Tagged: Drone Wars

Bayraktar Kizilelma UCAV Completes Automatic Taxi Tests

The Bayraktar KIZILELMA National Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle System was transferred to AKINCI Flight Training and Test Center in Çorlu, Tekirdağ at the beginning of the week. The first Automatic Taxi and Running Test conducted without safety ties, directed by Baykar Chairman of the Board and Technology Leader Selçuk Bayraktar,

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UK Launches Post-Mosquito Combat Drone Project

The UK Ministry of Defence (MoD) has launched an industry engagement effort to develop low-cost unmanned air systems following the June scrapping of the Mosquito ‘loyal wingman’ combat drone project. The initiative is part of a follow-on effort to the Lightweight Affordable Novel Combat Aircraft (LANCA) program and “wider uncrewed

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Baykar Plans to Counter Kamikaze Threat in Ukraine

Turkish combat drone maker Baykar hopes “soon” to be able to counter “kamikaze” drones in Ukraine, such as the Russian-operated Iranian drones recently threatening critical infrastructure, the company’s CEO told Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa). “Soon our Bayraktar TB2 and Akıncıs will have air-to-air missiles; not only to engage drones but other

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A deadly legacy: 20 years of drone targeted killing

On the 3rd November 2002, a US Predator drone targeted and killed Qa’id Salim Sinan al-Harithi, a Yemeni member of al-Qaeda who the CIA believed responsible for the attack on the USS Cole in which 17 US sailors were killed. While drones had previously been used in warzones, this

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Poland Receives 1st Batch of Bayraktar TB2 UCAVs

Turkish drone magnate Baykar has delivered the first batch of Bayraktar TB2 unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs) to Poland after signing an agreement back in 2021, a Baykar official said on Friday. Selçuk Bayraktar, chief technology officer at Baykar, shared that the first shipment of six UCAVs had arrived in

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Drone Dogfight Over Ukraine

Video from Ukraine shows two quadcopter-style commercial drones ramming one another mid-flight, in the first instance of real air-to-air combat involving the small, remotely-piloted craft. The footage was filmed by a Ukrainian drone and shows it approaching a DJI Mavic, a small commercially available quadcopter, presumably used by Russian forces.

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Boeing’s New Advanced Composite Fabrication Center in Mesa, Arizona

Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security (BDS, Arlington, Va., U.S.) business unit recently unveiled its new Advanced Composite Fabrication Center (ACFC), which has been purpose-built to produce advanced composite components for future combat aircraft. The new facility in Mesa, Ariz., U.S. will be a secure production facility operated by Phantom Works,

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Future War: The Shape of Things to Come

A day conference of workshops, discussion and debate on the impact new technologies will have on future conflicts – and the challenges facing peace activists. While terrible wars currently rage in Ukraine, Yemen, Ethiopia and elsewhere, preparations for future wars using new technologies is also underway. New technology can be

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Epirus, General Dynamics Land Systems Unveil Stryker with High-Power Microwave for C-UAS

Epirus, a technology company developing directed energy systems that enable counter-electronics effects and General Dynamics Land Systems (GD), a global provider of high technology and next-generation ground combat solutions to customers around the world announced the introduction of Stryker Leonidas. After signing a strategic teaming agreement in October 2021,

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Fortem DroneHunter® Proven Effective against Group 1, 2 and 3 Drone Threats

Fortem Technologies, Inc., a leader in airspace security and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones, today announced it has launched upgrades to the DroneHunter® F700 platform. These upgrades allow for improved operational ease and the ability to effectively defeat drones faster and larger threats like the Russian Orlan-10 and

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DroneShield Launches Testing Facility in Australia

This is DroneShield’s first dedicated testing facility in both New South Wales and Australia. Oleg Vornik, DroneShield’s CEO, commented “As we continue to grow our advanced drone detection and defeat technologies, there is an increasing need for a locally based test site, that meets our operational requirements as well as

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Epirus, General Dynamics Land Systems Unveil Integrated Counter-Electronics System Stryker Leonidas

Epirus, a high-growth technology company developing directed energy systems that enable unprecedented counter-electronics effects and General Dynamics Land Systems (GD), a global leader in providing innovative, high technology and next-generation ground combat solutions to customers around the world announced today the introduction of Stryker Leonidas. After signing a strategic teaming

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Close-Up View of China’s GJ-11 ‘Sharp Sword’ Stealth Combat Drone

During this weekend’s celebrations for the National Day of the People’s Republic of China, Beijing showcased some of its latest military hardware, including offering a first-ever close-up view of its professed stealth combat drone, the GJ-11 “Sharp Sword.” First revealed three years ago during National Day festivities commemorating the 70th

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Havelsan Unveils Upgraded Baha UCAV at Africa Aerospace and Defence 2022 Expo

Turkey’s Havelsan exhibited its latest iteration of indigenously developed fixed-wing vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) swarm-capable autonomous Baha unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) at the Africa Aerospace and Defence (AAD) 2022 expo, held from 21 to 25 September, in South Africa. Baha (Bulut Alti Insansiz Hava Araci) is a prototype

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Plane that was More Expensive than the Atomic Bomb

The Boeing B-29 Superfortress not only brought one of the world’s largest and most brutal conflicts to a shocking end by delivering the atomic bombs on top of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, but it also revolutionized combat aviation technology as a whole. With a staggering wingspan of 141 feet and a

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China’s Military Reveals First Dedicated Drone Squadron

The Chinese military has given the first official look at the work of a dedicated drone squadron, stationed in the country’s northwestern desert. The squadron, specialising in reconnaissance and combat drones, was created as a seed unit to extend the use of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) within the PLA Air

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F35 Stealth Fighter Jet – How it Works

The Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II is an American family of single-seat, single-engine, all-weather stealth multirole combat aircraft that is intended to perform both air superiority and strike missions. It is also able to provide electronic warfare and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance capabilities. Lockheed Martin is the prime F-35 contractor,

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Silvus Enables U.S. Army’s Integrated Tactical Network with Spectrum Dominance

StreamCaster Radios Selected for Stryker Brigade Combat Teams in Capability Set 23 Silvus Technologies, Inc. (“Silvus”) today announced the award of a $2.4 million order from the U.S. Army to provide StreamCaster mobile ad hoc network (MANET) radios for deployment at scale in the Army’s Integrated Tactical Network. As part

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Rheinmetall and UVision to Supply HERO Loitering Munitions to European NATO partner

Rheinmetall and its partner UVision have won a first order from a major European NATO military force for HERO loitering munitions. The customer, a special forces formation, ordered Hero-30 combat and training munitions, simulator, training courses as well as integrated logistics equipment and support. This first order is worth a

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