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Ekba Holding Acquires Turkey's 1st EM Anti-drone Gun Maker To Prevent Tech...

March 9, 2020 @ 05:48 AM

Istanbul-based Ekba Holding has acquired Turkey's first electromagnetic anti-drone weapons manufacturer Harp Arge Corp after an unnamed Dutch firm tried to buy the firm to collaborate on undisclosed defense projects. "The acquisition came after a Netherlands-based technology firm showed interest in buying Harp Arge for yet undisclosed defense projects," Anadolu Agency...

Israeli University Develops Laser-based Drone Defense System

March 7, 2020 @ 12:31 PM

Israel's Ben-Gurion University of the Negev has developed a laser-based defense system dubbed "Light Blade" capable of destroying next-generation combat drones. The technology is being developed and commercialized in the university's new company, OptiDefense

Sierra Nevada To Supply Automated Landing System Components for US Army's RQ-7B...

March 7, 2020 @ 08:28 AM

The US Army has awarded Sierra Nevada Corp $8.5 million for Tactical Automated Landing System components support for the RQ-7B tactical unmanned aircraft system (UAS)

MQ-9 Predator Drone Gets Long Distance Targeting Payload

March 5, 2020 @ 07:31 AM

General Atomics has integrated L3Harris WESCAM MX-20 Electro-optical/Infrared (EO/IR) system onto its MQ-9 Predator Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS), providing it with the ability to locate and track targets at long stand-off ranges. The company has already begun testing the MQ-9 equipped with the long-distance targeting payload

Saab-UMS Aero JV Unveils V-150 VTOL Rotary UAV

March 3, 2020 @ 01:38 PM

UMS SKELDAR, a joint venture between Saab and UMS Aero Group, has unveiled its new V-150 unmanned aerial vehicle that is capable of Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL). "UMS SKELDAR, is launching its new enhanced V-150 Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) platform to support tactical operations including defence forces, surveillance, blue...

DARPA Launches Program to Develop Drone IR Sensors for Navigation in Low...

March 2, 2020 @ 09:11 AM

The US Defense Advanced Research and Projects Agency (DARPA) has launched a program to develop infrared (IR) sensors or “invisible headlights” for navigation in low visibility conditions to stay hidden from advesaries. "Autonomous and semi-autonomous systems need active illumination to navigate at night or underground

Turkish Drone Strike Destroys Syrian Army’s Pantsir-S1 Air Defense System

February 29, 2020 @ 09:19 AM

A missile fired by a Turkish Drone destroyed a Russian-made Pantsir-S1 Air Defense System (ADS) of the Syrian Army deployed in Idlib province on Friday. Information leaked to the Turkish media said that the ADSs radar was active moments before the impact, indicating that the system failed to detect the incoming missile

Indonesia Accepts US Grant of ScanEagle drones, Bell Chopper Upgrade

February 28, 2020 @ 06:49 AM

Indonesia on Wednesday approved a US grant to supply 14 Boeing Insitu ScanEagle reconnaissance drones ($28.3 million) and upgrade 3 Bell 412 helicopters ($6

New Laser-based Anti-Drone System Installed on US Destroyer

February 25, 2020 @ 11:04 AM

The United States Navy has installed the first Optical Dazzling Interdictor, Navy (ODIN) anti-drone laser weapon system on its USS Dewey (DDG 105) Arleigh Burke-class destroyer. “The first ODIN system was installed on the Arleigh Burke-class guided missile destroyer USS Dewey (DDG 105), during her recently completed Dry-Docking Selected Restricted Availability,” the navy said in a

Naval Group Develops Underwater-Overland Drone Coordination Solution

February 25, 2020 @ 10:21 AM

Naval Group has displayed its I4Drones Mission system at the Unmanned Systems Exhibition (UMEX) in Abu Dhabi which coordinates the work of multiple drones operating both underwater and overland. “Naval Group solutions can integrate all types of autonomous vehicles for deployment above and underwater, exploiting their payload to the benefit of the tactical situation whatever the sea conditions

US Army Procures Drone Targets from Griffon Aerospace for $50M

February 25, 2020 @ 08:27 AM

The United States Army has awarded Griffon Aerospace a contract worth $50 million to supply MQM-170 Outlaw Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPA) targets and MQM-171 Broadsword Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) targets. “Griffon Aerospace Inc

UAE Signs $64M Camcopter S-100 Deal at UMEX-2020

February 25, 2020 @ 06:49 AM

The UAE Armed Forces have signed deals amounting to nearly $170 million (AED 625 million) at the UMEX and SimTEX 2020 event in Abu Dhabi, one of which is a $64 million (AED 234 million) contract for Camcopter S-100 unmanned helicopters with ADASI company. “The S-100 drone will be used across a wide range of military applications such as intelligence gathering, surveillance and reconnaissance, target acquisition, naval support and border patrol,” state-run

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