Australia Agrees to Co-Develop 3 More Loyal Wingman Uncrewed Aircraft

March 2, 2021 @ 04:06 PM

The Australian government has agreed to co-develop a further three Loyal Wingman aircraft with Boeing to advance the air-teaming vehicle, payloads and associated support and training capabilities. The 38-foot (11

Asian Country Orders Hermes 900 UAVs for $300M

March 2, 2021 @ 08:14 AM

Elbit Systems announced today it was awarded an approximately $300 million contract by a country in Asia to supply Hermes 900 Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The contract will be performed over a period of five years

Boeing Announces Maiden Flight of Loyal Wingman Drone

March 2, 2021 @ 06:28 AM

Boeing Australia and the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) today announced that the Loyal Wingman uncrewed aircraft completed its first flight. The flight of the first military aircraft to be designed and manufactured in Australia in more than 50 years flew under the supervision of a Boeing test pilot monitoring the...

Russian Electronic Warfare Systems Cannot Beat Bayraktar UAVs: Baykar

March 2, 2021 @ 05:47 AM

Haluk Bayraktar, CEO of Baykar that manufactures Bayaraktar TB2 drones has claimed that these aircraft cannot be defeated by Russian electronic warfare (EW) systems. “Russian electronic warfare systems will not be able to interfere with the work of Bayraktar TB2 even for one hour

Rostec Develops New Anti-Drone System

February 27, 2021 @ 05:16 AM

Rostec State Corporations Ruselectronics Holding has developed a mobile anti-drone system. In a

Drone Firm Honors 2 Employees for Aiding Chinese Troops during Galwan Conflict

February 25, 2021 @ 05:52 PM

A Chinese company whose droes are used by the People's Liberation Army (PLA) in border defense missions honored two employees for aiding PLA soldiers in the conflict between Chinese and Indian troops in the Galwan Valley in June 2020. “Zhao Bo and Shi Zhilong, two employees of the Shenzhen-based drone company Keweitai Enterprise Development Co, acted valiantly and supported the PLA troops in drone reconnaissance missions despite dangerous conditions and the harsh environment at an altitude of more than 5,000 meters in the Galwan Valley,” Global Times quoted a company statement as saying on Wednesday

Turkish Navy Receives New Long-Range Anka Drones

February 25, 2021 @ 12:12 PM

The Turkish Naval Forces (DzKK) received two Anka combat drones with longer range. On Wednesday, the Defense Industries Presidency (SSB) said in a

GKN Aerospace to Manufacture Composite Parts for UK’s MQ-9B Drones

February 25, 2021 @ 07:34 AM

GKN Aerospace will manufacture advanced composite V-tails for GA-ASIs new MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) under an agreement the company signed with General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI)

GA-ASI Flies MQ-9A Equipped with New Centerline Avionics Bay

February 25, 2021 @ 07:25 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) said today it recently flew a company-owned MQ-9A Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) equipped with a newly developed Centerline Avionics Bay (CAB), for the first time

Iran Reveals New Long-Range Combat, Surveillance Drone

February 24, 2021 @ 12:50 PM

Iran today unveiled its homegrown Kaman-22 armed drone with a range of 3,000 km. The aircraft is an upgraded version of Kaman-12, which was first introduced in September 2020

Kalashnikov Presents New “Hybrid” Fixed Wing-Multirotor Drone at IDEX 2021

February 22, 2021 @ 07:59 AM

Russias Kalashnikov Group today unveiled a new hybrid unmanned complex, ZALA VTOL, at the ongoing IDEX 2021 exhibition in Abu Dhabi. The complex combines qualities of both fixed-wing and multi-rotor types of UAVs and can change the configuration depending on the conditions of the performed task