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A dozen companies that will profit from droneworld

A relatively under-reported aspect of drone warfare is the enormous defense contractors that directly benefit from continual war. Here is a list of twelve of the biggest. The list includes Boeing, which had a revenue of $18.7 billion in 2012, … Continue reading

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Israel largest drone exporter

Israel is the world’s largest exporter of drones, mainly to Europe, Asia and Latin America, in a trade worth more than $4.6bn (£3bn) over the past eight years. A study by the business consultancy Frost and Sullivan found that unmanned aerial vehicles … Continue reading

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UK-based defense contractor supplies parts to U.S. Predator drone

A major British defence company is supplying the deadly US drone programme, which has killed scores of civilians, leading critics to condemn the UK as complicit in ‘war crimes’. The firm, Cobham plc – which specialises in defence and communications … Continue reading

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The Military-Education-Drone Complex in the U.S.

In an age of austerity and financial gloom, what better way to kick-start the economy than droneducation? Jobs! Time reports on one the U.S.’ major national hubs for training would-be drone pilots, the University of North Dakota. North Dakota, of course, being … Continue reading

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The Drone-Industrial-Complex (with update)

Take it with a rather large pinch of salt, but the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) – the group representing drone dealers – reckons that the economic impact of the unmanned industry will boom, if the Federal Aviation … Continue reading

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