Rosoboronexport to Present "Combat Proven" UAVs at UMEX 2024

January 22, 2024 @ 12:22 PM

Rosoboronexport, a subsidiary of the Rostec State Corporation, will display a range of “combat proven” drones at the upcoming Sixth International Unmanned Systems Exhibition and Conference (UMEX 2024) scheduled to take place from January 23-25, in Abu Dhabi, U.A

DragonFire Laser Achieves UK's First High-Power Firing Against Aerial Targets

January 20, 2024 @ 05:18 AM

The DragonFire laser directed energy weapon (LDEW) system has achieved the first high-power firing of a laser weapon against aerial targets in the UK. The successful trial took place at the MOD Hebrides Range, showcasing the advanced capabilities of this futuristic military laser

Su-30 'Flanker' Fighters, Akinci UAVs Join Ethiopian Arsenal

January 18, 2024 @ 01:24 PM

Ethiopia has bolstered its military capabilities with the recent acquisition of Sukhoi Su-30 'Flanker' fighters and Baykar Bayraktar Akıncı armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The Ethiopian National Defense Force (FDRE Defense Force) announced the arrival of the Su-30s on January 16, along with the undisclosed number of Akıncı UAVs...

Integration of U.A.E.-produced Desert Sting Ammo into Turkish Bayraktar TB2...

January 18, 2024 @ 04:38 AM

Baykar and EDGE Group have commenced integration activities for the Desert Sting 16 precision-guided munition into the Bayraktar TB2 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle. The integration process is anticipated to conclude by the end of the year, followed by the incorporation of other payloads onto additional Baykar platforms

GA-ASI Demonstrates UCAV Autonomy Using MQ-20, Waveform X

January 17, 2024 @ 07:53 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) showcased its autonomy ecosystem for Unmanned Combat Air Vehicles (UCAVs) in a live flight test featuring the MQ-20 Avenger on November 13, 2023

Airbus Helicopters to Acquire VTOL UAV Manufacturer, Aerovel

January 16, 2024 @ 09:47 AM

Airbus Helicopters and Aerovel have inked an agreement for Airbus to acquire Aerovel and its unmanned aerial system (UAS), Flexrotor. The move is part of Airbus' strategic plan to bolster its portfolio of tactical unmanned solutions

China Defends Against Low, Slow, and Small Aerial Threats in Recent Maritime...

January 12, 2024 @ 10:05 AM

In a recent maritime exercise, warships of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) Navy demonstrated their capabilities in countering low, slow, and small aerial targets, such as drones and loitering munitions. According to China Central Television (CCTV) reports on Wednesday, a destroyer detachment affiliated with the PLA Southern Theater Command orchestrated the drill, incorporating various types of warships, including a Type 055 large destroyer and a Type 052D destroyer

Italian Astore UAV to be Armed with Turkish CIRIT Missile

January 10, 2024 @ 03:02 PM

The Italian Air Force is set to bolster its capabilities with the inclusion of the Leonardo-developed

L3Harris to Supply Advanced EO/IR Sensor Systems for Canada's MQ-9B SkyGuardian RPAS...

January 10, 2024 @ 05:43 AM

L3Harris is set to provide 11 WESCAM MX-20D electro-optical/infrared (EO/IR) sensor systems to General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. (GA-ASI) for integration into Canada's MQ-9B SkyGuardian Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems (RPAS)

AeroVironment Announces Multi-Drop, Live Fire Shryke Munitions from VAPOR 55 MX Helicopter

January 9, 2024 @ 04:45 PM

AeroVironment, Inc. has announced the successful deployment of the first multi-drop, live fire GPS-guided Shryke munitions from the VAPOR 55 MX unmanned aircraft system, in collaboration with Corvid and L3Harris Technologies

General Atomics Completes Full-scale Fatigue Testing of MQ-9B Drone

January 4, 2024 @ 10:01 AM

General Atomics completed a full-scale fatigue testing of an MQ-9B Remotely Piloted Aircraft (RPA). The team completed the “first lifetime” of fatigue testing – which is equivalent to 40,000 operating hours – and represents an important step in validating the design of the airframe system