MQ-9B Wing Completes Tests with Load Cases to 150% Max Flight Loads

December 8, 2020 @ 05:32 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) recently completed Full Scale Static (FSS) testing on the MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) wing after three months of extensive testing

Russia to Soon Develop Unmanned Helo-Radar Complex to Defeat Enemy Drones

December 5, 2020 @ 08:02 AM

Russia is developing a new complex consisting of an unmanned helicopter and a long-range surveillance radar to destroy enemy drones. “Since November, the development of an unmanned helicopter for a long-range radar patrol has been underway, which will track small and low-speed enemy drones at low and extremely low altitudes and...

Ukrainian Air Defense to Train to Intercept American MQ-9 Reapers

December 5, 2020 @ 05:13 AM

In a first, an Ukrainian military exercise will feature the U.S

First Fight for China’s Ship-borne Helicopter Drone

December 3, 2020 @ 01:24 PM

China's first ship-borne lightweight helicopter drone has recently made its maiden flight. The AR-500B drone will be deployed abroad smaller vessels including corvettes and coast guard ships for missions like patrol and search and rescue, analysts predicted

South Korean Military Orders Suicide, Attack & Surveillance Drones

December 3, 2020 @ 09:49 AM

The South Korean Military has ordered suicide drones, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that fire guns from the air and battlefield reconnaissance drones to be carried on the back of soldiers. The Defense Acquisition Program Administration announced that it has signed contracts with companies to acquire three types of unmanned systems- ...

Boeing Completes Autonomous Teaming Flights of Surrogate Jets

December 2, 2020 @ 07:40 AM

Boeing recently completed flight tests with five high-performance surrogate jets operating autonomously in a team at the new Queensland Flight Test Range in Cloncurry, Australia. Boeings advanced autonomy technology, including on-board command and control and data sharing capabilities, were tested using the 3

Russian ‘Okhotnik’ Stealth Drone Tested with Air-to-air Missiles

December 2, 2020 @ 06:33 AM

The Russian military recently conducted test launches of air-to-air guided missiles from the heavy stealth attack drone "Okhotnik" (Hunter) creating a new role for it as a fighter-interceptor to accompany the Su-57 fighter jet. Conducted at the Ashuluk training ground, the tests will make the stealth drone a major threat to enemy fighter jets due to its ability to get close to them and fire its missiles nearly undetected, RIA Novosti reported quoting sources from the military-industrial complex

GA-ASI Delivers Final Two MQ-9A Block 5 RPA to Spain

December 1, 2020 @ 05:08 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) delivered the final two MQ-9A Block 5 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) and a Ground Control Station (GCS) to the Spanish Air Force (SpAF) on November 23, 2020, completing a Foreign Military Sales acquisition of four aircraft and three GCSs

Brazilian Police to Receive Six Leonardo AW119Kx

November 30, 2020 @ 12:28 PM

Leonardo announced today that the Polícia Rodoviária Federal (PRF) of Brazil will introduce into service six AW119Kx single engine helicopters. The helicopters will feature an advanced customized configuration including, among others, a Garmin G1000NXi glass cockpit, an infrared capable electro-optics system, rescue hoist, cargo hook, bambi bucket to counter fires, rappelling kit on both sides for special forces operations, advanced communication systems

China’s CR500 ‘Golden Eagle’ Unmanned Helicopter Finds Export Customer

November 29, 2020 @ 05:56 PM

Chinas China North Industries Group Corporation Limited (NORINCO) was recently cleared to export its reconnaissance-attack helicopter drone system, the CR500 ‘Golden Eagle. The name of the international customer was not revealed nor the number of drones contracted

Ukraine to buy 5 more Turkish Bayraktar TB2 drones in 2021

November 28, 2020 @ 10:59 AM

Ukraine wants to buy five new Bayraktar TB2 combat drones next year. "The decision has been made and planned

Northrop Grumman Receives $4.8 Billion Contract for USAF Global Hawk Modernization

November 26, 2020 @ 03:32 AM

Northrop Grumman has been awarded a $4,800,000,000 contract for Global Hawk surveillance drone development, modernization, retrofit and sustainment activities for all Air Force Global Hawk variants, a Pentagon contract announcement said. This contract provides for management, including program, business and technical areas; configuration management, data management, reliability, availability and maintainability