Tag: Aircraft

Australia’s collateral damage in the US drone program

In the last few years there has been a hotly contested global debate about the civilian impact of the U.S. drone strike program and its moral and legal justifications. Despite being geographically part of Asia (where the majority of drone

Crazy CIA spy tech from the 50s, 60s and 70s

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Before Festo developed its realistic flight dragonfly robot in the last couple of years, the CIA was across that business in the 70s. The Dragonfly Insectothopter, developed by the agency’s R&D department, wasn’t designed to resemble a dragonfly for flight

US slams China over spy plane ‘provocation’

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The United States has accused the Chinese military of provocation after one of its fighter jets conducted an “intercept” of a US Navy spy plane in international air space over the South China Sea. The Obama administration condemned the latest incident, with

Brazil may reject US fighter jet deal over NSA spying scandal

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Brazilian officials have expressed reluctance to purchasing dozens of military planes from the US after it was revealed that the NSA not only closely monitored Brazilian energy and military affairs, but also mined for commercial secrets. The US had planned

The contract airlines that quietly move U.S. troops and spies around the globe

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This week's crash of a civilian cargo jet at Bagram airfield in Afghanistan highlights the fact that the U.S. military relies on a private air force to move enormous amounts of supplies and numbers of people around the globe.  

Iran says it’s decoded data from CIA drone captured in 2011

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TEHRAN –  Iran says the country's Revolutionary Guard has decoded all of the data from an advanced CIA spy drone captured last year. Tehran has previously said it recovered information from the RQ-170 Sentinel craft, but Monday's announcement on state-run

NATO Helicopter Crash Kills 14 Near Afghan Capital

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Turkey's military says one of its helicopters has crashed into a house on the outskirts of the Afghan capital, killing 12 Turkish soldiers onboard and at least two people on the ground. Authorities say the Sikorsky helicopter was on a