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At 75, India seeks way forward in big but job-scarce economy

Aug. 11, 2022 02:13 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — As India’s economy grew, the hum of factories turned the sleepy, dusty village of Manesar into a booming industrial hub, cranking out everything from cars and sinks to smartphones and tablets. But jobs have run scarce over the years, prompting more and more workers to line up...

Navy expedites waterborne drones to close gap with China

Jul. 29, 2022 09:18 AM EDT

Facing a growing threat from China, the Navy envisions drone ships keeping an electronic eye on enemy forces across the vast Pacific Ocean, extending the reach of firepower, and keeping sailors out of harm's way. The Navy is speeding development of those robotic ships as an...

Tomorrow's 'Top Gun' might have drone wingman, use AI

Jul. 22, 2022 03:59 AM EDT

FARNBOROUGH, England (AP) — Maverick’s next wingman could be a drone. In the movies, fighter pilots are depicted as highly trained military aviators with the skills and experience to defeat adversaries in thrilling aerial dogfights. New technologies, though, are...

Israel acknowledges use of attack drones for 1st time

Jul. 20, 2022 17:05 PM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — The Israeli military on Wednesday confirmed one of its worst-kept secrets, publicly acknowledging for the first time that it uses unmanned aerial vehicles to carry out attacks. Israel is a world leader in UAV technology. But until Wednesday, the military censor...

Researchers say Thai pro-democracy activists hit by spyware

Jul. 18, 2022 03:14 AM EDT

BANGKOK (AP) — Cybersecurity researchers reported details Monday of cases where Thai activists involved in the country’s pro-democracy protests had their cell phones or other devices infected and attacked with government-sponsored spyware. Investigators of the internet watchdog...

In Ukraine war, a race to acquire smarter, deadlier drones

Jul. 14, 2022 10:02 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — Drone camera footage defines much of the public's view of the war in Ukraine: grenades quietly dropped on unwitting soldiers, eerie flights over silent, bombed-out cities, armor and outposts exploding in fireballs. Never in the history of warfare have drones...

White House: Iran set to deliver armed drones to Russia

Jul. 11, 2022 20:11 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House on Monday said it believes Russia is turning to Iran to provide it with “hundreds” of unmanned aerial vehicles, including weapons-capable drones, for use in its ongoing war in Ukraine. U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said it was...

South Korea launches first satellite with homegrown rocket

Jun. 21, 2022 11:33 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea conducted its first successful satellite launch using a domestically developed rocket on Tuesday, officials said, boosting its growing aerospace ambitions and demonstrating it has key technologies needed to launch spy satellites and build larger missiles amid...

Israel says regional alliance has thwarted Iranian attacks

Jun. 20, 2022 10:52 AM EDT

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel’s defense minister on Monday said that Israel is helping build a U.S.-led regional air-defense alliance against Iran, and that the partnership has already thwarted attempted Iranian attacks. Defense Minister Benny Gantz said he expected the upcoming visit...

Deadly secret: Electronic warfare shapes Russia-Ukraine war

Jun. 04, 2022 00:48 AM EDT

KYIV, Ukraine (AP) — On Ukraine’s battlefields, the simple act of powering up a cellphone can beckon a rain of deathly skyfall. Artillery radar and remote controls for unmanned aerial vehicles may also invite fiery shrapnel showers. This is electronic warfare, a critical but...