Drone developments accelerating

A number of announcements made in the past two weeks to coincide with the Farnborough airshow show the quickening pace of developments around the use of drones and unmanned systems.  Perhaps the most significant was the UK MoD’s announcement that… Read More ›

Romancing the drone…

Anyone with even a passing interest in the military soon discovers the peculiar phenomenon of ‘military speak’, in which a spade can never quite be called a spade.  Bombs and bullets are called ‘ordnance consumables’, a missile strike or bombing raid… Read More ›

Drones for Peace?

On 7  September the awkwardly named ASTRAEA (Autonomous Systems Technology Related Airborne Evaluation & Assessment) programme held its annual conference at the Royal Aeronautical Society in central London. The aim of the ASTRAEA programme is “to enable the use of drones… Read More ›