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An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted drone aircraft performs aerial maneuvers over Creech Air Force Base, in Nevada, June 2015.

US Air Force drones in a new base in Niger are now locked and loaded against terrorist threats

Both US and Nigerien aircraft will use the base to launch armed and unarmed air assets against extremists operating in West and North Africa.
UPS is America's first nationwide drone company.

UPS beat out Amazon and Google to become America’s first nationwide drone airline

UPS will now be able to operate drones anywhere in the US — an industry first that could prove whether drones are financially feasible.
Chinese navy personnel perform at an event celebrating the 70th anniversary of the founding of the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy (PLAN) in Qingdao, China, April 22, 2019.

China just unveiled an underwater drone that could one day even the odds against the US and its top allies

China's HSU001 will primarily be a reconnaissance vehicle, but it gets its advantage from being useful on China's home turf.
Drone footage shows the hiding spot of Song Moujiang, 63, who was jailed for trafficking women and children and escaped in 2002.

A 63-year-old Chinese fugitive was found by a police drone after living in a remote hillside cave for 17 years

Song Moujiang, who escaped from prison in 2002, lived in the hillside cave for so long that his communication skills had become hindered, police said.
An artist's rendering of Peregrine missiles in action.

A top US arms maker is building a lightweight, drone-killing missile to pack onto fighter jets

Raytheon unveiled its Peregrine air-to-air missile, capable of hitting drones, missiles, or enemy aircraft with stunning precision.

Stocks are plunging as traders pile into havens after a drone strike slashed Saudi oil output

European equities and US futures dropped as traders reacted to the oil spike by selling riskier assets and fleeing to safety. Gold surged.
Fires burn in the distance after a drone strike by Yemen's Iran-aligned Houthi group on Saudi company Aramco's oil processing facilities, in Buqayq, Saudi Arabia September 14, 2019 in this still image taken from a social media video obtained by REUTERS

The world’s largest oil plant in Saudi Arabia was attacked by 10 explosive drones ahead Aramco’s plans for the biggest IPO ever

The attack cut oil production in half ahead of state-owned oil giant Saudi Aramco's plans for what could be the largest initial public offering.
A still from a YouTube video of Sergey Boyko flying his hard drives to safety.

A Putin opponent about to be hit by a police raid at his high-rise apartment flew his hard drives to safety with a drone

Sergey Boyko's home was raided Thursday as part of the Kremlin's money-laundering probe into prominent Putin critic Alexei Navalny's associates.
A still from Heathrow Pause's video shows a drone failing to take off.

London’s Heathrow Airport appears to have worked out how to jam drone signals to stop climate-change protesters from shutting down its airspace

A video posted by the campaign group Heathrow Pause shows activists about to launch drones near the West London airport. But when they try, none work.
Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy recruits chant slogan during a parade to mark the end of a semester at a military base of the North Sea Fleet, in Qingdao, Shandong province December 5, 2013.

China shows its hand in the intensifying competition with the US to sail unmanned warships

China has launched what it calls a new "world-leading unmanned warship" that is supposedly ready for combat as competition with the US heats up.