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This June 22, 2018, photo shows a Skydio R1 drone in Redwood City, Calif. Skateboarders, surfers and YouTube stars used to be the target customers for California drone startup Skydio, which builds sophisticated self-flying machines that can follow people around and capture their best moves on video. Now it's police officers and soldiers getting equipped with the pricey drones. U.S. political and security concerns about the world's dominant consumer drone-maker, China-based DJI, have opened the door for Skydio and other companies to pitch their drones for government and business customers. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

Drone maker hurt by US-China rift, opening door to US rivals

Sep. 11, 2020 10:14 AM EDT

Skateboarders, surfers and mountain bikers used to be the target customers for California startup Skydio, a maker of high-end drones that can home in on people and capture their movements on video all by themselves. Now police officers, firefighters and soldiers are interested in the self-flying machines. That's...

FILE - In this April 5, 2017 file photo, opposition lawmaker Juan Requesens speaks in the National Assembly, in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuelan authorities have released Requesens to home detention two years after being jailed on suspicion of taking part in a failed drone attack on President Nicolas Maduro, his relatives said Friday, Aug. 28, 2020.  (AP Photo/Ariana Cubillos, File)

Venezuelan politician jailed in 2018 drone attack sent home

Aug. 28, 2020 11:05 PM EDT

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuelan authorities have released an opposition politician to home detention two years after being jailed on suspicion of taking part in a failed drone attack on President Nicolás Maduro, his family said Friday. Images on social media showed Juan Requesens arriving home...

FILE - In this April 26, 2020 file photo, the driverless Metro passes the Dubai Marina  in Dubai, United Arab Emirate. For eager Israelis, anticipation is mounting that Dubai’s glitzy Burj Khalifa, will soon join the ranks of the Pyramids in Egypt and relics of the ancient Nabatean Kingdom of Petra in Jordan as an iconic landmark that was once unattainable but is now within reach. Last week’s dramatic announcement making the UAE just the third Arab nation to establish full diplomatic ties with Israel has set off a flurry of excitement. (AP Photo/Jon Gambrell, File)

Israeli leader denies weaponry linked to peace deal with UAE

Aug. 18, 2020 2:27 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday said he would oppose the sale of advanced American F-35 warplanes to the United Arab Emirates, despite last week's historic deal establishing formal diplomatic ties between the two Mideast nations. Netanyahu issued his statement after an...

Bald eagle shows air superiority, sends drone into lake

Aug. 13, 2020 11:23 AM EDT

ESCANABA, Mich. (AP) — A bald eagle launched an aerial assault on a drone operated by the Michigan Department of Environment, Great Lakes, and Energy — known as EGLE — ripping off a propeller and sending the aircraft into Lake Michigan. The attack happened July 21, when the drone was mapping...

Iraq military says Turkish drone kills 2 senior commanders

Aug. 11, 2020 6:06 PM EDT

BAGHDAD (AP) — A Turkish drone strike killed two senior Iraqi security officials, Iraq's military said Tuesday, marking the first time that Turkey's operation to root out Kurdish rebels in Iraq's north produced fatalities among high-ranking Iraqi personnel. The drone targeted a vehicle belonging to the...

FILE - In this Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2018 file photo, Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic, left, reviews an honor guard on the tarmac at Batajnica, military airport near Belgrade, Serbia. Serbia is considering buying a modern Chinese air defense missile system, the Serbian president said Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2020 despite a warning by the United States that such deals with Beijing could jeopardize the Balkan country's proclaimed European Union membership goals. Serbian president Aleksandar Vucic said that

Serbia considers buying Chinese missiles despite US warning

Aug. 11, 2020 10:52 AM EDT

BELGRADE, Serbia (AP) — Serbia is considering buying a modern Chinese air defense missile system, the Serbian president said Tuesday, as the United States warned that such deals with Beijing could jeopardize the Balkan country’s proclaimed European Union membership goals. Aleksandar Vucic said that...

Yemen Houthi rebels claim fighters shot down a US-made drone

Aug. 3, 2020 12:38 PM EDT

CAIRO (AP) — Yemen’s Houthi rebels claimed they shot down a U.S.-made drone over the country's northern border with Saudi Arabia. The U.S. military said later on Monday that no American aircraft had been lost. A Houthi military spokesman, Brig. Gen. Yehia Sarie, said in a statement that their air...

This frame grab from video shows the launching of underground ballistic missiles by the Iranian Revolutionary Guard during a military exercise. Iran's paramilitary guard launched underground ballistic missiles as part of an exercise involving a mock-up aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz, state television reported Wednesday. (Sepahnews via AP)

Iran launches underground ballistic missiles during exercise

Jul. 29, 2020 1:06 PM EDT

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched underground ballistic missiles Wednesday as part of an exercise involving a mock-up American aircraft carrier in the Strait of Hormuz, highlighting its network of subterranean missile sites. Although state television documentaries have...

In this photo released Tuesday, July 28, 2020, by Sepahnews, Revolutionary Guard's speed boats circle around a replica aircraft carrier during a military exercise. Iran’s paramilitary Revolutionary Guard has fired a missile from a helicopter targeting the mock-up aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz. That's according to footage aired on state television on Tuesday. Iranian commandos also fast-roped down from a helicopter onto the replica in the footage from the exercise called “Great Prophet 14.” The drill appears aimed at threatening the U.S. amid tensions between Tehran and Washington. (Sepahnews via AP)

Iran missiles target fake carrier as US bases go on alert

Jul. 28, 2020 3:45 PM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran's paramilitary Revolutionary Guard launched missiles Tuesday targeting a mock aircraft carrier in the strategic Strait of Hormuz, a drill that included such a barrage of fire the U.S. military temporarily put two regional bases in the Mideast on alert amid tensions...

Israeli drone crashes in Lebanon amid tensions with Syria

Jul. 26, 2020 3:05 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel said a military drone crashed in southern Lebanon on Sunday as regional tensions ran high, days after a series of cross-border exchanges between Israel and Syria and the killing of a Hezbollah militant in an Israeli airstrike near the Syrian capital. The Israeli military issued the...