MQ-4C Triton Drone Completes First Flight in Multi-Intelligence Configuration

July 30, 2021 @ 03:22 PM

An MQ-4C Triton drone finished its first flight in the highly upgraded multi-intelligence configuration known as integrated functional capability four (IFC-4). Triton is the U

Russian Orion-E attack Drone Could Launch Vikhr Guided Missiles

July 27, 2021 @ 01:58 PM

Russias Kalashnikov Group is working on adapting the 'Vikhr' air- launched guided missiles for use on the Orion-E attack drone besides other platforms. The Vikhr missiles are often compared to the American Hellfire as both are guided with similar strike distances

Turkey's Kargu Drone Bags First Export Customer

July 23, 2021 @ 02:18 PM

Turkey's STM Defense Technologies Engineering will deliver its Kargu rotary-wing attack drone loitering munition system to the first international customer. "Our national pride Portable Rotary Wing Striker UAV System KARGU has achieved its first export success," head of the Defence Industries Presidency (SSB), Ismail Demir, tweeted July 21

U.S.A.F. Orders Puma 3 AE Drones from AeroVironment

July 23, 2021 @ 11:01 AM

American firm AeroVironment received two firm-fixed-price orders totaling nearly $16 million from the United States Air Force to deliver Puma 3 AE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and spares packages and Raven UAS spares packages. The hand-launched Puma 3 AE has a wingspan of 9

UK MoD Orders 13 General Atomics’ RG Mk1 Surveillance Drones Worth £195

July 22, 2021 @ 05:14 PM

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has ordered 13 Protector RG Mk1 Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) to add to its initial order for three Protector RPAS, establishing 16 as the new total of Protectors to be delivered to the UK MoD. A £195 million contract for a further 13 cutting-edge...

Zala Aero to Demo 12-Hour Endurance, Hybrid Drone at MAKS 2021

July 19, 2021 @ 06:30 PM

Zala Aero, a subsidiary of Kalashnikov Group, will demonstrate ZALA 421-16E5G hybrid drone for the first time at the upcoming MAKS-2021 International Air Show. First samples of this drone are already in operation at the facilities of the fuel and energy complex, Kalashnikov said in a statement recently

First Turkish Bayraktar TB2 Drone Delivered to the Ukrainian Navy

July 15, 2021 @ 09:23 AM

Turkey's Baykar Savunma has delivered the first Bayraktar TB2 combat drone to the Ukrainian Navy. "The first naval Bayraktar TB2 drone has been delivered to Ukraine

AeroVironment Introduces 'Crysalis' Ground Control Station for UAV

July 9, 2021 @ 04:18 AM

AeroVironment unveiled Crysalis, a new ground control solution (GCS) that will provide command and control (C2) of compatible company unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and their payloads. Crysalis is an integrated hardware and software-based ground control system built around three core elements – software, hardware, and antennas

General Atomics Marks Roll-out of First MQ-9A Block 5 Drone for the...

July 8, 2021 @ 09:27 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) rolled out the first MQ-9A Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and Ground Control Station (GCS) for the Royal Netherlands Air Force (RNLAF) on Wednesday

Thales’ New Long-Range Surveillance Drone 'UAS 100' Completes First Flight

July 7, 2021 @ 10:18 AM

Frances Thales successfully completed the first flight of a half-scale prototype of its UAS 100 long-range unmanned air system on June 22. Developed in partnership with Issoire Aviation and Hionos, and with the support of the French Ministry of the Armed Forces via the Defense Innovation Agency (AID), UAS100 will help meet demand for more cost-effective drone missions with a lower environmental impact

Land, Sea and Air Combat Robots Displayed at Beijing Expo

July 7, 2021 @ 09:53 AM

At an expo that kicked off in Beijing on Monday, China displayed its latest advanced land, sea and air combat robots. The event is organized by the Chinese Institute of Command and Control, the 9th China Conference on Command and Control and the 7th China Military Intelligent Technology Expo