Last week, the European Parliament adopted a new resolution on the state of the US-EU relations in which it expressed a clear concern over the US drone killings program. In that same week, the New York Times revealed that the US’ Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) opened a new secret drone base in the north of Niger, where armed drones will...

A short overview with last week's updates from our network, including Article36, DroneWars UK, and the Stimson Center. If you have events or updates to share with our network, you may forward them to info {at} efadrones.org....

At this years United Nations General Assembly (UNGA) First Committee, which discusses disarmament topics, the subject of armed drones will be raised again by several NGO's. The use of armed drones, and their detrimental impact on civilians, communities, and international law, has been a topic of discussion for several years now. To move beyond only the condenmation of the use...

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. August 2018 saw drones used in an assasination attempt on Venezuelan President Maduro, more sales of military drones, and more debate on the ethical and security implicaitons of their use. ...

A short overview of the news this week, including updates from us, Airwars en Rete Italiana per il Disarmo....

The US Department of Defense has released its latest roadmap for unmanned systems, describing how such systems might be integrated in defense operations across all domains. It discusses manned-unmanned teaming, autonomy of unmanned systems, and weaponization of such systems, amongst other things. ...

EFAD Member Airwars is looking for a new advocacy officer and conflict researcher, based at PAX in Utrecht. Airwars monitors international military activities in several regions, and lobbies for more transparancy and public accountability for such activities. This particular position focuses on the Dutch and Belgian military forces, which both are ranked amongst the least transparent nations fighting in the...

Drones continue to proliferate across the globe, and the African continent is no exception. The advantages drones offer for agricultural, medical, or humanitarian purposes have been well discussed. However, the military use of drones is promising to take off as an increasing number of states and actors in Africa acquire (armed) UAVs. This is particularly exemplified by the undergoing construction...