China is Developing A Stealthy Transport Drone

October 29, 2019 @ 07:56 AM

A new stealth-capable transport drone presently under development, featuring a hybrid of conventional and flying wing design, was showcased by China at a recently held expo in Xian, Shaanxi Province, China. The transport drone dubbed “FL-2” is still in its conceptual design stage

General Atomics to Weaponize French MQ-9 Combat Drones

October 26, 2019 @ 05:19 AM

General Atomics has won a $18 million contract action to weaponize Frances MQ‐9 Block 5 drones. “General Atomics has been awarded a $18 million action for the France MQ‐9 Block 5 weaponization and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Pod Integration effort,” the US Department of Defense said in a statement Friday

Ukraine Gets 3 More Turkish Bayraktar TB2 Combat Drones

October 23, 2019 @ 09:04 AM

Ukraine received three more Turkish Bayraktar TB2 combat drones on Monday. Along with the aircraft, ammunition, a simulator, camera systems and ground data terminals were delivered to the Ukrainian Air Force

AVIC Marks First Sale of 10 AV500 helicopter UAVs

October 22, 2019 @ 06:23 AM

The Aviation Industries Corporation of China (AVIC) has marked the first big sales order for its AV500 helicopter UAV dubbed as copycat of the US-made Fire-scout UAV. A preliminary sales contract for 10 AV500 helicopter UAVs has been signed with the Wuhan Aviation Industry UAV Service (WAIUS) during the China Heli-Expo...

India to Develop Air-launched Swarm Drone Systems, Stealthy AI-enabled Combat Drones

October 21, 2019 @ 06:53 AM

Indias state-run Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) is developing a swarm drone system dubbed “Alpha-S,” designed to be launched from fighter aircraft, and a stealthy Artificial Intelligence (AI)- enabled robot wingman. HAL has teamed up with Bengaluru-based start-up NewSpace Research and Technologies to develop air-launched swarm drone systems, glide bombs and stealthy...

Russian Attack Drone's Weapons Trials in 2020

October 17, 2019 @ 09:17 AM

Russia is planning to conduct weapons trial of Okhotnik (Hunter) stealthy combat drone next year, a defense industry source revealed. "The drones onboard air-launched weapons will begin to be tested for combat employment at the testing range of the 929th State Flight Test Center of the Defense Ministry," the source was quoted as saying by

Turkish Drones Strike Kurdish Ammo Truck

October 15, 2019 @ 06:11 AM

Turkeys armed drones struck a Kurdish truck while ammunition and explosives were reportedly being loaded onto the vehicle, on Monday. “Terrorists of the PKK / PYD-YPG, the infant killers targeting our civilian settlements with mortar shots, were identified by our UAVs while supplying ammunition for new massacres and were destroyed by our Air Forces,” Turkeys Ministry of Defense

US Stealth Jets' Troubleshooting Drone, 'Valkyrie' Damaged in Test Flight

October 12, 2019 @ 10:12 AM

United States XQ-58A Valkyrie drone intended to become the “loyal wingman” for F-22 and F-35 pilots, was damaged during its third flight on October 9. "The XQ-58A Valkyrie completed the third flight of the Low Cost Attritable Strike Demonstration program October 9 at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona

Israeli Drones to Help Monitor Turkish "Encroachment" of Cypriot EEZ

October 11, 2019 @ 07:15 AM

Israeli UAV manufacturer Aeronautics has sold 4 Aerostar tactical UAVs to the Cyprus' defense ministry to monitor Turkeys exploration for oil and gas in the Eastern Mediterranean sea. The deal valued at $13 million for four Aerostar Tactical UAS (TUAS) drones, which have a wingspan of 8

SE Asian Nation Awards Elbit $153M Multi-Layered Drone Deal

October 9, 2019 @ 06:34 AM

An unnamed southeast Asian country has awarded Elbit Systems a $153 million contract for comprehensive, multi-layered array of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) meant for its army. Under the terms of the contract, the Israeli firm will supply a networked multi-layered drone solution, including more than a thousand THOR Multi-Rotor Vertical Take-off and Landing (VTOL) mini-UAS, scores of Skylark LEX, Skylark 3 and Hermes 450 tactical UAS as well as Universal Ground Control Stations, Elbit Systems said in a statement Sunday

Iran Unveils New Military Vehicles, Drone & Smart Robot

October 4, 2019 @ 07:00 AM

The Iranian military on Thursday received new, indigenously-developed military hardware including bullet-proof tactical vehicles, reconnaissance drone and smart robots. The new pieces of equipment were officially delivered to the relevant military forces during a ceremony held on October 3, Press TV

New Dagger Shaped High-altitude Reconnaissance Drone Debuts at China’s National Day Parade...

October 1, 2019 @ 06:07 AM

At Chinas National Day parade on October 1, the countrys new dagger-shaped high-altitude reconnaissance drone, the WZ-8, was unveiled. It could likely be able to fly at a high-supersonic speed and have stealth capabilities, military analysts said