Tag Archives: drones

US threatens to down any nearby Iranian drones, Tehran denies incident

07 July, 2019 4:30 pm 4:30 pm

WASHINGTON/DUBAI (Reuters) – The United States threatened on Friday to destroy any Iranian drones flying too closely to its ships and said it had “clear evidence” that it shot one down in a festering stand-off with Tehran in the world’s most important oil shipping zone. Iran earlier on Friday denied losing one of its drones … Read More


US agency requires drones to list ID number on exterior

02 February, 2019 8:48 am 8:48 am

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Aviation Administration said on Tuesday it is requiring small drones to display registration numbers on the exterior to address concerns raised by US security officials and to make it easier to identify owners. In 2015, the FAA published rules requiring all drones to register prior to operation and that a … Read More

London’s Gatwick airport reopens again, police make two arrests

12 December, 2018 8:16 am 8:16 am

LONDON (Reuters) – London’s Gatwick Airport reopened after a mystery saboteur wrought 36 hours of travel chaos for more than 100,000 Christmas travellers by using drones to play cat-and-mouse with police snipers and the army. Sussex police made two arrests in connection with the disruption and urged the public and passengers around the airport to … Read More

Philippine inventor aims to cut travel times with passenger drone

09 September, 2018 1:49 pm 1:49 pm

BATANGAS, Philippines (Reuters) – A Philippine inventor has unveiled what he calls a flying sports car that represents the future of transport, riding it out of a warehouse toward a cheering crowd, leaving a cloud of dust in his wake. Former dancer and camera operator Kyxz Mendiola flew and hovered for a few minutes in … Read More

Drones and stakeouts: how Tesla ‘haters’ put pressure on CEO Mu...

08 August, 2018 10:42 am 10:42 am

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – An online army of skeptics and amateur sleuths that has spent years promoting bets against Tesla Inc senses an opportunity to renew pressure on the electric carmaker after the failure of Chief Executive Elon Musk’s plan to take it private. A go-private deal at $420 a share announced by Musk in … Read More

Venezuela’s Maduro says drone blast was bid to kill him

08 August, 2018 8:34 am 8:34 am

CARACAS (Reuters) – At least one explosion rocked a military event where Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro was giving a speech and the government said it was a failed assassination attempt involving drones carrying explosives. Maduro said “everything points” to a right-wing plot that initial investigation suggested was linked to Colombia and the US state of … Read More