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A bloody month in the drone wars: 7 separate drone strikes kill dozens of civilians across 4 war zones

November 2019 saw seven civilian casualties incidents from drone strikes in four different war-zones illustrating the growing spread of drone warfare. The seven strikes between them are thought to have killed 41 civilians including 11 children. Proponents of the use of armed drones often argue that drones are better

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Chinese Tech Firm Tests Urban Attack Drone

A Chinese technology firm is testing a new attack drone specifically designed to help ground troops in street-to-street combat and hopes to sell it abroad, according to reports. Engineers recently completed a successful air-to-ground test firing exercise for the mini quadcopter named Tianyi, Modern Weaponry reported. The developer, Tianjin Zhongwei

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Screaming Eagle Earns UAS Soldier of the Year

Sgt. 1st Class Brandon Vilt from Delta Company, 326 Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team “Bastogne”, 101st Airborne Division earned top honours as the Unmanned Aircraft Systems Soldier of the Year. The Army Aviation Association of America presented the award to Vilt for his excellence during the Joseph P.

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Elbit Systems Introduces MAGNI, a Vehicle-Launched Multi-Rotor Micro-Drone

MAGNI transforms any combat vehicle to an effective intelligence-gathering platform Elbit Systems is launching MAGNI, a fully autonomous and robust Multi-Rotor Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) that is designed to significantly enhance the situational awareness capabilities of mobile forces. Compact and light-weight (2.5kg) MAGNI enables rapid

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NATO’s new military drone arrives in Europe  

Ahead of its summit in London next month, NATO has announced that the first of the massive Global Hawk drones that make up the ‘Alliance Ground Support’ (AGS) system has arrived in Europe. The clumsily named Alliance Ground Support system will eventually comprise five specially upgraded Northrop Grumman Global Hawk

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D-Fend Solutions Assures U.S. National Security Against the Increasing Threat of Rogue Drones

D-Fend Solutions, a leading counter-drone solution provider, has been working with the US Assistant Secretary of Defense Special Operations/Low-Intensity Conflict (ASD SO/LIC) Combating Terrorism Technical Support Office (CTTSO) to protect US troops and assure US national security against rogue commercial drones with its leading EnforceAir c-sUAS (Counter small Unmanned Aerial

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Camcopter S-100 Completes Integration on French LHD

France’s Direction Générale de l’Armement (DGA) procurement agency has qualified the integration of Schiebel’s S-100 Camcopter rotary-wing unmanned aerial system (UAS) on board the French Navy’s Mistral-class amphibious assault (LHD) ship Dixmude . The S-100 UAV is now fully integrated into the ship’s combat management system (CMS), the DGA announced

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DroneShield Launches Vehicle-Mounted C-UAS System

DroneShield Ltd has announced the release of vehicle-mounted drone detection and defeat product, DroneSentry-X. Lightweight at approximately 10kg, compact size and and easily mountable on most vehicles, the product is expected to be of significant interest to a range of DroneShield’s customer base globally, across military, law enforcement, security and

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DASA awards £2m contracts to counter hostile drone threats

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) can today announce it has awarded nearly £2m to develop new capabilities to detect, disrupt, and defeat the hostile and malicious use of drones. Eighteen bids have been funded as part of the Countering Drones competition launched earlier this year by the then-Defence Secretary.

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BAE Systems Gets US Army Contract for Advanced Radar Jamming Technology

BAE Systems was awarded research and development funding through the U.S. Army to create an advanced radar jamming technology. The technology aims to improve air survivability and mission effectiveness for U.S. Army rotary-wing aircraft and unmanned aerial systems (UAS) by detecting and defeating complex and unknown threats in electronic combat.

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DroneSentry-X

DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) (“DroneShield” or the “Company”) is pleased to announce the release of vehicle-mounted drone detection and defeat product, DroneSentry-XTM. Lightweight at approximately 10kg, compact size and easily mountable on most vehicles, the product is expected to be of significant interest to a range of DroneShield’s customer base globally,

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Dedrone Appoints Alex Morrow to Lead Development of sUAS Defeat Programs

Alex Morrow joins counter-drone technology company as Vice President of Defense Solutions following Dedrone’s acquisition of sUAS defeat system, DroneDefender WASHINGTON, D.C., and COLUMBUS, OHIO, November 12, 2019 – Dedrone, a market leader in counter-drone technology and airspace security, has hired Alex Morrow as Vice President of Defense Solutions. Morrow

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‘Precise’ Strikes: Fractured Bodies, Fractured Lives – An update on Israel’s drone wars

Five years ago, Drone Wars published a ground breaking report examining Israel’s production, use and proliferation of military drones. Today we are pleased to publish ‘Precise Strikes: Fractured Bodies, Fractured Lives’ which brings our 2014 report up-to-date. The report looks beyond the veil of secrecy that surrounds Israel’s development and

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UK Awards £2m in C-UAV Contracts

The Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) has announced that it has awarded nearly £2m to develop new capabilities to detect, disrupt, and defeat the hostile and malicious use of drones. Eighteen bids have been funded as part of the Countering Drones competition launched earlier this year by the then-Defence Secretary.

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AeroVironment Gets $6.4M Raven Contract from Southeast Asia

AeroVironment, Inc. has announced it received a firm fixed-price contract valued at $6,408,542 from an existing Southeast Asian military customer on September 17, 2019 for additional Raven unmanned aircraft systems. Delivery is anticipated within 12 months. “With nearly two decades of combat-proven effectiveness, Raven is a mainstay workhorse for

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Using Drones to Fight Fires

With fires raging in California, it’s a good time to take a look at how drones might be used to help combat future fires. Drones are helping fight fires in a lot of ways, from prevention and data collection, to intentionally starting smaller ones as crazy as that might sound.

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Turkey’s Baykar Delivers Second TB2 Batch to Ukraine

The Turkish drone manufacturer Baykar announced that it delivered the second batch of Bayraktar TB2 armed unmanned aerial vehicles to the Ukrainian Air Force. The Ukrainian Ministry of Defence announced that it completed the acceptance tests of the drones at its Starokostiantyniv Airbase. These tests covered the drones’ combat capabilities,

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Containerized Launcher for XQ-58A Valkyrie

Kratos has shown off a launcher for its low-cost XQ-58A Valkyrie unmanned combat air vehicle (UCAV) that fits inside a standard shipping container. There has been a growing trend toward containerized weapon systems around the world and combining this general concept with the Valkyrie could make these already very exciting

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AeroVironment Launches Puma LE

AeroVironment, Inc. has announced the launch of Puma LE (Long Endurance), the next generation in its Puma All Environment small UAS product line. Puma LE builds on the combat-proven Puma AE legacy with new capabilities, increased range, and expanded payload capacity. With the integrated Mantis i45 gimballed EO/IR sensor and

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DRL RacerAI, the First Autonomous Racing Drone

The Drone Racing League (DRL), the global, professional drone racing circuit, launched the DRL RacerAI, the league’s first-ever autonomous racing drone. Designed to be the first autonomous robot to defeat a human in a physical sport, the DRL RacerAI will help close the gap between artificial intelligence (AI) and human

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Dedrone Acquires DroneDefender & Defeat Technology from Battelle

Airspace security technology company launches consultancy, Dedrone Defense, providing authorized customers a complete, detect and defeat system to protect themselves against adversary drones Dedrone, the market leader in counter-small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS) technology, today announced the purchase of DroneDefender from Battelle. This purchase includes all assets and intellectual property

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US Reaper drones test Agile Condor: Another step closer to ‘Killer Robots’

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, manufacturer of the Reaper drone, has recently been awarded a US Air Force contract to demonstrate the ‘Agile Condor’ artificial intelligence system with the MQ-9 Reaper drone. According to General Atomics President David R. Alexander, “The Agile Condor project will further enhance RPA [remotely

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Mustang v Komet – Germany 1944

The Messerschmitt Me. 163B was the only rocket powered intercepter in history. Find out how piston-engined US P-51 Mustangs managed to down two of these super fast aircraft in dogfights high above Germany in late 1944. Designed by Alexander Lippisch, it is the only rocket-powered fighter aircraft ever to have

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FirePoint C3 Challenge Invites Student Teams to Submit Their Best Designs to Build the Army’s Next-Generation Unmanned Aerial Vehicle & Win $35,000

The FirePoint Innovations Center at Wichita State University today announced registration is now open for the first-ever FirePoint C3 Challenge, inviting university students from around the U.S. to submit their best designs for the Army’s future unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) intended for next-generation combat and defense. To enter, teams must

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