This hybrid has its own drone

French automotive brand Renault, at an auto show in India recently, unveiled a new plug-in hybrid concept “aimed at meeting the needs of young customers in new markets as closely as possible.” It is its first concept car to be unveiled outside of Europe, and it’s known as the Kwid Concept. Oh, yeah, and it comes with its own drone.

This drone flies for 48 hours straight

The U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) recently managed to fly a fuel-cell powered Ion Tiger UAV for 48 hours and 1 minute using liquid hydrogen fuel in a new, NRL-developed, cryogenic fuel storage tank and delivery system.

$70 Drone Shield wants to protect you from flying spies

There are quite a lot of people who are seriously concerned about maintaining their privacy in an age where aerial drones - like the Parrot AR - are increasingly easy to build or buy.

20,000 commercial drones on

The US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts that up to 10,000 commercial drones might end up in American skies after new guidelines are improved.

DARPA drones to launch and land on small surface ships

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is currently working on an initiative that would allow large drones to take off and land from the surface of small warships - rather than gigantic aircraft carriers.

Uber-mini Black Hornet drones cruise Afghani skies

Not all of the drone aircraft deployed by militaries are actually large flying machines. Case in point? The uber-mini Black Hornet, manufactured by Prox Dynamics, which is slightly reminiscent a military-style MeCam.

Palm-size MeCam drone streams video to your smartphone

When hearing the phrase "surveillance drone," most people probably think of large-scale unmanned flying aircraft deployed by the military or federal government.

Vidoe: DARPA drone ship tracks submarines

DARPA - the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency - is known for designing a variety of high-tech and futuristic platforms for the US military.

Automated flying surveillance 'bot targets civilian sector

A security company known as Secom has unveiled what it claims to be the world's first automated flying surveillance robot targeted at private security companies - rather than military or government entities which typically require drones surveillance missions.

Tethered drones can spy indefinitely

New drones use a tether for power - significantly increasing their duration.

China's Wing Loong based on US Reaper drone

The United States military has been operating its armed MQ-9 Reaper drone since 2007.

Report: Pentagon fails to encrypt drone transmissions

A reasonable individual would probably assume US surveillance drones conducting recon missions over combat zones would be broadcasting an encrypted video feed.

Video: US Navy sea drone gets tested

The US Navy is testing at least one remote-controlled combat vessel.

Kamikaze drones expand kill zone

The Lethal Miniature Aerial Munition System - or LMAMS - weighs less than 5 pounds. Ultimately, the US Army wants the kamikaze drone to be capable of attacking a target up to 6 miles away in 30 minutes or less.

These military drones are kamikazes

The Pentagon is steadily increasing the use of various drones across several branches of the military.

This Stalker drone stays airborne using laser power

Unmanned aerial vehicles have seen extensive deployment in both Iraq and Afghanistan.

The weaponization of domestic drones

The deployment of unmanned aircraft by law enforcement agencies within the continental United States is obviously a controversial topic.

Video: Lockheed showcases SAMARAI drone

Defense company Lockheed Martin is showcasing its one-winged SAMARAI drone at the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International in Washington.

Robot fails to complete Japanese nuke plant mission

A robot and a drone have failed to complete their respective missions to inspect and measure contamination levels in Japan's hard-hit Fukushima nuclear plant which was damaged by a devastating tsunami in March.

Hummingbird spy drone developed for DARPA

Under a contract from DARPA, AeroVironment Unmanned Aircraft Systems has created a hummingbird spy drone, the first two-wing, flapping-wing aircraft that carries its own energy source and can hover as well as move forwards.