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Ukraine Unveils New Additions to ‘Drone Army’

The Ukrainian Army is doubling down on its use of drones in combating Russia’s invasion, having raised some $20 million in donations from abroad for remote-controlled aircraft. Used for both surveillance and airborne attacks, drones have been effective in going behind Russian lines, providing target coordinates for artillery strikes and

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Dedrone Launches DedronePortable

Dedrone has announced the launch of DedronePortable, an all-in-one kit that offers comprehensive drone detection, tracking, and identification capabilities (DTI) on the go. In use by multiple militaries, government agencies, and commercial entities around the world, DedronePortable offers Dedrone’s sophisticated machine learning technology and end-to-end defeat capabilities via a system

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Iran Already Delivers Combat Drones to Russia

A batch of Iranian drones was sent across the Caspian Sea to Russia. In the future, military cargo is planned to be delivered to the borders of Ukraine via Astrakhan and Volgograd. It is known that the basis of the cargo consists of heavy strike drones “Shahed 129”. Its development

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T.H.R.E.A.T Tactical High Reconnaissance Evasive Aerial Target

T.H.R.E.A.T. was developed in order to provide a low-cost, secure, and Bradley-compliant manufactured testing platform for counter sUAS solutions. Today’s battlefield is experiencing an unprecedented amount of off-the-shelf UAS equipment being deployed for offensive and reconnaissance roles. To combat this, the U.S. Department of Defense has issued several calls to

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Bangladesh to Purchase Bayraktar TB2

Bangladesh is set to purchase a Turkish combat drone — Bayraktar TB2 – that Ukraine has been using to combat Russian forces in the ongoing war. The government has signed an agreement with Turkey to purchase the medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned aerial vehicle. Turkish ambassador to Bangladesh Mustafa Osman Turan confirmed

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UK Government release ‘Drone Ambition Statement’ to renew push to open UK skies to drones

Amidst the hoopla of the Farnborough Airshow last week, the Government launched what it described as it’s ‘Drone Ambition Statement’. However, ‘Advancing airborne autonomy: Commercial drones saving money and saving lives in the UK’ is in reality, a hodgepodge of previous announced policies, ‘refreshed’ statistics and pleas to

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Fortem Technologies Selected to Protect FIFA World Cup

Fortem’s airspace security and defense solution to integrate with Qatari Ministry of Interior and Safety and Security Operations Committee command and control system to provide the highest level of protection against ever-increasing drone threats. Fortem Technologies, Inc., a leader in airspace security and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones,

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BAE Systems Reveals New Unmanned Combat Aircraft Designs

BAE Systems has unveiled two new “agile and affordable” unmanned aircraft concepts to meet the demands of a “complex and rapidly evolving battlespace.” The public debut of these designs follows recent and very open discussions on the part of the U.K. Royal Air Force, including additional details announced just earlier

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Baykar Akıncı Undergoes 1st Laser-Guided Firing Test

Turkey’s landmark combat drone has undergone a successful firing test with a laser-guided missile, achieving yet another milestone in the integration process of domestically manufactured ammunition. The Baykar Akıncı unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) on July 1st. precisely struck a target that was laser-marked by a Bayraktar TB2 unmanned aerial

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Lithuania to send Ukraine crowdfunded combat drone

Siauliai, Lithuania (AFP) July 6, 2022 –

Lithuania on Wednesday showed off a crowdfunded Turkish-made military drone that it plans to send to Ukraine to help the war-torn country fight Russia’s invasion.

“This weapon… will be delivered to Ukraine immediately,” Lithuanian Defence Minister Arvydas Anusauskas told reporters at the Baltic

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Close Air Support with Unmanned Combat Aerial Systems

By James Eling “Strategy sometimes matters a lot.” John Mearsheimer The 2020 Defence Strategic Update (DSU), the most recent articulation of Australian military strategy, describes the objectives to shape, deter and respond as the centrepiece of the Australian defence strategy.[1] The strategic situation has worsened since the DSU’s release

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Baykar to Commit Entire Bayraktar Production to Ukraine

Turkey’s Baykar will devote all its capacities to meet the needs of the Ukrainian armed forces, Ukrainian Defence Minister Oleksiy Reznikov said on 28 June. Reznikov said that having received 50 Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) from Baykar since Russia’s invasion in late February, the Turkish company is

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Book Review: Navigating a way through the ethical maze of new technologies

Technology Is Not Neutral: A Short Guide To Technology Ethics, Stephanie Hare, London Publishing Partnership, Feb 2022 The Political Philosophy of AI: Mark Coeckelbergh, Polity Press, Feb 2022 New technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI) raise formidable political and ethical challenges, and these two books each provide a different kind

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UK Royal Air Force Cancels Project Mosquito Loyal Wingman Programme

Project Mosquito, the future uncrewed Combat Aircraft Technology Demonstration being explored by the Royal Air Force Rapid Capabilities Office (RCO), will not proceed beyond the design phase. The decision, taken by mutual agreement with industry partners, follows a detailed review of the technical demonstrator and the broader Lightweight Affordable Novel

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New briefing: For Heaven’s Sake – Examining the UK’s Militarisation of Space

Drone Wars UK’s new briefing, published in collaboration with the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), looks at the UK’s emerging military space programme and considers the governance, environmental, and ethical issues involved. Space based operations affect many aspects of modern life and commerce. The global economy relies heavily on

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Lithuania and Turkey Sign Agreement for Bayraktar Drones

Lithuania is considering buying Turkish-made Bayraktar combat drones, Defence Minister Arvydas Anušauskas has said. “The acquisition of combat drones is in the plans, possibly a Bayraktar, too,” Anušauskas told reporters on Tuesday. “I don’t want to elaborate on all those plans right now.” According to the minister, Lithuania regularly updates

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