New Air-to-air Missiles to Enable Bayraktar Drones Defeat Iranian UAVs in Ukraine

January 31, 2023 @ 07:34 AM

Ukraines Bayraktar TB2 combat drones now come with new air-to-air missiles, making them more effective against noisy Iranian Kamikaze drones in the ongoing war in Kyiv. "Soon our Bayraktar TB2 and Akıncıs will have air-to-air missiles; not only to engage drones but other enemy aircraft

Portugal Opens Talks with Turkey to Purchase Bayraktar Drones

January 30, 2023 @ 03:20 PM

Portugal is mulling over buying Turkish Bayraktar TB2 combat drones and has begun talks with Baykar, the company that produces them. Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said this during a

Rosoboronexport Promotes Orlan-30 Drone

January 23, 2023 @ 12:27 PM

Rosoboronexport has started exporting 15 new military products, including the Orlan-30, a rare UAV that Ukraine claims it shot in August. "In 2022, Rosoboronexport has launched a global marketing campaign for 15 new military products developed and manufactured in Russia

Kyrgyzstan Buys Anka and Aksungur Combat UAVs from Turkey

January 18, 2023 @ 12:31 PM

Turkey-made Anka combat drones have been ordered by Kyrgyzstan, the countrys Presidential Press Service head, Daiyrbek Orunbekov, confirmed Tuesday. The Central Asian country has previously acquired Baykar-made Bayraktar TB2 and Akıncı UCAVs, as well as Aksungur UCAV produced by Turkish Aerospace Industries (TAI)

Serbia to Produce UAVs due to Ukraine War-Caused Delays

January 17, 2023 @ 09:21 AM

Serbian President Aleksandar Vucic said delays in the supply of weapons caused by Ukraine War has pushed the Balkan country to shift focus on production of drones. "In the coming period, we will focus our production first of all on unmanned aerial vehicles and drones

Canada-made 'Rotax' Engine Found in Iranian Drones

January 16, 2023 @ 12:46 PM

Iranian Mohajer-6 drones engine is made by Rotax, a subsidiary of Quebec-based Bombardier Recreational Products (BRP). Ukrainian troops captured one Mohajer-6 launched by Russia over the Black Sea on October 22, 2022

Northrop, NASA to Build Uncrewed Autonomous Systems for National Airspace

January 13, 2023 @ 10:26 AM

Northrop Grumman is collaborating with NASA to develop and test solutions for integrating large, uncrewed aircraft systems into the National Airspace System (NAS). The effort will focus on air cargo operations and is part of NASAs Air Traffic Management-eXploration (ATM-X) Pathfinding for Airspace with Autonomous Vehicles (PAAV) subproject

AI-Enabled GA-ASI Avenger Paired with ‘Digital Twin’ Aircraft Chases Target

January 12, 2023 @ 11:20 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) said an Avenger UAS flown by Artificial Intelligence (AI) pilot was paired with a digital twin aircraft autonomously chased a target while avoiding threats

S.Korea Eyeing Israel’s Sky Spotter Drone Detection System

January 9, 2023 @ 07:48 AM

South Korea is planning to acquire Israel-made Sky Spotter drone detection system, following an incident in December when five North Korean drones penetrated the countrys airspace and flew undetected for several hours. The South's defense authorities have come under fierce criticism for their

S.Korea to Speed up Creation of Drone Unit

January 7, 2023 @ 06:01 AM

South Koreas President Yoon Suk-yeol made clear on December 27 that he will speed up the creation of a drone (UAV) unit designed to conduct surveillance and reconnaissance of North Koreas major military facilities. The Joint Chiefs of Staff plans to launch the Directorate of Countering Nuclear and WMD by reforming the existing Center for Countering Nuclear and WMD

First MQ-9A Multi Domain Operations-Ready Aircraft Takes to the Skies

January 6, 2023 @ 08:07 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) flew the first production MQ-9A Multi-Domain Operations (M2DO)-ready variant of the MQ-9A Reaper in November 2022