Boeing is partnering with Australian government research group, Defence Cooperative Research Centre (DCRC), to develop advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to create smart military drones for global forces. Embedding machine learning techniques on-board will help unmanned systems better understand and react to threat environments
The Russian Air Force on Thursday evening destroyed an Israeli drone in the airspace of the Syrian capital of Damascus, according to reports. “The drone was on its way to carry out an attack on a target in Damascus,” Russian sources were quoted as saying by Israel-based Hadashot 12 news website
China will commission “Sharp Sword,” its new stealth-drone built for the countrys first indigenous aircraft carrier, the Type 001A by the end of this year. The drone will feature on October 1 at the National Day parade in Beijing
General Atomics has been awarded a contract to demonstrate the US Air Force Research Labs “Agile Condor” capability under which a MQ-9 drone will surveil a large area continuously identifying targets of interest using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies. “The Agile Condor project will allow a MQ-9 to surveil a large area of operations, autonomously identify pre-defined targets of interest and transmit their locations,” said David R
Aselsan today unveiled its new smart nano surveillance drone at the Teknofest-2019 aerospace and technology festival in Istanbul, Turkey. The device can stay in the air for at least 25 minutes and broadcast clear live footage from a distance of 1
Indias locally-made Rustom-II medium-altitude long-endurance reconnaissance drone crashed Tuesday morning in Chitradurga district of Karnataka state, during flight tests. "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) being developed by DRDO on experimental flight trial in new configuration has crash landed in fields near ATR Chitradurga
Yemeni Houthi rebels have reportedly launched a drone strike attacking the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia early on Saturday using ten drones, causing a major fire. It wasnt clear if there were any injuries in the attacks in Buqyaq and the Khurais oil field, nor what effect it would have on oil production in the kingdom
Russia has developed a new electronic warfare complex which comprises of three Orlan-10 drones and a mobile centre to track potential targets using cell phone signals. The “Leer-3” system can tap into cell phone base stations, analyze data flow to geographically locate a specific cellphone subscriber by their devices signal, and then bomb targets, if required
French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has received all 27 Novadem NX70 micro-UAV systems, order for which was placed late last year. Novadem received the Euro 2 million ($2
Serbia will become the first European country to acquire Chinese-origin UAVs as it plans to clinch a deal for 9 Wing Loong armed drones, with a possible future order of additional 15, from Beijing. “This sale will greatly strengthen the Serbian military, which will gain capabilities it has not had in the past,” Serbian Defense Minister Aleksandar Vulin was quoted as saying by the media
BAE Systems will commence trial flights of a unique solar-powered UAV that can stay airborne for 1 year flying at 65000 feet, and work as a low-cost substitute for satellites delivering 5-G networks. The company announced today it had reached an agreement to acquire British SME, Prismatic Ltd which had done initial work on developing the solar-powered UAV called PHASA-35
China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation (CASIC) has developed a new hexacopter drone capable of surveillance and reconnaissance functions that can “hunt” small, low flying drones with nets. The drone “hunts” by approaching its target and dropping a 16sqm net on it, forcing the hostile drone to fall to the ground and rendering it useless, local media reported Tuesday
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