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Smart Shooter Likely to Provide Counter-Drone Solutions for NATO Exercise

August 18, 2020 @ 10:38 AM

SMART SHOOTER has been considered as a potential solution-provider and its technology has been selected for a NATO Defense Against Terrorism Program of Work (DAT PoW) exercise in the domain of the fight against small UAVs. Smart Shooter's SMASH Fire Control Solution will be tested and evaluated on the engagement part...

AeroVironment Upgrades Puma UAS With Smart Battery, Bungee Launch System

August 17, 2020 @ 11:22 AM

AeroVironment has upgraded Puma unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) with a new smart 2500 battery and bungee launch system. Available for Puma LE, the optional Puma Smart 2500 Battery allows operators to achieve an extended flight time of up to 6

Turkish Akinci Combat Drone’s 2nd Prototype Completes Maiden Flight

August 17, 2020 @ 06:52 AM

The second prototype of Turkeys Akinci combat drone took to the skies for the first time last week. The test flight of the drone was carried out at the Bayraktar Akıncı Flight and Training Centre at the Çorlu Airport Base Command in northwestern Tekirdağ province on August 13

General Atomics Receives $189 Million Belgian Order for MQ-9B SkyGuardian Drones

August 15, 2020 @ 08:19 AM

General Atomics has been awarded a $188,866,819 contract action for Belgium MQ-9B SkyGuardian procurement. This contract provides for four MQ-9B unmanned air vehicles, two Certifiable Ground Control Stations, spares and support equipment

France Deploys Anti-Drone Specialists in Levant

August 10, 2020 @ 06:36 AM

The French military has stationed anti-drone specialists to neutralise unmanned aircraft as part of its Operation Chammal to contain Islamic State (IS)s expansion in Iraq and Syria. “We are responsible for ensuring security of the living quarters of soldiers deployed as part of Operation Chammal

Israeli Firm Unveils Drones that Can be Launched from Grenade Launchers, Tanks

August 7, 2020 @ 09:08 AM

Israels Spear UAV has unveiled its Ninox family of encapsulated drones which can be launched from a grenade launcher by individual soldiers, from a mobile land platform, or from an aerial or maritime system. Built to withstand extreme environmental conditions and vibrations, Ninox is available in a range of drone and capsule sizes

Swiss Army Chooses Lockheed’s Indago 3 Unmanned Aircraft

August 1, 2020 @ 08:55 AM

Switzerlands Federal Office for Defence Procurement (Armasuisse) contracted Lockheed Martin for a fleet of Indago 3 small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), with options for spares, training and tech support and additional systems for the Swiss Army.

Russian Enterprise to Display "Cyclocopter" Drone at Army 2020 Show

July 31, 2020 @ 07:48 AM

Russias Advanced Research Foundation will display “Cyclocopter” drone at Army-2020 Forum to be held next month. Tests of the unmanned aircraft capable of vertical take-off and landing, was concluded recently

Schiebel, Raytheon Bid for Australia’s Land129 UAS Procurement Project

July 28, 2020 @ 05:21 PM

Schiebel Pacific and Raytheon Australia have teamed up for the LAND129 Phase 3 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TUAS) project for the Australian Army; the tender response was submitted last week. The teaming offered Schiebels CAMCOPTER S-100 to establish an enduring sovereign TUAS capability

Heron TP UAV for Germany Completes First FLight

July 26, 2020 @ 01:56 PM

The first Heron TP UAV, meant for supply to Germany, produced by Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) completed its first flight in Israel today. The UAV was modified according to the requirements of the German Ministry of Defense (MoD) as per an agreement signed with the Israeli MoD in June 2018

Meteksan Defence Delivers Drone Detection Radars to Turkish Army

July 25, 2020 @ 09:42 AM

Meteksan Defence has delivered its Retinar FAR-AD Drone Detection Radars ordered by the Presidency of Defence Industries, Turkey as per a contract signed in 2019. Fixed and rotary wing mini / micro drones, or drone systems, have become an important threat to security forces

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