An Indian JV, Adani Elbit Advanced Systems may have landed its first export order being part of a $180 million multi-UAV export deal between Israeli Elbit Systems and the Government of Philippines. Elbit is close to signing a $180 million deal for supplying various types of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the Philippines army, Globes newspaper reported
Unmanned Systems maker AeroVironment has acquired Pulse Aerospace, LLC, a developer and supplier of small VTOL UAS, for $25.7 million in cash, including milestone-based earn-out payments of $5 million
Hermes 45 Small Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System (STUAS) will be unveiled at the upcoming Paris Airshow 2019, manufacturer Elbit Systems announced Tuesday. The STUAS offers a combination of extended range and duration with point launch and recovery, to-and-from land and maritime platforms thus enhancing Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) capabilities
Yemeni air defenses have destroyed a US-made MQ-9 unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) belonging to Saudi Arabia on Thursday afternoon, in al-Jabaliyah, located in the country's west coast. "The drone we downed was an American-made MQ-9 Reaper," source in the Air Defense unit told the al-Masirah news network
Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) will unveil the “T-Heron” tactical Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) at the upcoming Paris AirShow 2019. Powered by Rotex engine, the drone can fly with a maximum speed of 120 knots and can reach altitudes of up to 24,000 feet
Belarusian firm AGAT-Sistemi Upravlenia (AGAT Control Systems), a subsidiary of the state-owned Geoinformation Control Systems Holding, has unveiled “Berkut-3,” an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) with a tailless flying wing design. The UAV has a wingspan of 3 meters, maximum take-off weight (MTOW) of 11 kg, and has the ability to carry a 2 kg payload
Boeing subsidiary Insitu Inc is awarded $47,930,791 contract for 34 ScanEagle unmanned air vehicles for the governments of Malaysia (12); Indonesia (8); Philippines (8); and Vietnam (6). In addition, this order provides for spare payloads, spare and repair parts, support equipment, tools, training, technical services, and field service representatives
BAE Systems has won a $39.5 million Foreign Military Sales (FMS) contract to supply MQ-9 Sensor Pod to France
Northrop Grumman has won a $65 million contract for long-lead components for the manufacture and delivery of three low-rate initial production Lot 5 MQ-4C Triton unmanned aircraft meant for US Navy and government of Australia. In addition, this contract provides equipment and associated materials for three ground stations for US Navy and government of Australia, the US Department of Defense said in a statement Wednesday
India is likely to approve the proposal to buy 12 MQ-9 Sea Guardian drones from the US for its Navy and not 22 of them for $2 billion as planned last year. “India had plans to purchase 22 Sea Guardian drones for the navy, valued at around $2 billion
The South Korean army demonstrated the use of tactical drones utilizing latest technology on Thursday during a session held at Icheon, south of Seoul. The Army presented some 20 drones, which carried out a series of mock combat procedures from reconnaissance to strikes, decontamination and transportation, reports Yonhap news agency
India's state-run Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) has conducted tests of the "Abhyas" High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) drone from Interim Test Range (ITR) in Odisha state, eastern India on Monday. “The flight test was tracked by various RADARS and Electro Optic Systems and proved its performance in fully autonomous way point navigation mode,” the DRDO said in a statement
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