MQ-9B SeaGuardian RPA to be Integrated with Leonardo Seaspray AESA Maritime Radar...

January 20, 2021 @ 04:38 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) is working with Leonardo to integrate the Leonardo Seaspray 7500E V2 radar into the centerline radar pod of its MQ-9B SeaGuardian remotely-piloted aircraft system (RPAS)

Indian Army Orders High-Altitude Switch UAV

January 18, 2021 @ 07:08 PM

The Indian Army has signed an approximately $20 million contract for undisclosed quantities of a high-altitude variant of locally-made SWITCH UAV which will be delivered over a period of 1 year. Built by Mumbai-based ideaForge, SWITCH is a Fixed Wing VTOL (Vertical Take-off and Landing) UAV can be deployed at high...

Saudi Arabia Produces Combat Drones after Turkey’s Tech Transfer

January 18, 2021 @ 05:53 PM

Saudi Arabia has commenced production of Haboob drone using technology shared by Turkey. An image of Haboob armed with Roketsans MAM-L ammunition was shared by Advanced Electronics Company (AEC)

Airbus Develops UAV Launcher for A400M Aircraft

January 18, 2021 @ 12:29 PM

Airbus has developed a launcher to release unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) from the belly of an Airbus A400M military transport aircraft. The development of the UAV Launcher project has been performed in a non-traditional way in only half a year

GA-ASI Integrates Lockheed Legion Pod Onto Avenger RPA

January 16, 2021 @ 08:05 AM

In a recent flight test, General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) integrated a Lockheed Martin Legion Pod onto an Avenger Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) demonstrating enhanced autonomous sensing capabilities for an unmanned aircraft

China’s WJ-700 Armed Reconnaissance Drone Completes Maiden Flight

January 15, 2021 @ 08:56 AM

Chinas new WJ-700 high-altitude, long-endurance and high-speed armed reconnaissance drone successfully completed its maiden flight earlier this week. The “rare type” drone is capable of executing both attack and reconnaissance missions in China, according to a statement the Third Academy of the state-owned arms firm China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp (CASIC) sent to the

Drone Maker Parrot to Supply 300 ANAFI Micro UAVs to France

January 13, 2021 @ 04:40 AM

Drone manufacturer, Parrot has won a tender called by the French defense procurement agency- DGA to supply 300 units its ANAFI USA surveillance micro-drones to the French Army, Navy and Air Force. ANAFI USA is developed in France and manufactured in the United States

Aerovironment's Extended Range Antenna Doubles UAV Command Range to 40Km

January 12, 2021 @ 01:39 PM

AeroVironment announced the introduction of its Extended Range Antenna (ERA) to double UAV command range to 40km. The ERA is a lightweight, portable antenna array kit designed to integrate seamlessly with AeroVironments standard RF head antenna to support a diverse range of missions, the company said in a statement

Russian Stealth Attack UAV "Okhotnik" Drops Bombs from Internal Bay

January 12, 2021 @ 09:06 AM

The Russian Stealth attack drone, S-70 released a bomb from its internal bay hitting a ground target accurately at the Ashuluk range as part of flight tests. The S-70 drone, also called "Okhotnik" (“Hunter”in Russian) dropped unguided aerial bombs of 500 kilogram caliber from the inner fuselage compartment; Ria Novosti said quoting a military source

Akinci Drones, Upgraded ATAK Helicopters Among new Weapons for Turkey in 2021

January 11, 2021 @ 06:17 PM

Delivery of Turkeys new Akinci unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) to Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) is set to begin this year along with the serial production of Aksungur medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) drone. In addition, deliveries of the upgraded T129 Tactical Reconnaissance and Attack Helicopter (ATAK) to the Turkish armed forces will take place this year

Indian MoD Receives Retractable Landing Gear Systems for Tapas, SWiFT Drone from...

January 11, 2021 @ 05:16 AM

Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) handed over Retractable Landing Gear (RLG) Systems for Tapas and SWiFT UAVs and 18 types of filters for P-75 Submarine to the Indian Ministry of Defense in a ceremony held in Chennai city on Sunday. The equipment were developed by DRDOs Combat Vehicles Research and Development Establishment (CVRDE)