Israeli Firms to Introduce Artificial Intelligence, Stealth in Armored Vehicles

August 5, 2019 @ 01:48 PM

Future armored vehicle technologies including artificial intelligence and stealth capability were unveiled by three Israel firms- Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI), Elbit and Rafael, on Sunday. The ministry launched the Carmel armored fighting vehicle (AFV) project three years ago under its Weapons Development Administration

Russia's 'Hunter' Strike Drone Completes First Flight

August 5, 2019 @ 12:34 PM

Russia's new stealth-capable heavy drone, dubbed "Okhotnik" or "Hunter" has completed its first flight, Russian defense ministry announced Saturday. "The first flight of the Sukhoi Okhotnik unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) took place at 12

US Army Contracts General Atomics To Support Its MQ-1C Drones

July 31, 2019 @ 08:20 AM

General Atomics has won a $21.7 million modification contract to supply spares and ground support equipment for US Armys fleet of extended range MQ-1C Gray Eagle drones

USA Approves $950M Logistics Support Sale For S.Korea’s RQ-4 Global Hawk Drones...

July 31, 2019 @ 06:38 AM

The United States (US) has green signalled South Koreas request to provide Contractor Logistics Support (CLS) for its fleet of Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Block 30 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPS) for $950 million. “The State Department has made a determination approving a possible Foreign Military Sale (FMS) to the Republic...

India Rethinking $6B US Drone-Buy After Iran’s Downing Of Global Hawk

July 29, 2019 @ 08:27 AM

The Indian Air force (IAF) is reconsidering the purchase of 30 American drones for an estimated $6 billion, after Iran shot down US Navys RQ-4 Global Hawk drone with its S-300 missile system in the Persian Gulf region last month. “The IAF are now especially concerned about the US drones effectiveness...

Croatia Selects Schiebel’s Camcopter S-100 for Coast Guard Functions

July 24, 2019 @ 09:45 AM

Croatias Maritime Safety Directorate has selected Schiebels Camcopter S-100 Unmanned Air System (UAS) for Coast Guard functions, according to a mobilization request the country sent to the European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA). The Camcopter S-100 will be deployed in the summer of 2019 to assist in maritime Coast Guard functions such as search and rescue, monitoring and surveillance, ship and port security, vessel traffic, environmental protection and response, ship casualty assistance, as well as accident and disaster response, the company said in a statement Tuesday

Northrop Grumman To Support US Navy’s MQ-4C Triton UAS

July 23, 2019 @ 12:50 PM

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $33.7 million contract by the US Navy to provide support for the MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft system (UAS)

General Atomics Predator A Drone Completes 25 Years Of Service

July 23, 2019 @ 11:35 AM

General Atomics Predator A remotely piloted aircraft has completed 25 years of service this month, the company has announced. The MQ-1 Predator made its first flight in July 1994 and made its operational debut in 1995

US Used New Electronic Warfare Weapon To Destroy Iranian Drone: Report

July 20, 2019 @ 08:56 AM

The United States (US) has used its new Light Marine Air Defense Integrated System (LMADIS) anti-drone electronic warfare system to bring down the Iranian drone from its amphibious naval ship. “The encounter is the first known kill by a new generation of electronic warfare and directed energy weapons the US has developed over the last decade to handle the daunting problem of how to counter voluminous, low-end threats without resorting to waste high-dollar missiles,” naval analyst and retired Navy officer Thomas Callender told USNI News on Friday

US ‘Destroys’ Iranian Drone, Tehran Denies

July 19, 2019 @ 10:54 AM

President of the United States (US) Donald Trump on Thursday announced that an amphibious ship belonging to the US Navy destroyed an Iranian drone as it was entering the Strait of Hormuz. “I want to apprise everyone of an incident in the Strait of Hormuz today, involving USS Boxer, a US Navy amphibious assault ship

Iranian Army Gets Mohajer-6 ISTAR Drone

July 18, 2019 @ 09:05 AM

The Iranian army has received the first batch of the country-made Mohajer-6 ISTAR (Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance) drone capable of carrying two precision-guided bombs. The Iran Army Ground Forces, on Wednesday, received the drones, previously used only by Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC), Mehr news agency reported

Aeronautics to Supply Orbiter UAVs to South American Country

July 11, 2019 @ 12:05 PM

Israel-based Aeronautics has won a contract worth $10 million to supply its Orbiter 2 and Orbiter 3 UAV to an unnamed South American country. The contract includes providing maintenance and support services of the drones, Globes reported Tuesday