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

USSOCOM Orders SATCOM-Enabled UAS for BLOS Ops

July 13, 2021 @ 02:02 PM

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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

Israel’s Elta Delivering Counter-Drone Systems to ‘South Asian’ Country

July 2, 2021 @ 01:27 PM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) though its ELTA Systems group is delivering dozens of its ‘Drone Guard Counter-UAS (CUAS) systems to a country in South Asia in a deal, worth tens of millions of dollars (USD). The ‘South Asian country could be India or Sri Lanka as Israel has close military-industry relations with both

Albania Approves Bayraktar TB2 Drone Purchase

July 2, 2021 @ 06:32 AM

Albanias parliament allocated an additional budget of more than €8 million for the procurement of Bayraktar TB2 drones from Turkey. The nod for such a contract came after Albanian Interior Minister Bledar Çuçi and military officials paid a visit to Turkey, Turkeys government-owned Anadolu Agency reported Thursday

Ukraine Deploys Turkish Bayraktar Drone in NATO's Sea Breeze Exercise

July 2, 2021 @ 03:51 AM

The Ukrainian Army deployed Turkey-made Bayraktar TB2 drones armed with MAM-C, a high explosive variant of Roketsans smart micro munitions (MAM) family, during Sea Breeze 2021 exercises being held in the Black Sea which has over 30 countries participating. While the Ukrainian Army already has these combat UAVs in service, the Navy could receive some of them this year for use in the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov