NATO Receives First Alliance Ground Surveillance Drone

November 22, 2019 @ 07:32 AM

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has received first of its total five ordered Alliance Ground Surveillance drones based on US Global Hawks, on Thursday. “The first of five NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft landed in Sigonella, Italy at 16h46 local time on Thursday (21 November 2019), marking an important...

Russia To Showcase Drone Countermeasures at Dubai Airshow 2019

November 13, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

Russia's state-run Rosoboronexport will present drone countermeasures at 2019th edition of the Dubai Airshow scheduled to begin on November 17, Sunday.“The Middle East is a key region for Rostec

BAE Systems to Develop Lightweight Jamming Countermeasures for Helicopters, Drones

November 13, 2019 @ 08:33 AM

BAE Systems will design and develop lightweight radar jamming technology to improve countermeasure capability of US Army helicopters and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The US Army awarded research and development funding to the company, under which it will design technology to integrate adaptive radio frequency jamming and sensing capabilities into one...

General Atomics, Hellenic AF to Conduct Maritime Surveillance Demo Using MQ-9 Drones

November 12, 2019 @ 11:24 AM

General Atomics and Hellenic Air Force (HAF) will conduct a series of demonstration flights of MQ-9 drones to showcase its surveillance and drone countermeasures capabilities to the European countries, in December. “Flights will base out of the HAFs site in Larissa and use a MQ-9 Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) to...

US Predator Drones Log Over 6 Million Flight Hours

November 6, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

General Atomics Predator series of Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) which includes the Predator, Predator B, Gray Eagle, Avenger and MQ-9B SkyGuardian lines, surpassed six million flight hours on October 31. The aircraft completed 430,495 total missions with close to 90% of those missions flown in combat, the company said in a

Thai Navy to get Schiebel's Camcopter S-100 UAS

November 4, 2019 @ 09:13 AM

Schiebel has won a contract to supply Camcopter S-100 Vertical Take Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) to the Royal Thai Navy (RTN). Following an extensive competitive tender process, Schiebel was awarded its first contract with the RTN, which was signed by Schiebels CEO Hannes Hecher and Admiral Prachachart Sirisawat, Director General Naval Acquisition Management office at the Royal Thai Navy, and authorised by Commander In Chief of Royal Thai Navy Headquarters in Bangkok

Russia Tests Combat Drone in Syria

November 1, 2019 @ 10:54 AM

Russia is transporting Orion medium-altitude long endurance (MALE) drones back to its soil after conducting tests in Syria. "The Orion drone, capable of carrying up to four missiles, was successfully test-fired in Syria

Iran's New Hand-launched Drone has Electronic Warfare Capability

October 31, 2019 @ 08:40 AM

An upgraded version of Farpad hand-launched drone that was inducted into the Iranian Armys Ground Forces, has electronic warfare capabilities. “Farpad is equipped with autopilot and portable ground control station

China is Developing A Stealthy Transport Drone

October 29, 2019 @ 07:56 AM

A new stealth-capable transport drone presently under development, featuring a hybrid of conventional and flying wing design, was showcased by China at a recently held expo in Xian, Shaanxi Province, China. The transport drone dubbed “FL-2” is still in its conceptual design stage

General Atomics to Weaponize French MQ-9 Combat Drones

October 26, 2019 @ 05:19 AM

General Atomics has won a $18 million contract action to weaponize Frances MQ‐9 Block 5 drones. “General Atomics has been awarded a $18 million action for the France MQ‐9 Block 5 weaponization and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Pod Integration effort,” the US Department of Defense said in a statement Friday

Ukraine Gets 3 More Turkish Bayraktar TB2 Combat Drones

October 23, 2019 @ 09:04 AM

Ukraine received three more Turkish Bayraktar TB2 combat drones on Monday. Along with the aircraft, ammunition, a simulator, camera systems and ground data terminals were delivered to the Ukrainian Air Force

AVIC Marks First Sale of 10 AV500 helicopter UAVs

October 22, 2019 @ 06:23 AM

The Aviation Industries Corporation of China (AVIC) has marked the first big sales order for its AV500 helicopter UAV dubbed as copycat of the US-made Fire-scout UAV. A preliminary sales contract for 10 AV500 helicopter UAVs has been signed with the Wuhan Aviation Industry UAV Service (WAIUS) during the China Heli-Expo at Tianjin on October 10, AVIC announced on Monday