South Korean Military Sets up Reconnaissance Squadron for Global Hawk Ops

January 31, 2020 @ 11:37 AM

The South Korean Air Force has set up a reconnaissance squadron charged with operating the high altitude-long range surveillance drone, Global Hawk. The new military unit was established in December as South Korea brought in its first RQ-4 Block 30 Global Hawk Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) that month, the defence ministry...

Israeli Firm to Display Cellular EW Drone at Singapore Airshow

January 30, 2020 @ 09:58 AM

Rotary Unmanned Aerial Systems (RUAS)s Steadicopter, expands the Black Eagle 50s uses to include Electronoc Warfare missions. The company is to present its lightweight unmanned robotic helicopter, Black Eagle 50 for the first time at the Singapore Airshow

IndoIsraeli JV to Manufacture Loitering Munition

January 29, 2020 @ 11:10 AM

Israeli UVision Air announced a joint venture with Indian Aditya Precitech to manufacture loitering munitions under the brand PALM (Precision Attack Loitering Munition) Hero Systems. The JV, called AVision will explore various opportunities in India for Loitering Munitions Systems including the design, manufacture, sales, maintenance, support, upgrading, and lifecycle management

Northrop’s MQ-4C Triton UAV to Provide Ship-level Surveillance to US Navy...

January 28, 2020 @ 07:16 AM

Northrop Grummans MQ-4C Triton surveillance UAV will allow the United States Navy to detect, track, classify and identify vessels on the ocean or in the littorals in some of the worlds busiest shipping lanes. The MQ-4C Triton is considered the most advanced surveillance platform with the US Navy which can track...

Israeli Tactical Robotics, Boeing tie-up to Develop Ducted Fan Technology Aircraft

January 23, 2020 @ 07:12 AM

Israel-based Tactical Robotics and Boeing have signed an agreement to further development of a ducted fan propulsion technology to be used in piloted and autonomous light aircraft. The two companies will set up a joint working group to explore opportunities may exist in developing, producing and marketing Fancraft based vertical takeoff...

Russian Firm Developing Submillimeter Radars to Detect Small Drones

January 23, 2020 @ 06:50 AM

Russia's RTI firm is developing new submillimeter radars that operate in terahertz frequency range capable of detecting tiny drones. "The terahertz technology [featuring radio wave length below one millimeter] will be converted into a product within five years

GA-ASI Demos Multi-Domain Operations Using Gray Eagle ER Drone

January 22, 2020 @ 09:17 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has begun Multi-Domain Operations (MDO) demonstrations using a Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)

US Military’s Gremlin “Swarm” Drone Completes Maiden Flight

January 20, 2020 @ 08:03 AM

Americas Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced the completion of Gremlins program X-61A military drones first flight test. The test was conducted in late November at the US Armys Dugway Proving Ground in Utah

Falco Xplorer, Leonardo’s Competitor to US Grey Eagle Drone makes First Flight...

January 19, 2020 @ 05:21 PM

Leonardos new Falco Xplorer multi-senor strategic surveillance drone, considered a competitor to the General Atomics Grey Eagle drone, undertook its maiden flight in Italy. Not subject to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) restrictions and meeting the criteria for a Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) class II, Falco Xplorer is readily exportable around the world, a Leonardo release said

Large Utility-Attack Drone Test-flown in China

January 19, 2020 @ 11:24 AM

Claimed to be the world's first, a three-engine large drone made its first flight in China last Thursday which can be used in transport and attack missions. Developed by Chengdu-based Tengden Technology Co, the drone took off and landed on Thursday morning at an airfield in Southwest China, marking its successful maiden flight, Chengdu Daily reported on Friday

Delivery of Aksungur Combat Drones to Turkey in Jan 2020

December 31, 2019 @ 06:53 AM

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI) is set to deliver the new Aksungur combat drones, derived from TAIs Anka, to Turkey in January 2020. “TAIs new Aksungur unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) will be delivered to Turkish security forces within the first month of 2020,” Temel Kotil, CEO of TAI, was quoted as saying by Anadolu Agency on Monday

Indonesia’s Dirgantara Rolls Out New MALE Drone

December 30, 2019 @ 11:17 AM

Indonesian Aerospace rolled out its new PUNA medium altitude long endurance (MALE) drone on Monday. It was developed by the Indonesian Ministry of Defense, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Air Force, ITB, Indonesian Aerospace (