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A S-3A Viking from the anti-submarine squadron VS-37 aboard the aircraft carrier USS Constellation, December 11 1986.

The US Navy’s carriers have a gaping hole in their defenses against a growing threat, and drones may soon fill it

The Navy phased out several aircraft after the Cold War. Now, with similar threats emerging, it may need to find new ways to regain old abilities.
Boeing’s MQ-25 unmanned aerial refueling tanker being tested at Boeing’s St. Louis site.

The US Navy is making a nearly billion-dollar bet on drones that can make aircraft carriers more lethal

The Navy's current carrier aircraft have shorter ranges than their predecessors, and some of them are pulling double duty as tanker aircraft, so the service is looking for an unmanned replacement.
Sailors on the USS Coronado monitor flight operations from the helicopter control tower as an MQ-8C prepares to launch, June 21, 2018.

The Navy is looking at an unmanned helicopter to make its newest ships more lethal — and it just passed the first test

The MQ-8C program faces more testing and decisions about its armaments, but the Navy hopes the unmanned helicopter can augment littoral combat ships' range and firepower.
Concept art of a Bell V-247 Vigilant escorting two Bell V-280 Valor

The Marine Corps wants a ‘mega drone’ that can take off vertically and is armed to the teeth

The US Marine Corps wants a massive drone that can take off vertically from ships and carry a massive amount of ordnance.
Drones carry bags from Dolce & Gabbana's Autumn/Winter 2018 women's collection at Milan Fashion Week.

Dolce & Gabbana is using drones to model its handbags at Milan Fashion Week

At least eight quadcopters paraded down the Italian fashion house's runway at its Autumn/Winter 2018 women's show.
A Vikhr unmanned ground vehicle at the Russian army 2016 Expo, September 8, 2016.

Russia has serious ambitions for military robotics

Russia has grand plans to integrate robots and artificial intelligence into its military, while Western countries have lagged behind.

The Air Force is looking for more information about laser weapons to use against drones

The Air Force is asking firms to detail their ability to produce directed-energy weapons for use against unmanned aircraft.

The Pentagon is getting better at stopping enemy drones — and testing its own for delivering gear to the battlefield

The US is looking for cheap, portable devices to counter drones and for unmanned aerial vehicles that can move supplies around quickly and safely.