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Pentagon the largest holder of FAA authorizations for drone use in US

The use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) inside US borders is relatively new, but some might be surprised at exactly how many of these devices were currently active. As of Dec. 1, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had reported over 270 active authorizations for the use of drone technology in…

As US exports and Iran develops drone tech, Gates frets over ‘non-state actors’

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates expressed concern Thursday over Iran’s aerial drone program, saying the weapons could fall into the hands of terrorists. “Countries like Iran are developing their own UAVs and already have a UAV capability,” Gates told the Senate Appropriations Committee, using the acronym the military uses for…