Israel hails ‘success’ in blocking Iran’s unprecedented attack. Biden now seeks diplomatic response

[ad_1] TEL AVIV, Israel — Israel on Sunday hailed its successful air defenses in the face of an unprecedented attack by Iran, saying it and its allies thwarted 99% of the more than 300 drones and missiles launched toward its territory. But regional tensions remain high, amid fears of further escalation in the event of … Read more

US-China competition to field military drone swarms could fuel global arms race

[ad_1] As their rivalry intensifies, U.S. and Chinese military planners are gearing up for a new kind of warfare in which squadrons of air and sea drones equipped with artificial intelligence work together like a swarm of bees to overwhelm an enemy. The planners envision a scenario in which hundreds, even thousands of the machines … Read more

Russian missile strikes on the Ukrainian city of Kharkiv kill 6 and wound 11

[ad_1] KYIV, Ukraine — Russian forces overnight attacked Ukraine with drones and missiles, killing at least six people and wounding 11 more in Kharkiv, Ukraine’s second largest city, officials said Saturday. Governor of the Kharkiv region Oleh Syniehubov said missile strikes on the city damaged residential buildings, a gas station, a kindergarten, a cafe, a … Read more

Ukraine launches far-ranging drone attacks on the final day of Russia’s presidential vote

[ad_1] Ukraine launched a massive new wave of drone attacks on Russia Sunday as Russians cast ballots on the final day of a presidential vote set to extend President Vladimir Putin’s rule for another six years. The Russian Defense Ministry reported downing 35 Ukrainian drones overnight, including four in the Moscow region. Moscow Mayor Sergei … Read more

Russian drone strike on the Ukrainian port city of Odesa kills 7

[ad_1] KYIV, Ukraine — Seven people were killed when debris from a Russian drone hit an apartment block in the southern Ukrainian port city of Odesa overnight, Ukraine‘s State Emergency Service said Saturday. A 3-month-old baby was among the dead. A further eight people were injured, authorities said. Odesa regional Gov. Oleh Kiper said the … Read more

A small drone flies into a damaged Fukushima reactor for the first time to study its melted fuel

[ad_1] TOKYO — A drone small enough to fit in one’s hand flew inside one of the damaged reactors at the wrecked Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant Wednesday in hopes it can examine some of the molten fuel debris in areas where earlier robots failed to reach. Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings also began releasing … Read more

Russia launches 45 drones in mass barrage of Ukraine as Kyiv continues war cabinet reshuffle

[ad_1] KYIV, Ukraine — Russian forces launched 45 drones over Ukraine Sunday in a five-and-a-half-hour barrage, officials said, as Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy continued the reshuffle of his war cabinet as the war enters its third year. In a statement, the Ukrainian air force said it had shot down 40 of the Iranian-made Shahed drones … Read more

Russian drone strike on Kharkiv, Ukraine’s 2nd largest city, kills 7

[ad_1] KYIV, Ukraine — A Russian drone strike on Kharkiv, Ukraine‘s second largest city, killed seven people overnight, including three children, Kharkiv region governor Oleh Syniehubov reported Saturday. He said at least 10 drones were launched at Kharkiv, eight of which were shot down. Civilian infrastructure in the Nemyshlyan district of the city was hit, … Read more