Category Archives: drones

Drones are biggest tactical concern since the rise of IEDs in Iraq, CENTCOM boss says

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Aerial technologies once viewed as hobbyist toys have triggered alarms at U.S. Central Command. The proliferation of small, cheap drones is the “most concerning tactical development” since the rise of the improvised explosive device in Iraq, Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, who helms CENTCOM, said in prepared remarks at the Middle East Institute on Monday. The […]

Drones are biggest tactical concern since the rise of IEDs in Iraq, CENTCOM boss says

drones-are-biggest-tactical-concern-since-the-rise-of-ieds-in-iraq,-centcom-boss-says

Aerial technologies once viewed as hobbyist toys have triggered alarms at U.S. Central Command. The proliferation of small, cheap drones is the “most concerning tactical development” since the rise of the improvised explosive device in Iraq, Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, who helms CENTCOM, said in prepared remarks at the Middle East Institute on Monday. The […]

Drones are biggest tactical concern since the rise of IEDs in Iraq, CENTCOM boss says

drones-are-biggest-tactical-concern-since-the-rise-of-ieds-in-iraq,-centcom-boss-says

Aerial technologies once viewed as hobbyist toys have triggered alarms at U.S. Central Command. The proliferation of small, cheap drones is the “most concerning tactical development” since the rise of the improvised explosive device in Iraq, Marine Gen. Kenneth McKenzie, who helms CENTCOM, said in prepared remarks at the Middle East Institute on Monday. The […]

Iran claims its drones shadowed Nimitz strike group in Strait of Hormuz

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Though the Iranians on Wednesday posted drone images of the Nimitz Carrier Strike Group transiting the Strait of Hormuz, Navy officials say there have been no unsafe interactions with their forces in that strategic waterway since April. The aircraft carrier Nimitz and its strike group transited the strait and arrived on station Sept. 18, said […]

Two US drones collide and crash over Idlib, Syria, defense official says

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The U.S. lost two drones over Syria Tuesday after a midair collision, a defense official tells Military Times. Images of burning aircraft crashing to the ground were posted on Twitter Tuesday. There was speculation that the aircraft were MQ-9 Reapers — a remotely piloted aircraft used predominately as an armed hunter-killer drone, but also capable […]

Navy buys two used MQ-9A Reaper drones

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The Navy has purchased its first two MQ-9A Reaper drones, awarding General Atomics Aeronautical Systems nearly $27 million on June 22 for the unmanned air systems and associated ground control equipment. The MQ-9A Reaper is a multimission, medium-altitude, long-endurance aircraft that is remotely piloted. According to the June 22 contract announcement, the Reapers will be […]