Lockheed Martin Wins $157M UK Contract for Mini-Drones

December 16, 2022 @ 08:17 AM

More than 250 “portable” and “packable” mini-drones will be delivered to the British Armed Forces under a £129 million ($157 million) deal awarded to Lockheed Martin UK. Replacing existing Mini Uncrewed Aerial Systems (MUAS) such as Desert Hawk 3, the 159 rotary-wing

Turkey’s Unmanned Fighter Makes First Flight

December 15, 2022 @ 11:44 AM

Turkeys uncrewed fighter jet Kızılelma (“Red Apple”) carried out its maiden flight Wednesday. “Our 20-year dream in our national drone adventure has come true today! Bayraktar Kizilelma, Turkeys first unmanned warplane, made its first flight,” Baykars chief technology officer (CTO) Selçuk Bayraktar shared on ...

In a First, Airbus & German Military Launch Drone from A400M Cargo...

December 13, 2022 @ 10:25 AM

Germanys Bundeswehr, Airbus, the German Aerospace Center DLR, and German companies SFL and Geradts jointly carried out the worlds first successful launch and operation of a Remote Carrier flight test demonstrator from a flying A400M on December 12. Multiplying the force and extending the range of unmanned systems will be one...

Australia Buys Elbit Systems’ Skylark UAS

December 9, 2022 @ 01:18 PM

Elbit Systems of Australia was selected to provide the Australian Army with the Skylark I LEX Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) equipped with Electro Optical and Automatic Dependent Surveillance – Broadcast (ADS-B) system. Designed for in-theater operation by maneuvering forces, the fully autonomous electric propelled Skylark I-LEX features mission-oriented, intuitive man-machine interface...

China's AVIC Marks Fight Flight of Technology Demonstrator Drone

December 9, 2022 @ 12:11 PM

China recently carried out the maiden flight of a demonstrator drone, which can help verify new technologies such as artificial intelligence, loyal wingman and drone swarm.Developed by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China (AVIC), the Liuxing-260 successfully completed its first flight, AVIC said in a statement released on social media...

General Atomics, Lockheed Demo Multi-platform Infrared Sensing with Avenger Drone, Manned Aircraft

December 1, 2022 @ 04:13 AM

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) on Nov. 17 paired a MQ-20 Avenger UAS with a Sabreliner, operated by Lockheed Martin and acting as a surrogate fighter, and two F-5 Advanced Tigers (AT) from Tactical Air Support configured with internal TacIRST sensors, to perform multi-platform infrared sensing

Pentagon Recommends Israeli Drone Dome C-UAS System

November 30, 2022 @ 02:44 AM

The Pentagons Joint Counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems Office (JCO) named and recommended for C-sUAS As A Service (CaaS) the DRONE DOME system, earlier this month. The DRONE DOME is produced by Israeli firm Rafael

Batch Production of Russian Drone-Jamming UAV in 2023

November 28, 2022 @ 07:34 AM

Russias Shershen drone, designed to take out other hostile drones by suppressing their radars will enter batch production in early 2023. Vitaly Dolgov, head of the team at Kartsev Research Institute of Computing Systems that developed the Shershen, told

South Korea to Develop Jammer Drone to Block North's UAVs

November 22, 2022 @ 11:59 AM

South Koreas Defense Acquisition Program Administration (DAPA) aims to develop a jammer drone within the next four years. DAPA said it will invest $18 million (KRW 24

Turkey's Unmanned Fighter Jet Completes Ground Test

November 22, 2022 @ 08:52 AM

Turkeys National Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle System (MIUS) has successfully completed ground tests. Named Kızılelma, the unmanned fighter jet, completed its first runway run and autonomous taxiing test at an air base in northwestern Tekirdağ province, according to a video shared by its developer Baykar on Sunday

Taiwan to Produce 100+ Iranian Shahed 136-Like Chien Hsiang Loitering Munitions by

November 22, 2022 @ 04:19 AM

Taiwan wants to produce 104 Chien Hsiang loitering munitions which bears similarities with Iran-produced Shahed-136 drones currently in use by Russia against Ukraine, within the next three years. Chi Li-ping, head of NCSIST, was quoted as saying by