Taliban Seizes Afghan Military’s Boeing ScanEagle Drone

August 12, 2021 @ 12:56 PM

A day after Taliban fighters took control of India-gifted Mi-35 attack helicopter operated by the Afghanistan military, reports arose that claimed that the latter lost a ScanEagle drone produced by Boeing to them. On Thursday,

Russia Developing Unguided Weapons for Drones

August 12, 2021 @ 08:12 AM

Unlike global trends where attack drones are equipped primarily with guided weapons, Russia is developing a series of unguided rockets and bombs for use on the aircraft. The project to develop the weapons has received the green light from the Russian Ministry of Defense,

General Atomics' Avenger Drone Equipped with Legion Pod Autonomously Tracks Target Aircraft

August 12, 2021 @ 05:35 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) announced on Wednesday that it used an Avenger drone equipped with a Lockheed Martin Legion Pod to autonomously track and follow targets for the first time

AeroVironment Introduces New Kit to Enable Rapid Payload Integration onto its PUMA...

August 9, 2021 @ 01:01 PM

AeroVironment, Inc. introduced standardized modular payload interface kits for RQ-20B Puma tactical unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) recently

America's Most Expensive Drone, RQ-4 Global Hawk, Crashes in North Dakota

August 9, 2021 @ 11:44 AM

The RQ-4 Global Hawk strategic reconnaissance drone of the U.S

South Korea to Trial Grenade-Launching Drone in 2022

August 6, 2021 @ 08:19 AM

South Korea's Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) will start testing its new Grenade-Launching Drones and Small Modularized Drones next year.DAPAs Grenade Launching Drone is an attack drone that is equipped with six 40mm class grenade and can remotely control fire to a short-range target (within 2km)

MQ-4C Triton Drone Completes First Flight in Multi-Intelligence Configuration

July 30, 2021 @ 03:22 PM

An MQ-4C Triton drone finished its first flight in the highly upgraded multi-intelligence configuration known as integrated functional capability four (IFC-4). Triton is the U

Russian Orion-E attack Drone Could Launch Vikhr Guided Missiles

July 27, 2021 @ 01:58 PM

Russias Kalashnikov Group is working on adapting the 'Vikhr' air- launched guided missiles for use on the Orion-E attack drone besides other platforms. The Vikhr missiles are often compared to the American Hellfire as both are guided with similar strike distances

Turkey's Kargu Drone Bags First Export Customer

July 23, 2021 @ 02:18 PM

Turkey's STM Defense Technologies Engineering will deliver its Kargu rotary-wing attack drone loitering munition system to the first international customer. "Our national pride Portable Rotary Wing Striker UAV System KARGU has achieved its first export success," head of the Defence Industries Presidency (SSB), Ismail Demir, tweeted July 21

U.S.A.F. Orders Puma 3 AE Drones from AeroVironment

July 23, 2021 @ 11:01 AM

American firm AeroVironment received two firm-fixed-price orders totaling nearly $16 million from the United States Air Force to deliver Puma 3 AE unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) and spares packages and Raven UAS spares packages. The hand-launched Puma 3 AE has a wingspan of 9

UK MoD Orders 13 General Atomics’ RG Mk1 Surveillance Drones Worth £195

July 22, 2021 @ 05:14 PM

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has ordered 13 Protector RG Mk1 Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) to add to its initial order for three Protector RPAS, establishing 16 as the new total of Protectors to be delivered to the UK MoD. A £195 million contract for a further 13 cutting-edge Protector aircraft has been signed, the UK MoD announced in a press release

Zala Aero to Demo 12-Hour Endurance, Hybrid Drone at MAKS 2021

July 19, 2021 @ 06:30 PM

Zala Aero, a subsidiary of Kalashnikov Group, will demonstrate ZALA 421-16E5G hybrid drone for the first time at the upcoming MAKS-2021 International Air Show. First samples of this drone are already in operation at the facilities of the fuel and energy complex, Kalashnikov said in a statement recently