Drones

Sarah Lazare, staff writer
A MQ-9 Reaper drone. (Photo: USAF/Staff Sgt. Brian Ferguson/public domain)
Syrian forces have allegedly shot down a U.S. drone in the country, according to reports from the state-run Syrian Arab News Agency on Tuesday. "Syrian air defense systems shot down U.S. UAV north of Lattakia Province," SANA said . The incident is being widely reported as the first such downing of this kind since the U.S. began launching bombings...
Jon Queally, staff writer
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Andrea Germanos, staff writer
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Further

Crowdfunding has reached new, weird, possibly inevitable levels with Ukraine nationalists now raising money from online supporters to fund the country's "first people's infantry battalion," starting with a "People's Drone" to patrol the Russian border and moving on to include bulletproof vests, painkillers, a sniper unit and anything else "the boys needed." The site has raised 71% of its goal to arm the sniper unit and over its goal for the drone, which could be good or bad news, depending on...