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...

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...

11 US Troops Injured When Iran Fired Fateh, Qiam Missiles on US'...

January 17, 2020 @ 11:07 AM

Eleven American troops were injured besides Apache helicopters and hangers destroyed, when Iranian missiles hit the Ain al-Asad Air base in Iraq on January 8, the Pentagon announced Thursday. The missiles used in the operation were upgraded Fateh (range 500 km) and Qiam (range 800 km) which struck their targets with an accuracy of a few meters, Iranian media said quoting state sources

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 (

MBDA Mistral Missile Tested Against Leonardo's New M-40 Target Drones

December 24, 2019 @ 12:02 PM

Leonardo has demonstrated its new M-40 target drone against MBDA-made Mistral surface-to-air missile, in Italy. "Leonardo has concluded a series of flights with its M-40 target drone as part of a trials campaign in Italy

Turkish Military to Buy Domestically Produced ‘Machine-gun’ Drone

December 18, 2019 @ 08:33 AM

The Turkish military is set to buy ‘Songar, a locally-made armed drone capable of firing automatic weapons. Eight ‘Songar drone systems, equipped with automatic machine guns, will enter service with the deal signed between Turkey's Defense Industries Presidency and the drones' manufacturer, Asis Elektronik, Hurriet Daily News reported

US Army To Modernize Gray Eagle ER Drones

December 13, 2019 @ 06:53 AM

The US Army has awarded General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) multiple contracts to upgrade avionics, datalinks and software of MQ-1C ER Gray Eagle Extended Range (GE-ER) drones

New Turkish-Ukrainian Combat Drone makes its first flight

December 12, 2019 @ 02:35 PM

A new combat drone dubbed "Akinci" jointly developed by Turkey and Ukraine has completed its first flight. Powered by Ukrainian Al-450 engines, the drone flew for 16 minutes after take-off