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India to Develop Air-launched Swarm Drone Systems, Stealthy AI-enabled Combat Drones

October 21, 2019 @ 06:53 AM

Indias state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is developing a swarm drone system dubbed “Alpha-S,” designed to be launched from fighter aircraft, and a stealthy Artificial Intelligence (AI)- enabled robot wingman. HAL has teamed up with Bengaluru-based start-up NewSpace Research and Technologies to develop air-launched swarm drone systems, glide bombs and stealthy...

Russian Attack Drone's Weapons Trials in 2020

October 17, 2019 @ 09:17 AM

Russia is planning to conduct weapons trial of Okhotnik (Hunter) stealthy combat drone next year, a defense industry source revealed. "The drones onboard air-launched weapons will begin to be tested for combat employment at the testing range of the 929th State Flight Test Center of the Defense Ministry," the source was...

Turkish Drones Strike Kurdish Ammo Truck

October 15, 2019 @ 06:11 AM

Turkeys armed drones struck a Kurdish truck while ammunition and explosives were reportedly being loaded onto the vehicle, on Monday. “Terrorists of the PKK / PYD-YPG, the infant killers targeting our civilian settlements with mortar shots, were identified by our UAVs while supplying ammunition for new massacres and were destroyed by...

US Stealth Jets' Troubleshooting Drone, 'Valkyrie' Damaged in Test Flight

October 12, 2019 @ 10:12 AM

United States XQ-58A Valkyrie drone intended to become the “loyal wingman” for F-22 and F-35 pilots, was damaged during its third flight on October 9. "The XQ-58A Valkyrie completed the third flight of the Low Cost Attritable Strike Demonstration program October 9 at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona

Israeli Drones to Help Monitor Turkish "Encroachment" of Cypriot EEZ

October 11, 2019 @ 07:15 AM

Israeli UAV manufacturer Aeronautics has sold 4 Aerostar tactical UAVs to the Cyprus' defense ministry to monitor Turkeys exploration for oil and gas in the Eastern Mediterranean sea. The deal valued at $13 million for four Aerostar Tactical UAS (TUAS) drones, which have a wingspan of 8

SE Asian Nation Awards Elbit $153M Multi-Layered Drone Deal

October 9, 2019 @ 06:34 AM

An unnamed southeast Asian country has awarded Elbit Systems a $153 million contract for comprehensive, multi-layered array of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) meant for its army. Under the terms of the contract, the Israeli firm will supply a networked multi-layered drone solution, including more than a thousand THOR Multi-Rotor Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) mini-UAS, scores of Skylark LEX, Skylark 3 and Hermes 450 tactical UAS as well as Universal Ground Control Stations, Elbit Systems said in a statement Sunday

Iran Unveils New Military Vehicles, Drone & Smart Robot

October 4, 2019 @ 07:00 AM

The Iranian military on Thursday received new, indigenously-developed military hardware including bullet-proof tactical vehicles, reconnaissance drone and smart robots. The new pieces of equipment were officially delivered to the relevant military forces during a ceremony held on October 3, Press TV

New Dagger Shaped High-altitude Reconnaissance Drone Debuts at China’s National Day Parade...

October 1, 2019 @ 06:07 AM

At Chinas National Day parade on October 1, the countrys new dagger-shaped high-altitude reconnaissance drone, the WZ-8, was unveiled. It could likely be able to fly at a high-supersonic speed and have stealth capabilities, military analysts said

New GJ-11 Stealth Combat Drone with Flying Wing Design takes part in...

October 1, 2019 @ 05:38 AM

Chinas new Gongji-11 (GJ-11) stealth-capable combat drone having a flying wing design similar to United States B-2 strategic bomber, was showcased at the National Day parade on Tuesday. “Judging from the drone's aerodynamic design, the GJ-11 is likely to have outstanding stealth capabilities and flying qualities,” Wei Dongxu, a Beijing-based military analyst, was quoted as saying by Global Times

Ukrainian Army Inducts Turkish Combat Drones

September 30, 2019 @ 05:46 AM

Turkeys Bayraktar TB2 combat drones were pressed to service by the Ukrainian Army, the countrys defense ministry announced on Saturday. Ukraine announced the deal for the purchase of Turkish combat drones for its army in mid-January

USAF Develops "Thor" Electromagnetic Weapon to Hammer Enemy Drones

September 30, 2019 @ 04:39 AM

Drone swarm attacks of the type that crippled Saudi oil refineries, could be hammered down with an electromagnetic weapon called “Thor” developed by the United States Air Force (USAF) research laboratory. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) exhibited the counter-swarm electromagnetic weapon technology, called Tactical High-power Operational Responder (THOR), at the 2019 Air Force Association Air, Space, and Cyber Conference at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center, near Washington and Virginia, from September 16-18

Indian Troops to Shoot Down Pak Drones in its Airspace After Mysterious...

September 27, 2019 @ 09:29 AM

Following mysterious airdrop of ammunition, grenades, rifles and fake currency in the Indo-Pakistan border state of Punjab on Sunday, Indias Border Security Force (BSF) has asked its troops to shoot down any drone intruding into Indian airspace. The BSF guards the 180km of the International Border (IB) with Pakistan along with the Indian army

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