Israel Aerospace to Provide Heron MK II UAVs to Central Asian Country

January 25, 2021 @ 11:41 AM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) signed two deals, one to sell and one to lease two Heron MKII UAV systems to a central Asian country. The deal is valued at tens of millions of dollars

GA-ASI Completes Self-Protection System Demo on MQ-9

January 23, 2021 @ 05:51 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) has successfully completed flight testing of a newly developed Self-Protection Pod (SPP) on an MQ-9 Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA)

First Export of Russian Orlan-E Drones Goes to Myanmar

January 22, 2021 @ 01:20 PM

Russia has bagged its first ever contract to provide Orlan-10E drones it has been aggressively marketing for several years. On January 22, Myanmar

Japan Tests Raytheon’s Radar & Targeting Systems on SeaGuardian Drone

January 22, 2021 @ 07:52 AM

Japans Coast Guard has concluded flight tests of MQ-9B SeaGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA) fitted with Raytheon-made SeaVue Expanded Mission Capability (XMC) radar and AN/DAS-4 Multi-spectral Targeting System. The tests were conducted last year between October 15 and November 10 in Hachinohe, Aomori Prefecture, Japan, manufacturer of the MQ-9B RPA, announced...

Bayraktar Vertical Take-Off UAV revealed in Company Video

January 21, 2021 @ 11:45 AM

A prototype of a Bayraktar vertical take-off surveillance UAV has been revealed in a video made by Baykar, the Turkish drone manufacturer. In a video posted by Selçuk Bayraktar, Baykar Defense's Technical Manager on social media platforms, the drone could be spotted in the background

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 altitude and harsh environments for day and night surveillance in Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance (ISR) missions

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