India will soon begin conducting flight tests of its first 400 kg thrust class Small Turbofan Engine (STFE) as a power plant for unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) targeted for subsonic applications. The state-funded Gas Turbine Research Establishment (GTRE) realised six prototype engines with 95% indigenous components last year
Belarus has developed “TRIO,” a new air defense system that is capable of targeting and destroying aerial targets including drones, according to the countrys State Military and Industrial Committee. "The new surface-to-air missile system developed by specialists of BSVT - New Technologies has been created to provide air defense for military and industrial facilities, land troops units and formations, and also to strike small-size air targets, including unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)," the committee said in a statement Monday
China has unveiled an armed amphibious drone boat which can lead an invasion and can operate as part of a swarm of drones including airborne UAVs. Named "Marine Lizard," the drone is developed by Wuchang Shipbuilding Industry Group under China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC)
In a first direct competition between Chinese and United States military products, the formers Wing Loong II drone will be competing against the United States MQ-9 Predator B in a potential tender for UAVs in Malaysia. The Wing Loong II put up a flying and static display while the MQ-9 was only on static display at the Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace (LIMA) exhibition that concluded last week in the Malaysian resort Island
A weirdly shaped Chinese attack drone Blowfish A2 was unveiled at Langkawi International Maritime and Aerospace Exhibition-2019 (LIMA) held in Malaysia. According to the Guangdong-based Zhuhai Ziyan UAV company, the 1
Russian firm Almaz Antey has developed a drone capable of flying and shooting simultaneously. The drone is equipped with fully functioning Kalashnikov AK-47 housed inside a set of wings, with the gun's barrel jutting menacingly from the front, according to
The United States has given its approval for NATO member Belgium to purchase General Atomics MQ-9B Sky Guardian drones in a deal worth $600 million. The deal would include four MQ-9B drones, two ground stations, five AN/DAS-4 multispectral targeting systems, 15 embedded GPS/inertial navigation systems, five AN/APY-8 Lynx synthetic aperture radars, and five detect-and-avoid systems, Defense Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) said in a statement
Ukraine carried out tests of the Turkish-made Bayraktar TB2 combat drones on Wednesday. The tests were carried out in western Khmelnytskyi region, overlooked by Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko
Pakistan is eyeing to purchase Chinese long-range Rainbow CH-4 and CH5 drones. It is the first time that the country is acquiring a long-range drone
Leonardo is looking to configure the C-27J to make the aircraft better capable of fire-fighting operations to expand its multirole capabilities. The C-27J fire-fighter has a roll-on/roll-off Fire Attack System (FAS) made by Simplex Aerospace for airborne fire-fighting technology and capability, the company said in a statement Tuesday
China has seen an overall increase of 1430 percent growth in combat drone sales pushing it to the number one spot in exports, according to a report by Stockholm based Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) published on Monday. According to the report, from 2014 to 2018, China exported some 153 Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAV) to 13 nations that include Middle Eastern countries such as Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE)
Airbus has begun shore-to-ship trials in Singapore with its Skyways parcel delivery drone. The maiden shore-to-ship delivery flight was made to the Swire Pacific Offshores Anchor Handling Tug Supply vessel ‘M/V Pacific Centurion, 1
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