carry missiles for precision strikes. But imagine if a UAS could observe a target for units on the ground, providing intel on a key terrorist leader or bomb making factoryand be …

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Kurdish Forces in Iraq Attacked by Explosive-Laden Drones

Terrorist groups in Iraq and Syria have begun weaponizing store-bought drones for use against coalition forces in Iraq and Syria, the Pentagon said on Wednesday. Both French and Kurdish forces were attacked in northern Iraq recently.  Air Force spokesman Col. John Dorrian said an improvised explosive device on a drone exploded after it was retrieved by …

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