Improved Iranian Kamikaze Drones Used in Devastating Attack on Ukraine

July 24, 2024 @ 12:59 PM

Russia has deployed an upgraded version of the Geran-2 kamikaze drone in an attack on the port of Izmail in the Odessa region. The strike involved at least ten low-observable drones targeting key infrastructure, as shown in footage shared by the

MBDA Unveils Unique Anti-Drone Concept

July 23, 2024 @ 12:01 PM

MBDA introduced a new effector concept for its Sky Warden counter-uncrewed aerial systems (C-UAS) modular solution at the Farnborough International Airshow 2024. This ground-launched anti-air munition is designed to target threats from small uncrewed aircraft systems (sUAS) and loitering munitions, specifically Class 1 and smaller Class 2

Boeing to Collaborate with Antonov on Overhaul of Drones Used by Ukraine

July 23, 2024 @ 09:33 AM

Boeing and the Antonov Company have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to explore collaborative opportunities in defense projects, with a particular focus on drones. The agreement aims to support the development of Ukraine's defense industry and economy

GE Aerospace, Kratos Partner to Develop UAV Engines

July 22, 2024 @ 10:06 AM

GE Aerospace and Kratos Turbine Technologies signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly develop small engines that could potentially power unmanned aerial systems (UAS), collaborative combat aircraft, and similar applications. The partnership builds on an existing joint development agreement and includes full-scale engine production

Ukrainian Air Defense Shoots Down New Type of Russian Attack Drone

July 22, 2024 @ 08:53 AM

Ukrainian air defense units in the Kyiv region intercepted and destroyed a new type of Russian attack drone during a missile attack on July 20. The incident was documented with photographs released on the

First Flight of MQ-9B Drone With P&W’s Powerful PT6 E-Series Engine...

July 21, 2024 @ 11:37 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) flew a MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft on July 15, 2024, with a PT6 E-Series model turboprop engine supplied by Pratt & Whitney Canada. Representatives from GA-ASI and Pratt & Whitney witnessed the first flight of the PT6 engine on MQ-9B, which lasted 44 minutes and demonstrated exemplary handling and acceleration

Russia Develops "Leshiy" Anti-Drone System to Protect Military Vehicles

July 18, 2024 @ 08:31 AM

Roselectronics, a subsidiary of state-controlled Rostec, has introduced a new mobile system named "Leshiy" designed to protect military vehicles from drone attacks. According to a

Ukraine's Vector Drones Enhanced with AI Sensors for Reconnaissance

July 16, 2024 @ 10:55 AM

Quantum-Systems, a German UAV manufacturer, has announced that its Vector reconnaissance drones in Ukraine are now equipped with artificial intelligence (AI) sensors. This

Ukraine Tests Jet Drone for Air Target Interception

July 15, 2024 @ 10:29 AM

Ukrainian developers have demonstrated flight tests of the Bullet unmanned aerial vehicle system, a jet-powered drone specifically engineered to intercept enemy reconnaissance and attack drones and helicopters. Footage released by the developers shows an experimental airplane-type drone taking off from a concrete pavement, executing flight maneuvers, and then landing

Russia's UEC Partners with Reynolds LLC to Develop Gas Turbine UAV Engines

July 13, 2024 @ 07:42 AM

Rostec-owned United Engine Corporation (UEC) and Reynolds LLC have officially disclosed their merger to develop small-sized gas turbine engines tailored unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), with thrust capacities up to 200 kgf. Plans to form a merger was revealed at the Innoprom international industrial exhibition

Netherlands Allocates €20M for 1 Million First Person View Drones for Ukraine

July 11, 2024 @ 08:38 AM

The Netherlands has pledged €20 million towards a collective effort aimed at supplying Ukraine with 1 million First Person View (FPV) drones. These drones, operated remotely with the pilot viewing through VR glasses, are part of Ukraine's urgent request for aid in countering Russian military superiority

Poland Joins Coalition to Boost Ukraine's Defense with Drones

July 11, 2024 @ 07:22 AM

Poland has officially joined a coalition aimed at bolstering Ukraine's defense capabilities through the provision of drones at the NATO summit in Washington. Polish Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister V