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  1. July 16, 2014

    Airbus chief calls for united EU drone project

    European nations must unite around a single drone capable of combat operations if it is to catch up with the US in unmanned...

  2. July 16, 2014

    Drones and homes replace runways in ‘Heathrow City’ plans

    Futuristic ‘Heathrow City’ visions unveiled Architects have unveiled their futuristic visions of what Heathrow could look...

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  1. July 15, 2014

    Anglo-French military drone comes closer to reality

    The UK and France have stepped up co-operation on a project that could lead to the two countries developing a military drone...

  2. July 14, 2014

    Egypt proposes ceasefire to end conflict between Israel and Hamas

    Egypt on Monday announced the terms of a proposed ceasefire to end the conflict between Israel and Hamas in the Gaza Strip...

  3. July 13, 2014

    Stricter budgets may prompt reassessment of UAVs

    Few new technologies can have so comprehensively changed the military arsenal in recent years as drones. The use of unmanned...

  4. July 13, 2014

    Facebook, Google and Amazon explore prospects of drones

    What might a search engine, a social network and an online shopping site have in common? They could all want to make – and...

  5. July 11, 2014

    Amazon presses on with drone plans

    Amazon, the ecommerce group, is pushing ahead with development of drones to deliver packages to consumers and is petitioning...

  6. June 29, 2014

    The era of American drone supremacy is fading

    In much of the world, the Predator drone symbolises US power. It is ubiquitous, stealthy and can strike at any moment. They...

  7. June 26, 2014

    US drones risk continual war, says report

    The routine use of drones by the US to kill alleged terrorists offshore may be creating “a slippery slope leading to...

  8. June 24, 2014

    Drone legislation: reviewing the rules

    In March this year, a gas explosion destroyed two buildings in East Harlem, New York, with tragic consequences. Three people...

  9. June 24, 2014

    Drones at work: Farmers take flight into the future

    By the end of walking round and round his fields in Illinois seven times, hunting for pests, fungi and sickly plants, Aaron...

  10. June 13, 2014

    Week in Review, June 14

    A round up of some of the week’s most significant corporate events and news stories. BNP Paribas top executive steps down...

  11. June 10, 2014

    BP lands breakthrough deal to operate commercial drones in US

    Amazon’s dream of delivering millions of parcels using mini-helicopters may still be some way from coming true, but the...

  12. May 26, 2014

    US Marines pilot app to offer drone deliveries for combat troops

    One of America’s most feared fighting units is stepping up its efforts to resupply troops in the field using nothing bigger...

  13. May 16, 2014

    The Diary: Izabella Kaminska

    I am now a blogger-turned-event planner. The event in question is Camp Alphaville, a new real-life offshoot of the FT’s...

  14. April 21, 2014

    Brazil turns to drones to protect Amazon

    Brazilian municipalities are turning to drones as they prepare to implement a tough new law designed to save the Amazon from...

  15. April 14, 2014

    Google swoops on dronemaker Titan

    Google has bought Titan Aerospace, following in Facebook’s footsteps in acquiring a dronemaker to help it bring the internet...

  16. March 28, 2014

    Tiny drone maker lands in Facebook spotlight

    Facebook hopes to secure future with deals The future of internet connectivity – and Facebook – could lie with a small...

  17. March 27, 2014

    Facebook works on drones and lasers to bring web to whole world

    Facebook is working on drones, satellites and lasers to deliver the internet to far-flung corners of the world, in its...

  18. February 25, 2014

    Deutsche Post DHL chief sceptical over drone deliveries

    Logistics group Deutsche Post DHL can foresee a future in which drones are used to provide niche commercial services or are...

  19. February 10, 2014

    UAE to develop fleet of drones to deliver public services

    The United Arab Emirates is hoping to become the first government to deliver basic services via unmanned aerial vehicles as...

  20. February 5, 2014

    UK’s Taranis drone completes successful test flight

    Britain on Wednesday revealed it secretly flew its controversial, nearly invisible, automated fighter jet drone for the...

  21. February 5, 2014

    Israeli drone makers fight off export rivals

    At Elbit Systems’ Haifa headquarters, a room is devoted to give pride of place to the Hermes 450, the Israeli defence...

  22. January 19, 2014

    Al-Qaeda: on the march

    Al-Qaeda on the march The worst job in the world, western spymasters used to joke, was being number three in al-Qaeda. At...

  23. December 30, 2013

    US to test commercial drones at six sites

    The prospect of unmanned aircraft flying across the US alongside passenger jets moved closer to reality after the nation’s...

  24. December 26, 2013

    No hands on deck: Dawn of the crewless ship

    Remote-controlled ships used to come wrapped up as presents under the Christmas tree, but if European researchers and one of...

  25. December 26, 2013

    Rolls-Royce looks to plot a course to the future with drone ships

    Amazon may have embraced the robotics revolution with the promise of drones making deliveries to your door, but Rolls-Royce...

  26. December 20, 2013

    Delivery options fail to click with buyers

    Britain is the biggest online shopping market in Europe but despite bold initiatives by retailers and postal operators to...

  27. December 15, 2013

    Google’s racing robots give Amazon’s drones a run for their money

    Google has snapped up the creator of the world’s fastest running robot and other eerily realistic animal-like machines...

  28. December 13, 2013

    Yemen air strike leaves 15 dead

    SANA’A, December 12 – Fifteen people on their way to a wedding in Yemen were killed in an air strike after their party was...

  29. December 12, 2013

    EADS chief calls for EU drone budget

    Europe will have to buy its next fighter jet from the US or Asia if it does not invest in its own defence industry and allow...

  30. December 12, 2013

    Technology review: New view of home with your own personal drone

    Already deployed in 21st-century conflict zones, drones were recently endorsed by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos as a potential...

  31. December 6, 2013

    Retailers home in on the perfect delivery

    Jeff Bezos is all about speed: the Amazon founder says the delivery drones he is creating will get parcels to customers...

  32. December 5, 2013

    There’s little to love in Amazon’s drones

    I hesitate to say anything negative about Jeff Bezos, chief executive of Amazon. The man just paid serious money for a...

  33. December 5, 2013

    How delivery drones could transform the world

    Let’s not ask whether, in two years’ time, Amazon will deliver your last-minute Christmas shopping by octocopter. It won’t –...

  34. December 4, 2013

    A sceptic on the pleasures of digital shopping by drone

    On Black Friday I did my bit for America and went shopping. Sluggish from the previous day’s Thanksgiving turkey, I...

  35. FT Alphaville

    December 3, 2013

    Amazon drones and the coming robot smog

    A passage from chapter 2 of Robot Futures, Illah Nourbakhsh’s excellent introduction to the near and distant future of...

  36. December 3, 2013

    Drone industry divided over Amazon plans for aerial deliveries

    Amazon’s announcement on Sunday that it planned to begin delivering packages by unmanned aerial vehicles prompted wildly...

  37. December 2, 2013

    Amazon drones face hurdles to get off the ground

    Amazon’s plan to deliver packages to consumers via unmanned aerial drones must overcome huge safety and regulatory obstacles...

  38. Business Blog

    December 2, 2013

    The ghost of Very Light Jets hovers over Amazon's drones

    AFP/Amazon Jeff Bezos’s plan to start delivering packages in the US by drone reminds me of a quote from The Everything...

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