Israel's Aeronautics Introduces Orbiter 2 LM Loitering Munition to Complement Surveillance UAVs

June 17, 2024 @ 01:13 PM

Israeli firm Aeronautics has introduced the Orbiter 2 LM, a one-way loitering munition designed to complement surveillance UAVs on the battlefield. Eyal Assenhaym, Vice-President of Marketing and Business Development at Aeronautics Group, emphasized the changing landscape of conflict, citing recent events in Ukraine and ongoing tensions in Israel

Patria Acquires Nordic Drones to Enhance Unmanned Aerial Systems Capabilities

June 13, 2024 @ 12:49 PM

Patria has signed a bill of sale on Thursday to acquire the entire share capital of Nordic Drones Oy, a Finnish drone pilot trainer and manufacturer specializing in professional drones. The value of the acquisition has not been disclosed

Multi-Grenade Launching Quadcopter Drone Presented at Heli-Russia 2024

June 13, 2024 @ 06:33 AM

A quadcopter drone that can launch 12 VOG-17 grenades or one 82mm mortar round was presented at the ongoing Heli-Russia show in Moscow. The drone was developed by Russian company Stratim established in 2022, state media

Diehl Defence Presents FEANIX Loyal Wingman at ILA Berlin

June 7, 2024 @ 12:30 PM

Diehl Defence has unveiled the Light Remote Carrier FEANIX (Future Effector - Adaptable, Networked, Intelligent, Xpendable) at ILA Berlin 2024, running from June 5 to June 9. The low-observable (LO) Light Remote Carrier (LRC) weighs under 300 kilograms and measures less than 4 meters in length

U.K., Latvia Invite Bids to Supply FPV Drones to Ukraine

June 6, 2024 @ 07:59 AM

The United Kingdom and Latvia have commenced a competitive bidding process for the supply of thousands of first-person view (FPV) drones to Ukraine. This initiative is being undertaken by the newly established Drone Capability Coalition, which was announced by both nations in February with the specific goal of rapidly equipping Ukraine with FPV drones

Airbus Partners with Helsing to Develop AI Technologies for Unmanned Wingman System

June 5, 2024 @ 03:16 PM

Airbus Defence and Space and Helsing, Europes defence AI and software company, have signed an agreement at the ongoing ILA Berlin exhibition, focusing on advancing artificial intelligence (AI) technologies for the development of a future Wingman system. This system, an unmanned fighter-type aircraft, is poised to integrate with existing combat jets and receive directives from a pilot stationed in a command aircraft, such as the Eurofighter

Russia Researching Use of Neural Networks to Detect Small Drones

June 4, 2024 @ 11:18 AM

A Russian University is studying the use of neural networks to detect small drones which sneak in under the radar umbrella of air defense systems. Specialists from Tula State University (TulSU) are exploring the combination of neural networks with radar systems to detect unique patterns in sound and movement that differentiate small UAVs with other flying objects and direct counter-drone devices at them

Airbus to Present Wingman Concept for Sixth-Gen Fighter at ILA Berlin 2024

June 4, 2024 @ 06:49 AM

Airbus is set to showcase its Wingman concept at the upcoming International Aerospace Exhibition (ILA) in Berlin from June 5 to 9. The concept, designed to augment the capabilities of manned combat aircraft, involves the use of unmanned fighter-type drones commanded by pilots in existing combat aircraft like the Eurofighter

Turkey’s Bayraktar TB3 UAV Completes Ski-Jump Test for TCG Anadolu Carrier

June 3, 2024 @ 08:39 AM

Turkeys Baykar completes Bayraktar TB3 UAV's first ski-jump test, conducted under conditions akin to the TCG Anadolu carrier

Turkish Bayraktar TB2 Performs Barrel Maneuver

June 1, 2024 @ 07:13 AM

Turkish Bayraktar TB2 UAV performed a barrel maneuver- a roll in the sky used by fighter jets to escape attacking missiles- claimed to be the first combat UAV in the world to do so. During the maneuver tests, the Bayraktar TB2 followed a spiral orbit, turning a full circle around its axis