Rostec to Kick-start Serial Production of Robotic Convertiplanes

June 18, 2020 @ 05:44 AM

Rostecs Roselektronika and Aeroxo, a Russian start-up, are planning to begin serial production of robotic convertiplanes, the type of aircraft that utilizes rotor power for vertical takeoff and landing and converts to fixed-wing lift in normal flight. Applications include transportation of goods, control of ice conditions in the Far North, as...

America Developing ‘Transformer’ Military Drones that Changes Shape Mid-Flight

June 17, 2020 @ 05:57 AM

Some of the cool concepts that we see in Hollywood movies may soon be a reality with US Army Researchers working on autonomous air vehicles that can change shape mid-flight. On June 16, researchers with the U

Chinese University Develops Ground, Air Mobility Drone

June 16, 2020 @ 06:50 AM

A drone that can move on ground and fly depending upon its mission has been developed by the Tsinghua University in China. This first-of-its-kind drone is equipped with a four-wheel drive system to move over rough and mountainous terrain besides a quadcopter system for vertical take-off and flight,

Turkish Military to Receive Over 500 Kamikaze Kargu Drones Soon

June 15, 2020 @ 06:55 PM

Turkish firm STM is preparing to deliver over 500 Kamikaze Kargu unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to the military soon. These autonomous rotary wing attack drones entered Turkish Armed Forces inventory around a year ago,

Aerovironment to Provide Raven and Puma 3 AE Drones to NATO Support...

June 15, 2020 @ 06:20 PM

AeroVironment announced its receipt of two orders totaling $9.8 million from the NATO Support and Procurement Agency (NSPA) to provide Raven and Puma 3 AE tactical unmanned aircraft systems and spares

First 3 Thales mini-drones Authorized for Delivery to French Army

June 15, 2020 @ 04:15 PM

The French MODs armaments procurement agency, DGA has authorized the delivery of three ‘Spy Ranger mini-drones made by Thales to the French Army. Following verification operations on site of Thales and on the DGA Techniques site, the DGA has authorized the delivery by Thales to the French Army of the first three mini-systems (SMDR), a DGA release said today

Turkish Bayraktar Drone is 'Copied' from Israeli UAVs: Russian media

June 15, 2020 @ 11:06 AM

Israel has shared technology of its Aerostar and Heron UAVs with Turkey to manufacture Bayraktar drones, successful in the Syrian and Libyan battlegrounds, a Russian news outlet has alleged. Besides sharing similar appearance, the drones have a single turboprop engine

Some 23 Russian Pantsir Air Defense Systems Destroyed in Syria, Libya: Reports

June 9, 2020 @ 09:45 AM

At least 23 Pantsir air defense systems have been destroyed by Turkish Bayraktar TB2 and Anka-S combat drones in Syria and Libya. Eight more Russian missile systems and 15 combat vehicles were blown up in Middle East conflicts and in Africa respectively, reports Ukraines

USAF Combat Drone to be Pitted against Manned Jet to Develop AI...

June 9, 2020 @ 08:37 AM

Air Force researchers are working on a combat drone that can take down a piloted plane in an air-to-air combat with the goal of pitting the two against each other in July 2021. “Its a bold, bold idea

Kawasaki Developing “Flying Pickup Truck” Powered by Ninja Motorcycle Engines

June 9, 2020 @ 07:02 AM

A large hybrid drone, capable of carrying 200 kg cargo, being developed by Japans Kawasaki Heavy Industries has successfully completed a hover test last month. The test model measures about 7m long, 5m wide and 2m tall, and the purpose is to test its technical possibility of a payload capacity of over 200kg and a cruising range of over 100km to function as a “flying pickup truck”

Boeing Australia to Share Loyal Wingman System Design with UK

June 9, 2020 @ 06:01 AM

Boeing Australia on Tuesday said it will share Loyal Wingman (Boeing Airpower Teaming System) design material with the United Kingdom. “We have secured a first-of-type permit from the Australian Government and Department of Defense that will enable us to share critical Airpower Teaming System design material with the United Kingdom,” Boeing said in a Twitter post

QinetiQ to Build Drone Flight Test Range in Australia

June 4, 2020 @ 08:14 AM

QinetiQ Australia has been awarded a contract to design and construct an unmanned aerial systems (UAS) flight test range (FTR) on behalf of the Queensland Government. The FTR will be located at Cloncurry Aerodrome in North West Queensland and will consist of access to a commercial quality runway, dedicated hangar and workshop, range control centre, range control system including a primary surveillance radar and other surveillance and tracking equipment, dedicated airspace and regulatory approvals for UAS FTR operations