Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol Drone Now Equipped with Inflatable Life- Raft for

May 8, 2020 @ 05:56 AM

Elbit Systems' Hermes 900 maritime patrol drone has been equipped with an inflatable life-saver raft besides detection and identification capabilities as part of a new search and rescue (SAR) package. The Israeli company delivered Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to an undisclosed South-East Asian customer recently

Schiebel Doubling Production Capacity of Camcopter S-100 Drone

May 6, 2020 @ 12:10 PM

Austrian drone maker Schiebel is doubling the manufacturing capacity of its Camcopter S-100 vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone due to high demand from customers. It has commenced construction of a new facility in Wiener Neustadt, a city located just south of capital Vienna, to handle the increased production, the company...

Greece Leases Israeli Heron Surveillance Drones

May 6, 2020 @ 09:15 AM

Israel Ministry of Defense announced Wednesday that the Greek Army has leased naval variant of “Heron” surveillance drones for three years. “As part of the deal, the Ministry of Defense for the Greek army will lease the 'Heron' system in a naval configuration for three years, with an option to purchase...

First Australian Loyal Wingman Unmanned Aircraft Prototype Rolled Out

May 5, 2020 @ 04:23 AM

A Boeing led industry team has presented the first unmanned Loyal Wingman aircraft to the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), the first such aircraft designed and manufactured in Australia in more than 50 years The aircraft uses artificial intelligence to extend the capabilities of manned and unmanned platforms. It is designed...

Israel Defense Forces to get Rafael Spike FireFly Loitering Munitions

May 4, 2020 @ 11:04 AM

Rafael has won an order to supply Spike FireFly (MAOZ) loitering munitions to the Israel Defense Force (IDF) ground forces. The FireFly is designed for fighting within the urban arena where situational awareness is limited, the enemy is behind cover, and precision is critical

Saudi Arabia to build Combat Drones from 2021

April 30, 2020 @ 04:56 AM

The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has granted a license to a local company to manufacture military drones first unveiled at Dubai Airshow-2019, starting next year. On April 27, the General Authority for Military Industries approved for Infra Defense Technologies to build 6 drones in 2021, and 40 within a span of five years

China May Have Executed Large Order for CH-4 Drones

April 29, 2020 @ 11:23 AM

China may have executed a large order for CH-4 drones which are considered similar to the MQ-9 Reaper armed/reconnaissance UAVs. Twitter handles following Chinese defence industry reported Tunisia to be possible customer as it had evaluated CH-4 drones last year

Greek to Lease Israeli ‘Heron’ surveillance UAVs

April 27, 2020 @ 04:41 AM

Greece has plans to lease two ‘Heron surveillance UAVs from Israel to bolster its intelligence gathering abilities during its current ‘cold conflict with Turkey. Local media,

Iran’s IRGC to Operate Long Endurance Attack Drone

April 26, 2020 @ 02:15 PM

Irans Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps (IGRC) will be receiving the Fotros long endurance attack drone. In an interview with Tasnim News Agency, Commander of the IRGC Ground Forces Drone Division Colonel Akbar Karimloo said his forces will be receiving the Fotros drone from the Defense Ministry in the near future

Drone Delivers COVID-19 Patient Sample for Tests in Estonia

April 24, 2020 @ 07:40 AM

In a first, a coronavirus sample of a suspected patient in an Estonian island was aerially delivered by a drone to a testing center located in the mainland, on Thursday. The mission was undertaken by the North Estonia Medical Center (PERH), Hiiumaa Hospital and Threod Systems for quick delivery from Hiiumaa island to Tallinn city situated 12 nautical miles away

AeroVironment Announces Quantix Recon, Automatic VTOL Reconnaissance Drone

April 23, 2020 @ 03:59 PM

AeroVironment Inc. today unveiled the Quantix Recon, a fully-automated reconnaissance drone that delivers high resolution, geo-referenced terrain, vegetation and infrastructure imagery

South Korea to Receive Second Global Hawk Recon Drone this Week

April 19, 2020 @ 11:44 AM

South Korean Air Force (SKAF) will receive its second Global Hawk high-altitude unmanned reconnaissance drone this week, US Ambassador to Seoul, Harry Harris said in a tweet today. An image accompanying the Tweet showed a Global Hawk drone parked in a hangar with the national flags of the US and South Korea hanging on a wall behind