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Iraq PM to seek billions of dollars of arms on US visit

Iraq's prime minister will seek President Barack Obama's help to acquire billions of dollars in drones and other US arms to fight Islamic State during a US visit next week but wants to defer payment for the purchases, a top official said

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Warning on drones after Dubai air traffic hit

Dubai authorities have warned that flying unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) or drones without prior permit in Dubai air space is prohibited, following disruption of air traffic in Dubai on Friday due to such drones. Air traffic in Du

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Drones to monitor Dubai RTA projects

Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a drone service to facilitate the monitoring of its key projects at various stages of completion. Abdullah Al Madani, the CEO of RTA's corporate technical support

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US expedites delivery of missiles, drones to Iraq

The US has delivered dozens of Hellfire air-to-ground missiles to Iraq in recent weeks and plans shipments of Scan Eagle drones next year amid a surge in violence, US officials said.  on Thursday, a day after at least 34 peop

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Drone maker General Atomics may face layoffs

Privately-held drone maker General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc may have to lay off about one quarter of its production staff if it does not receive further US or foreign orders, a senior company executive said this week. Fran

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Drones help reshape crime-fighting

  As US authorities grapple with how to regulate the use of unarmed drones in US skies, a small network of police, first responders and experts is already flying unmanned aircraft.   These operators

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Yemen army seizes last Qaeda bastion

Yemen's army recaptured the last Al Qaeda stronghold in restive Abyan province on Friday, officials and residents said, in a major advance in its US-backed offensive to drive militants from towns across the south of the country. Jubilant r

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Neuroscience the new face of warfare: experts

Directed energy weapons that use wave beams to cause pain, and electrical brain stimulation that boosts a soldier's combat ability - it may sound like science fiction warfare, but experts say advances in neuroscience mean it's on the horiz

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Neuroscience the new face of warfare: experts

Directed energy weapons that use wave beams to cause pain, and electrical brain stimulation that boosts a soldier's combat ability - it may sound like science fiction warfare, but experts say advances in neuroscience mean it's on the horiz

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New Pentagon strategy stresses Asia

President Barack Obama unveiled a defense strategy Thursday that would expand the US military presence in Asia but shrink the overall size of the force as the Pentagon seeks to slash spending by nearly half a trillion dollars after a decade of war

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