MBDA Mistral Missile Tested Against Leonardo's New M-40 Target Drones

December 24, 2019 @ 12:02 PM

Leonardo has demonstrated its new M-40 target drone against MBDA-made Mistral surface-to-air missile, in Italy. "Leonardo has concluded a series of flights with its M-40 target drone as part of a trials campaign in Italy

Turkish Military to Buy Domestically Produced ‘Machine-gun’ Drone

December 18, 2019 @ 08:33 AM

The Turkish military is set to buy ‘Songar, a locally-made armed drone capable of firing automatic weapons. Eight ‘Songar drone systems, equipped with automatic machine guns, will enter service with the deal signed between Turkey's Defense Industries Presidency and the drones' manufacturer, Asis Elektronik, Hurriet Daily News reported

US Army To Modernize Gray Eagle ER Drones

December 13, 2019 @ 06:53 AM

The US Army has awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) multiple contracts to upgrade avionics, datalinks and software of MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) drones

New Turkish-Ukrainian Combat Drone makes its first flight

December 12, 2019 @ 02:35 PM

A new combat drone dubbed "Akinci" jointly developed by Turkey and Ukraine has completed its first flight. Powered by Ukrainian Al-450 engines, the drone flew for 16 minutes after take-off

GA-ASI, Greece Demo MQ-9 Drone's Maritime Surveillance, Detect and Avoid Capabilities

December 12, 2019 @ 09:37 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) and Hellenic Air Force (HAF) have commenced a series of demonstration flights using the MQ-9 Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)

Australia Purchases MQ-9B SkyGuardian Drones

December 7, 2019 @ 07:25 AM

The Australian Defence Force (ADF) has contracted General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) for the supply of MQ-9B SkyGuardian Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS) under the country's Project Air 7003

Germany to get Kongsberg's Counter Drone System

December 4, 2019 @ 09:44 AM

Germany has awarded Kongsberg a $27.2 million (250 MNOK) contract to supply a Counter Unmanned Aerial System (C-UAS) to its armed forces

Baykar Rejects Using British Tech in Bayraktar TB2 Combat Drone

November 29, 2019 @ 11:40 AM

Turkish drone manufacturer Baykar has rubbished a report claiming that it was able to develop sophisticated Bayraktar TB2 drones using technology imported from the United Kingdom. "We never got it from you

NATO Receives First Alliance Ground Surveillance Drone

November 22, 2019 @ 07:32 AM

The North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) has received first of its total five ordered Alliance Ground Surveillance drones based on US Global Hawks, on Thursday. “The first of five NATO Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) aircraft landed in Sigonella, Italy at 16h46 local time on Thursday (21 November 2019), marking an important step in the delivery of the AGS Program,” NATO said in a

Russia To Showcase Drone Countermeasures at Dubai Airshow 2019

November 13, 2019 @ 11:03 AM

Russia's state-run Rosoboronexport will present drone countermeasures at 2019th edition of the Dubai Airshow scheduled to begin on November 17, Sunday.“The Middle East is a key region for Rostec

BAE Systems to Develop Lightweight Jamming Countermeasures for Helicopters, Drones

November 13, 2019 @ 08:33 AM

BAE Systems will design and develop lightweight radar jamming technology to improve countermeasure capability of US Army helicopters and unmanned aerial systems (UAS). The US Army awarded research and development funding to the company, under which it will design technology to integrate adaptive radio frequency jamming and sensing capabilities into one system, the company said in a

General Atomics, Hellenic AF to Conduct Maritime Surveillance Demo Using MQ-9 Drones

November 12, 2019 @ 11:24 AM

General Atomics and Hellenic Air Force (HAF) will conduct a series of demonstration flights of MQ-9 drones to showcase its surveillance and drone countermeasures capabilities to the European countries, in December. “Flights will base out of the HAFs site in Larissa and use a MQ-9 Guardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) to showcase maritime surveillance capabilities, as well as a Detect and Avoid (DAA) system that enables RPA to fly safely in civil airspace alongside manned aircraft,” General Atomics said in a statement Monday