USAF Develops "Thor" Electromagnetic Weapon to Hammer Enemy Drones

September 30, 2019 @ 04:39 AM

Drone swarm attacks of the type that crippled Saudi oil refineries, could be hammered down with an electromagnetic weapon called “Thor” developed by the United States Air Force (USAF) research laboratory. The Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) exhibited the counter-swarm electromagnetic weapon technology, called Tactical High-power Operational Responder (THOR), at the...

Indian Troops to Shoot Down Pak Drones in its Airspace After Mysterious...

September 27, 2019 @ 09:29 AM

Following mysterious airdrop of ammunition, grenades, rifles and fake currency in the Indo-Pakistan border state of Punjab on Sunday, Indias Border Security Force (BSF) has asked its troops to shoot down any drone intruding into Indian airspace. The BSF guards the 180km of the International Border (IB) with Pakistan along with...

Drone Counter-measures to Gain Prominence At Dubai Air Show 2019

September 26, 2019 @ 07:44 AM

Counter-measures to intercept and destroy malicious drones such as the type that attacked Saudi Arabian oil facilities last week would be in prominent focus at Dubai Air Show 2019. Russia has announced it will present electronic warfare systems and latest air defense systems at the air show to defeat drones

Boeing, Australia to Collaborate on AI for Military Drones

September 25, 2019 @ 06:53 AM

Boeing is partnering with Australian government research group, Defence Cooperative Research Centre (DCRC), to develop advanced artificial intelligence (AI) technologies to create smart military drones for global forces. Embedding machine learning techniques on-board will help unmanned systems better understand and react to threat environments

Russia Knocks Down Israeli Drone Over Syria

September 23, 2019 @ 07:04 AM

The Russian Air Force on Thursday evening destroyed an Israeli drone in the airspace of the Syrian capital of Damascus, according to reports. “The drone was on its way to carry out an attack on a target in Damascus,” Russian sources were quoted as saying by Israel-based Hadashot 12 news website...

China to Deploy Sharp Sword Stealth Drone on Type-001A Carrier by Year-end...

September 18, 2019 @ 10:59 AM

China will commission “Sharp Sword,” its new stealth-drone built for the countrys first indigenous aircraft carrier, the Type 001A by the end of this year. The drone will feature on October 1 at the National Day parade in Beijing

General Atomics MQ-9 Drone to Demo Target Identification using Artificial Intelligence

September 18, 2019 @ 10:30 AM

General Atomics has been awarded a contract to demonstrate the US Air Force Research Labs “Agile Condor” capability under which a MQ-9 drone will surveil a large area continuously identifying targets of interest using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies. “The Agile Condor project will allow a MQ-9 to surveil a large area of operations, autonomously identify pre-defined targets of interest and transmit their locations,” said David R

Aselsan’s Smart Nano Surveillance Drone Debuts at Teknofest-2019

September 18, 2019 @ 08:46 AM

Aselsan today unveiled its new smart nano surveillance drone at the Teknofest-2019 aerospace and technology festival in Istanbul, Turkey. The device can stay in the air for at least 25 minutes and broadcast clear live footage from a distance of 1

India’s Rustom-II Reconnaissance Drone Crashes During Flight Test

September 17, 2019 @ 06:25 AM

Indias locally-made Rustom-II medium-altitude long-endurance reconnaissance drone crashed Tuesday morning in Chitradurga district of Karnataka state, during flight tests. "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) being developed by DRDO on experimental flight trial in new configuration has crash landed in fields near ATR Chitradurga

Yemeni Houthis Target World's Largest Oil Processing Facility in Saudi With 10

September 14, 2019 @ 01:45 PM

Yemeni Houthi rebels have reportedly launched a drone strike attacking the world's largest oil processing facility in Saudi Arabia early on Saturday using ten drones, causing a major fire. It wasnt clear if there were any injuries in the attacks in Buqyaq and the Khurais oil field, nor what effect it would have on oil production in the kingdom

Russian Military Drones to Use Cellphone Data Traffic to Track Targets

September 13, 2019 @ 09:18 AM

Russia has developed a new electronic warfare complex which comprises of three Orlan-10 drones and a mobile centre to track potential targets using cell phone signals. The “Leer-3” system can tap into cell phone base stations, analyze data flow to geographically locate a specific cellphone subscriber by their devices signal, and then bomb targets, if required

France Gets 27 Novadem NX70 Micro Drones

September 13, 2019 @ 08:00 AM

French Defense Procurement Agency (DGA) has received all 27 Novadem NX70 micro-UAV systems, order for which was placed late last year. Novadem received the Euro 2 million ($2