Tagged: Drone Wars

Fortem Technologies Conducts Counter Drone Test For Department Of Defense Customer

Fortem Technologies, leaders in airspace security and defense for detecting and defeating dangerous drones, announced successful performance in detecting small UAS (unmanned aircraft systems) before a team of U.S. Government evaluators based on an Irregular Warfare Technical Support Directorate (IWTSD) requirement in May 2021. The event focused on testing various

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Pakistani Institution to Produce Parts for TAI Anka

One of Turkey’s leading unmanned aerial vehicles producers, Turkish Aerospace Industries, has inked a contract with Pakistan’s National Engineering and Science Commission (NESCOM) to produce components for TAI’s medium-altitude, long-endurance (MALE) combat drone, Anka. TAI and NESCOM will be jointly responsible for employment, resource and technology transfer within the scope

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Blue Angels Celebrate 75th Season with New Ride

During training over Naval Air Facility El Centro, California, the Blue Angels perform the Line Abreast Loop in the F/A-18 Super Hornet, now the 10th flight demonstration aircraft in team history. F/A-18E/F SUPER HORNET STATS Speed:Mach 1.6 (1,228 mph/1,976 kph) Combat Ceiling:>50,000 feet (15,240 meters) Supersize:Super Hornets have a 30%

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F-16 Fighter Jets Could Guard Akinci Drones

Turkey is reversing the loyal wingman concept to protect its newly launched Akinci drones – regarded as one of the most advanced unmanned combat aerial vehicles (UCAVs). Their inclusion is expected to lead the Turkish air force to a brand new stage in its air-to-air and air-to-land warfare doctrines. With

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Gannet Glide Drone

The Gannet Glide Drone (GGD) is a 1.6kg air-launched extended-range precision payload delivery system, capable of deployment at the dismounted combat level. Launching from manned or unmanned platforms such as the Cerberus UAS, the GGD is designed with a modular payload bay that accepts electronic warfare systems, communications nodes,

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Unmanned systems used to detect mines in U.S. Navy’s Large Scale Exercise

Washington DC (UPI) Aug 16, 2021 –

Unmanned systems were successfully used to detect underwater mines in the U.S. Navy’s Large Scale Exercise 2021, the branch said on Monday.

The Navy Expeditionary Combat Command’s Expeditionary Mine Countermeasures, or exMCM, Company 2-3, tied to the Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 6, EOD Group

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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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RAF drone programmes fly into stormy skies

Funding for the ‘Tempest’ Future Combat Air System which is intended to replace the RAF’s Typhoon aircraft is “significantly less than required” and “adds significant overall programme risk” to delivery of the new jet, according to a report on government project management published jointly by HM Treasury and the Cabinet

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General Atomics Unveils New ‘LongShot’ Aircraft-Launched Air-to-Air Combat Drone Rendering

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems has revealed for the first time an artist’s impression of a missile-carrying air-to-air combat drone that it is developing as part of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s LongShot program. LongShot will launch from larger UAS or human-crewed aircraft and charge into hostile airspace armed with

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Jet-Powered Coyote Defeats Swarm in US Army Tests

Raytheon Missiles & Defense, a Raytheon Technologies business, successfully defeated a swarm of drones with its reusable Coyote Block 3 non-kinetic effector during a U.S. Army test. The demonstration moves the variant closer to deployment. Derived from the expendable Coyote loitering munition, the Block 3 utilizes a non-kinetic warhead to

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Electric Drone Completes 26-Hour Flight

A new type of electric, fixed-wing drone recently achieved a world record for time in the air within the group-2 fully electric category. The flight shows what combat support by electric drones could look like, as the Defense Department works to connect more hardware under increasingly difficult conditions. The 16-foot-wingspan

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AeroDefense Participates in NYC Dense Urban Environment Drone Detection Experiment

AeroDefense was invited to provide its mobile drone detection capabilities in October 2020 at the US ARMY Combat Capabilities Development Command (DEVCOM) in Partnership with the New York Police Department – Subterranean/Dense Urban Community of Practice: Counter Unmanned Aircraft System Materiel Experiment in Lower Manhattan. Dense Urban Environments (DUEs) challenge

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French Navy Tests Laser C-UAS Air-Defense System

Following the lead of the U.S. Navy, the French Navy will soon begin testing a laser-based anti-drone system for point defense, which would give it a new option for keeping its maritime assets safe from low-cost, explosives-laden drones and small craft. Armed or bomb-laden drones are ubiquitous in modern combat,

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UK Unmanned Fighter Project Progresses

A UK industry team continues to make progress on the development of a lightweight affordable novel combat aircraft (LANCA) demonstrator for the UK Ministry of Defence. Team Mosquito, let by Spirit AeroSystems Belfast, was selected in January for the £30 million ($41 million) project. Initially also including Northrop Grumman UK,

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Baykar Defence Publishes Supersonic UCAV Concept

Turkey’s Baykar Makina has published images of its concept for a jet-powered unmanned combat air vehicle concept that the company hopes to fly as a prototype in 2023. The company’s Combat Unmanned Aircraft System (MIUS) is described as a supersonic-capable, maneuverable aircraft. The platform, which will be powered by the

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Citadel Defense Secures $4M Contract for Titan C-UAS Solution

Citadel Defense has secured $4M in new government contracts in June as demand for combat-proven counter drone solutions accelerates. Rapid proliferation of small, low-cost drones threatens personnel and critical assets, impacting the military’s ability to conduct successful operations. Unmanned systems have been used by terrorists to collect intelligence, bypass ground-based

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Baykar Defence Teases Combat UAS (MIUS)

Baykar Defence has been teasing its new Combat Unmanned Aircraft System (MIUS) which it will reveal on July 20, 2021. A new unmanned aerial vehicle design is included in the post on Baykar Defense’s Twitter account with the words “Holiday gift is loading, wait for 20 July…”. In the video

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Drone Proliferation Update, July 2021

In the seeming absence of any political will at the international level to control the export and use of armed drones, their proliferation continued unabated during the first half of 2021. The three main exporters of these systems – Turkey, China and the US – all signed significant deals,

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Say No to US Military Drone Tests in UK Skies!

This summer the US drone company General Atomics is bringing the latest version of its Predator drone – called ‘SkyGuardian’ – to undertake test flights over England and Scotland from RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire, and RAF Lossiemouth, north of Inverness. Civil society groups and journalists have documented hundreds, if

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Bayraktar Akinci Sets New Turkish Aviation Record

Turkey’s Bayraktar Akinci combat drone broke a new record in the country on July 8th. by flying at an altitude of 38,039 feet and staying in the air for 25 hours and 46 minutes. According to the defense company Baykar, the unmanned combat aerial vehicle (UCAV) was a project spearheaded

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Technology and the future of UK Foreign Policy – Our submission to the Foreign Affairs Committee Inquiry

In a timely and welcome move, the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Select Committee has recently launched an investigation into ‘Tech and the future of UK foreign policy‘. Recognising that new and emerging technologies are fundamentally altering the nature of international relations and the rapidly growing influence of private

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Mobile Force Protection Program Concludes with Successful Demonstration

Washington DC (SPX) Jun 08, 2021 –

In recent tests at Eglin Air Force Base, DARPA’s Mobile Force Protection (MFP) program demonstrated a Counter-Unmanned Air System (C-UAS) multilayer defense architecture to defeat unauthorized drone intrusions over military installations or operations.

Development of this low-cost reusable drone interceptor system approach began four years

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DroneShield Releases Immediate Response Kit

DroneShield Ltd has announced the release of the Immediate Response Kit (IRK), a rapidly deployable C-UAS detection and defeat kit. The IRK consists of an RfPatrol portable (1.2kg/2.6lbs incl battery) detection device and a DroneGun MKIII (2.1kg/4.7lbs incl. battery) defeat device, in a single rugged carry case. The kit is

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DroneShield – Release of Immediate Response Kit (IRK)

DroneShield Ltd (ASX:DRO) is pleased to announce the release of Immediate Response Kit (IRK), a rapidly deployable C-UAS detection and defeat kit. IRK consists of an RfPatrol portable (1.2kg/2.6lbs incl battery) detection device and a DroneGun MKIII (2.1kg/4.7lbs incl. battery) defeat device, in a single rugged carry case. The kit

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