Iranian analyst: Israeli drone could have exploited serious gap in Iran’s air defenses
The Israeli drone downed by the Iranian IRGC on August 23 may have exploited a serious gap in Iran's air defense system, an Iranian analyst told Azeri publication Trend.
10Kw laser demonstrates directed energy weapons’ role in force protection
Area Defense Anti-Munitions (ADAM) system is a high-power, solid-state laser system developed by Lockheed Martin as a near-term laser weapon system, designed to defeat...
Counter Drone System Repels Drone Attack on a Portuguese Port at REP(MUS)19 NATO Exercise
Dozens of unmanned underwater, surface and air vehicles from NATO countries have gathered in Portugal for two weeks in September, testing new technological advances in unmanned maritime systems networks. To beef up its Port defense capability the Portuguese Navy invited IAI to bring its Drone-Guard C-UAS system that provided unprecedented situational awareness and drone defeat capability during the exercise.
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...
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.
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.
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.
Counter-Drone Tech May Have Repelled the Assassination Attack in Venezuela
The failed assassination attempt in Caracas, Venezuela highlight the potential of drones as a weapon and a tool of terror, and the vulnerability of critical assets, even where drone countermeasures are active.
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
With Glider Swarms and Hard Kill for Self Protection MBDA Charts the Future...
MBDA provided today a fresh vision of future air warfare. A range of future weapons presented by the company at Paris Air Show 2019, to illustrate the weapons that the Franco-German Future Combat Air System (FCAS) and Britain’s Tempest would carry by 2030-2040.
Israeli Drone and Robotics Companies Team to Introduce a Flying EOD Robot
Heven Drones, a fast-growing Israeli drone technology company, has unveiled at ISDEF 2022 an integrated robotic solution combining an aerial multirotor and unmanned ground vehicle for land and air operation. The solution was jointly developed by Heven Drones and Roboteam, an Israeli tactical ground robotic systems provider. The companies began working on the project responding to a specific requirement for defense and homeland security applications raised by a customer. They are now exploring additional use cases for land and air robots to maximize efficiency in other applications.
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.
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.
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.