Micro racing drones will be taking over the National Museum of the US Air Force in Riverside, Ohio, this Saturday in a race open to registered drone-racing pilots. Spectators will also be able to fly a drone in a designated area along with having a go at the Drone Racing League‘s simulator.
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Right outside of Agadez, Niger, in the scrublands of the Sahara, the U.S. airforce is building a massive 2,200-acre drone base, costing $110 million and making it the largest troop largest troop labor construction project in U.S. history, according to the Associated Press. The base should be completed in the next couple of month but as you can imagine, building an airfield in the desert tends to be very complicated. The project already is over $22 million budget and delayed by one year. The new drone base will be used to target extremists deep into West and North Africa, regions that are currently hard to reach with drones.