Report: GCC drones market to reach $1.5 billion by 2022

Monday, 24 July 2017

The market for drones in the GCC is expected to reach $1.5 billion by 2022, presenting a massive opportunity for regional telecom operators, according to Strategy&, formerly Booz & Company, and part of the PwC network. By leveraging their capabilities and resources, these companies can play a central role in the development of the regional drone industry. Much of this will come from oil and gas, and utilities — which respectively are projected to constitute 43 percent and 32 ...

US shoots down drone close to Iraqi-Syrian border

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

The US led coalition said on Tuesday it had shot down an armed pro-Syrian drone that had been advancing on its forces near a garrison close to the border with Iraq in southeastern Syria. In a statement, US forces said the drone was shot at after it “displayed hostile intent and advanced on coalition forces.” The location was close to where another “pro-regime UAV” drone, which Western intelligence sources said was Iranian, was shot down on June 8 ...

US shoots down pro-Syrian regime drone firing on coalition forces: official

Thursday, 8 June 2017

The United States shot down a pro-Syrian regime armed drone that was attacking US-led coalition forces in Syria on Thursday, a US military spokesman said, the first time the regime had attacked coalition forces. US Army Colonel Ryan Dillon, who is a spokesman for the US-led coalition fighting ISIS, said the MQ-1 like armed drone was destroyed after it fired upon coalition forces carrying out a patrol outside a deconfliction zone in southern Syria. Dillon said there were no coalition casualties. ...

Jordan downs a drone north of the kingdom

Wednesday, 10 May 2017

An F-16 jet belonging to the Royal Jordanian Air Force has downed a drone north of the kingdom Wednesday evening near Syria. Investigation is currently undergoing to know from where the drone came from, Al Arabiya News Channel’s correspondent reported. The incident took place after Jordan and the United States kicked off their annual military exercises on Sunday. The drill known as “Eager Lion” saw the participation of 7,400 troops from more than 20 nations.  

WATCH: ‘Air taxi’ passenger drone debuts in Dubai

Monday, 13 February 2017

The first single passenger drone that is capable of transporting a passenger at 11,000 ft. is to operate in July

Hezbollah militia says it found crashed Israeli drone

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

The Lebanese group Hezbollah has located an Israeli drone that crashed in Lebanese territory and has taken it to a secure location for inspection

Iran shoots down a filming drone in Tehran over security concerns

Friday, 23 December 2016

ILNA news agency said that the drone was shot down near the office of the supreme leader

Drone strike kills ISIS figures in Syria, some with Paris attack ties

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

A coalition drone strike in Syria killed three ISIS leaders involved in plotting foreign attacks

US strike kills Qaeda ‘attack planner’ in Syria

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

A US drone strike in Syria last month killed an Al-Qaeda member with ties to the organization’s senior leadership

ISIS drone kills Kurdish fighters, hurts French troops

Thursday, 13 October 2016

The remote-controlled hobby plane rigged with hidden explosives killed Kurdish fighters and injured French special operations troops near Mosul

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