Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAV/UAS)

This category covers all flying unmanned vehicles, from loyal wingmen and Attritable Aircraft, Remote Carriers, Cargo Carrying Platforms, ISR Platforms, High Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE), to Medium Altitude (MALE) and Tactical and Small Tactical UAS (STUAS), mini and nano UAS. This category also covers loitering weapons, features smarm technology, and Manned-Unmanned Teaming (MUM-T). You are invited to join our community on:

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World’s First Explosive Detection Drone Unveiled at Israel’s HLS & Cyber Event

Following extensive testing in the laboratory and in the field, Laser Detect System (LDS) Ltd. is unveiling SpectroDrone – the world’s first drone-based explosive detection sensor. SpectroDrone employs LDS’s patented standoff gated laser spectroscopy techniques, proven to detect a wide range of explosive and hazardous materials at distances of several meters.

Hacked Drones Become the Ultimate IEDs

As traditional IEDs, the weaponized and suicide drones have a significant propaganda value, exacerbating their lethal effect. Due to their stunning visual products, drone-monitored and drone-carried attacks have generated huge interest, spreading havoc and fear among opposing forces - far beyond their lethal effect.

Iran claim to have downed an Israeli ‘stealth drone’

Iran reported today its air defense forces have downed an Israeli unmanned aircraft possibly a previously unknown, stealth model. The aircraft was intercepted by a surface-to-air missile. "A pilotless Israeli spy plane was shot down after it was traced and intercepted by the IRGC Aerospace Force," a statement by the Iranian Republican Guards Corps' (IRGC) announced.

IAI Delivers 13 ArrowLite Micro-UAVs systems to the US DOD

IAI unveiled a new micro-UAV at AUVSI 2014 - the ArrowLite. The vehicle was designed, developed and manufactured by IAI's US subsidiary Stark Aerospace,...

IAI unveils BirdEye 650D, mini-UAV designed for 24 hour missions

Israel Aerospace Industries has unveiled its BirdEye 650D mini unmanned air system, the third variant of the BirdEye 650 mini-UAV. The new version extends the systems' mission endurance from two and three hours to 24

Invisible Drones Could Become Reality with New Meta Material

Electrical engineers at the University of California in San Diego have created a new design for a cloaking device, using an ultra-thin Teflon substrate, studded with cylinders of ceramic, that can 'bend' light weaves around objects coated with it, creating a cloak. This cloaking device would render unmanned air vehicles (UAVs) invisible, leaving no visual, electronic or infrared signature for an enemy to detect.

DARPA Selects Aurora’s LightningStrike 24-prop Hybrid VTOL X-Plane

A canard aircraft using 24 electrically driven rotors tucked inside its wings was selected by DARPA to demonstrate high speed and vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) capabilities. The revolutionary unmanned vehicle is scheduled to begin flight tests in the 2018.

Eurosatory 2014 – First Impressions

Some of the highlights from the dynamic demonstration held today at Eurosatory 2014 included the Infotron IT 180 unmanned rotorcraft deploying a Cobra Mk2 UGV, both unmanned vehicles are provided by the French robotics company ECA Robotics. The Thales Group displayed the Hawkei Light Protected Mobility Vehicle. Renault Defense Trucks demonstrated a number of vehicles, including the 20 ton VAB Mk III 6x6 armoured personnel carrier offering NATO Level 4 protection, anti-blast and IED protection. anti-blast and IED protection. Another vehicle from Renault is ALTV, a lightweight 4x4 platform developed by ACMAT; Terramax autonomous vehicle from Oshkosh based on an M-ATV and the VERA robotic kit installed on an EAGLE IV armored vehicle from GDELS.

Lockheed Martin UK Developed a Submarine-Launched UAV

OUTRIDER, a miniature, expendable drone launched from submarines while underwater at periscope depth was unveiled today by Lockheed Martin. The drone was developed in the UK and is being evaluated by potential customers.

AirMule: Autonomous Cargo Delivery, Beyond Line of Sight

The 'AirMule' Vertical TakeOff and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Air Vehicle (UAV) successfully completed its first untethered flight at the Megiddo airfield in northern Israel on December 30th, the developer Tactical Robotics Ltd announced.

Russia Unveils New Mega-Drones at MAKS 2019

In recent years Russia has gained extensive combat experience using small and tactical drones, particularly in Syria, on reconnaissance, target acquisition, and battle damage...

Israel Air Force opts for drones over attack helicopters

Israel has phased out the AH-1S Cobra helicopter gunship, in favour of using more drones, the Reuters news agency reports. The increasing reliance on unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) has evolved through the years, as the unmanned aircraft assumed increasingly complex missions, and proved themselves as an indispensable asset in the continuous war against terror along and beyond Israel's borders.

Yamaha, Northrop Grumman to tailor a Rotary UAV for the US Market

Northrop Grumman and Yamaha Motor Corp., are working jointly to develop and market a small, unmanned and autonomous helicopter based on Yamaha's existing product...

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

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