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Israeli Firm Unveils Drones that Can be Launched from Grenade Launchers, Tanks

August 7, 2020 @ 09:08 AM

Israels Spear UAV has unveiled its Ninox family of encapsulated drones which can be launched from a grenade launcher by individual soldiers, from a mobile land platform, or from an aerial or maritime system. Built to withstand extreme environmental conditions and vibrations, Ninox is available in a range of drone and...

Royal Navy Drones Set For Landmark First Deployment

August 3, 2020 @ 10:56 AM

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Swiss Army Chooses Lockheed’s Indago 3 Unmanned Aircraft

August 1, 2020 @ 08:55 AM

Switzerlands Federal Office for Defence Procurement (Armasuisse) contracted Lockheed Martin for a fleet of Indago 3 small unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), with options for spares, training and tech support and additional systems for the Swiss Army.

Russian Enterprise to Display "Cyclocopter" Drone at Army 2020 Show

July 31, 2020 @ 07:48 AM

Russias Advanced Research Foundation will display “Cyclocopter” drone at Army-2020 Forum to be held next month. Tests of the unmanned aircraft capable of vertical take-off and landing, was concluded recently

Schiebel, Raytheon Bid for Australia’s Land129 UAS Procurement Project

July 28, 2020 @ 05:21 PM

Schiebel Pacific and Raytheon Australia have teamed up for the LAND129 Phase 3 Tactical Unmanned Aerial System (TUAS) project for the Australian Army; the tender response was submitted last week. The teaming offered Schiebels CAMCOPTER S-100 to establish an enduring sovereign TUAS capability

Heron TP UAV for Germany Completes First FLight

July 26, 2020 @ 01:56 PM

The first Heron TP UAV, meant for supply to Germany, produced by Israeli Aerospace Industries (IAI) completed its first flight in Israel today. The UAV was modified according to the requirements of the German Ministry of Defense (MoD) as per an agreement signed with the Israeli MoD in June 2018

Meteksan Defence Delivers Drone Detection Radars to Turkish Army

July 25, 2020 @ 09:42 AM

Meteksan Defence has delivered its Retinar FAR-AD Drone Detection Radars ordered by the Presidency of Defence Industries, Turkey as per a contract signed in 2019. Fixed and rotary wing mini / micro drones, or drone systems, have become an important threat to security forces

India May Buy MQ-9 Reaper Drones Under Toned Down US Export Restrictions

July 25, 2020 @ 08:40 AM

India is planning to acquire MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B) armed drones from the United States, and the latters easing of drone export restrictions on Friday could make things more convenient. New Delhi kicked off acquisition process for six each of Boeing Poseidon-8I aircraft and General Atomics Predator B or weaponized SeaGuardian drones

US Eases Export Rules on Sale of Military Drones to Allies

July 25, 2020 @ 07:27 AM

The United States on Friday loosened restrictions on export of military-grade drones that fly at speeds below 800kmph such as MQ-1 Predator, MQ-9 Reaper and RQ-4 Global Hawk to foreign customers. The rules of 1987 Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) agreement involving 35 countries, aimed to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons, was changed to pave way for easier sale of unmanned aerial systems

Turkish VTOL Cargo Drone Ready for First Flight

July 24, 2020 @ 02:43 PM

A vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV), Alesta, developed by Turkeys Nurol BAE Systems Air Systems Inc. (BNA), will be ready for its flight tests soon

Armenian Military Reveals Downed Israel-Built Azerbaijani Drones

July 23, 2020 @ 08:31 AM

Armenia showcased wreckage of fourteen combat drones used by the Azerbaijan military that it destroyed, a number of which were Israel-manufactured. “These are the 14 UAVs of Azerbaijan (strategic, reconnaissance and strike) that we destroyed using our modern air defense systems,” Armenian Military of Defense said July 22

Huntington Ingalls Announces Investment in Sea Machine Robotics

July 22, 2020 @ 01:45 PM

Boston-based Sea Machines Robotics, a developer of autonomous systems for ocean-going vessels, announced today that it has closed a new $15 million financing round with significant participation by Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII). The strategic investment and associated partnership with HII will accelerate the deployment of self-piloting technologies in the rising market of unmanned naval boats and ships and is a continuation of HIIs expansion in the rapidly growing autonomous and unmanned maritime systems industry

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