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Weaponized Mini-Drones Entering the Fight

Recent reports from Iraq and Syria indicate that Jihadis are increasing the use of drone attacks after exploring the use of drone weapons for several years. A recent attack employed a small surveillance drone, rigged with a bomb to become a booby trap. The attack killed two Kurdish fighters and badly wounded two French special forces.

Submarine Launched Blackwing Drone to Enable Strikes in Denied, Contested Environment...

The US Navy plans to deploy hundreds of ‘Blackwing’ drones on manned submarines and unmanned underwater vehicles; the new, low cost, submarine launched unmanned aircraft system is optimized for Anti-Access/Aerial Denial (A2/AD) environments.

Enhanced, Switchblade to Use Immune, Digital Datalink

AeroVironment and Orbital ATK announced the completion of development of a block upgrade for the Switchblade tactical missile system, improving the weapon's datalink with a new, encrypted digital data-link. AeroVironment has teamed with Orbital ATK to produce the advanced warhead for the weapon.

U.S. Army increases orders for SwitchBlade microUAV based guided weapons

Award of $4.3 million increase the Switchblade funded contract value to $63.8 million

Chinese combat recce vehicle displayed with copies of US killer micro-drones

PL02 is a vehicle mounted integrated battlefield reconnaissance comprising a ground surveillance radar with fire detection, location and artillery fire direction capabilities. The radar...

AUSA 2014 – Arming drones

Some of the interesting new systems our team has spotted at this years AUSA 2014

US Army Orders More Switchblades

AeroVironment, Inc. today announced it has received orders valued at $36,746,304 under a contract for Switchblade tactical missile systems, ancillary equipment and support. The new...

U.S. Army Buys Switchblade Small Loitering Weapons

The U.S. Army has awarded AeroVironment a contract worth almost $5 million for the first deliveries of Switchblade agile munition, the company announced today....

Aerovironment, Textron Systems, IAT to Deliver Lethal Mini-Drone Prototypes in Four...

The U.S. Air Force Rapid Acquisition Cell launched a urgent procurement program for lethal mini-drones, aiming to field such weapons with Special Operations command...

Suicide Micro-Drons

Above: Miniature missiles developed for use with small UAVs such as this Raytheon Small Tactical Missile (STM) shown above, under a Cobra experimental UAV...

Switchblade – Miniature Killer Drone

The objective of Project Anubis was the development of a prototype, Non Line of Sight (NLOS) munition enabling engagement of time-sensitive fleeting, high value...

US Air Force to Develop Micro-UAV Killer Drones for the Special...

Following the conclusion of DARPA's Close Combat Lethal Recon (CCLR) project the U.S. Air Force has embarked on a rapid acquisition program for a Lethal Miniature...

Switchblade – Miniature Loitering Weapon

During the mid-2000s DARPA, later followed by the U.S. Air Force esearch Lab, promoted research and development of technologies related to the use of...

Combining EO/Laser Guidance for Small Precision Guided Weapons

Above: The Israeli Spike MR is an advanced 'fire and forget' electro-optically (EO) guided anti-tank missile. A family of missiles based on the Spike developed...
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