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...

In our monthly press review, we translate, analyze and summarize news from various European publications on the issues of drones. July 2018 saw increased proliferation as the US sold drones across the world, a theft of drone-documents which were sold on the darkweb, and more concerns raised over drone strikes and  the algorithms behind them....

The Stimson Center has conducted an analysis of how drones relate to various multilateral regulatory regimes. Based on these findings, they have published a report offering a particular focus on the International Arms Trade Treaty, examining the ways in which it regulates the transfers and use of drones. It finds that differing standards guiding drone transfers from different regimes, such...

This report outlines the impending growth in the global market for drones. Government and commercial investments in developing drone technologies is at a high and shows no sign of abating. Of the currently 450 drone manufacturers globally, two thirds are working on military drones in the hopes of gaining a substantial slice of the projected market value of US$21 billion...

A short overview of the news this week, including updates from us, PAX and the Stimson Centre. ...

As part of our effort to investigate how countries consider and use armed drones, we have added our analysis of Estonia to our growing depository. The page is now available and accesible via our countries map....

Mwatana, an independent Yemeni human rights organization and an invaluable source for documenting the impact of drone-strikes carried out there, has won the Baldwin Award for their work documenting human rights violations. ...

A short overview of the news this week, including updates from us, the APPG on Drones, the Stimson Centre and Drone Wars UK....