Turkish Drones to Fire Autonomously at Targets in Near Future

February 17, 2021 @ 05:40 PM

Turkish drones such as Bayratkar and Akinci will be able to fire at targets on their own in the near future. “We will use these UCAVs and the ammunition they carry more effectively,” head of the Defence Industries Presidency (SSB), Ismail Demir said during an

NATO’s RQ-4D Surveillance Drone Achieves Initial Operational Capability

February 16, 2021 @ 09:18 AM

NATO has declared the Alliance Ground Surveillance (AGS) RQ-4D remotely piloted aircraft initially operationally ready to conduct missions. NATO's AGS system will provide a unique capability for all 30 Alliance Members, with a platform adapted to meet NATO's Intelligence Surveillance and Reconnaissance requirements

Dutch Army Tests Israel’s Smart Shooter SMASH Counter-Drone System

February 16, 2021 @ 09:04 AM

The Dutch Army recently completed a two-day live-fire counter-drone trial using Smart Shooter's SMASH Fire Control System in the Austrian High Mountains. Tested at a range of up to 200 meters, in harsh weather conditions, fog, and blowing snow, the SMASH Fire Control Systems proved to be highly effective as all...

French MoD Selects Airbus Fixed-Wing Drone for its Ships

February 15, 2021 @ 10:50 AM

The French Direction générale de l'armement (DGA) will buy 11 Aliaca electrically-powered fixed-wing UAS systems (22 aircraft) from Airbus subsidiary SURVEY Copter to equip Navy ships. Aliaca is officially called SMDM / “Systèmes de Mini Drones aériens embarqués pour la Marine” by French authorities...

IAI Unveils WASP Wide-Area Aerial Surveillance System

February 10, 2021 @ 11:47 AM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has unveiled WASP, a new generation surveillance system that provides a high-resolution situational awareness picture of moving targets day and night in a wide-area of interest. Utilizing EO and IR sensors, AI algorithms and adaptive rule engines, the system captures large areas in high revisit rate, to track, identify and alert the system operator of moving targets that correlate with mission requirements and objectives

Russia’s Pantsir-S1 Systems Destroy ‘Enemy’ Drones Attacking S-400s

February 8, 2021 @ 04:50 AM

Russian militarys Pantsir-S1 anti-aircraft systems destroyed “enemy” drones that were attacking S-400 air defense systems during a recent exercise in Crimea. The Southern Military District said in a statement that the Pantsir “found, identified and destroyed the air targets at a safe distance

HAL Earmarks $53.5 Million Investment in CATS Warrior Stealth Drone Project

February 5, 2021 @ 07:29 AM

India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has earmarked INR 390 Crore ($53.5 Million) in the CATS Warrior stealth attack drone that will team up with a "mother ship," - a light combat aircraft (LCA), enter enemy territory, drop munitions and return to base

GA-ASI to Demo SkyGuardian RPA to Netherlands

February 4, 2021 @ 07:20 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA‑ASI) today announced its plan to take a company-owned SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) to the United Kingdom in July to undertake a series of operational capability demonstrations for NATO allies, including the Netherlands

HAL's Displays RUAV Drone Concept for High-Altitude Cargo Delivery

February 3, 2021 @ 10:27 AM

India's Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) has shown the concept of a helicopter drone called RUAV designed to carry load in high altitude regions. The concept shown at Aero India 2021 can be fitted with a surveillance payload too if desired

HAL's Warrior Drone Could Progress from Concept to Design in 2-3 years

February 3, 2021 @ 10:14 AM

The Warrior teaming drone revealed by Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at Aero India 2021 today could transition to detailed design phase by 2024. Ahead of that a scaled down version of the drone is planned for the next 1-2 years which will be a flying concept