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.

Air Force downplays drone virus

The U.S. Air Force is downplaying reports of a rampaging drone virus, claiming the infection was properly and easily contained from the start.

Virus infects U.S. military drones

A computer virus has reportedly infected Predator and Reaper drones deployed in Afghanistan and other war zones.