Belarusian Drones in Zapad 2017 Army Exercise

The unmanned helicopter Indela I.N.SKY of Belarusian make will take part in the Belarusian-Russian strategic army exercise Zapad 2017, the press service of the State Military Industrial Committee of Belarus told BelTA. The Belarusian company KB Indela unveiled its unmanned helicopter designed for combat and reconnaissance missions during the defense technology expo MILEX 2017. The […]

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Stingray Hybrid UAS Design by Challenger Aerospace

The Challenger Airspace Group has unveiled the design of a new Stingray hybrid vertical take-off and landing (VTOL) unmanned aircraft system. According to Challenger Aerospace Group CEO LeRoy Aday, the new Stingray is a battlefield advanced targeting and attack platform. The unmanned aircraft is designed to strike missions, ship-borne protection, coastal patrol and standard missions like surveillance and monitoring, […]

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Lockheed Martin Unveils a New Lightweight Canister Launched Unmanned Aircraft System

Lockheed Martin unveiled a new small unmanned aircraft system (UAS) that has been designed and developed in the UK at the Defence and Security Equipment International (DSEI). OUTRIDER is a lightweight, canister launched UAS that has been designed by engineers at Lockheed Martin UK’s Havantfacility in partnership with Wirth Research, an engineering company with specialisation in […]

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COMINT Payloads Added to Watchkeeper

Britain’s electronics expert QinetiQ has developed a variant of its AS3 communications intelligence (COMINT) system designed specifically for unmanned aerial vehicles. Following an integration, with Thales’ Watchkeeper unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) the AS3 is now ready for initial test flights. Fitted to Watchkeeper, AS3 is designed to increase the UAV’s sensor footprint and enable it to work with ground-based systems, such as QinetiQ’s MEWS, […]

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Poland’s WZL-2 Reveals Dragonfly Loitering Munition

Poland’s WZL-2 used the recent MSPO defence industry exhibition in Kielce to unveil its Dragonfly vertical take-off and landing loitering munition system. With a maximum take-off weight of 5kg (11lb), the quadcopter is designed for combat operations, including in urban areas, and carries a warhead to conduct precision strikes against targets up to lightly armoured […]

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Turkey to Produce Jet-Powered UAVs

Selçuk Bayraktar, technical manager at the BAYKAR Makina unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) manufacturing company, announced that the company will produce jet UAVs with a takeoff weight of 4.5 tons that are faster and five to six times larger than Bayraktar UAVs and that can fly at higher altitudes. As part of Turkey’s home grown efforts […]

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GA-ASI Expands Team Reaper Australia

General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Inc. has  announced the expansion of its Team Reaper Australia. The team offers the only viable solution to meet the Project Air 7003 requirement and now consists of nine Australian companies providing a range of innovative sensor, communication, manufacturing and life-cycle support capabilities. Project AIR 7003 will provide an armed, Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) […]

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Belgium Presents its New Raven Mini UAS

The Belgian Intelligence, Surveillance, Target Acquisition and Reconnaissance (ISTAR) Battalion in Heverlee, east of Brussels, presented its new RQ-11B Raven tactical mini unmanned aerial system (UAS) on 31 August. The Belgian Ravens will be operated by a platoon of the ISTAR Battalion. The platoon’s eight Raven systems are operated by three-person teams, ISTAR Battalion commander […]

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Israel Cancels Aeronautics Export License After Live Demo Complaint

Israel’s Defense Ministry has frozen some of the licenses of Aeronautics, preventing the firm from exporting its drones to Azerbaijan, one of its major clients. The action comes in the wake of an investigation of the Israeli firm by the Ministry of Defense Security Authority which was examining a complaint that Aeronautics representatives demonstrated the […]

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