Indias state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is developing a swarm drone system dubbed “Alpha-S,” designed to be launched from fighter aircraft, and a stealthy Artificial Intelligence (AI)- enabled robot wingman. HAL has teamed up with Bengaluru-based start-up NewSpace Research and Technologies to develop air-launched swarm drone systems, glide bombs and stealthy robot wingman drones
Russia is planning to conduct weapons trial of Okhotnik (Hunter) stealthy combat drone next year, a defense industry source revealed. "The drones onboard air-launched weapons will begin to be tested for combat employment at the testing range of the 929th State Flight Test Center of the Defense Ministry," the source was quoted as saying by
Turkeys armed drones struck a Kurdish truck while ammunition and explosives were reportedly being loaded onto the vehicle, on Monday. “Terrorists of the PKK / PYD-YPG, the infant killers targeting our civilian settlements with mortar shots, were identified by our UAVs while supplying ammunition for new massacres and were destroyed by our Air Forces,” Turkeys Ministry of Defense
United States XQ-58A Valkyrie drone intended to become the “loyal wingman” for F-22 and F-35 pilots, was damaged during its third flight on October 9. "The XQ-58A Valkyrie completed the third flight of the Low Cost Attritable Strike Demonstration program October 9 at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona
Israeli UAV manufacturer Aeronautics has sold 4 Aerostar tactical UAVs to the Cyprus' defense ministry to monitor Turkeys exploration for oil and gas in the Eastern Mediterranean sea. The deal valued at $13 million for four Aerostar Tactical UAS (TUAS) drones, which have a wingspan of 8
An unnamed southeast Asian country has awarded Elbit Systems a $153 million contract for comprehensive, multi-layered array of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) meant for its army. Under the terms of the contract, the Israeli firm will supply a networked multi-layered drone solution, including more than a thousand THOR Multi-Rotor Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) mini-UAS, scores of Skylark LEX, Skylark 3 and Hermes 450 tactical UAS as well as Universal Ground Control Stations, Elbit Systems said in a statement Sunday
The Iranian military on Thursday received new, indigenously-developed military hardware including bullet-proof tactical vehicles, reconnaissance drone and smart robots. The new pieces of equipment were officially delivered to the relevant military forces during a ceremony held on October 3, Press TV
At Chinas National Day parade on October 1, the countrys new dagger-shaped high-altitude reconnaissance drone, the WZ-8, was unveiled. It could likely be able to fly at a high-supersonic speed and have stealth capabilities, military analysts said
Chinas new Gongji-11 (GJ-11) stealth-capable combat drone having a flying wing design similar to United States B-2 strategic bomber, was showcased at the National Day parade on Tuesday. “Judging from the drone's aerodynamic design, the GJ-11 is likely to have outstanding stealth capabilities and flying qualities,” Wei Dongxu, a Beijing-based military analyst, was quoted as saying by Global Times
Turkeys Bayraktar TB2 combat drones were pressed to service by the Ukrainian Army, the countrys defense ministry announced on Saturday. Ukraine announced the deal for the purchase of Turkish combat drones for its army in mid-January
Drone swarm attacks of the type that crippled Saudi oil refineries, could be hammered down with an electromagnetic weapon called “Thor” developed by the United States Air Force (USAF) research laboratory. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) exhibited the counter-swarm electromagnetic weapon technology, called Tactical High-power Operational Responder (THOR), at the 2019 Air Force Association Air, Space, and Cyber Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, near Washington and Virginia, from September 16-18
Following mysterious airdrop of ammunition, grenades, rifles and fake currency in the Indo-Pakistan border state of Punjab on Sunday, Indias Border Security Force (BSF) has asked its troops to shoot down any drone intruding into Indian airspace. The BSF guards the 180km of the International Border (IB) with Pakistan along with the Indian army
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