Turkey’s Drone-Killer UAV Makes First Flight

November 11, 2021 @ 03:22 PM

A Turkish-made Kamikaze drone ‘Fedai designed to neutralize other drone-borne threats has made its first flight. Fedai was primarily created by Havelsan and Transvaro

Iran Warns Off American Drones Near its Gulf Drills

November 9, 2021 @ 12:41 PM

Irans military reportedly warned off U.S

ESG Delivers Sea Falcon UAVs for German Navy's K130 Corvettes

November 8, 2021 @ 10:42 AM

The Federal Office of Bundeswehr Equipment, Information Technology and In-Service Support (BAAINBw) has placed an order for three "Sea Falcon" Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) manufactured by ESG Elektroniksystem- und Logistik-GmbH for the German Navy's K130 corvettes. With the implementation of the project "Reconnaissance and Identification in the Maritime Operational Area (AImEG)",...

DARPA’s Gremlins UAV Program Demonstrates Airborne Recovery

November 6, 2021 @ 06:24 AM

Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced today that Gremlins unmanned air vehicle (UAV) demonstrated successful airborne recovery during tests held last month. During the deployment, two X-61 Gremlin Air Vehicles (GAV) successfully validated all autonomous formation flying positions and safety features before one GAV ultimately demonstrated airborne recovery to a...

In a First, AeroVironment's Jump 20 UAS Launches Switchblade Loitering Munition

November 5, 2021 @ 06:40 AM

AeroVironment announced the successful demonstration of integrating Switchblade 300 loitering missiles and JUMP 20 medium unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) for increased mission autonomy and efficacy. This Air Launched Effects (ALE) proof-of-concept demonstration took place in August 2021 with the goal of launching an inert Switchblade 300 from the JUMP 20 and...

U.S. Special Ops Command Orders Switchblade 600 Tactical Missile Systems Hardware

November 5, 2021 @ 06:26 AM

The United States Special Operations Command (USSOCOM) awarded AeroVironment $20.3 million for the procurement of Switchblade 600 tactical missile systems (TMS)

Boeing Loyal Wingman UAV’s Landing Gear Engaged for the First Time

November 4, 2021 @ 06:23 AM

Boeing Australia said one of the two Loyal Wingman aircraft (Airpower Teaming System) taking part in separate flight missions at the Woomera Range Complex recently engaged its landing gear for the first time. The flight tests of aircraft one included the first time the landing gear was raised and engaged, Boeing announced today

Boeing to Debut 777X, Loyal Wingman UAV at Dubai Airshow

November 4, 2021 @ 06:11 AM

Boeings newest fuel-efficient widebody jet, the 777X, will make its international debut at Dubai Airshow 2021 along with the Loyal Wingman (Airpower Teaming System) unmanned aerial vehicle. During the event, a Boeing 777-9 flight-test airplane will soar in the airshow's flying program and appear in the static display

Space Dynamics to Process Data from South Korean Global Hawk Drone

November 2, 2021 @ 06:59 AM

Space Dynamics Laboratory has been awarded $29 million to process data from South Koreas Global Hawk high-altitude, remotely-piloted, surveillance aircraft. Seoul ordered four RQ-4 Global Hawks from U

IAI to Partner with Romania’s IAR-Brasov over Heron-like UAVs

November 1, 2021 @ 04:32 AM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has signed an agreement of cooperation with Romanian defense company IAR-Brasov on UAVs to offer advanced UAVs solutions, based on IAIs Tactical Heron, in Romania. Based on the agreement the UAV systems will be manufactured in Brasov, Romania

U.S. Targets Iran's Drone Program with New Sanctions

October 30, 2021 @ 01:45 PM

The United States has targeted Iranian projects aiming to develop armed drones by slapping sanctions against several companies and their executives linked to them. The Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps (IRGC) Qods Force (IRGC-QF) allegedly used and proliferated lethal UAVs for use by Iran-supported groups, including Hizballah, HAMAS, Kataib Hizballah, and the Houthis, and to Ethiopia, where the escalating crisis threatens to destabilize the broader region