Saudi Akinci Deal worth over $3B?

July 25, 2023 @ 03:00 PM

Saudi Arabias order for Turkey-made Akinci combat drones is valued nearly $3 billion, a top Turkish official hinted on Tuesday. Drone manufacturer Baykar Defense said it signed its “biggest ever export contract” with Riyadh on July 18, but did not disclose the contracts value or any information on how many drones...

In a First, Bayraktar Drone Shot Down by Igla-S MANPAD

July 25, 2023 @ 09:03 AM

Turkeys Bayraktar-TB2 combat drone has been shot down by a Russian Igla-S MANPAD for the first time. Defense Ministry-owned

Iran Unveils Upgraded Shahed-149 ‘Gaza’ Drone

July 23, 2023 @ 02:21 PM

Irans Islamic Revolution Guard Corps (IRGC) has unveiled an upgraded Shahid-149 ‘Gaza drone. The upgrade to the high altitude long endurance (HALE) drone include a new hard point and an improved landing gear

U.S.A.F. Tests ‘Angry Kitten’ EW Countermeasure Pod

July 21, 2023 @ 03:45 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) said the U

Hungary to Buy 'Hero' Loitering Munitions from Rheinmetall, UVision

July 20, 2023 @ 10:16 AM

Hungary has bought Hero loitering munitions produced by Rheinmetall and UVision, the companies said in a joint statement. The munitions are worth a figure in the low three-digit million-euro range

Lithuania to Crowdfund 500 Kamikaze Drones for Ukraine

July 20, 2023 @ 09:57 AM

Lithuanian people have launched a campaign to raise €300,000 to buy 500 First-Person View (FPV) kamikaze drones. "The war in Ukraine will go down in world military history as a war of ever-evolving drone technologies

Russia Implements ‘Hibernation’ Mode for ‘Joker’ First-Person View Drones

July 19, 2023 @ 01:05 PM

Hibernation devices developed for Russias Joker family of first-person view (FPV) drones can be pre-positioned for an attack, after which they 'fall asleep' for several weeks before being reactivated. “A drone with a hibernation device can be pre-positioned for an attack and then literally ‘fall asleep for several weeks [before being reactivated]

Kosovo Orders Turkish Bayraktar TB2 Drones

July 18, 2023 @ 12:31 PM

Kosovos Prime Minister Albin Kurti said a contract has been signed with Turkeys Baykar for a batch of Bayraktar TB2 combat drones. Kurti confirmed the acquisition in a Facebook post on Sunday

Baykar Signs "Biggest Ever Export Contract" with Saudi Arabia for Akinci Drones

July 18, 2023 @ 10:58 AM

Turkeys Baykar Defense today signed its “biggest ever export contract” with Saudi Arabia for the export of Akinci attack drones. The number of drones nor the value of the contract has not been disclosed yet

Russia Hugely Accelerating Drone Production

July 17, 2023 @ 10:08 AM

Russia has substantially accelerated production of drones - that of Orlan reconnaissance drones has gone up 53 times compared to last year while a new factory has been set up to meet exponential demand for Lancet loitering munitions. Kalashnikov concern said in a recent statement that it will multiply the production of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs)

Turkey, Indonesia to Deepen Defense Cooperation

July 16, 2023 @ 01:22 PM

Indonesian Minister of Defense Prabowo Subianto received the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Hakan Fidan in Jakarta on July 15 where the two leaders discussed measures to deepen cooperation in the field of defense. "I see that there is still a lot of space and areas of defense cooperation that can be utilized by the two countries in the future," said Defense Minister Prabowo in an official release