U.S. Army Orders more Switchblade 300 Systems

April 23, 2021 @ 07:15 AM

Aerovironment said it won a U.S

MQ-9 Reaper Makes First Flight with Electronic Support Measure Payload

April 22, 2021 @ 06:39 PM

The MQ-9 Reaper Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) has flown for the first time equipped with the Reaper Defense Electronic Support System (RDESS). The U

Navy Asks Raytheon to Repair MQ-4C Triton Aircraft

April 21, 2021 @ 05:59 AM

Raytheon won $10.5 million to repair MQ-4C Triton aircraft operated by the U

New Russian Factory to Make ‘Inokhodet’ Attack Drone, Seen as Competitor to...

April 17, 2021 @ 11:31 AM

Russian privately owned drone manufacturer, Kronstadt has announced the construction of a plant for the manufacture of ‘Inokhodet attack and reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) similar to General Atomics ‘Predator. Its factory is coming up in the city of Dubna in the Moscow region

Japan’s RQ-4B Global Hawk Makes First Flight

April 17, 2021 @ 06:40 AM

A RQ-4B Global Hawk high-altitude, remotely-piloted, surveillance aircraft built for Japan made its first flight on April 15. “The unarmed RQ-4B Global Hawk will provide Japan with on-demand intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance information supporting the Japan Air Self-Defense Forces missions of protecting borders, monitoring threats and providing humanitarian assistance in times...

Russia'a New Quadcopter Drone is Immune to Radio-Jamming

April 16, 2021 @ 04:41 AM

Russias ZALA Aero unveiled a new quadcopter drone that is claimed to be immune to radio-jamming and other electronic attacks. "We have integrated a solution on this copter that allows conducting a flight in a complete radio silence mode

Russia’s ZALA Aero Unveils Tilt-rotor, hybrid-power Drones

April 15, 2021 @ 01:28 PM

Russias ZALA Aero (Kalashnikov Group Subsidiary) today unveiled three new small drones- a tilt-rotor, a hybrid engine 12-hour endurance drone and a quadcopter at the ZALA EXPO exhibition in Moscow. The first is the ZALA 421-24 of a quadrocopter type

S.Korea to Create Drone Robot-Based Combat System

April 14, 2021 @ 02:06 PM

South Korea wants to develop a drone robot-based combat system soon, said Army Chief of Staff Gen. Nam Yeong-shin

Russian Troops to Start Receiving “Okhotnik” Su-57 Partner Drone from 2024

April 14, 2021 @ 05:50 AM

The Russian troops will get their hands on Okhotnik (S-70 or Hunter) heavy drones that can operate under the control of the fifth-generation Su-57 fighter, in 2024. “Okhotnik deliveries to the troops are planned to begin as early as in 2024

Canada Ceases Bayraktar TB2 Drone Tech Export to Turkey over its use...

April 13, 2021 @ 03:39 PM

Canada has scrapped the export of drone technology to Turkey after it found that some of the Canadian-made systems had been used by the Azerbaijani side in the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict as well as in Syria. Defence export permits to Turkey were suspended by Canada in early October when reports surfaced that Azerbaijan, a country that was backed by Ankara, was using drones equipped with imaging and targeting systems manufactured by L3Harris Wescam, the Canada-based unit of L3Harris Technologies Inc

Russia Tests Igla MANPADS, Buk Missile Systems Against Combat UAVs

April 12, 2021 @ 01:11 PM

The Russian Ministry of Defense said it recently tested the Igla man-portable air defense system (MANPADS) against combat UAVs in conjunction with the Buk medium-range air defense missile systems. "The crews of the Buk-M2 anti-aircraft missile system and the Igla portable anti-aircraft missile system of the 2nd Combined Arms Army of the Central Military District at a training exercise in the Orenburg region repelled more than 80 attacks of a mock enemy

Turkey’s Akinci Third Prototype Clears Medium Altitude System Identification Test

April 12, 2021 @ 07:49 AM

The third prototype of Turkeys Akinci drone has passed the Medium Altitude System Identification Test. Manufacturer Baykar Makinas Chief Technology Officer (CTO) Selçuk Bayraktar shared the visuals of the latest tests on his