Libyan National Army Shoots Down Own Chinese-made Wing Loong Drones

May 26, 2020 @ 08:57 AM

The Libyan National Army (LNA) led by Khalifa Belqasim Haftar have down two of their own Chinese-built Wing Loong II combat drones supplied to them by the United Arab Emirates (UAE). “It seems the LNA shot down another of their Wing Loong II UAVs, the second in two days,” Rob Lee,...

China to Deploy Newly-Developed Unmanned Reconnaissance Helicopter on Border with India

May 24, 2020 @ 06:31 PM

China's first unmanned helicopter designed for high-altitude operations recently made its maiden flight which the Peoples Liberation Army (PLA) eventually plans to deploy along its border with India. The AR500C unmanned helicopter, developed by the state-owned Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), on Wednesday successfully made its maiden flight at...

GA-ASI SkyGuardian with 3D Printed Part Makes First Flight

May 19, 2020 @ 01:54 PM

General Atomic Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) has announced the first test flight of a metal 3D-printed part - a NACA inlet made in Titanium Ti6Al4V – on a SkyGuardian remotely piloted aircraft. “With the GE Additive AddWorks team, we were able not only to achieve our short term objective of qualifying the...

Rostec to fortify Russian Oil Refinery with Anti-drone Systems to Avoid Saudi-like...

May 19, 2020 @ 10:45 AM

Rostec will fortify one of Russias biggest oil facilities, Slavneft-YANOS, with anti-drone systems to avert attacks similar to the one that hit Saudi oil refineries last September. Avtomatika Concern, a subsidiary of Rostec, has signed a contract to supply the systems by the third quarter of 2020

Libyan Military Destroys Haftar Forces’ Pantsir Air Defense Systems, Wing Loong Drones

May 18, 2020 @ 07:33 AM

The Libyan Army has claimed to have destroyed two Russian-made Pantsir air defense systems besides Chinese Wing Loong II drones of the renegade commander Khalifa Belqasim Haftar. “The Army carried out airstrikes against Haftar militias at the Al-Watiya airbase southwest of capital Tripoli

UK Civil Aviation Authority, Boeing Partner to Develop BVLOS UAS Capability

May 14, 2020 @ 11:37 AM

The UK Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) and Boeing have partnered to develop requirements for beyond-visual-line-of-sight (BVLOS) unmanned flight operations above 400 feet. The two parties recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) as part of the CAAs Innovation Sandbox project

AeroVironment to enhance US Ally’s existing Puma Fleet with Puma LE Capabilities...

May 14, 2020 @ 06:27 AM

AeroVironment has been awarded $2.6 million from a US ally to enhance their Puma fleet with Puma LE capabilities, plus existing fleet support

Ascent Vision Delivers X-MADIS to a US Ally to Counter Drone Swarms

May 13, 2020 @ 08:46 AM

Ascent Vision technologies (AVT) has delivered several units of the eXpeditionary Mobile Air Defense Integrated System (X-MADIS) to a non-disclosed US DoD customer, to bring down multiple small drones. The delivery, part of a major contract award, included the latest, portable variant of the X-MADIS counter unmanned aircraft systems (CUAS)

Royal Malaysian Navy takes delivery of 6 ScanEagle UAS

May 11, 2020 @ 02:34 PM

The Royal Malaysian Navy (TLDM) has taken delivery of six Boeing Insitu ScanEagle unmanned aircraft vehicles (UASs), gifted by the United States. “Overnight, our partners with the TLDM took receipt of the first batch of six Insitu Inc Scan Eagle unmanned aircraft vehicles (UAV) which will enhance the Royal Malaysian Navy's ability to defend the country's territorial integrity,” the United States Embassy of Kuala Lumpur

Second Prototype of Turkish Akinci Drone Ready

May 9, 2020 @ 06:48 AM

Turkish firm Baykar has completed building the second prototype of Akinci combat drone. “Her sister has arrived… But we are not neglecting social distancing,” Selçuk Bayraktar, chief technology officer at Turkey's Baykar company said in a

Hermes 900 Maritime Patrol Drone Now Equipped with Inflatable Life- Raft for

May 8, 2020 @ 05:56 AM

Elbit Systems' Hermes 900 maritime patrol drone has been equipped with an inflatable life-saver raft besides detection and identification capabilities as part of a new search and rescue (SAR) package. The Israeli company delivered Hermes 900 unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) to an undisclosed South-East Asian customer recently

Schiebel Doubling Production Capacity of Camcopter S-100 Drone

May 6, 2020 @ 12:10 PM

Austrian drone maker Schiebel is doubling the manufacturing capacity of its Camcopter S-100 vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) drone due to high demand from customers. It has commenced construction of a new facility in Wiener Neustadt, a city located just south of capital Vienna, to handle the increased production, the company announced on its Twitter account on Wednesday