Huge Explosion, Fire near Arms Factory in Iran's Isfahan

May 24, 2021 @ 09:46 AM

A huge explosion and fire that injured 9 persons was reported Sunday near an arms factory that manufactures some of Irans drones in Isfahan, Central Iran. However, Irans semi-official Tasnim news agency reported that fire incident relates to a private sectors factory producing incendiary materials

Iran Unveils Heavy UAV “Gaza” for Attack and Surveillance Missions

May 21, 2021 @ 12:33 PM

Iranian Islamic Revolution Guards Corps (IRGC) on Friday unveiled a wide-body and heavy Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) named “Gaza” that can be employed for combat, surveillance and reconnaissance. The “Gaza” was part of three new “strategic achievements” in the drone and air defense fields

Turkish Micro-Surveillance UAV 'Saka' Makes First Flight

May 20, 2021 @ 08:52 AM

Turkish firm Aselsan announced that test flights of the Saka micro UAV for surveillance operations have been successful. The Saka system weighs around 600 grams and utilizes a 3-axis gimbal

Is Poland on Way to Acquiring Turkish Bayraktar Drones?

May 19, 2021 @ 05:55 PM

Speculation is rife that Poland may acquire Turkish attack drones following a Tweet by Polish Defense Minister Mariusz Blaszczak in which he said, “Good news is coming soon .

Russia’s Mi-28NM “Breakthrough” Gunship Can Launch Drones

May 18, 2021 @ 03:12 PM

Russias Mil Mi-28NM attack helicopter armed with next-generation missiles and rockets is capable launching UAVs including Kamikaze drones. “The latest Mi-28NM attack helicopter is capable of interacting with kamikaze drones

Turkish Firm Develops Mini Rockets to be Armed on Small Drones

May 17, 2021 @ 02:38 PM

Turkish firm Troy Teknoloji Savunma has developed a 40mm mini rockets to be equipped on mini and micro unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The domestically produced, low-cost mini rocket is within the load limits that rotary or fixed-wing, low altitude, mini or micro-UAVs can carry

S.Korean Military to Purchase Hydrogen-Powered Drones from Doosan Mobility

May 17, 2021 @ 07:15 AM

South Koreas Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) has placed an order for hydrogen powered-drones produced by Doosan Mobility Innovation Inc. The contract valued 831 million won ($737,000) was made under the government's rapid acquisition process

Thales-led Team Demos Hydrogen Fuel Cell Powered Surveillance Drone

May 15, 2021 @ 05:33 PM

Thales, Drones-Center and ZenT have conducted a demonstration flight with a drone powered by hydrogen fuel cell technology. "Hydrogen drone technology opens up new opportunities in applications such as surveillance of sensitive sites and military facilities

Soldiers Can Now Control MQ-1C Gray Eagle via Tablet on Ground

May 15, 2021 @ 05:54 AM

Soldiers on the ground can now control the airstrikes conducted by a MQ-1C Gray Eagle drone via a tablet. On Thursday, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems Inc

China Demos Drone-guided Helicopter-launched Missile Attack on Maritime Targets

May 12, 2021 @ 04:07 PM

In a recent live-fire exercise, the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) guided Z-19 gunships to launch missile attacks on maritime targets beyond visual range using reconnaissance drones. The drills were conducted by an aviation brigade attached to the PLA 71st Group Army recently held the drill in the Yellow Sea

S.Korean Agency Develops Tech for UAVs to Avoid Collisions at Close Distances...

May 11, 2021 @ 08:39 AM

South Koreas Agency for Defense Development has developed a new technology for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to steer clear of collisions. The technology allows UAVs to automatically seek flight paths to avoid threats at close distances and decide the sequence to complete their tasks