DRDO Tests High-Speed Expendable Aerial Target ABHYAS

October 22, 2021 @ 02:25 PM

Indias Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) flight tested ABHYAS High-speed Expendable Aerial Target (HEAT) from the Integrated Test Range (ITR), Chandipur off the coast of Bay of Bengal in Odisha. The vehicle can be used as an aerial target for evaluation of various missile systems

Kyrgyzstan Orders Byratkar Drones from Turkey, Orlan-10E UAVs from Russia

October 22, 2021 @ 07:22 AM

Kyrgyzstan had ordered Bayraktar drones from Turkey besides Orlan-10E UAVs from Russia, Deputy Head of the Kyrgyz government, Kamchybek Tashiyev was quoted as telling local reporters on Friday. "Currently, funds are allocated from the republican budget for the purchase of Bayraktar drones from Turkey

Turkish Navy Gets First Aksungur Drone

October 21, 2021 @ 06:48 AM

The Turkish Navy took delivery of its first Aksungur medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) on Wednesday. “The first Aksungur UAV produced by TUSAS (Turkish Aerospace Industries) has been delivered to the Turkish Naval Forces after completion of tests,” the head of the Presidency of Defense Industries (SSB), Ismail Demir...

Russia’s Ruselectronics Tests Acoustic System to Detect Stealth Drones

October 21, 2021 @ 06:47 AM

Russias Ruselectronics has completed testing of an acoustic reconnaissance system that can detect drones flying in radio silence by virtue of the noise they make during flight. Called “Ataka-Shorokh” acoustic reconnaissance module, the system has successfully passed the factory acceptance tests, Ruselectronics holding company, Rostec reported today

AeroVironment Demos Maritime Sensor-to-Shooter Capability with Puma 3 AE, Switchblade 300 during

October 21, 2021 @ 05:14 AM

AeroVironment announced the successful maritime demonstration of a Puma 3 AE small unmanned aircraft system and Switchblade 300 tactical missile system sensor-to-shooter (S2S) capability as part of NATO REP(MUS) 21, Europes largest maritime unmanned systems operational experimentation exercise. The exercise was hosted at the Portuguese Navy Centre for Operational Experimentation held in Troia, Portugal in September

U.S. Marine Corps Receives MQ-9A Reapers

October 21, 2021 @ 03:38 AM

General Atomics transferred two MQ-9A Reaper Block 5 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) to the U.S

IAI and KAI Signs Additional MOU on Loitering Munitions

October 20, 2021 @ 09:43 AM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on a Loitering Munitions Program. The MoU aims to secure a new concept weapons system that will maximize the effectiveness of Suppression and Destruction of Enemy Air Defenses (SEAD & DEAD) missions along with the ability to perform long-endurance reconnaissance missions, and attack targets immediately when necessary

UMS Skeldar’s V-200 VTOL UAV Completes Flight Trials in Finland

October 20, 2021 @ 08:56 AM

UMS Skeldars V-200 medium-range VTOL UAV has completed five-day long surveillance flight trial demonstrations aboard the OPV Turva as part of the Valvonta2 project led by the Finnish Border Guard and funded by the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund. The project aims to achieve an understanding of how authorities could use unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) for diverse and demanding operations at sea both now and in future scenarios

Defects Found in $812 million South Korean Global Hawk UAVs

October 15, 2021 @ 07:27 AM

All four Global Hawk unmanned surveillance aircraft that the South Korean Air Force procured from the United States have defects in them, a ruling party lawmaker claimed Thursday. Rep

GA-ASI SeaGuardian Completes Europe’s Five-Week Maritime Demo

October 14, 2021 @ 06:53 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc. (GA-ASI) completed a series of flight demonstrations that featured a company-owned MQ-9B SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) in partnership with the Royal Air Force (RAF)

Rheinmetall, UVision to Market Hero Loitering Munitions in Europe

October 12, 2021 @ 08:31 AM

Rheinmetall and Israeli company UVision have today signed a strategic partnering agreement to market Hero series of loitering munitions to the armed forces of Europe. Rheinmetall will take the industrial, technological and commercial lead for enhancing the capabilities of the weapon system; while UVision will make available the Hero loitering munitions