Tagged: Purchasing

Iraq Interested in Buying Turkish Drones

Iraq is interested in purchasing unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), attack helicopters and advanced weapons from Turkey, the Middle Eastern country’s defense minister has said. “We asked Turkey for offers and contracts to purchase Bayraktar TB2 [drones], 12 T-129 ATAK helicopters and six unmanned aerial vehicle defense systems,” Juma Inad told

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Italian Police Raid Drone Maker Over Chinese Takeover

An Italy-based defense firm that has supplied small drones to the country’s special forces was quietly and illegally purchased by Chinese state companies, Italian investigators have alleged. On Thursday, Italian financial crimes police raided the company, which one official named as Alpi Aviation. Alpi Aviation produces the Strix UAV at

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Delta Drone Acquires Australia’s Arvista Pty

Global drones-as-a-service provider Delta Drone International Limited announced that it has entered into a conditional Share Purchase Agreement to acquire 60% of Arvista Pty Ltd , and a Shareholders Agreement relating to Arvista which includes a Call Option to acquire the remaining 40% of Arvista in the future. Arvista is

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CAA opens UK skies to military drones

The Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) has granted permission to US drone company General Atomics to conduct experimental flights of its new SkyGuardian drone in UK airspace. The MoD is buying 16 SkyGuardian drones, but renaming them as ‘Protector’. This is the first time that large military drones will be allowed

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Shield AI to buy Martin UAV

Shield AI, a fast-growing technology company that develops artificial intelligence and self-driving car technologies for the defense industry, today announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Martin UAV, an aerospace company best known for its industry-leading vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft, V-BAT. Shield AI will

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Albania to Purchase Drones from Turkey

An additional budget of more than 8 million Euros was allocated for the priority project of the Albanian Ministry of Defense for the purchase of UAVs, “within the scope of the agreement with Turkey and measures to increase territorial control and national security”. While 82 deputies voted “yes” and 9

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Aquiline Drones Buys 50% of Aerialtronics

Aquiline Drones (AD), an American-based manufacturer of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) and cloud solutions provider for commercial drone operations, announced that it has purchased 50% of the capital of Aerialtronics, an end-to-end solutions developer in the Netherlands that uses drones, artificial intelligence (AI) and IoT data to provide real-time insights

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Kitty Hawk Buys 3D Robotics

Kitty Hawk, the air taxi company backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, is buying what’s left of one-time DJI competitor 3D Robotics. As part of the acquisition, 3D Robotics co-founder Chris Anderson will become Kitty Hawk’s chief operating officer. The acquisition was first reported by Forbes, which published a detailed

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Latvia May Be Second NATO Ally to Buy Turkish Drones

Latvia has signaled it could be the second European Union and NATO member state to acquire Turkish armed unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) that have scored high-profile successes in the field, following last month’s purchase by Poland. A delegation led by the nation’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defense Minister Artis Pabriks

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Poland becomes first NATO country to buy Turkish drones

Ankara (AFP) May 24, 2021 –

Poland will purchase Turkish armed drones, becoming the first NATO and EU member state to buy the hardware from Ankara, Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced on Monday.

The deal will be a boost for the Turkish defence sector, which Erdogan has said should meet

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Poland is First NATO Country to Buy Turkish Drones

Poland will buy 24 armed drones from Turkey, the Polish defence minister said on May 22nd., becoming the first NATO member to buy Turkish-made unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). The Bayraktar TB2 drones, the first of which are due to be delivered next year, will be armed with anti-tank projectiles. Poland

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NASA UTM: A Giant Leap for Air Transportation

Just in the past few years, more than an estimated 700,000 unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, have been purchased and are flying around our skies. With the push for these unmanned aircraft to be used in our daily lives for tasks such as; delivering goods to our door steps, monitoring

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Numerica Expands with New Fort Collins Facility

Numerica Corporation announced plans to purchase and renovate an existing industrial property located at 4450 Denrose Court in Fort Collins. When complete, the transformed facility will include approximately 9,000 square feet of office space and 24,000 square feet of high-bay lab and manufacturing space to support the continued development of

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French and German Companies Export Products for Turkish Armed Drones used in Nagorno-Karabakh War

In June 2020, Azerbaijan announced it had purchased Bayraktar TB2 combat drones from Turkey. A few months later, during the Nagorno-Karabakh war, the Turkish UAVs were used. They were responsible for the destruction of military and civilian infrastructures, places of worship and residential areas in Karabakh, killing civilians in the

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UPS Flight Forward to Buy 160 eVTOL Aircraft

Through its UPS Flight Forward subsidiary the company plans to purchase electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) aircraft from Beta Technologies (BETA) as part of its innovation-driven strategy to identify new ways to help small businesses with sustainable solutions. “This is all about innovation with a focus on returns for

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Rhode Island Signs Participating Addendum with DroneUp providing public sector access to drone services

DroneUp, LLC and the State of Rhode Island have signed a Participating Addendum for the NASPO ValuePoint contract for Unmanned Aerial Vehicle services. This begins the offering to purchase complete drone solutions to all state agencies, commissions, political subdivisions, institutions, and local public bodies allowed by law. The award is

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Manna to Deliver Samsung Galaxy by Drone in Ireland

Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., announced a new partnership with Manna Drone Delivery, a move that will see drone delivery made available to Irish customers when purchasing the latest range of Galaxy devices (including the S21 Ultra, the Galaxy Buds Pro, the Galaxy Tab S7, the Galaxy Watch 3, and Samsung’s

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