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