The dark side of our drone future

The dark side of our drone future

By James Rogers, October 4, 2019 Let me paint a picture of the near future. Drones, some weighing a few pounds and others a few tons, will flow endlessly back and forth from rural distribution centers to inner-city delivery hubs. Day in and day out, they will drop...
Drone Technology Proliferation in Small Wars

Drone Technology Proliferation in Small Wars

Drone Technology Proliferation in Small Wars Scott Crino and Andy Dreby The recent drone attacks targeting critical components of Saudi Arabia’s energy sector, highlighted by the September fourteenth attacks on Saudi Arabia’s Khurais oilfield and Abqaiq refinery,...
The Use of Drones in Unconventional Warfare

The Use of Drones in Unconventional Warfare

Drones have become a trusted tool in the arsenal of non-state actors seeking to engage in asymmetric attacks against a more powerful adversary. Besides Hezbollah, a range of terrorist groups deploy drones in their operations, including the so-called Islamic State,...
Russian Syrian Airbase Downed 100+ Terrorist Drones

Russian Syrian Airbase Downed 100+ Terrorist Drones

Air defense and electronic warfare systems deployed at Russia’s Hmeymim air base in Syria have shot down or disabled over 100 drones during terrorists’ attempted attacks on the military facility over the past two years, Defense Ministry Spokesman Major-General Igor...
Drones Pose New Threat on Colombia’s Pacific Coast

Drones Pose New Threat on Colombia’s Pacific Coast

The discovery of two drones in the department of Nariño has raised fears about what impact such technology could have on the current conflict in the southwest of Colombia. On September 19, the Colombian Army announced that an operation had seized two Syma drones,...