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Trump’s Space Force Now Planned As A Division Of The Air Force

Trump’s Space Force Now Planned As A Division Of The Air Force

Earlier today, U.S President Donald Trump signed a directive to create the Space Force, what will become the sixth branch of the U.S. military — but the new branch will be placed under the purview of the U.S. Air Force, rather than being a separate and autonomous branch, as the…

Taking Down Drones With A $38,000 Stinger Missile Feels Like Overkill

Taking Down Drones With A $38,000 Stinger Missile Feels Like Overkill

Last week, an amateur drone pilot landed his DJI quadcopter on the deck of Britain’s newest and most advanced aircraft carrier. The incident was accidental, but highlights the irony of how difficult it is to neutralise threats from smaller aircraft like drones that are slowly filling the skies. But perhaps…