Russian Forces Modify Shahed-136 Drones for Coordinated Mobile Network Attacks on Ukraine

November 30, 2023 @ 01:13 PM

Russian military forces have adapted Shahed-136 drones to exploit weaknesses in Ukrainian air defense, employing makeshift modules to coordinate attacks via the country's mobile phone network. Photos circulating on social media reveal the modifications, showcasing a 3D-printed plastic container affixed to the drone's fuselage, housing an Alcatel 3G modem with a...

Airbus Secures $544M for Spanish MoD's SiRTAP Tactical UAS Development

November 30, 2023 @ 06:07 AM

Airbus has clinched a €495 million ($544 million) contract with the Spanish Ministry of Defence for the development and acquisition of the Sistema RPAS Táctico de Altas Prestaciones (SiRTAP) multirole medium-altitude long-endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS). The agreement, signed on November 29, entails the delivery of nine SiRTAP systems to...

Rostec Unveils Miniature Drone Identification System

November 29, 2023 @ 06:40 AM

Rostec, through its Ruselectronics holding, introduced a compact transponder for drone identification at the Electronics of Russia exhibition. Operating on a "friend or foe" principle, the transponder automatically distinguishes friendly drones within a range of up to 5 km and an altitude of 100 km from the radio interrogator

Turkish Aerospace Announces Maiden Flights of ANKA-3 Drone, KAAN Fighter

November 27, 2023 @ 01:30 PM

Turkish Aerospace Industries (TUSAŞ) is gearing up for debut flights of its unmanned combat aircraft ANKA-3 and national combat aircraft KAAN. ANKA-3, featuring an advanced "flying wing" design, is now poised for its inaugural flight after undergoing enhancements in structure, subsystems, and radar visibility

French DGA Unveils First Ever Fuel Cell Based Drone

November 25, 2023 @ 06:30 AM

The French armed forces have unveiled RAPACE, the world's first hydrogen fuel cell drone, on November 24, 2023. The project, led by researchers from the Centre de Recherche de l'École de l'Air (CREA), aims to develop a 100% French hydrogen UAV

Kaluga Electromechanical Plant Enters UAV Production Partnership with Turing Flying Machines

November 25, 2023 @ 05:23 AM

The Kaluga Electromechanical Plant, part of the Avtomatika concern, has inked a deal with Turing Flying Machines LLC to commence the production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The initial pre-production models of the T-300 and TFM-15 unmanned aerial systems have been crafted at KEMZ

Russia Develops 'Suitcase' Anti-drone System

November 24, 2023 @ 01:01 PM

Rostec's Ruselectronics holding has showcased the compact anti-drone system "Chistyulya" for the first time, that is designed as a suitcase. The device, weighing up to 8 kg, can be remotely controlled to safeguard the operator from radiation and missile threats targeting radio-emitting objectives

IAI Secures $145M in Deals for Long Range Loitering Munitions

November 24, 2023 @ 03:48 AM

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has inked agreements with two countries, totaling $145 million, for the delivery of long-range loitering munitions. This follows a previous contract earlier this year, showcasing the increasing global demand for IAI's loitering munition family

Ukrainian Armed Forces Receive 3D-Printed Long-Range Drones from Germany

November 21, 2023 @ 11:32 AM

The Ukrainian armed forces have recently taken possession of a 3D-printed long-range unmanned aircraft, courtesy of a collaborative effort between an American-Ukrainian non-governmental organization (NGO) and Germany's Donaustahl GmbH

GA-ASI's Mojave UAS Marks European First with STOL Demonstration on Royal Navy...

November 18, 2023 @ 11:34 AM

General Atomics Mojave Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) demonstrated a first-of-its-kind short takeoff and landing (STOL) capability on the Royal Navy aircraft carrier HMS Prince of Wales. Royal Navy Director Develop, Rear Admiral James Parkin, whose team planned the trial, said: “The Mojave trial is a European first – the first time that a Remotely Piloted Air System of this size has operated to and from an aircraft carrier outside of the United States

Brazilian Firm Mac Jee Unveils Explosive Drone Prototype

November 18, 2023 @ 11:21 AM

Mac Jee introduced its explosive drone prototype, ANSHAR, at the Dubai Air Show this week. According to the company, the loitering munition prototype

French Project to make Drone Swarm Appear as Single Entity on Radar,...

November 18, 2023 @ 10:56 AM

The French Agency for Defense Innovation (AID) is leading the charge in advancing drone technology through its ASSYDUS project (Autonomous Decoy System Using UAV Swarms). Collaborating with Thales DMS France SAS and the Research Laboratory for Computer Sciences Bordelais (LaBRI), the project aims to deploy drones in a swarm formation to deceive radar systems